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.


Allegan Secret Spaces Downtown Tour

Do you enjoy exploring and learning about historic places? Downtown Allegan is holding their Secret Places Downtown Tour on Sept. 20. Tickets are $10 -- or you can volunteer. See the link below for more information.

Job fair @ Station 702

Station 702
is the new restaurant opening at 702 Douglas Avenue, at the corner of Douglas and North. It’s two blocks north of K College and just outside of downtown Kalamazoo. They will be featuring coffee, breakfast, and lunch.

They are looking for the right people with the right attitudes: cashiers, kitchen help, and cooks, full-time and part-time. They will be offering good pay with training.

Open interviews start at 9am on Saturday Aug. 16. If you’re interested, come prepared and come early.

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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