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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Grand Rapids

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, WE LOVE GRAND RAPIDS! Don’t you? Whether you’re exploring the Grand Rapids area as a place to live or have lived here for years, this list is for you! Here are some lesser known and exciting things about Grand Rapids.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is Undergoing BIG Changes to Improve Family Lifestyle

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Did you know that six neighborhoods are undergoing construction this summer in order to add more family friendly amenities?Pretty amazing, right? Parks and Recreation of Grand Rapids is making big strides to add water parks, bathrooms, paved sidewalks and more in order to make neighborhoods safer and more family friendly.

You can read more about these updates here.

It’s the Perfect Place for Foodies

Foodies, unite. Grand Rapids is the perfect city for foodies! With dozens of restaurants and breweries downtown, good food is never hard to find.

It’s Beer City USA, Again

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That’s right, Grand Rapids was named #1 again for Beer City USA by USA today. To see the whole article and other top cities, just click here.

We are a City of Unbeatable Festivals

art prize There is never an opportunity to be bored in Grand Rapids. The city is always thriving with unique and exciting festivals, like Laugh Fest, Art Prize, the always amazing Hispanic Festival, and so many more!

Zillow Voted Grand Rapids has One of the Best Markets

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We aren’t the only ones who think that Grand Rapids is the best place to live… Trulia nominated Grand Rapids as one of the best markets to live in, too! To see the whole article, hop over to this blog post we wrote.

Byron Center Schools are Some of the Best in the State

A major asset to Grand Rapids are the surrounding suburbs and communities. Byron Center, for instance, has been honored as having some of the best schools in the entire state.

To read more about the Blue Ribbon Schools in Byron center, check out this blog post.

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is One of the Oldest in the USA

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Have you and your family had the opportunity to explore the Grand Rapids Public Museum? If you haven’t, make sure that you put it at the top of your list. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is not only a ton of fun but a great adventure in learning, as well.

You can learn more about the history of the museum here.

The Tech Scene is Booming!

Grand Rapids has a thriving tech scene for business owners and entrepreneurs. If you’re in the technology community be sue to check out Grand Rapids co-op locations and meet-ups.

Top Notch Medical Care

Whether you’re working in the medical field or needing quality medical care, Grand Rapids is the city for you. Spectrum Health and Mercy Health St. Mary’s offer quality care for children and adults. We’re so proud of the medical community Grand Rapids has to offer.

You’re Only 30 Miles (or less) to Lake Michigan

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Grand Rapids has easy access to the pure beauty of Lake Michigan. We love that you can relish in the city life and then hop over to the lake whenever you want. What is your favorite beach to visit in the summertime? Let us know in the comments below!

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