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Living in Grand Rapids

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

Grand Rapids is somewhat bikeable.

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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The Ledyard Building

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The B.O.B.

Some errands can be accomplished on foot in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Apartments for Rent

Grand Rapids Neighborhoods




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1 Heartside-Downtown 94 - 80 2,956
2 East Hills 89 - 66 3,418
3 Baxter 86 - 59 2,366
4 Midtown 83 - 62 3,981
5 Heritage Hill 83 - 69 3,387
6 South Hill 80 - 61 676
7 Eastown 79 - 62 5,412
8 Madison Area 76 - 59 4,242
9 SECA 75 - 62 4,872
10 SWAN 75 - 90 5,986
11 West Grand 74 - 70 16,459
12 Garfield Park 72 - 57 15,493
13 Roosevelt Park 68 - 63 5,507
14 South East End 66 - 56 11,372
15 Alger Heights 66 - 55 4,144
16 Fulton Heights 66 - 59 1,766
17 Ottawa Hills 62 - 51 870
18 Highland Park 60 - 47 3,451
19 Belknap Lookout 59 - 59 4,214
20 Black Hills 54 - 55 1,021
21 John Ball Park 49 - 65 3,508
22 Creston 44 - 53 24,661
23 Eastgate 39 - 47 1,535
24 Auburn Hills 30 - 48 659
25 Northeast Grand Rapids 28 - 41 10,671
26 Westside Connection 25 - 40 13,693
27 Michigan Oaks 15 - 44 1,934

Eating & Drinking

There are about 738 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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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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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 an advocate for city building. As a member of the East Hills Council of Neighbors, chairing the Complete Streets Committee I work with neighbors and business owners to make our neighborhood a safer place for everyone.

Ask Josh about Grand Rapids

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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 Bikeable

Some bike infrastructure.


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Rosa Parks Circle

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Diocese of Grand Rapids

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Evanglical Lutheran Ch In Amer

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Building Murals

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Grand River

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GR Skyline

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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Clock tower

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Secchia Hall

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Garfield Park (Burton)

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Garfield Park (Burton)

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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Grand Rapids is Talking About...

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Congress Park

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Congress Elementary School

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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