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    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
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  12. Commute
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Alger Heights is a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a population of 6,925. Alger Heights is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Alger Heights offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Alger Heights there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Alger Heights and residents tend to have moderate political views.
About Alger Heights...
Population
6,925

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$103,548
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$926
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,827
National
$55,322
Families with Children
29%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    21%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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It's a great neighborhood. While I live closer to Burton heights, the whole area has a variety of low income to higher income homes. Many people who don't know the area might find my street shady, there are good families spread throughout the couple blocks around my house who are always ready and willing to make new friends and neighbors feel welcome. The library, a grocery store, and other conveniences are within a bike ride, or three minute drive away. The area has had some crime issues in the past, but the longer you live in the area, the more you learn how the neighborhood works, and that it isn't nearly as dangerous as it may seem. The streets surrounding mine are much safer than mine.
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Alger Heights is a great neighborhood for anyone, in any stage of life. With many parks, and schools from Elementary to High School within a mile, it is perfect for families of all sizes. The local shopping area is within walking distance of the entire neighborhood and has a variety of dining options, grocery, specialty shops, as well as a branch of the Grand Rapids Public Library. It is also close to all areas of town, to meet all needs.
I have lived in Alger Heights all of my life, and have loved every minute of it. I would definitely raise my children in this neighborhood if given the chance. The community is great and the houses are very homey.