Northeast Lansing (1st Ward)

Convenient—Friendly—Dynamic


Cedar Street Art Collective

Baker 1

Lansing River Trail near Old Town

Lansing Art Path display

Businesses in Old Town

Old Town

Northeast Lansing is that place you come to feel like home. It’s the part of the city where everything feels familiar, not just because there are so many mom and pop shops, but because the community here takes pride in welcoming you into their stores and their homes. Stretching from Sheridan in the north to Greenlawn, Tisdale and the Grand River in the south, Northeast Lansing is home to three of Lansing’s most established and enjoyed business districts—Old Town, REO Town and the 2000 block of Michigan Avenue. Here you can get Sopes at the El Oasis taco truck, eat classic melt-in-your-mouth French Onion soup at The Soup Spoon or spicy Smoked Chicken Wings at Meat Barbecue, and drink freshly roasted coffee from rotating coffee companies from around the world at Strange Matter. You can hear some of the best live music in town at the Green Door or join the thousands of people who attend the Lansing Jazz Festival in Old Town every August. Residents seeking a healthy lifestyle will find Northeast Lansing to be a great place to live. The Northeast is home to the Allen Neighborhood Farmer’s Market, a weekly market where neighbors meet to attend events and purchase seasonal produce from Lansing area farms. 5.3 miles of paved trails along the Red Cedar River and the Grand River make it easy to walk or bike from home to work or enjoy a fun day in the city by visiting sites along the rivers like the Potter Park Zoo, the R.E. Olds Transportation Museum, the Lansing City Market, and the historic Turner-Dodge House. Residents of Northeast Lansing are friendly and welcoming, and the area's diverse housing stock and unique neighborhoods provide plenty of options for folks at all different stages of life.


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