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Grand Rapids suburb ranks among 'Best Places to Live' in US

March 29, 2018
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East Grand Rapids refers to Gaslight Village as the “heart” of the city. Photo via fb.com

A suburb of Grand Rapids is considered one of the top places to live in the country.

East Grand Rapids ranks No. 54 in the 2018 “Best Places to Live” ranking by Niche, a website that ranks neighborhoods and schools

The ranking is based on data on more than 15,000 cities, towns and neighborhoods, including cost of living, public schools, safety, jobs, local amenities, health and fitness, walkability and weather.

Niche gathered data from the U.S. Census, FBI, CDC, Department of Education and local input.

East Grand Rapids’ overall Niche grade is an A+. The suburb earned an A+ in public schools, housing, raising a family, crime, nightlife and a C+ in diversity.

The city has a population of 11,297, with a median home value of $303,400 and a median rent of $1,395. Ninety-three percent of residents own their homes.

West Michigan top 10

1.   East Grand Rapids
2.   Forest Hills
3.   St. Joseph
4.   Portage
5.   Westwood
6.   Caledonia
7.   Holland
8.   Grandville
9.   Grand Haven Township
10. Rockford

Michigan top 10

1.   Okemos
2.   Birmingham
3.   Ann Arbor
4.   Beverly Hills
5.   East Grand Rapids
6.   Bloomfield Township
7.   Troy
8.   Franklin
9.   Grosse Pointe Farms
10. Grosse Pointe Park

U.S. top 10

1.   Carmel, Indiana
2.   Chesterbrook, Pennsylvania
3.   Clarendon Hills, Illinois
4.   Richmond Heights, Missouri
5.   Okemos
6.   Buffalo Grove, Illinois
7.   Clayton, Missouri
8.   Brentwood, Missouri
9.   Birmingham
10. Dublin, Ohio

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