The Eastside Neighborhood <span class='image-credits'>Eric Hennig</span>

Eastside Neighborhood

With its hilly views, plentiful old trees, gabled houses, and deep yards, Kalamazoo’s Eastside is a quiet, steady neighborhood that is home to single folks, families, some who represent generations of Eastside living. Over the past few years, the neighborhood of nearly 3,000 has expanded its housing options, improved its two parks, and launched a group of engaged neighbors, business owners, governmental officials and nonprofit leaders called Eastside Networking (ENet) who are working together to improve the Eastside.

Eastside is the third neighborhood being covered in the “On the Ground" series which amplifies the voices of residents in Kalamazoo neighborhoods. Over four months, Second Wave journalists will be embedded in the Eastside Neighborhood to explore topics of importance to residents, business owners, and other members of the community. 

The On the Ground program is made possible by funding from the City of Kalamazoo, LISC, the Fetzer Institute, the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region, Michigan WORKS!, the Kalamazoo Community Foundation and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside Sunnyside

Sunnyside Methodist Church: Making a home on Kalamazoo’s Eastside


Feature StoryKENA events
Feature StoryEastside Gateway 2
Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside Lil Fish Dock
Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside Burger Bros
Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside Boxing

Fighting Weight: Eastside Boxing keeps youth off the streets


Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside Champls

Eastside Youth Strong making Eastside stronger in Kalamazoo


Feature StoryShow me the money OTG Eastside
Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside James Palmore
Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside Smiles
Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside
Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside Enet

ENet makes it happen on the Eastside and wants residents involved


Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside

Kalamazoo, look East: Growth is on its way


Feature StoryOn the Ground Eastside

Thinking of starting a small Eastside business? Now's the time!


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