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Kentwood
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Location of Kentwood within Michigan
Country United States
State Michigan
County Kent
Government
 • Type Commission
 • Mayor Richard Clanton
 • Mayor Pro Tem Michael Brown
Area
 • Total 20.95 sq mi (54.26 km2)
 • Land 20.90 sq mi (54.13 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)  0.24%
Elevation 699 ft (213 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 48,707
 • Estimate (2012) 49,694
 • Density 2,330.5/sq mi (899.8/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 49508, 49512, 49546, 49548
Area code(s) 616
FIPS code 26-42820
GNIS feature ID 0629607
Website http://www.ci.kentwood.mi.us/
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  • Full Service Packing - All items in your home are packed by our trustworthy household movers using the most up-to-date packing methods and materials in the industry.
  • Fragile Packing - You define your breakable or high-value items such as dishes, glassware, artwork, fragile furniture, mirrors, etc. and we will professionally pack them with care, while you pack all of your other belongings.
  • Do It Yourself Packing - Rose can provide boxes and materials to make your job as easy as possible.
Basic Household Moving Services
  • Loading - Each of your belongings is labeled, inventoried and loaded in a systematic process. Additionally, all upholstered furniture is wrapped in stretch wrap, a strong, clear plastic that completely covers the furniture, protecting it from dirt and damage.
  • Transportation - All of our trailers are equipped with air-ride suspension systems to ensure the contents travel in the safest manner possible. All trucks are driven by professional household movers with the best training in the industry.
  • Unloading - Upon arrival, all items are inventoried as they are unloaded. When unloading, furniture, boxes and other belongings are placed in the rooms you designate. Assembly of beds, bookcases and other furniture is available upon request. Additionally, our household movers will protect your new home by using several types of floor runners to prevent stains or scratches on carpet and wood flooring.
Kentwood MI 49512
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I called several moving companies to move my moms furniture from her condo in Allen Park over to Maple Heights Retirement Community in Allen Park. Rose is the preferred moving company for Maple Heights. They were a little more expensive than other companies but I felt more comfortable with Rose after talking with Jim. The guys arrived at the scheduled start time and completed the job in 3 hours. Both workers were outstanding. They went over the top to please us. I would highly recommend this company for any moving needs.
April 10, 2015
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I loved everything about Rose Moving! Our salesman, Jim, was very helpful in explaining to us the entire process of hiring a professional moving company. All of my moves in the past were done the "old fashioned" way which I have to be honest, I'll never do again after how smooth everything was with Rose. I hate asking friends and family for help.

After Jim made us feel comfortable, he gave us a quote that was a little more than I thought it would be, but again... this is my first time hiring a "real" movers. Don't tell Jim this, but I did send out his quote to a couple competitors who came back in the same ballpark. :P

It tooks us a couple of months to nail down move dates. After we had those figured out we called our move coordinator, Judy, and let her know. If you've never used a moving company like me, you have no clue what to expect. Judy literally called and/or e-mailed me on days that I was freaking out... almost like she was reading my mind. I'd say over the course of our move, I spoke with her at least a dozen times. She made me feel like I was in control of everything even though I didn't lift a finger. :)

The lead foreman during the delivery (can't remember his name) was very professional which kept my stress level down to almost non-existent. His crew worked hard and unloaded all of my stuff in what had to be a record time. I couldn't believe how quick it went.

I opted to hire them for help with the unpacking and that was SOOOO worth it. I didn't have to worry about breaking my back trying to open all those boxes (I can't even tell you how many there were). I honestly didn't think I had so much stuff. They even removed all the boxes and cleaned up the debris.

I was able to sit down and relax the first night in my new home - thanks to Rose Moving & Storage! I'm so glad I found you.
November 01, 2013
My move with Rose moving was the best…
My move with Rose moving was the best move i have had. Having moved twice before with North American and Bekins, there was no comparison. My salesman, Jim Stafford was professional and very knowlagable. He came back to home twice to make sure we had an accurate quote. He was very patient with my long list of questions. They were not the cheapest mover by far but, I have learned the hard way, that you get what you pay for in this industry. Steve K(the driver) and his guys protected my home like it was their own. My furniture was wrapped before it left my house. Not a scratch on anything. To top it off Rose sent in a cleaning crew after the loading process. The office at Rose was great with any questions that I had. If I move from Chicago it will be with Rose Moving. They are true professionals. Thank again Rose, I will refer you to anyone I know moving!!!!!!
January 16, 2013



Kentwood (Get Relocation Cost for Kentwood, MI) is a city in Kent (Kent, MI Moving Company) in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 48,707 at the 2010 census.

