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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$88,890
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,450
National
$55,322
Children
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
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As a young woman, I liked the area. Close to downtown and shops, close to freeways, I could walk to downtown if I wanted. I really liked the location.
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I do not like living in the city, I need space, but downtown Grand Rapids is very nice.
There is a lot of variety of stores in the area. A lot of family owned and local business which I love. The only thing I dislike about it is that it isn't as accessible. Their hours are not as broad as chain stores.