About the Caledonia, Michigan Area
Caledonia is located 15 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, on the hills near Emmons Lake, and has the perfect mix of lovely suburban village and rural spaciousness with larger properties and more room to grow. Caledonia offers the best of small town living, with easy access to the advantages and culture of a larger city.
Much of Caledonia's real estate is newer, as it is a rapidly growing community with great schools, low crime, and a neighborly feel. A Grand Rapids bedroom community, residents here value their small town, but enjoy the perks of an easy drive to Grand Rapids for art, culture, shopping and activities.
Caledonia enjoys its own culture as well, with the “Cowpie Music Festival” every year, celebrating 16 genres of music on two stages over the course of a weekend, and an annual arts and crafts festival enjoyed by all. This lovely village also offers shopping, activities and a newly redesigned library. With a room for local history, space for early childhood learning through play, and up-to-the-minute computer equipment and accessibility, the Caledonia Library enriches and enlivens the community it serves.
Looking for outdoor adventures? Caledonia has wonderful golf courses that are beautiful as well as challenging. Lakeside Park offers space to walk, run, and play on the shores of Emmons Lake. It includes a playground and baseball diamond, and a multitude of winter and summer sports are enjoyed here, such as cross-country skiing, softball, fishing, boating, hiking, and running.
Kent County International airport is also located nearby, and offers easy travel, as well as recreational activities.
Caledonia Community Schools, located 15 miles southeast of Grand Rapids, in the lovely village of Caledonia, has an early childhood learning center, five elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools, serving approximately 3,500 students. Caledonia prides itself on its caring and “personalized” learning and community-developed curriculum, and staff are dedicated to using best practices and meaningful learning experiences for their students. Incorporating community resources is an important element of the Caledonia education, using field trips, service learning projects, internships, senior exhibitions and interim experiences.