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greasywheels121

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Does or has anyone lived there? Good things about the area? Bad things about the area?

 

I may have a job offer for a position up there, and we're considering our options.

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My cousin works there and commutes from Hudsonville. His wife works in Holland so they go in opposite directions. I don't have much information except it's growing and everything up there is owned by Amway and religious conservatives.

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Grand Rapids is awesome from what I've seen. I'm actually holding a conference there in April, staying at the Amway Grand which is a beautiful hotel.

 

Grand Rapids is a big mix of conservative (most of the rural parts of MI are), but with a pretty large hipster group that is growing from what I saw. They have some great neighborhoods in the downtown area when I drove around, and the downtown area is really nice from what I saw.

 

And, they are pretty much the micro-brew capital of the Midwest, can't really beat that.

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I lived in East Lansing for 2 years and Battle Creek for 1 year and one of my best friends lived in GR for 5 years so I've spent a lot of time there but that was all 15+ years ago.

 

I would echo what others have already said:

 

West Michigan as a whole is very religious/conservative but GR has a sizable progressive/hipster population.

 

Very reasonable cost of living.

 

Not bad on the cultural/museum stuff if you're into that, and like others said lots of good microbrews.

 

Just far enough inland that they don't get as much lake effect snow as Benton Harbor/LaPorte/Michigan City but still snowier than the Illinois side of the lake.

 

 

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GR is a beautiful city, the property value is decent but you can get alot for your money. Invest in a snowblower.

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QUOTE (greasywheels121 @ May 3, 2013 -> 07:00 PM)
So this is now happening.

Good luck! Grand Rapids is a really nice city so I hope you enjoy it. I just held a conference there at the Amway Grand Plaza, super nice hotel if you need a place to stay for a few nights.

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So this is now happening.

 

Good luck! Not sure what kind of price range and commute you're looking for, but East GR along Lake Dr is an area with a lot of very nice older homes.

 

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QUOTE (greasywheels121 @ May 3, 2013 -> 07:00 PM)
So this is now happening.

good luck buddy!

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