History

The city was incorporated in 1967 from what remained of Paris (Paris, Michigan Relocation) to prevent further annexation of land from the adjacent cities of Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI Relocation Companies) and Wyoming. The city was named after Kent County, which was named after jurist James Kent.

The city's first mayor was Peter M. Lamberts, who served in that post until 1979. Subsequent mayors have included Marvin Hoeflinger (1979–1981), Gerald DeRuiter (1981–1992), Bill Hardiman (1992–2002), Richard Root (2002–2012), and Richard Clanton (2012–present).

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.95 square miles (54.26 km2), of which, 20.90 square miles (54.13 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water. The city is bordered by Wyoming to the west, Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI Relocation Company) and Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI Relocation Companies) Township to the north, Cascade Township to the east, and Gaines Township to the south.

Climate

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Dfb" (Warm Summer Continental Climate).

Climate data for Kentwood (Get Relocation Quote for Kentwood, MI), Michigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30
(−1)
32
(0)
41
(5)
55
(13)
68
(20)
77
(25)
82
(28)
80
(27)
71
(22)
60
(16)
44
(7)
33
(1)
56.1
(13.6)
Average low °C (°F) 15
(−9)
17
(−8)
26
(−3)
35
(2)
44
(7)
55
(13)
59
(15)
57
(14)
50
(10)
39
(4)
32
(0)
23
(−5)
37.7
(3.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.2
(56)
1.8
(46)
2.5
(64)
3。0 3.3
(84)
3.6
(91)
3.0
(76)
2.9
(74)
3.6
(91)
2.8
(71)
2.8
(71)
2.4
(61)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $48,335, and the median income for a family was $60,391. The per capita income for the city was $24,261. About 9.8% of families and 12.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.8% of those under age 18 and 7.6% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 48,707 people, 19,741 households, and 12,345 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,330.5 inhabitants per square mile (899.8 /km2). There were 21,584 housing units at an average density of 1,032.7 per square mile (398.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 70.1% White, 15.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 6.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 3.5% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.5% of the population.

There were 19,741 households of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.5% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.10.

The median age in the city was 34.3 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.8% were from 25 to 44; 24.3% were from 45 to 64; and 11.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.0% male and 52.0% female.

Government

Kentwood (Get Movers Prices for Kentwood, MI) has an Executive Mayor, who also serves as the City Manager, and a legislature consisting of a City Commission. The current mayor is Richard Clanton, who is serving the remaining term of deceased Mayor Richard Root. The Mayor Pro Tempore is selected by the City Commission; Ward 2 Commissioner Michael Brown currently serves in this role. The mayor serves as a voting member of the City Commission and presides over Commission meetings. However, he does not have the power to veto a resolution or ordinance.

Voters in Kentwood (Get Relocation Quote for Kentwood, MI) elect a mayor, city clerk, and city treasurer to four-year terms, and elect six city commissioners to four-year, staggered terms. Every two years, voters in each of the city's two wards elect one commissioner, while another city commissioner is elected by the city at-large. The most recent election for these offices was held on November 5, 2013, and the next city commission elections will be held on November 3, 2015.

In the municipal special primary (held on August 6, 2013), veteran city commissioner Sharon Brinks finished in first place, 16.32% ahead of city engineer Stephen Kepley, in the campaign to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Mayor Clanton. In the campaign to fill the Ward 1 City Commission vacancy, Gerald DeMaagd finished in first place, 4.35% ahead of Steve Redmond. Because neither Brinks nor DeMaagd won their seats outright on primary night (by capturing at least 50% of the votes cast), the top two finishers in each primary proceeded to the consolidated runoff general election in November. Because there were only two candidates in the race, the Ward 2 City Commission race was not on the primary ballot. The City Clerk, City Treasurer, and At-Large City Commissioner seats were uncontested, and therefore would be ratified on the November ballot.

In the municipal consolidated general election characterized by heavy fundraising, Kepley overcame his primary-night deficit to defeat Brinks by 96 votes (2.08% of the total votes cast). Vietnam veteran and local Libertarian Erwin Haas defeated incumbent Ward 2 Commissioner Maurice Groce by 68 votes (3.17% of the total votes cast). In the closest result of the night, DeMaagd bested Redmond by 21 votes (1.04% of the total votes cast). Mayor Clanton had challenged the city's 34,372 registered voters to achieve at least 20% turnout. (Historically, normal turnout for an off-year municipal election is between 7% and 8% in Kentwood (Get Moving Estimate for Kentwood, MI).) His target was achieved in precincts 10 and 16, and almost achieved in Precinct 8, though citywide turnout was 13.59%.

