Calvin students are regulars in Eastown, located between the inner suburb of East Grand Rapids and the East Hills neighborhood. The neighborhood offers breakfast, lunch, and night life—it’s the trendy place to be. You can experience a unique array of cuisine from Bombay’s Indian food to Sammy’s gyros. The signature spot in Eastown is Yesterdog- open till 2:30 a.m. for those late night hot dog cravings. The local coffee joint, Kava House, is packed with students studying and socializing. You can’t walk too far in this neighborhood without seeing someone you know hanging out on their front porch.
What are Students saying about living in Eastown?
“I chose to live in Eastown because it is a unique area with plenty of
strengths and resources to take advantage of. It is conveniently on the bus
line to Calvin and has a wealth of Calvin people - whether students,
faculty, or staff - in the area. I thought it was important as a Calvin
student to take part in the city that the college is located in.
I really love the accessibility of Eastown. There are plenty of restaurants
and stores all within walking distance that makes the neighborhood so
pleasant to live in. I also loved the eclectic mix of people in Eastown,
ranging from college students to families to old couples who invite you over
for dinner.” - Colin, Senior