Don't take our word for it -- just ask our residents! Or you can tell us why!
Mark G.Campbell, MD, MHA
"We have been blessed in West Michigan with diverse business leadership, broad community philanthropy, political visionaries, and awesome natural resources that provide "fertile soil" for culture, business, and quality of life.Medicine in Grand Rapids has always been clinically excellent, technologically innovating, and an economical bargain.The last five years, and the next 10, will mark a whirlwind of maturation, growth, and sophistication that really does place us in a unique league of communities.Put on your seat belts (better make it a five point harness at that) because the second largest city, in the ninth largest state has arrived. "We have witnessed first hand the incredible growth of the Medical Center, and the downtown over the past 30 years, and can palpate the energy, excitement, and adventure that the future Grand Rapids' holds.As an Oncologist I can attest that the Lack's Cancer Center and the Lemmen-Holton Cancer Pavilion working with the Van Andel Research Institute are next-generation facilities that will always be leaders and not followers.The MSU medical school is just the welcomed icing on the cake of a very sophisticated infrastructure of medical care. "We look forward to sharing in the life of the 'big-city' while enjoying the life style of a 'small-town' and we believe that the River House at Bridgewater Place will always be the best location, with the best views, and therefore the best values, with the best quality of life, anywhere in downtown Grand Rapids. "Marty, and I are thankful that we chose to set up practice in Grand Rapids, and that we elected to raise our children here.Importantly when one adds a dose of West Michigan's strong family values to the dynamic community, you can understand that the future of West Michigan looks bright and exciting indeed."
"I am excited to see what is happening in downtown Grand Rapids. I worked downtown in the early 80's when there was no reason to be downtown after work, but every year since then things have continued to grow & develop and now downtown is the place to be. "I don't think people yet realize what a huge impact all of the new medical related development happening on Michigan Street will have on the city. I feel that River House will be the place many of the medical professionals will want to live. How can you beat a brand new luxury condo two blocks from work? "I previously purchased a condo in Las Vegas and have since purchased one here at River House for my new home and yet another as an investment. My agent in Las Vegas asked me to forward him the information on River House for his other clients. "I feel that Grooters is in this for more than a quick buck and will do this project right, making it something they can be proud of.This will be a huge benefit to the city and the residents of Grand Rapids will gain another landmark."
"Becoming a member of the downtown community and being a part of River House seems to be as exciting as it can get. Downtown Grand Rapids is on the cutting edge of being a modern urban center that most cities in Michigan, let alone those in the rest of the country are still dreaming about. On the other hand, River House is evolving at the best time and place to be a part of that change. For us it seemed to be a no brainer!"
Jim Dunlap, Regional President for Huntington Bank
"We are very excited to be involved in Bob Grooters' new River House condominium project. Attracting more people to live in downtown Grand Rapids will help the city continue its reemergence as well as help revitalization of our downtown area. This is a beautiful building and it will be a true landmark on the city's skyline."