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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Eastown is a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a population of 9,077. Eastown is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Eastown offers residents an urban feel and most residents own their homes. In Eastown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Eastown and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Eastown are above average.
About Eastown...
Population
9,077

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$262,337
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,152
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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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
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$83,036
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    27%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    39%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    10%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%
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Eastown is an aesthetically pleasing corner of Grand Rapids. Restaurants, shops, coffee houses, and bars are found throughout this mixed-use neighborhood. Eastown is cycling-friendly and has a fair amount of public transportation options. There are always people walking, jogging, or sitting outside the many establishments, making for a safe place to walk even at night.
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Eastown is a great place for young people and professionals alike. It’s the next step before settling down in a suburb. Filled with tons of local shops and foods- there is always something to do!
There are parts of Eastown that are well kept and safe; these areas have amazing small businesses and restaurants. But then there are other areas that are not so nice, safe, or clean. I never experienced any harm while living in this area, but I also know which areas to avoid.