Downtown Living

Medical Mile

River House is conveniently located near Grand Rapids’ Medical Mile – an approximately one-mile stretch of Michigan Street that has recently enjoyed over $2 billion worth of medical-related development.  With the addition of the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, the Lemmon-Holton Cancer Center and the Van Andel Institute, among other medical facilities, research and medicine are booming in West Michigan. The Medical Mile has created thousands of jobs for those in the medical field; however, the increase in research and medical facilities has also generated demand for more non-medical staff, more bus drivers, more banks, businesses, coffee shops and housing. In short, the growth within the Medical Mile has stimulated the Grand Rapids economy as a whole, not just the medical sector.