While some people might feel that 2016 was a horrible year, it was a great year for our city, as Grand Rapids made a bunch of lists as one of the top cities to do, well basically, anything! From best quality of life, to best place to start a business, Grand Rapids is a fantastic place to be! Talk about Braggadocio!

Lawstarter.com ranked GR as one of the best cities for affordable home ownership. With low real estate prices for homes in a lot of areas, this is a great draw for people. Especially when combined with the next list.

Porch.com also ranks Grand Rapids as the #2 best place own a home in the US!

US News and World Report has also ranked Grand Rapids as one of the 20 best places in the country to live! Coming in #13, we beat out Sarasota, Charlotte, San Diego, Houston, Omaha, Charleston, and Portland!

Wallethub proclaimed Grand Rapids the #2 city for starting a business! If you're looking to be your own boss, this is a great city to do it! Start your business here, you'll have a great chance for success!

Michigan is #1 improved state for business from CNBC, which only adds to the beauty of trying to open a business here in GR!

Our little Ford Airport was also ranked #1 in North American by Airports Council International. It may be small, but it's not the size that counts, it's what you can do with it that matters!

There are more lists we made, and the City of Grand Rapids has the complete list.

We may get a ton of teasing for all the snow we get here, and the gloomy winter sky, but there's not a city in the US that can claim as much amazing stuff as Grand Rapids can! Get more details from the City of Grand Rapids Facebook page!