Communities / Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Grand Rapids, Michigan

urban • midwest, USA

Downtown Grand Rapids features shopping, dining, and entertainment, along with city parks and riverside attractions.
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About Grand Rapids

Located in Western Michigan, Grand Rapids is a thriving city with endless opportunities for entertainment and adventure. Stroll around downtown to see historic buildings and outdoor sculptures, or visit the Native American burial mounds in Millenium Park. Often called “River City,” Grand Rapids is home to four rivers for swimming, fishing, and boating, or try hiking, biking, or snowmobiling along one of the city’s many trail systems. Shop for trendy fashions at Basic Bee Boutique, find the perfect gift at Periwinkle FOG, or discover new and vintage music at The Corner Record Shop. Foodies will love Grand Rapids’ world class dining options, including coffee and beignets at Cafe Mertens, retro-style diner favorites at Anna’s House, and gourmet classics at The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck. Take in a show at The Circle Theatre or DeVos Performance Hall, dance to live music at The Intersection, then enjoy a locally made beverage at one of Grand Rapids’ many craft breweries. Grand Rapids celebrates food and culture with unique annual events like Festival of the Arts, World of Winter Festival, and the International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival. Located on the southeast side of Grand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International Airport offers direct flights to New York, Chicago, Orlando, and more.

Population

198,917

Internet Speed Rating

5000 Mbps

Closest Airport

Gerald R. Ford International Airport • 12 mi

Weather (High/Low)

83 / 18

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$259,088

FUN FACT


With an abundance of craft breweries, beer festivals, brewery tours, hotel beer packages, and collectible brewery passport programs, it’s no wonder Grand Rapids is known as Beer City, USA. The Beer City Ale Trail features more than 80 breweries, which is more craft beer per square mile than anywhere else in the world.
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