As the name suggests, this Kalamazoo neighborhood lies to the south of downtown. It is a largely residential neighborhood, including several historic homes.
The neighborhood's southern boundary is Crane Park, which offers hilltop views of the downtown, as well as flower gardens and tennis courts. Crosstown Parkway serves as the north boundary, including the Crosstown Justice Center at Crosstown and S. Burdick Street. Burdick is the Southside's eastern boundary, and offers several shops and restaurants. The neighborhood's west boundary is S. Westnedge Avenue, where there are additional, convenient shopping opportunities.
Historically, the Southside area was one of Kalamazoo's flower-growing districts. Today, a single pansy farm still exists. This is the only remaining business of its kind within the City of Kalamazoo.
The Southside neighborhood does not have an organized association at this time.