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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Northview is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 15,391. Northview is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Northview offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Northview there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many young professionals live in Northview and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Northview are highly rated.
About Northview...
Population
15,391

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$158,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$925
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    24%
  • Own
    76%
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Northview Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live 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.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Northview

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,262
National
$55,322
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Northview Reviews

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Northview is a great community. The public school system is good, and offers a variety of different learning styles: college prep, special education, career training, etc. The community is pretty safe, could be a but more diverse.
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I love where I grew up and live! I have the perfect house and family to fill it. It's a cute house with a big backyard. We are somewhat secluded but by great malls, grocery stores, and restaurants. If I had to do it all over again I would definitely live here. Personally I hope to move out to the country-side once I begin a family just for a change in scenery. Compared to anywhere else in this world my home town has a very high ranking! Of course it'd be awesome to be in the middle of Paris or live in Bora Bora but Grand Rapids, Michigan has a perfect mix of city life, relaxing vacation time, and outdoor fun. I wouldn't change my childhood and where I grew up for one moment.
This town has such a sweet and kind atmosphere. It is very family oriented and an outdoorsy place to live. Ever since I was little I always thought that my town was one of the best because it included beaches, cute mom and pop shops, friendly neighbors, and strong values. If I had to do my life all over I wouldn't change my location, I was far enough away from things but close enough to enjoy my town. The future of Grand Rapids is bright, new stores are being added, upstanding neighbors are moving in, and the natural geography is expanding. You can get a touch of space on the outskirts of town but when you go downtown you get the rush and quickness of city life - the best of both worlds. I recommend this area to families who want to feel included, safe, and happy.