“HOMES” is the acronym kids use to learn the names of America’s Great Lakes. But for many folks in Michigan, those Great Lakes and the surrounding cities are a home all their own! Here are a few reasons why Grand Rapids, Michigan should be on your radar for cool places to visit – and could be the site of your next home.
If You Like the Arts
The massive Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park covers 132 acres and is quickly becoming internationally known. And it’s not far from anything in the city, so you can get an apartment in Grand Rapids right next to some high-class sculptures and scenery.
If You Like Spending Time on the Water
You may not immediately think of going tubing when you think of the glove-shaped state, but think again. Nowhere in Michigan, and GR especially, is far from a natural source of water – the city sits on the Grand River, and is about 25 miles east of Lake Michigan.
If You’re A History Buff
As the hometown and final resting place of President Gerald R. Ford, Grand Rapids has collected quite a bit of historical significance in the Midwest. Around the year you can visit the Gerald R. Ford Museum or take a trip over to the Meyer May House, designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
If You Like To Have Fun
Probably the best nickname for GR is “Beer City USA.” With several local breweries in Grand Rapids, including Founders Brewing Co., craft beer is never far. But if kicking back with a drink isn’t your thing, there are hundreds of performances a year in many of the city’s local theatres, like the Grand Rapids Symphony. GR has a lot to offer for those seeking a night out on the town!