Each spring, the Grand Rapids Parade of Homes shows off the current trends and the skills of the area's builders. The parade is presented by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids, and sponsored by Lake Michigan Credit Union. 

You can see a variety of homes with different price points and trends. You'll be able to check out modern farmhouses, open concept floor plans, rustic accents, high ceilings with beams, three season rooms and so many more. The homes involved in this year's event are in Ada, Allendale, Byron Center, Caledonia, Coopersville, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Holland, Hudsonville, Norton Shores, Rockford, West Olive and Wyoming. You can plan out your housing tour using this map of the participating homes' locations. 

Visitors should keep in mind that they are touring someone's home, and that they are creating some disturbance in the neighborhoods of these homes. Please be respectful of other home owners. 

Tickets for the event can be purchased online, at Lake Michigan Credit Union branches or at one of the homes participating in the event. If you buy online or at a credit union branch, they are $10 for anyone over 18. If you buy at one of the participating homes, they are $15. Tickets are good for one person, and they work for all homes on the tour during the event times and dates. That means Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesdays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. until June 15. 

Another Parade of Homes will happen later this year. That is from Sept. 27-Oct. 12.

The Lakeshore Home Builders Association released the winners of the 2018 Lakeshore Parade of Homes.

Condos from $250,000 to $500,000:

  • Lifestyle Award: Eastbrook Homes (#12) 14033 Belmont Lane, Holland
  • Best Curb Appeal: Eastbrook Homes (#12) 14033 Belmont Lane, Holland
  • Best Owners Suite: Eastbrook Homes (#12) 14033 Belmont Lane, Holland
  • Best Kitchen: Eastbrook Homes (#12) 14033 Belmont Lane, Holland

Single Family Homes from $200,000 to $300,000:

  • Lifestyle Award: Baumann Building, Inc. (#5) 4719West Lake Drive, Holland
  • Best Curb Appeal: Baumann Building, Inc. (#5) 4719West Lake Drive, Holland
  • Best Owners Suite: Baumann BUilding, Inc. (#7) 11131 Ryans Way, Holland
  • Best Kitchen: Baumann Building, Inc. (#5) 4719West Lake Drive, Holland

Single Family Homes from $400,000 to $500,000:

  • Lifestyle Award: Bosgraaf Homes (#10) 14791 Sagebrush Drive, Holland
  • Best Curb Appeal: Bosgraaf Homes (#10) 14791 Sagebrush Drive, Holland
  • Best Owners Suite: Bosgraaf Homes (#10) 14791 Sagebrush Drive, Holland
  • Best Kitchen: Bosgraaf Homes (#10) 14791 Sagebrush Drive, Holland

Single Family Homes from $500,000 to $750,000:

  • Lifestyle Award: Lee Allen Homes (#17) 18126 Lovell Rd, Spring Lake
  • Best Kitchen: Lee Allen Homes (#17) 18126 Lovell Rd, Spring Lake
  • Best Owners Suite: Lee Allen Homes (#17) 18126 Lovell Rd, Spring Lake
  • Best Curb Appeal: Lee Allen Homes (#17) 18126 Lovell Rd. Spring Lake

Homes from $750,000 to $1,000,000:

  • Lifestyle Award: 42 N Custom Homes (#4) 978 Singapore Dr, Saugatuck
  • Best Kitchen: 42 N Custom Homes (#4) 978 Singapore Dr, Saugatuck
  • Best Owners Suite: 42 N Custome Homes (#4) 978 Singapore Dr, Saugatuck
  • Best Curb Appeal: 42 N Custom Homes (#4) 978 Singapore Dr, Saugatuck

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