Comstock Park, Michigan

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Comstock Park is a prosperous suburban community in the northern part of Metropolitan Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States, that comprises parts of three neighboring townships:

Plainfield Township, with a population of 30,195 as of the 2000 census, makes up most of Comstock Park. As it is defined, Comstock Park's population is approximately 10,674. "The Park", as it is often referred to, sits approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of downtown Grand Rapids.

The area is notorious for the flooding it experiences every spring from the Grand River, which cuts through the eastern side of Comstock Park. It's not unusual to witness residents wading through knee-deep water to get to their homes along the river. Comstock Park is perhaps best known as home of the West Michigan Whitecaps, an affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.

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History

1838

Established as "North Park" by Daniel North.

1848

Name changes to "Mill Creek." Becomes a major transportation hub, serving both the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad and Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad, and sets the tone for becoming the northern Grand Rapids-area crossroads it is today.

1906

Renamed "Comstock Park" after Charles C. Comstock, who represented the district in Congress from 1885-1886.

Education

Comstock Park Public Schools consist of six networked schools: Greenridge Elementary School (Preschool-K), Stoney Creek Elementary School (1-2), Pine Island Elementary School (3-5), Mill Creek Middle School (6-8), Comstock Park High School (9-12) and North Kent Alternative High School (9-12).

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