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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A-
Northview is a suburb of Grand Rapids with a population of 15,393. Northview is in Kent County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in Northview offers residents a 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 above average.
About Northview...
Population
15,393

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$147,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$794
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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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
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,137
National
$55,322
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%
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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.
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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.
Crime rates are very low where I live in Grand Rapids. My neighborhood is very safe, I hardly ever lock my car, can leave the garage door open when no one is home, and trust my neighbors to have our spare key. Cops aren't on patrol too much on this side of town but that is only because it isn't very needed. That being said I do see a cop car at least 3 times a week patrolling the streets. I feel very safe with them around, but I also feel safe without them because of the safe community. I have had to call the police when an accident occurred in front of my house and they responded in record time and dealt with the situation professionally.