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East Grand Rapids is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 11,297. East Grand Rapids is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in East Grand Rapids offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In East Grand Rapids there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in East Grand Rapids and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in East Grand Rapids are highly rated.
About East Grand Rapids...
Population
11,297

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$303,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,395
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    7%
  • Own
    93%
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East Grand Rapids Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    8
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    229
    500
  • Theft
    1,388
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    34
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$118,393
National
$55,322
Children
27%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    42%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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East Grand Rapids Reviews

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AMAZING LITTLE TOWN!! I have lived here all my life and I couldn't think of anywhere else to live in Michigan. Everyone knows everyone else your super close with your neighbors and block. The East stereotypes aren't really that amazing though. People in other towns call us the stuck-up rich kids because the houses are big and expensive. You're super close to downtown EGR almost wherever you live. There are a few stores including Starbucks, Kilwins, A grocery store, Restaurants, and an Athleta. There are lots more but those are the most popular. We also have a local hot dog and fries shop called Crazy Charlie's which has amazing food and I highly recommend. (Can be busy because kids walk there after school). All the schools (middle and High) are less than a 5-minute walk to all these places. There is little to no crime. Overall I highly recommened raising your family in East.
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Very good school system, though students can be stuck up/preppy. Nice community. Not diverse. It is very much a bubble which can be somewhat suffocating.
East Grand Rapids is a very small, close-knit community in which everyone knows everyone else. The support for the community is tremendous, seeing the whole town go to a football game or set up and run a 5k race. While to housing prices are a little high, there are no major landfills, or environmentally dangerous factories or plants.