Why Greater Grand Rapids

Quality of Life


From blue waters and pristine beaches to craft breweries, delicious eateries, plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities, professional sports and a thriving cultural and arts scene, no matter where you live in the Greater Grand Rapids region, you’ll be close to it all.

Our community boasts a strong economy paired with low cost of living, making it an ideal place to start a career and raise a family

Living Here

Want to learn more about life in Greater Grand Rapids? Find information on everything from the food and craft beer scene to community involvement, childcare, multicultural resources and so much more on the Hello West Michigan site.

Visit hellowestmichigan.com

Connect with our Hello West Michigan team

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Rachel Gray

Executive Director, Hello West Michigan

As the Executive Director for Hello West Michigan, Rachel leads the organization’s strategy, operations, and membership. She helps educate employers and prospective candidates about the region.

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Jessica Kuster

Program Manager, Hello West Michigan

Jessica serves as the Program Manager for Hello West Michigan, where she oversees the internship and candidate connection programs, marketing and communication needs, and facilitates member orientation and training programs.

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Local Healthcare Providers in Greater Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is known for the Medical Mile, one of the nation’s top-ranked medical centers of excellence. With three fast-growing major hospital systems and hundreds of physicians in virtually every specialty, you can count on accessible, high-quality patient care and wellness programs being available throughout our region.

Local Healthcare Providers
Location
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Helen DeVos Children's Hospital
Location
Grand Rapids
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Holland Hospital
Location
Holland
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Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
Location
Grand Rapids
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Mercy Health - Mercy and Hackley Campus
Location
Muskegon
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Metro Health
Location
Byron Center
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Michigan Medical P.C. (MMPC)
Location
Grand Rapids
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Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Location
Grand Rapids
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North Ottawa Community Health System
Location
Grand Haven
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Spectrum Health
Location
Grand Rapids (+ 10 additional locations)
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West Michigan Cancer Center
Location
Kalamazoo
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Zeeland Community Health
Location
Zeeland

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Education Options in Greater Grand Rapids

The Greater Grand Rapids region offers an impressive array of educational options from preschool to professional development. Many of our school districts are award winning and justifiably proud of the high percentage of students who go on to higher education. In addition to public schools, parents also have the option of enrolling their children in numerous private and charter schools.

K-12 Education

West Michigan College Enrollment

More than a third of our residents also go on to post-secondary education, usually at one of our regional colleges and universities. Together, these institutions offer degree-granting, technical, and continuing education to more than 93,500 students from Michigan and around the world.

Institution
2019-2020 Enrollment
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
Institution
Aquinas College
2019-2020 Enrollment
1,578
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
290
Institution
Baker College
2019-2020 Enrollment
9,681
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
1,956
Institution
Calvin University
2019-2020 Enrollment
2,627
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
208
Institution
Cornerstone University
2019-2020 Enrollment
1,954
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
175
Institution
Davenport University - W.A. Lettinga Campus
2019-2020 Enrollment
6,097
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
1,025
Institution
Ferris State University
2019-2020 Enrollment
14,232
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
3,456
Institution
Ferris State University - Kendall College of Art and Design
2019-2020 Enrollment
823
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
180
Institution
Grace Christian University
2019-2020 Enrollment
981
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
139
Institution
Grand Rapids Community College
2019-2020 Enrollment
19,410
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
1,481
Institution
Grand Valley State University
2019-2020 Enrollment
23,178
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
4,530
Institution
Hope College
2019-2020 Enrollment
3,143
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
689
Institution
Kuyper College
2019-2020 Enrollment
161
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
17
Institution
Michigan State University - West
2019-2020 Enrollment
320
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
68
Institution
Montcalm Community College
2019-2020 Enrollment
1,963
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
215
Institution
Muskegon Community College
2019-2020 Enrollment
5,540
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
483
Institution
Spring Arbor University
2019-2020 Enrollment
1,881
Associate and Bachelor Degrees Awarded
398