Grand Rapids & Beyond

Located between Chicago and Detroit, Grand Rapids offers the cultural opportunities of an urban environment mixed with the friendliness and accessibility of a small town.

Grand Rapids is home to people of every race, creed, color, religion, and national origin. Our public school system represents more than 53 countries. We welcome diversity and celebrate the unique contributions of all cultures.

Easy to Get Around

Whether you're walking, biking, flying, taking a train, or riding a bus Grand Rapids makes it easy to get around.

Safe and Affordable

Grand Rapids has a low cost of living and a great safety rating compared to other mid-sized cities. It is a big town with small-town warmth, friendly people, smiling faces, safe streets, and the wonderful feeling that we're glad you're here.

Recreation

Champion golf courses help make Michigan the world's 12th best golf destination. In addition to nearby fitness facilities and a YMCA, Grand Rapids is ideal for a wide range of such as hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hunting, fishing, and boating.

Climate

It's been said, "If you don't like the weather in Michigan, wait five minutes and it will change." So, bring ice skates, an umbrella, and sunscreen - you might need all of them in one day.

Go to weather.com for current conditions.

Click here to see average monthly temperatures, precipitation and sunshine hours.

Diversity

Grand Rapids is home to people of every race, creed, color, religion, and national origin. Our public school system represents more than 53 countries. We welcome diversity and celebrate the unique contributions of all cultures.

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