A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$270,100
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,182
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    9%
  • Own
    91%

East Grand Rapids Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    18
    0
  • Murder
    0
    0
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    88
    1
  • Theft
    737
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    0

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$112,000
National
$53,889
Children
25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    38%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    41%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    14%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

East Grand Rapids Reviews

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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.
Review East Grand Rapids
There is almost no crime in East Grand Rapids. Sometimes the police wait at certain intersections to give speeding tickets. The police/public safety station is in Gaslight Village, very visible and accessible.
Overall, people are a bit unfriendly if you aren't in certain circles, but it's also easy to make friends with common interests whether it be yoga, dog walking, or painting. Good biking, though drivers are sometimes rude.