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Pros

-Cultural amenities
-Diverse economy
-Attractive downtown

Cons

-Cold, cloudy winters
-Some urban decay
-Isolation


What Bert Has To Say About Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metro Area


Grand Rapids is the primary cultural and business hub of western Michigan. Nearby hardwood forests made the city a notable furniture-producing center in the 19th and early 20th centuries. That industry continues today but has transitioned somewhat towards high-tech office furniture, serving as headquarters for such names as Steelcase and Herman Miller. The area is far less vulnerable to the ups and downs of the auto industry than most of Michigan.

Highlights


Mid-sized city located in West-central Michigan, 25 miles inland from Lake Michigan See local real estate
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City: Grand Rapids
Zip Codes: 49504, 49507, ... 5 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Grand Rapids


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Grand Rapids is 4.50 percent (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Grand Rapids jobs have Increased by 3.20 percent. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Grand Rapids's cost of living is 12.80% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Grand Rapids's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Grand Rapids's population is 195,097 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.16 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Grand Rapids is $115,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.93%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    Grand Rapids public schools spend $16,410 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Grand Rapids. Learn more...

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  7/24/2017
Depends What you are Looking For

I moved here a few years ago and thought it would be the perfect place, everyone kept saying welcome. Then you live here. The size of the city is just about perfect and... (Read More)

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  2/19/2016
i got to go!!!!!!

grand rapids is cool been here 35 yrs and looking to relocate and start... (Read More)

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  2/12/2015
Mostly good, BUT....

Lived in Grand Rapids 6 years (moved here for school and stayed for the job I got after graduating). For the most part, GR is great - when I first moved here I was... (Read More)

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