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-Cultural amenities
-Diverse economy
-Attractive downtown


-Cold, cloudy winters
-Some urban decay

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.

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Quick Facts About Grand Rapids

    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.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Grand Rapids's cost of living is 12.80% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Grand Rapids's population is 195,097 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.16 percent.
    Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Grand Rapids is $115,200. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -4.93%.
    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.

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It's a good time to buy in Grand Rapids. Home Appreciation is up 6.8% in the last 12 months. Browse Grand Rapids Real Estate.
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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)



i got to go!!!!!!

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



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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