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Grand Rapids Rankings

We think Grand Rapids is one of the best places in the world to live and work.

Thankfully, many unbiased sources agree with our opinion. Browse through the rankings below to learn more.

2018

2017

  • #2 - Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness - Michigan, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • #1 - Fastest Growing U.S. Economy - Grand Rapids, HeadlightData.com
  • #19 - Best Cities in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, US News.com
  • #2 - Best Place to be a Millennial - Grand Rapids, Trulia.com
  • #3 - Big Cities with the Healthiest Housing Markets - Grand Rapids, SmartAsset.com
  • #4 - Housing Market to Watch - Grand Rapids, Trulia
  • #5 - Best Large Cities to Start a Business - Grand Rapids, WalletHub
  • #9 - Hottest Hipster Markets in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, Realtor.com and Yelp
  • #3 - Hottest Housing Markets in the U.S. - Kentwood, Realtor.com
  • #5 - America's Most Underrated Cities - Grand Rapids, Travel + Leisure
  • #1 - Housing Market in the Nation - Grand Rapids, Trulia

2016

2015

  • #1 - City to Raise a Family - Grand Rapids, Forbes
  • #2 - Best U.S. Cities to Find a Job - Grand Rapids, Forbes
  • #3 - Top Cities in the Nation for Economic Growth - Grand Rapids, Detroit Free Press
  • Top 50 Hospitals for Specialties - Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, U.S. News and World Report
  • #1 - Top Places to Visit in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, Groupon
  • #1 - U.S. Conference of Mayors/USA Funds 2015 National Education Pathways with a Purpose Awards Program - Grand Rapids, SYS-Con Media
  • #3 - Cities Leading a U.S. Manufacturing Revival - Grand Rapids, Forbes
  • #3 - Leading Locations - Grand Rapids, Area Development Magazine

2014

  • #3 - Top Economic Performance - Grand Rapids, The Manhattan Institute
  • #4 - America's Smartest Cities - Grand Rapids, Forbes
  • #25 - Best Performing Cities in America - Grand Rapids, Milken Institute
  • #2 - Top Cities for New Engineering Jobs - Grand Rapids, Change the Equation
  • #21 - Top 50 States, 50 Spots for 2014 - Grand Rapids, CNN
  • #9 - Top Cities with Affordable Healthcare - Grand Rapids, Livability.com
  • #8 - America's Most Exciting Mid-Sized Cities - Grand Rapids, MOVOTO Blog
  • #3 - Best Mid-Sized Cities for Jobs in 2014 - Grand Rapids, Forbes
  • One of the Most Underrated Places in the U.S. - Grand Rapids, Global Yodel