Welcome to Eastside

Nestled between Downtown Lansing and East Lansing, there's always something to do in Lansing's Eastside neighborhood. Surrounding the active strip of Michigan Avenue east of Sparrow Hospital, the Eastside combines bars, eclectic restaurants and affordable housing to create an urban, walkable environment. A diverse range of restaurants including El Oasis and Eastside Fish Fry bring in foodies from across the area, and Soup Spoon Café is known for its cozy brunch favorites. W

alking along Michigan Avenue on any given night, you're likely to hear music playing in the distance from The Avenue, The Green Door or Mac's Bar. Snag an apartment within walking distance of the bars, or settle down with affordable housing in areas like the Groesbeck Neighborhood, near several urban gardens. Vibrant nightlife and a number of young people making starter homes their own give the Eastside a dynamic, artistic vibe that can be described as none other than quintessentially Lansing.

Food, art and culture—oh my.

>The Eastside is the ideal spot for those who crave the city vibe but still want to get to know their neighbors. With shows, events and happenings nearly every night, you're bound to meet new people and run into some old friends. 

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Tons to do, just a few minutes away

Make "I'm bored" a phrase of the past. Out areas has something to offer for all ages, moods and days of the week


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Eat & Drink

We love food more than the average city. Whether you’re looking for Sunday brunch, authentic international food trucks, or an olive burger (a local favorite), we’re dishing it up. Explore more


Strong public school systems set the foundation for our cities to thrive. And, with a number of colleges and universities nearby, there are opportunities for people of all ages to learn a thing or two. Explore more


Snag tickets to see an up-and-coming comedian, connect with kindred spirits at a music festival or belt out some slam poetry at an open mic. In Lansing, we know that everything is better live. Explore more

Festivals & Events

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Working on your fitness? Great, so are we. Bike a scenic trail, catch a kickboxing class and visit a local wellness center all within a few miles’ radius. Explore more


In Lansing, affordable housing options allow you to live where you work. Modern loft-style apartments and reliable bus routes spark city vibes, while historic family homes and new builds with acreage are only a short commute away. Explore more


Come as you are. Explore community centers and resources, give back, and make some lifelong friends in the process. Explore more


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We’ve got hundreds of parks to choose from. (Seriously. There are more than 300 parks in Lansing.) Lakes, rivers and green space offer fresh air year-round. Explore more

Restaurant Week

Lansing Foodies unite for the ultimate self-guided tour of the region’s dining scene, MAY 10-17, as participating restaurants offer a mouthwatering creation, all for an unbeatable price of just $7! Explore more


Sure, you can’t buy happiness—but you can spend the afternoon perusing local boutiques, bookstores and artisan shops in Lansing, and that’s pretty much the same thing. Explore more

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