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Living in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan and is located in Kent county in West Michigan. Nestled along the Grand River, the city is about 30 miles from Lake Michigan and about three hours from Chicago and Detroit. Grand Rapids is the economic and cultural hub of West Michigan and is the fastest growing city in Michigan, along with being one of the fastest growing in the Midwest. Grand Rapids is also commonly known as Beer City USA due to the award winning breweries Grand Rapids boasts and award from USA Today in 2013.
Living in Grand Rapids: Things to Do
Given that Grand Rapids is the economic and cultural hub of West Michigan, there are no shortages of things to do and ways to stay entertained year round. In the summer time, you'll find the city alive with a buzz of activity. Numerous festivals, and concerts occur throughout the summer such as Art Prize and the International Festival. You'll have no shortage of concert oppotunities as Grand Rapids is home to venues such as Van Andel Arena, The Intersection, The Listening Room at Studio Park, and GLC Live. Hosting the tours of artists like Justin Beiber, Garth Brooks, and other major stars, your concert selection rivals most major cities! If something more classical is your style, DeVos Hall consistently hosts the Grand Rapids Symphony and touring musicals from Broadway.
In addition to the concert venues, Grand Rapids is also home to a number of different sports teams. Boasting the Calder Cup Champion Grand Rapids Griffins hockey team (AHL affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings), the playoff appearing Grand Rapids Gold basketball team (NBA G League affiliate of the Denver Nuggets), and the West Michigan Whitecaps baseball team (AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers) there are numerous sporting events to attend year round.
When you're not at concerts or sporting events, theres a good chance you'll find yourself at one of the many amazing restaurants and/or breweries in Grand Rapids. Nicknamed "Beer City", Grand Rapids boasts a number of award winning breweries such as Founders Brewing, Seven Monks, Brewery Vivant, Harmony Brewing, and Mitten Brewing. Grand Rapids also has many local food staples such as Donkey Taqueria, MDRD, Reserve, Rockwell Republic, Brick and Porter, and many others. If you're looking for a specific cuisine or drink, theres a high probability that you can find it in Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids residents will also refquently find themselves enjoying boating or kayaking on the Grand River, visiting the Gerald R Ford Museum, the Grand Rapids Public Museum, The Grand Rapids Art Museum, golfing at one of the many amazing courses, John Ball Zoo or Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Education in Grand Rapids
There is no shortage of educational opportunities in Grand Rapids. From a very robust public library system, to a number of both public and private colleges and universities, as well as many k-12 options for both public and private schooling. For higher education, Grand Rapids boasts Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids Community College, satellite campuses of Northwood University, Davenport University and a number of other public college and university campuses. Grand Rapids is also home to a number of private colleges and universities such as Calvin University, Cornerstone University Kupyer College, and Aquinas College.
Health and Wellness in Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids is Nationally recognized as a leading medical center, so much so that it has a stretch of city affectionately known as "Medical Mile". Home to organizations like Spectrum Health, Mercy Health, Metro Health, and the Van Andel Institute, there is constant medical innovation and research taking place. For the day to day, Grand Rapids offers a variety of stores and farmers markets for fresh produce. Places like The YMCA, MVP Sports Club, and the Kroc Center are popular ways for people to stay healthy year round!
The Grand Rapids Economy
Grand Rapids, as we've already stated, is the Economic Hub of West Michigan. Spectrum Health is the largest employer in the region, but there are a number of other large employers such as Meijer headquarters and stores, Wolverine World Wide, Universal Forest Products, American Seating Company, Amway, Steelcase, Bissel, and GE Aviation Systems to name a few! Grand Rapids also boasts numerous organizations such as the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Start Garden, and the Right Place to assist and foster businesses of all sizes.
Moving Around Grand Rapids
Like most cities, Grand Rapids does offer a public transit system. In the downtown area, the free bus shuittle is a great way to get around without having to walk, especially in winter. There are also rentable electric scooters, self driving shuttles, uber, and lyft. If you're looking to travel a little further, the Amtrack station in Grand Rapids will allow for easy commuting to Chicago and the Gerald R Ford International Airport will connect you to most places in and out of the country either directly or with one layover!