Why Greater Grand Rapids

See How Greater Grand Rapids Stacks Up

We think Greater Grand Rapids is one of the best places in the world to live, work and play. Thankfully, we aren’t the only ones. Take a look below to browse through some of Grand Rapids’ top rankings over the years.

2021 Rankings

  • #1 - Best Places to Raise a Family in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, Rocket Homes

2021 Rankings

  • #2 - 2021 Top 10 Remote-Ready Cities in the US - Grand Rapids, Livability
  • #10 - Top 10 States for Net Tech Employment Concentration - Michigan, Cyberstates
  • #53 - Top 100 Best Places to Live in America - Grand Rapids, Livability
  • #7 - Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022, Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #49 - Best Metro Areas for STEM Professionals in 2021 - Grand Rapids, WalletHub
  • #34 - Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022 - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #17 - Best Foodie Cities in America in 2021 - Grand Rapids, WalletHub
  • #28 - Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in 2021-2022 - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #43 - Best Suburbs to Buy a House in America in 2021 - East Grand Rapids, Niche
  • #39 - Best Cities to Buy a House in America in 2021 - Grand Rapids, Niche
  • #2 - Best Places to Live in Michigan in 2021-2022 - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #41 Best Cities for Young Professionals in America in 2021 - Grand Rapids, Niche
  • #11 - Best Places to Live in Michigan in 2021 - East Grand Rapids, Niche
  • #13 - Best Places to Live for Quality of Life in the U.S. in 2021-2022 - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #31 - Best Cities to Start a Career in 2021 - Grand Rapids, WalletHub
  • #3 - Best Business Climate (Mid-Sized) - Grand Rapids, Business Facilities
  • #10 - Health Care Hubs in U.S. (Large) - Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Business Facilities
  • #2 - GDP (Mid-Sized MSAs) - Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Business Facilities

2020 Rankings

  • #3 - Top Cities Where U.S. Manufacturing is Thriving - Grand Rapids, AdvisorSmith
  • #7 - Top 10 Metros for Millennials - Grand Rapids, New York Times/CommercialCafe
  • #1 - 7 Places to Go in 2020 -- Before the Crowds Hit - Grand Rapids, Jetsetter
  • #2 - Top Housing Market for Millennials - Grand Rapids, ImproveNet
  • #21 - 100 Best Places to Live in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, Livability
  • #1 - Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers - Grand Rapids, SmartAsset
  • #1 - Cities with the Most Manufacturing Jobs - Grand Rapids/Kentwood, Smartest Dollar
  • #13 - 50 Best Places to Live in America - Grand Rapids, Business Insider
  • #9 - Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2020-21, U.S. News & World Report

2019 Rankings

  • Top 10 Cities to Buy Affordable Homes on a $60k Salary - Grand Rapids, CNBC
  • #5 - Top U.S. Growth Cities for 2018 - Grand Rapids/Wyoming, U-Haul
  • #1 - Best City in Michigan - East Grand Rapids, USA Today
  • #51 - Best Metro for STEM Professionals - Grand Rapids, WalletHub
  • Top Up and Coming Cities in the U.S. in 2019 - Grand Rapids, Thrillist
  • #10 - Annual International Housing Affordability Survey - Grand Rapids, Demographia
  • #45 - 2019 Top 100 Best Places to Live - Grand Rapids, Livability
  • #6 - Best Places to Retire in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #6 - 25 Best Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019 - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • #13 - 25 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2019 - Grand Rapids, U.S. News & World Report
  • 16 Incredibly Romantic Getaways in the Midwest - Grand Rapids, TripAdvisor
  • #1 - Best Small Cities for Starting a Business in 2019 - Holland, WalletHub
  • #2 - Top 5 Most Popular Destinations for Millennials - Grand Rapids, National Association of Realtors
  • #2 - Top Hiring Metro Areas in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, ManpowerGroup
  • #4 - Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers in 2019 - Grand Rapids, WalletHub
  • Top 20 Cities for 7-Year Job Growth - Grand Rapids, Reuters
  • #1 - Mid-Sized Metro for Economic Growth Potential - Grand Rapids, Business Facilities
  • #1 - America's 10 Hottest Neighborhoods, Grand Rapids (49505 - Creston), Realtor.com
  • #1 - Top Metro for Sustainable Development, Site Selection Magazine
  • #15 - Best Places to Buy a House in 2019, Grand Rapids - WalletHub
  • #9 - Best Midsize Cities to Buy a House in 2019, Grand Rapids - WalletHub
  • #59 - Best Places to Live in 2019, Wyoming, MI - Money Magazine
  • #25 - Best Food Cities in America, Grand Rapids - WalletHub
  • #12 - 2020 State Business Tax Climate Index - MEDC
  • #2 & #6 - Hottest U.S. Housing Markets of 2019, Grand Rapids (Alger Heights & Creston) - Redfin
  • #10 - Top 10 Craft Beer Cities Around the U.S., Grand Rapids - Farm Flavor (A Livability site)