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

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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
    18
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    88
    525
  • Theft
    737
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    53
    263

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%
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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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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.
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.