Best Places to Live in Sparta, 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


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: Sparta
Zip Codes: No Zip Codes Here.
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 803 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Sparta is 3.40% (U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Sparta jobs have increased by 3.20%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Sparta's cost of living is 6.20% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Sparta's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Sparta's population is 4,311 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.64%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Sparta is $153,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -6.50%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Sparta public schools spend $11,289 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 21.4 students per teacher in Sparta. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Sparta

It's a good time to buy in Sparta. Home Appreciation is up 6.5% in the last 12 months. Browse Sparta Real Estate.

The median home price in Sparta is $153,500. Browse Homes in this Range.


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