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Living in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has an average Walk Score of 55 with 188,040 residents.

Grand Rapids has some public transportation and does not have many bike lanes.

The most walkable Grand Rapids neighborhoods are Heartside-Downtown, East Hills and Baxter.

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Walk Score of Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids is Somewhat Walkable

Some errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Diocese of Grand Rapids

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Evanglical Lutheran Ch In Amer

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Apartments for Rent

Grand Rapids Neighborhoods

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Population

1 Heartside-Downtown 94 72 66 2,956
2 East Hills 89 47 68 3,418
3 Baxter 86 43 59 2,366
4 Midtown 83 48 65 3,981
5 Heritage Hill 83 60 66 3,387
6 South Hill 80 55 65 676
7 Eastown 79 39 64 5,412
8 Madison Area 76 45 53 4,242
9 SECA 75 48 61 4,872
10 SWAN 75 57 74 5,986
11 West Grand 74 41 57 16,459
12 Garfield Park 72 42 55 15,493
13 Roosevelt Park 68 43 56 5,507
14 South East End 66 38 53 11,372
15 Alger Heights 66 39 50 4,144
16 Fulton Heights 66 34 60 1,766
17 Ottawa Hills 62 36 54 870
18 Highland Park 60 40 40 3,451
19 Belknap Lookout 59 53 46 4,214
20 Black Hills 54 36 55 1,021
21 John Ball Park 49 44 50 3,508
22 Creston 44 30 46 24,661
23 Eastgate 39 36 50 1,535
24 Auburn Hills 30 28 33 659
25 Northeast Grand Rapids 28 31 31 10,671
26 Westside Connection 25 33 35 13,693
27 Michigan Oaks 15 26 29 1,934

Eating & Drinking

There are about 756 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Grand Rapids.

People in Grand Rapids can walk to an average of 2 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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Yesterdog

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Billy's Lounge

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thumbnail for The Ledyard BuildingGR is known for many beautiful historic buildings, The Ledyard is just one of these. It houses many offices on the upper levels, stores and food shops are ground level!

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Transit Score of Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids has Some Transit

A few nearby public transportation options. Find Grand Rapids apartments for rent near public transit.

Public Transit Routes

Grand Rapids has some public transportation and about 26 bus lines.

Transit Time

The map above shows how far you can travel in 30 minutes from Grand Rapids on public transit.

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Grand Rapids has about 1 car shares from RelayRides.

Neighborhood Guides

Thinking of renting an apartment or buying in Grand Rapids? Ask our neighborhood guides a question.

Josh Leffingwell

I am a designer and owner of Well Design Studio who lives in the John Ball Neighborhood.

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Congress Park

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Congress Elementary School

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Clothing Matters

Bike Score of Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids is Somewhat Bikeable

Minimal bike infrastructure.

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Building Murals

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Grand River

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GR Skyline

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Clock tower

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Secchia Hall

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Garfield Park (Burton)

thumbnail for The B.O.B.Grand Rapids is known for The B.O.B. A collection of 7 bars and restaurants for your entertainment pleasure! People travel from all over the state to make a night of fun here!

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on The B.O.B.

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Garfield Park (Burton)

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Premier

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Congress Park

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Congress Elementary School

thumbnail for Rosa Parks CircleThe downtown Amphitheater is where many come to sit and people watch! It is also the central hub for many of the festivals/events in GR during the warmer months! In the winter, stop by for some ice skating!

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on Rosa Parks Circle

Grand Rapids is Talking About...

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Clothing Matters

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Fulton Street Farmers Market

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One Stop Coney Shop

thumbnail for Diocese of Grand RapidsThe head of the Catholic Church starts at the NE corner of Wealthy St And Division. It spams for several blocks down division with the many charities and organizations associated and supported by it.

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