Stuart Neighborhood Home

Introduction 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.

If you're looking for a place to live in Kalamazoo, where you can buy or rent a historic home or rent an apartment in a historic house, we hope the information on this site will help you make your decision. If you already live in the Stuart neighborhood, we will have lots of information on this site for you, from activities and events to how to maintain historic homes. And if you live nearby, we hope you'll consider joining us for our special events.

What's new

April 22: Kalamazoo Community Planning and Development is announcing proposed changes to Article VIII, the abandoned residential structures, chapter 9 of the Kalamazoo code ordinances.

You can view the proposed changes here ARS Ordinance Amendment Summary 4-20-15 (1)

A meeting to collect feedback regarding the proposed ordinance amendments will be held at 5:30pm on May 21, 2015 at City Hall in the Community room on the 2nd floor

April 14:  The Stuart Area Restoration Association will host its annual meeting at Woodward School on April 14 at 7:00pm.. The monthly Board of Directors meeting will occur before the meeting at 6:00. Please enter from Stuart Avenue.

March 11: The City of Kalamazoo has launched a new website www.ImaginKalamazoo.com where the public and connect and collaborate with the local decision makers and fellow residents about the future of our community. This is the start of Priority based budgeting for Kalamazoo in which community members will be asked where they think money needs to be allocated for. Your input is important! So please visit www.ImaginKalamazoo.com and add your ideas.

March 11:  It has come to the attention of SARA (the Stuart Neighborhood association) that several of our neighbors have received by email and letters requests to joins and share the names of neighbor's by a group called "Next Door Stuart".   SARA wants to make it clear that we are not affiliated with "Next Door Stuart". SARA will not ask you to share your contacts or neighbors names and addresses.

March 4: There are two vacancies presently on the City of Kalamazoo - Zoning Board of Appeals.   The  Zoning Board of Appeals meets once a month, typically the second Thursday of each month,  at 7 PM in the evening. More information can be obtained from Peter C. Eldridge, AICP, Project Coordinator at eldridgep@kalamazoocity.org or the PDF here.

February 25: The Michigan Historic Preservation Network has announced two Preservation workshops to be held in March. One will be on Window Preservation and will be held in Kalamazoo March 26th through the 29th. More information is listed here.

February 9: We have an executive director job opening. Applications are due by February 23.