About Ottawa Hills

Located in the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Ottawa Hills Neighborhood is bounded by Franklin Street on the north, Grand Rapids city limits on the east (approximately Cadillac Drive), Hall Street on the south, and Giddings Avenue on the west.

Ottawa Hills was plotted out as a residential area in the early 1900s on what was then the Grand Rapids Golf Club. The first houses were built in 1922 and homes continued to be constructed until the 1950s. The winding roads are said to follow the paths of the former fairways.

2013 Ottawa Hills Garden Tour - Saturday June 29, 9:00am - 1:00pm

The Ottawa Hills Neighborhood Association will be holding its 20th Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, June 29 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm.  There will once again be a great line-up of neighborhood gardens for the community to enjoy.  This self-guided walking tour through the neighborhood is free and open to the general public.  The Ottawa Hills neighborhood is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in the city, with tree lined streets, historic homes, and friendly neighbors.

Ottawa Hills Electronic Communications Policy

The Neighborhood Email List and Neighborhood Web Site are solely for the purpose of conducting Ottawa Hills Neighborhood (referred also as the “Neighborhood”) business. Some job/volunteer responsibilities of the Neighborhood require access to the Internet and the use of requisite software.

Public Safety Message

Fire Safety Tips:

Have your furnace and fireplace checked to ensure proper operation. Make any repairs before the cold weather sets in.  Also remember to keep stored items at least 3 feet from all heat producing appliances.

If you have a natural Christmas tree make sure you keep it watered.  The needles should not fall off when you brush your fingers along the branches.

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