Stuart Neighborhood
Come home to Stuart.
Welcome to the Historic Stuart Neighborhood.  One of Kalamazoo's first authentic neighborhoods, the area is notable for its physical beauty, ideal location, and diverse population.  Neighborhood residents enjoy a low crime rate, a high quality of life, and an intimate environment where neighbors take care of each other.  Guided by the Stuart Area Restoration Association (SARA), the neighborhood takes pride in its historical significance and well-kept properties.  The area maintains its classic charm while existing within a modern society.  We hope that you enjoy this website and find it useful.  Please contact SARA if you have any questions about the Stuart Neighborhood.

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Holiday Party

When: Friday, Dec. 19, 7-9pm
Where: 505 Woodward Avenue

Join your friends and neighbors for the annual SARA Holiday Party —- a great time to chat with old friends, make new ones, and celebrate another great year in our amazing neighborhood. It’s also a chance to show off your best cookie recipes (or your best cookie eating) at the Cookie Exchange! Attendance is free. Guests are invited to bring two dozen of their favorite cookies or bars (with recipe) and an empty plate to fill with samples from the neighborhood. Or if you prefer to bring a different type of finger food, other guests will enjoy that too.

 SARA will be providing finger food and beverages.

Party guests are also encouraged to continue the tradition of bringing a package of new socks for the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission, which offers emergency provisions to families and individuals facing hardships. 

Fire Prevention Open House

Kalamazoo Public Safety will be hosting Three Fire Prevention Open Houses during Fire Prevention Week (October 5-11) at the following locations:

Monday, October 6, 2014 at Station 6 – 1414 Howard from 6-8pm
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at Station 2 – 1207 Bryant from 6-8pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 at Station 45 – 601 N. Park from 6-8pm

The Open Houses will include:

Cider and Doughnuts
Life EMS – EMS Equipment Display
Sparky the Fire Dog
Fire apparatus
Fire Extinguisher Demo
Thermal Imaging Camera Demo
Stay Low and Go Exercise
Kalamazoo Public Safety Crime Lab

Kalamazoo Public Safety Recruiters will be on site.

Art Hop Friday, Oct. 3

This Friday, we have an Art Hop event here in Stuart! St. Augustine Cathedral School is inviting the community to the newly created playground and community space at Westnedge and Eleanor. Come between 5:00 and 7:30pm, see student murals, and enjoy music & movement by ROOTEAD. Parking is available in the parking lot by 215 N. Westnedge.

Special Board Meeting

A special board meeting is being held at the Stuart office on Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 6pm. It's expected to be short.

Community Gardening

Stuart residents meet every Thursday at 7pm, weather permitting, to take care of the community gardens in our neighborhood. Look for the group of volunteers at the gardens along Kalamazoo Avenue or along West Main.

Please bring a trowel and gardening or work gloves if you have them. Gardening experience is not necessary.

Historic Walk in Stuart June 27

Gazelle Sports Historic Walks is coming to Stuart on June 27! The Stuart tour will be led by Lynn Houghton, Regional History Curator for WMU Archives and Regional History Collections and co-author of Kalamazoo Lost & Found. Meet Lynn at the park at Elm and West Main, and enjoy a guided tour along Elm Street. Stuart residents and people from all over are invited to take part on this free tour, which will last for up to an hour and a half.

For more information about Gazelle Sports Historic Walks, in Stuart and other neighborhoods, see this page.

May 3 Great Unveiling

The 2014 Great Unveiling was a success! Photos from the event are on our Facebook page.

Our New Website

We're working on a new site, with lots of useful information. Watch for updates in our newsletter and on our Facebook page.


 A public meeting was held by the Stuart Area Restoration Association on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 to review proposed plans by St. Augustine's Cathedral & School.  For information purposes, the plans that were presented at that meeting and produced by Byce & Associates are available for download below.  staugustineplans20130813.pdf 1.3 MB On July 23, 2013, photographs were taken of the exterior and interior of the buildings located at 527 Eleanor and 531 Eleanor Street as well as the surround properties and site.  Photographs may be viewable at the link below.

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