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Kentwood is a city in Kent County and is approximately 15 minutes from the city of Grand Rapids. Homes for rent in the area give families the opportunity to find out what there is to do in this special place. Go wine tasting or just pick up a few fresh bottles at the 12 Corners Vineyard. Learn how to cook a few new dishes at Berkins Cooking School. See what animals you can spot at the Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park.

Facts for Renters

  • Kentwood was initially created as the Paris Township. It was bought for $1.25 an acre in 1820. Many of the earliest settlers arrived from New York, and purchased the land through the White Pigeon Land Office. However, Paris Township wasn't fully created and recognized until 1839.
  • One of the most famous houses in Kentwood is known as the Octagon House, which completely resembles the shape and was built by settler Sluman Bailey in 1855. Visitors can still see the house today.
  • The first fair was held in the Paris Township in 1855, and land was purchased by the Kent County Agricultural Society. Later on, that land was used for training in the Civil War. 
  • Some of the townships's residents actually participated in Gen. Sherman's March to the Sea. Others fought for the confederate side.
  • People can still see the first baptist church in town as it looked when it was built in 1864.
  • The first school in the city was created in 1856 thanks to land donated by two of the township's citizens.

Resources for Renters

  • Find out more history about this town and learn how to get involved in local government by visiting the Kentwood website. 
  • Read what's going on locally in the Grand Rapids Press.
  • Get to know local schools and find out what to expect by visiting the Kentwood Public Schools website.

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