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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
About Grand Rapids...
Population
193,887

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$806
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Grand Rapids Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    435
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    66
    41
  • Robbery
    163
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    418
    500
  • Theft
    1,632
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    155
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,019
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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Grand Rapids Reviews

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Always something to do, very safe; I love it here! There are so many coffee shops and restaurants to go to during the day, the libraries are amazing and always holding events, there are community events all the time, big-name concerts at VanAndel, sports events, smaller concerts at little coffee shop/smaller venue locations, bars and dancing at night, safe to walk around, great schools, close enough to Lake Michigan (only about a 40 minute drive). Always something to do and it's a great environment for raising a family.
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Grand Rapids is the perfect combination of family friendly with the college scene. There are beautiful, manicured suburban areas with parks and lovely restaurants and shows, but also the urban college setting of downtown with bars, festivals, concerts, hockey games, breweries, etc. Every year another place new comes around! There are little pocket sectors of the town with different cultural niche's and all sorts of things to explore. The downtown market is also great for any day. They have groceries, restaurants, flea markets, cooking classes, and bars!
Grand Rapids, Michigan has been my home most of my life. After traveling to, and living in, quite a number of different states, I can say without a doubt Michigan is my favorite. With the combination of art, culture and nature, there is really something for everyone! You can be at ten different parks in fifteen minutes or to a beautiful beach in twenty!I love being able to raise my daughter in a culturally diverse and fun place!