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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Baxter is a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a population of 3,753. Baxter is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Baxter offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Baxter there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Baxter and residents tend to be liberal.
About Baxter...
Population
3,753

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,260
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$920
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    65%
  • Own
    35%
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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
$38,208
National
$55,322
Families with Children
28%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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Baxter Reviews

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It's a community. People are always out and about. You go on a walk and anyone sitting on their porch says hi.
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