Review of Grand Rapids, Michigan


Run! It's horrible.
Star Rating - 3/11/2019
I have lived in the grand rapids area most of my life and I personally hate it, even more so after living else where. There is a strong Calvinist and Christian reformed mentality in the worst kind of way here, it's boring, there is nothing to do with any kind of adventure and most of the people are uptight, irritable, arrogant, self righteous jerks. I can't wait to leave this place once and for all.
Sarah | Byron Center, MI
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I agree. I once had the pleasure of visiting with a group of artists & neighbors from Detroit and after just a short time mingling with the locals we all felt ill and were immediately rushed back to modernity we all caught a cass of " BAD VIBES " - W.A.
Joe | Lansing, MI

I agree. I once had the pleasure of visiting with a group of artists & neighbors from Detroit and after just a short time mingling with the locals we all felt ill and were immediately rushed back to modernity we all caught a cass of " BAD VIBES " - W.A.
Joe | Lansing, MI

I am glad to hear that there are other like minded people when it comes to Grand Rapids. I am a native of the Detroit Metro Area. I 1997 I took a promotion and moved to Atlanta GA. In 2002 the company was purchased and I was downsized. I accepted a job in Grand Rapids rather than returning to Detroit. Big mistake folks. The are several negatives about Grand Rapids and West Michigan in general. I have listed a few below: 1) The food. People do not call this city “Bland Rapids” for no reason. It is not at all surprising to read yearly in Grand Rapids Magazine that several favorite restaurants are chain restaurants. 2) The Snow. This one needs no explanation. 3) Chicago Worship. West Michigan people are enamored with all things Chicago. One particularly disturbing result do this is the fact that many natives of West Michigan are fans of Chicago professional sports teams over Detroit teams. This is one thing that I will Never understand. To a native Detroiter that represents nothing less than blasphemy. Grand Rapids is not a suburb of Chicago!!! 4) TV and Radio. I find the reporters and reporting very small time and hokey. WOOD radio morning DJs are basically silly and unbearable. Not professional in the least. 5) No Soul. The city of Grand Rapids has no soul, no identity. 6) Boring, Boring and more Boring. Again, self explanatory. 7) “White Bread”. The area has an over abundance of Christian Reformed zealots. I could go on but why bother. As soon as I can find a job in Detroit I am soooo out of here!
Max | Rockford, MI

'Uptight/irritable, arrogant/self righteous' may be common everywhere, but; there does seem to be something to that macho, thin haired, football, thinking youre reformed and dont need any more reforming type in west Michigan; it makes you long for more fun people that are not so stuck; But east Michigan is worse in a different way, and Chicago. I've lived here since 1999; and I long for more sunshine!
Nik | Spring Lake, MI
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