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Living in SWAN Grand Rapids

SWAN is the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Grand Rapids with 5,986 residents.

SWAN has good public transportation and is very bikeable.

Nearby neighborhoods: Black Hills, Heartside-Downtown, John Ball Park, Roosevelt Park, West Grand, Belknap Lookout and SECA.

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Walk Score of SWAN, Grand Rapids, MI

SWAN is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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Photo of Grand Valley State University: Steelcase Library in SWAN, Grand Rapids

Grand Valley State University: Steelcase Library

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Meijer Public Broadcasting Center

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in SWAN Grand Rapids.

SWAN is the 10th most walkable neighborhood in Grand Rapids with a Walk Score of 75.

Find apartments in Grand Rapids's most walkable neighborhoods: Heartside-Downtown, East Hills and Baxter.

SWAN Neighborhood Ranking

Compare SWAN to other Grand Rapids neighborhoods.

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Population

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

Eating & Drinking

There are about 95 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in SWAN.

People in SWAN can walk to an average of 3 restaurants, bars and coffee shops in 5 minutes.

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thumbnail for GR SkylineOne of the best sights in the city is the skyline from Swan!

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Bike Score of SWAN, Grand Rapids, MI

SWAN is Very Bikeable

Biking is convenient for most trips.

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US 131

Photo of Grand Valley State University in SWAN, Grand Rapids

Grand Valley State University

Photo of Richard DeVos Building in SWAN, Grand Rapids

Richard DeVos Building

Photo of Grand Valley State University "Pew Campus" in SWAN, Grand Rapids

Grand Valley State University "Pew Campus"

Photo of Keller Engineering Hall in SWAN, Grand Rapids

Keller Engineering Hall

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Ink Up

thumbnail for Clock towerThis beautiful clock tower is in the center of Swan, and the campus of GVSU.

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thumbnail for Secchia HallGVSU is known for culinary arts, so it would only be right that Secchia have a hall in his honor!

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on Secchia Hall

thumbnail for Grand Valley State University: Steelcase LibraryAt that heart of the Swan Area lies this neighborhood institution. Many of the GVSU students live in the vicinity, as it is very convenient!

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on Grand Valley State University: Steelcase Library

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