Grand Rapids, Michigan 

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Population

195,097

3% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.5%

Median Income

$39,913

Avg. Home Price

$144,900

Best Places to Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Mid-sized city - West-central Michigan, 25 miles inland from Lake Michigan
Pros
-Cultural amenities
-Diverse economy
-Attractive downtown
Cons
-Cold, cloudy winters
-Some urban decay
-Isolation

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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.


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Michigan
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metro Area
City: Grand Rapids
Zip Codes: 49504 49507 49503 49506 49505
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Grand Rapids is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Grand Rapids jobs have increased by 3.20%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Grand Rapids's cost of living is 7.30% 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%. 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 $144,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 13.48%. 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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Housing Market in Grand Rapids

It's a good time to buy in Grand Rapids. Home Appreciation is up 13.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Grand Rapids Real Estate.

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Reviews for Grand Rapids   56 Reviews
Depends What you are Looking For - 7/24/2017
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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i got to go!!!!!! - 2/19/2016
grand rapids is cool been here 35 yrs and looking to relocate and start... Read More

Mostly good, BUT.... - 2/12/2015
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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