The Mitten State.
Grand Rapids, MI topped Forbes’ list as the best city to raise a family in 2012 and came in No. 2 in 2014. Why? Low cost of living, quality schools, little crime and relatively stable housing values, to name a few. But, Grand Rapids is more than just a place to raise a family; it’s a city with something for everyone! Are you a beach lover? In less than an hour, you can be laying on the sandy white beaches of Lake Michigan. Fitness fanatic? You’ll enjoy the adventure races where teams navigate with a map and compass to run, mountain bike and canoe/kayak. Art enthusiast? You will love the 19 days when our city transforms 3 square miles to display art from around the world, in a truly one-of-a-kind art competition. Or maybe you just want a relaxing night out with friends. Grand Rapids was voted Beer City USA, and is home to the 3rd best brewery in the world and the #1 brewpub in the US.