Why Grand Rapids

Why Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids and the surrounding West Michigan community offer a friendly, welcoming environment for families as well as singles and couples.

The Liveable City

The city of Grand Rapids features a bustling downtown with many restaurants, nightclubs, theaters, museums and sports venues in a renewed and thriving downtown (www.HelloWestMichigan.com). Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine is also located in downtown Grand Rapids, joining more than two dozen other colleges and universities that call West Michigan home.

Key industries in the local community include:

  • Medical
  • Education
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Furniture
  • Hospitality
  • And many more

Housing is very affordable and there are excellent school districts in the immediate area.

The beaches of Lake Michigan are only a 40 minute drive away from Grand Rapids. West Michigan is home to numerous natural wonders including swimming, golfing, boating, biking and sightseeing.

There are also cultural opportunities such as ArtPrize which engages the whole community. We believe that our staff and residents should enjoy a balanced life as well as a comprehensive education, and be a part of this welcoming environment. Here are a few of the latest headlines about the great things happening in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We invite you to see it for yourself.

Grand Rapids Events & Resources


Gerald R. Ford International Airport – Offering 100+ nonstop daily flights