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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 with a population of 7,731. 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. Many families live in South West Area Neighbors (SWAN) and residents tend to be liberal.
About South West Area Neighbors (SWAN)...
Population
7,731

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,535
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$753
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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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
$37,860
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    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.