Comstock Park Real Estate Information
Comstock Park was established in the 19th century as Indian Mill Creek or “Mill Creek”. Located in Kent County, Comstock Park has a population of just over 10,600 people (2000 census) and it’s an unincorporated community. Comstock Park covers areas throughout the southeast Alpine Township and southwest Plainfield Township. The zip code (49321) also reaches, in a small part, into the southern Algoma Township. It’s essentially a suburb in the northwest Grand Rapids area that lies at 700 feet elevation.
Originally, Comstock Park was named North Park. The name North Park was in honor of Daniel North who constructed sawmill here in 1838. In 1848 it was changed to Mill Creek and was a station found along the Grand Rapids & Indiana and Chicago & Western Railroads. The name Comstock Park finally came about in 1906. Charles C. Comstock represented this district in Congress during the years from 1885-1886, which is who Comstock Park is named after.
Comstock Park is probably most known as being the location of Old Kent Park, which is where the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball team calls home. The area is growing fast with both new homes and businesses sprouting throughout the town.
Many residents enjoy heading to the Mill Creek Park downtown area for an afternoon, as there’s much to be enjoyed here. You can dig out your hiking gear and head down the stream for a short and beautiful walk outdoors. There’s also a duck pond that the little ones live and a playscape area that caters to playful, imaginative children.
If you have school-aged children, you’ll surely appreciate the school district here. Innovative programs give you more opportunity to know how your kids are doing in school. For instance, the Skyward Family Access program allows you to see the teacher’s grade books, your kid’s attendance, and any disciplinary information about your kids… all through the internet.