Rockford, Michigan 

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+10.7% since 2020

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9.3 / 3.7

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Best Places to Live in Rockford, Michigan

Rockford, MI is a charming small town nestled in the heart of Michigan. It is best known for its historic downtown core, where locals can find everything from antique shops to delicious restaurants. Residents in the area feel lucky to call this picturesque town their home, as it provides a peaceful atmosphere and plenty of recreational activities. The nearby Rogue River provides ample opportunities for recreation such as fishing, boating, and canoeing. Rockford also has several parks with playing fields and trails to explore, making it ideal for outdoor activities year-round. With an abundance of unique shopping options and scenic views, Rockford is an ideal place to live and enjoy life. 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: Rockford
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Cost of Living: 3.7% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

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Rockford, 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 Rockford is 4.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Rockford jobs have increased by 2.0%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Rockford's cost of living is 3.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Rockford's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Rockford, 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

Rockford's population is 6,131 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 10.7%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Rockford is Real Estate: $355,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 12.5%.

Rockford public schools spend $10,312 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.3 students per teacher in Rockford. More Education

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Housing Market in Rockford

It's a good time to buy in Rockford. Home Appreciation is up 12.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Rockford is $355,800.
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Reviews for Rockford   3 Reviews
Outstanding Quality of Life! - 12/23/2012
Rockford is the ideal community for just outside of the Grand Rapids city. Outstanding schools, kind people, and a sweet downtown. There are beautiful neighborhoods... Read More

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The bubble - 1/30/2012
I've lived here for 15 years and love it. I have raised three children in the schools here and they are among the best in the state. All the schools are blue ribbon... Read More

It's Great - 5/20/2007
I love living in Rockford, it's small, quiet and close to every thing you need (Grand Rapids). I am planning to move to Melbourne, Florida within the next couple months,... Read More

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