Public safety

Fire service

The Kentwood (Get Move Cost for Kentwood, MI) Fire Department has been serving the citizens of Kentwood (Get Relocation Estimate for Kentwood, MI) since 1967. Initially a fully volunteer fire department, the KFD is now a combination fire department utilizing firefighters to carry out its objectives. A minimum of eleven career firefighters are on duty at all times, with at least three at each of the city's three strategically located fire stations. Every career member of the department is minimally licensed as an emergency medical technician, while several also hold Paramedic certification. Additional support is provided by a small number of paid-on-call firefighters. These members respond to provide extra manpower at structure fires and other large scale emergencies.

The department is led by Chief Brent Looman. The Kentwood (Get Relocation Estimate for Kentwood, MI) Fire Department is headquartered at 4775 Walma SE, across from Kentwood (Get Moves Prices for Kentwood, MI) City Hall. Station 2 is located at 4151 Embassy on the north end, and Station 3 is located at 5340 Eastern on the southwest side.

In 2009, the Kentwood (Get Movers Estimate for Kentwood, MI) Fire Department responded to 3,956 alarms.

Law enforcement

Law enforcement services are provided by the Kentwood (Get Moving Prices for Kentwood, MI) Police Department. It is the mission of the Kentwood (Get Move Prices for Kentwood, MI) Police Department to assist the community in ensuring the safety, individual rights, and quality of life of all citizens. Currently, the department has seventy sworn officers and is led by Chief Richard Mattice. The Kentwood (Get Moves Cost for Kentwood, MI) Police Department's Headquarters is co-located with the 62B District Court in the Kentwood (Get Move Cost for Kentwood, MI) Justice Center at 4742 Walma SE.

Major highways

M-11 runs along 28th Street.
M-37 runs along East Beltline Avenue and Broadmoor Avenue to the south.
I-96 links with Muskegon and downtown Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, MI Moving Reviews) to the west and Lansing and Detroit, Michigan to the east.

While not within Kentwood city limits, two other highways both pass within one mile of Kentwood: US-131 in Wyoming and M-6 to the south. Since Kentwood is a suburb of Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Michigan Mover Reviews), many commuters will use one or both of these highways en route to and from work.

Schools

The main public school district in Kentwood (Get Move Prices for Kentwood, MI) is the Kentwood (Get Movers Estimate for Kentwood, MI) Public Schools, consisting of one high school, one freshman campus, three middle schools, ten active elementary schools, and one closed elementary school:

  • East Kentwood (Get Moves Quote for Kentwood, MI) High School
  • Crossroads Alternative High School
  • East Kentwood (Get Relocation Cost for Kentwood, MI) Freshman Campus
  • Crestwood Middle School
  • Pinewood Middle School
  • Valleywood Middle School
  • Bowen Elementary School
  • Brookwood Elementary School
  • Challenger Elementary School
  • Discovery Elementary School
  • Endeavor Elementary School
  • Explorer Elementary School
  • Glenwood Elementary School
  • Meadowlawn Elementary School
  • Southwood Elementary School
  • Townline Elementary School
  • Hamilton Elementary School (closed 2009)

Also included within Kentwood's city limits are the Forest Hills (Forest Hills, Michigan Moving) Public Schools and Kelloggsville Public Schools.

Churches

Trails

Kentwood (Get Movers Prices for Kentwood, MI) has five trails:

With the exception of the M6 Trail, proposals are being considered to expand each of these trails.

Library

Kentwood is located within the Kent District Library district. The Kentwood Branch Library opened in 2010 on Breton Avenue, next to Kentwood City Hall. Previously, the Kentwood Library had been located on Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo, MI Movers) Avenue south of 44th Street.

Kentwood (Get Move Prices for Kentwood, MI) Mine

The Kentwood (Get Move Prices for Kentwood, MI) Mine is an underground gypsum mine in Kentwood (Get Move Prices for Kentwood, MI), at 42°53′24″N 85°34′44″W / 42.890°N 85.579°W / 42.890; -85.579 (Kentwood (Get Move Quote for Kentwood, MI) Mine). Opened in 1971 and closed in 2000, it was operated by Georgia-Pacific.

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