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    The Crossings Apartments
    1414 Eastport Drive SE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $605
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $725
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    Hidden Creek Apartments
    1513 Hidden Creek Circle Drive, Northeast Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $759
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $959
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,030
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    The Preserve at Woodland
    2351 Valleywood Drive SE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $739
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $879
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    The Fountains Apartments
    3900 Whispering Way Drive, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $679
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $810
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    Green Ridge Apartments
    3359 Ridgeview Drive, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $660
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $790
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    Autumn Ridge
    3902 Mayfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids
    • Studio
      $465
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    • 1 Bedroom
      $540
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $650
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    Richmond Hills Apartments
    1422 Preston Ridge NW, West Grand
    • Studio
      $500
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    • 1 Bedroom
      $585
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $685
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    Wyndham Hill
    1851 Knapp Street, N.E., Northeast Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $805
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $890
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    Lamberton Lake Apartments
    3118 1/2 Plaza Drive NE, Creston
    • 1 Bedroom
      $769
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $819
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    Woodfield Apartments
    6111 Woodfield Drive SE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $535
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $605
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    Pine Ridge Apartments
    4388 Pine Ridge Parkway NE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $730
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $915
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    Pine Circle Townhomes
    7108 Lodge Pole Dr SE, Grand Rapids
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $845
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    (616) 827-2236
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    1707 Godwin Ave SE # 1
    1707 Godwin Ave SE # 1, Garfield Park
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $775
    (616) 965-2300
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    927 Crosby NW #2
    927 Crosby St NW # 2, West Grand
    • 1 Bedroom
      $550
    (616) 458-8200
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    632 Parkwood NE
    632 Parkwood NE, Midtown
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,000
    (616) 954-5900
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    1922 Keyhill SE
    1922 Keyhill Ave SE, Grand Rapids
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,250
    (616) 301-9450
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    205 South Division Avenue Apartments
    205 Division Ave S, Heartside-Downtown
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,490
    (616) 643-8500
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    509 Wealthy St SE
    509 Wealthy St SE # A, Heritage Hill
    • 1 Bedroom
      $730
    (616) 942-8949
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    306 Ball ParkNW
    306 Ball Park Blvd NW, John Ball Park
    • 5 Bedrooms
      $2,000
    (616) 913-9004
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    815 Courtney ST NW
    815 Courtney St NW # 2, West Grand
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $625
    (616) 458-8200
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Weather

With average winter low temps hovering around 20 degrees Fahrenheit, living in Grand Rapids pretty much requires a car. With snow tires. GR does offer reliable (and cheap) public transportation around downtown and between suburbs via The Rapid and Dash systems.

Finding Your Niche

Lifestyle considerations may prove to be a deal-breaker or maker for some house-hunters. While Grand Rapids is widely considered to be an 'up and coming' American community, it's not exactly a world capitol, so competition for vacant units is usually a non-issue. Investigate GR's neighborhoods, and take it from there.

A River Runs Through It

Grand Rapids is basically divided into four sections, NE, NW, SE and SW:

Southeast: This area has a variety of housing options.

Northeast: Includes the areas of Rockford and Kent county, and holds a plethora of hiking, biking and golfing opportunities.

Southwest: Composed of the suburbs of Wyoming, Grandville and Byron Center, this area is known fo– Hey! Look at that giant mall!

Northwest: A more rural area.

Breaking it Down

Eastown

Eastown, so hot right now . . . Eastown. GR's most happening 'hood offers everything you need to get through your day: art galleries, bookstores, a legendary breakfast spot, dive bars, coffee and hot yoga. Located just 5 minutes east of downtown Grand Rapids, snaggable rentals include townhomes, mid-rise apartments and second floor apartments.

Heritage Hill

Founded in 1848 (hence the name) Heritage Hills' rental inventory consists primarily of old, stately manors carved into apartments, and single-family homes. By the way, the whole freakin' neighborhood is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Belknap Lookout

The Lookout has a diverse selection of rentals. The farther east you go, the nicer it gets.

Heartside

This neighborhood is smack in the center of town, and somewhat of an ongoing project. A recently opened farmers market and nightlife district and the assortment of LEED-certified apartment buildings.

Grand Rapids is, quite simply, an extremely friendly place to live, if you didn’t notice from the lip dub. It offer a vibrant downtown, cool neighborhood shopping districts, and green development plans. So here’s a final insider tip for you, go out and buy a jacket, you don’t want to miss the boat on this one. Hurry and find your rental – before global warming ruins your chances!

-By Kera Zacuto

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