Ranked 13th Best Place to Live in America

Once hailed as the Furniture City in 1876, West Michigan has been a leading hub for technical expertise and innovation. Today, the area has grown beyond its humble beginnings and is now an industrial hub driving the growth of the region.
Ranked 13th Best Place to Live in America

Demographics

0-10 miles 0-30 miles 0-45 miles 0-60 miles
Population 351,059 1,092,768 1,804,426 2,345,988
Households 129,772 405,673 685,187 904,189
Families 87,105 277,295 455,296 596,014
Median Age 35.1 36.7 37.5 38.2
Average Household Income $77,942 $84,603 $79,682 $77,426

A midwest city worth exploring

Beer City USA

Beer City USA

Best beer town and bar scene (USA Today)

Lifestyle in motion

Lifestyle in motion

it's just quick drive to white sand beaches and premier hiking and biking

An entertainment mecca

An entertainment mecca

with four minor/development league sports teams

A great place to live

A great place to live

#1 best cities for first-time homebuyers (SmartAsset)

6th most popular

6th most popular

fishing cities in the U.S. (Field & Stream Magazine)

#2 top destination for Millennials

#2 top destination for Millennials

and #9 best place to retire in the U.S. (National Association of Realtors & Conde Nast)

Life in the Midwest never fails to impress

Top Area Employers

20.0 miles from Tanger Outlets
10340 Employees

Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Top Area Employers

#7 Fastest Growing Economy in the U.S.