Located eight miles outside of downtown Grand Rapids, Ada is a quiet historical village with much to offer potential homebuyers. It has a unique blend of industry, fascinating history and recreational opportunities to keep all the members of the family delightfully occupied.
Ada is located at the mouth of the Thornapple River and was originally established as a fur trading post in 1821, making it the first settlement in all of Kent County. In these modern days Ada continues to flourish as an epicenter of industrial activity. Global home-product giant ‘Amway®´ was established in Ada in 1960, and continues to call their Fulton street office/warehouse complex “Amway® World Headquarters”. Amway provides thousands of jobs within the surrounding community, as well as, providing the city with modest world fame.
Throughout much of the year downtown Ada is a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Traffic is no problem as you walk the streets peeking your head into the unique art shops, full service bike shop, and the increasingly rare ‘all-American’ hardware store. Ada also offers a wide range of dining opportunities from fast food to elegant dining.
By far the greatest attribute of Ada Township is the wide range of recreational opportunities. Newly installed bike and walking paths make for a convenient way to get some exercise and meet like-minded people in the community. The Thornapple River provides boating, fishing, and swimming opportunities for the water lovers in the family. Ada Township has 300 acres of designated riverfront public access on both the Thornapple River and the Grand River. Ada Park is a world class township park combining top of the line sport venues with both paved and rustic trail systems, fully independent pond ecosystems, and an educational Arboretum featuring fifty different tree species from all over the world.
Ada has history, industry, peace and quiet, and recreation, which make it a perfect place to make your house a home. Check out the listing page on this Website to see current homes and property for sale in this beautiful area.