With the pandemic changing the way we live and work, many people are thinking hard about where they want to live if they no longer have a daily commute. Niche.com has ranked the best places to buy a house in Grand Rapids. 

The rankings are based on home values, property taxes, home ownership rates, housing costs, and real estate trends. This grade takes into account key factors of a location’s housing market, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools. Info was gathered from the U.S. Census, FBI, and over 100 million reviews and survey responses.

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This year, East Grand Rapids ranked at #11 in the entire state of Michigan as one of the best places to live in Michigan. But where should you buy a home? According to Niche.com's research, this is the top 5 list:

  1. Eastgate
  2. East Grand Rapids
  3. Forest Hills
  4. Hudsonville
  5. Ottawa Hills

Luke Skurman, CEO and founder of Niche said in a press release,

“Our rankings are designed to help our users find the next place they want to call home based on their unique priorities. For families, we know schools are an important factor. In addition to the Best Places to Live rankings, our comprehensive school profiles and school rankings are very valuable for families looking to make a move.”

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You can view their results for Best Places, Cities, Suburbs, or Neighborhoods to Live rankings by state, metro area, or county. Specialized lists include Best for Families, Young Professionals, Homebuyers, and Retirees.

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