Grand Rapids, Michigan 

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+2.6% since 2020

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9.3 / 3.9

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Best Places to Live in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan is a vibrant city with plenty of attractions for everyone. Nature lovers can explore the banks of the Grand River or take a walk through one of the city's beautiful parks. History buffs should check out sites like the Gerald R. Ford Museum to learn more about Grand Rapids' past. Sports fans can catch a game at DeVos Place, while foodies can sample all kinds of delicious eats throughout town. Shopping lovers should head to The Shops at Centerpointe or Woodland Mall for good deals on all kinds of items. With its lively atmosphere and exciting activities, Grand Rapids is an amazing destination! Mid-sized city - West-central Michigan, 25 miles inland from Lake Michigan.
State: Michigan
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Grand Rapids-Wyoming Metro Area
City: Grand Rapids
Zip Codes: 49504 49507 49503 49506 49505
Cost of Living: -10.5% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

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Grand Rapids, Mi Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
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.


The unemployment rate in Grand Rapids is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Grand Rapids jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Grand Rapids's cost of living is 10.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Grand Rapids's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Grand Rapids, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Kent county flipped moderately Democratic, 51.9% to 45.8%. More Voting Stats

Grand Rapids's population is 200,031 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 2.6%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 19.4 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Grand Rapids is Real Estate: $228,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.0%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Grand Rapids

It's a good time to buy in Grand Rapids. Home Appreciation is up 18.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Grand Rapids is $228,000.
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Reviews for Grand Rapids   62 Reviews
Read for the TRUTH about GR - 11/10/2022
I've lived in Grand Rapids about 85% of my life and can confidently say it is a great place to live for anyone. I know countless people who dogged the city, moved... Read More

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The Actual City Is OK...The Rest Stinks - 7/5/2021
Grand Rapids proper - the small city - is fairly OK. Nothing special stands out about it when judged against the nicer areas of the US, but it has some decent dining and... Read More

GR- nationally recognized as a top place to live. - 1/24/2021
Wow. “bland Rapids and everyone is Smug, uptight and part of the Christian Reformed Church. “ Someone is accurately describing Grand Rapids in 1985. Much has changed... Read More

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