2017 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in the Grand Rapids AreaAbout this List

Explore the best suburbs to raise a family based on public schools, crime rates, cost of living, and family-friendly amenities. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other data sources. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. Grand Haven Charter Township

    • Suburb of Grand Rapids, MI
    • 29
    5 Best Suburbs to Raise a Family in Grand Rapids Area

    Niche User: I was born in Grand Haven and would love to stay here as long as I can. My family lives here and we are deeply rooted in the community. We have attended Grand Haven Public schools since we started school and one of my uncles is a Principal in this fantastic school system. Grand Haven, although a small town, entertains over a million people every summer at the Coast Guard Festival and the small campground located on the beaches of Lake Michigan, has a waiting list of over a year. This tourism adds to the financial success of this community. Our breakwalls and waters edge are able to be maintained and kept beautiful from much of the tourism every year.

    Grand Haven is obviously getting busier and busier like most small towns do but I know the Administration and leaders are working hard at preserving that small town feel and atmosphere. I see the same old buildings and beautiful flower beds, lamp posts and cobblestone walkways in the future for many years to come. I also see more development and chain businesses moving in to our community- I see the people of this area welcoming new business and understanding that growth is jobs and a sense of security for the next generation.

    I have been to many places in my short life and I am certain that I am in the best place!
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      Overall Niche Grade
    • A-
      Public Schools
    • A+
      Good for Families
    • 15,757 Population
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