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Grand Rapids is the 62nd 'most fun' city in US

September 27, 2019
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Grand Rapids is a decently fun place to live, according to a recent report.

Grand Rapids came in at No. 62 out of 182 cities in a ranking of the "Most Fun Cities in America" by WalletHub.

WalletHub compared the 182 cities across three key categories: entertainment and recreation; nightlife and parties; and costs.

The three categories were evaluated on 66 metrics, such as acres of parkland per capita, presence of music festivals and average beer price. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the "greatest number and variety of fun and cost-effective activities."

Grand Rapids achieved an overall score of 34.71. Grand Rapids ranks 82nd for entertainment, 69th for nightlife and 18th for cost.

Top 10 

1.   Las Vegas, Nevada – 72.39
2.   Orlando, Florida – 64.3
3.   New York City, New York – 57.62
4.   Miami, Florida – 56.41
5.   Chicago, Illinois – 55.22
6.   Atlanta, Georgia – 53.95
7.   San Francisco, California – 53.85
8.   Portland, Oregon – 52.37
9.   San Diego, California – 51.38
10. Los Angeles, California – 50.78

Bottom 10

173. Lewiston, Maine – 22.27
174. Aurora, Illinois – 21.81
175. New Haven, Connecticut – 21.65
176. South Burlington, Vermont – 21.59
177. Brownsville, Texas – 20.55
178. Bridgeport, Connecticut – 19.93
179. Santa Rosa, California – 19.59
180. Yonkers, New York – 19.2
181. Oxnard, California – 19.2
182. Pearl City, Hawaii – 19.09

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