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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B-
  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
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$80,879
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$823
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    52%
  • Own
    48%

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

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$36,214
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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The West Grand neighborhood, in my opinion, has all you need for life within reach, especially with the construction of the new Meijer store happening. It has some great bars/breweries, corner groceries, ice cream, Richmond Park, churches, and many specialty and service stores for cars, computers, and more. The businesses and families moving into the area are improving life for everyone around.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan is the second largest city in the State. Among other things, we are home to two of the most wealthy families in the world (Van Andel & DeVos), along with many other people who've built sucessful businesses and has helped both our economy and community through their generous contributions.

We have the Van Andel Arena that has numerous events, carnivals on fair grounds, festivals downtown, beautiful river's, camp grounds in rural areas, and beaches, along with ton's of social bars and restaurants throughout the city, etc., for citizens' pleasure to choice which they wish to enjoy.
There are many different events in Grand Rapids. There are plenty of bars to go to and many events to attend, especially throughout the summer!