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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    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
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Ottawa Hills is a neighborhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a population of 3,785. Ottawa Hills is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Ottawa Hills offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Ottawa Hills there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and retirees live in Ottawa Hills and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Ottawa Hills are above average.
About Ottawa Hills...
Population
3,785

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,950
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$593
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    21%
  • Own
    79%
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Ottawa Hills Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

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

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$92,279
National
$55,322
Families with Children
40%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%
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Ottawa Hills Reviews

1 review
It is a very nice neighborhood to live in and is right next to Martin Luther King Jr Park! MLK park has events all throughout summer and is a great spot to have fun and relax.
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