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Grand Rapids, MI

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Grand Rapids is located in western Michigan, and is the capital of the state. As of 2010, there were 188,040 people living within the Grand Rapids city limits. The city’s metro area is huge, with over a million residents as of the same year. Grand Rapids is Kent County’s county seat, and it is also the 2nd biggest city in the state. The city has long been nicknamed the “Furniture City” for the famous furniture companies that call the city home.

Grand Rapids Rentals

$599-$4046

Ramblewood Apartments
Beds: Studio-3  •  Baths: 1-2

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Hidden Creek Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$595-$895

Regency Park Apartments
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-1.5

$550-$685

Viewpointe Apartments
Beds: 1  •  Baths: 1-1.5

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Westgate Village
Beds: 1-2  •  Baths: 1-1.5

$960-$1435

Bloomfield Townhomes
Beds: 2-4
Baths: 1.5-2.5

Key City Stats

The average age of Grand Rapids, MI is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.92%
  • 7.98%
  • 6.52%
  • Female
  • 9.51%
  • 7.37%
  • 6.21%
$736
is average rent in Grand Rapids, MI
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 8.65%
  • 7.92%
  • 5.93%
34.9%
of units are available for rent in Grand Rapids
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2956
  • 360
  • 2862
Getting Around in Grand Rapids, MI

As a major metropolitan area, the Grand Rapids area has plenty of different options for transportation. Interstates 196, 296, and 96 all run through Grand Rapids, and state roads M-6, 11, 21, 37, 44, 45, and 121 also serve the city. The city has public buses provided via the Interurban Transit Partnership, and the notable Megabus provides an interstate service that takes customers as far as Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Columbus.

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The average commuter time in Grand Rapids is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.02%
  • 7.49%
  • 1.01%

Furniture City

<p>Grand Rapids is widely known as the "furniture city", because earlier in the 19th century, the city started manufacturing furniture on a mass scale. The city became a hub for sending lumber to be processed and turned into pristine furniture. In the late 1800s, the city was the spotlight of an international exhibition which thrust it into the global market for selling furniture. Today, furniture companies such as Widdicomb call Grand Rapids home, and the city is still considered a premier market for the creation of furniture.</p>

Grand Rapids Symphony

<p>The Grand Rapids Symphony is a regional orchestra, based out of the city of Grand Rapids. The symphony plays in a series of popular theaters across the country, including New York's Carnegie Hall and Detroit&Otilde;s Orchestra Hall. Other venues that the symphony has performed at include Ferris State University, the Interlochen Center for the Arts, Northern Michigan University, and Lake Superior University. The symphony is active in the community, recruiting new members and sponsoring students who go on to college with its Young Gifted, and Black Scholarship Fund.</p>

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

<p>This museum is part of the Presidential Libraries System of the National Archives and Records Administration series, which dedicated museums in the name of former Presidents. This museum is dedicated to former President Gerald Fold, and it has floors worth of different exhibits and art pieces that show the President's life and career. Visitors to the museum can see some of the artifacts lifted from the Ford Administration, including gifts given to the President by foreign governments and diplomats. Overall, the museum has over 20,000 different pieces that relate to Gerald Ford's life, from his childhood boy scout materials to documents from his re-election campaign.</p>