Packed with everything a neighborhood could possibly need (not to mention want), South Westnedge residents enjoy the extensive supply of stores, restaurants and entertainment in the area. The nearness of the apartments in South Westnedge to essential conveniences and stores make it an easy place to live, work and play. If you need to expand your search beyond South Westnedge, a few suitable alternatives not too far away are Hill N' Brook and Oakwood.
Dining, Drinking and Recreation
To give you some sense of the neighborhood, we should mention a couple of its busiest thoroughfares. S Westnedge Ave. has over a dozen of establishments where it's worth grabbing a bite to eat or simply hanging out. Another busy street to keep in mind when doing research about the area and apartments nearby is W Kilgore Rd. With our powerful apartment finder tool, you should have little trouble finding a new apartment in South Westnedge.
Have dinner and drinks out at Root Beer Stand located on S Westnedge Ave. For post-dinner refreshments, try a nearby watering hole, like Rum Runners Grand Rapids. On top of that, easy and delicious grub can be ordered up at Wing Street and McDonald's. Both restaurants are in the neighborhood.
For a more comprehensive list of places to eat, drink and be merry in South Westnedge, check out the Yelp page.
South Westnedge residents can shop multiple grocery stores to fill up on kitchen staples. D&W Fresh Market and D & W Fresh Markets Pharmacy on Parkview Ave. are just a couple of options in the area. For your sweet-tooth, head to Bert's Bakery on S Westnedge Ave., or enjoy some baked goods at nearby Boonzaaijer Bakery, which is located on E Cork St.
For shopping a little out of the ordinary, Happy Our Art can be found on Whites Rd.
Neighborhood Schools and Districts
Some of the schools near the apartments in South Westnedge are Hackett Catholic Central, Portage North Middle School and Paramount Charter Academy. Due to the fact that school district boundaries do not necessarily line up with county lines, you should contact local school district representatives for more information on exactly which schools serve the apartments for rent you are most interested.
With lower student-teacher ratios and fewer overall students than Paramount Charter Academy, the Kalamazoo Public School District offers residents 16 elementary schools, five middle schools and five high schools. Kalamazoo Public School District has more blue ribbons and a higher Great Schools score than the Paramount Charter Academy district.
Demographics and Cost of Living
Both suburbs of Kalamazoo, South Westnedge and Hill N' Brook have about the same average cost of living. On average a household in South Westnedge spends $49.9K/year in total expenditures. Compare these expenses to those of Hill N' Brook, which come to around $47.2K/year.
The neighborhoods of South Westnedge and Hill N' Brook are identical in terms of households that have children. In both neighborhoods, the percentage of households with children is 22%.
The household average income in South Westnedge is higher than that of households in Hill N' Brook, and more residents in South Westnedge have earned post-secondary or advanced degrees than their neighbors in Hill N' Brook. Its average household income is $61.9K/year while the median is $42,397. Compare this fact with Hill N' Brook, where the average income is $56.0K and the median is $39,112. In addition to that, more people in South Westnedge have attained a master's degree or higher.