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    Central Park Place
    2875 Central Park Way NE, Creston
    • 1 Bedroom
      $784
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $873
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    (616) 828-4795 ext. 41
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    Aspen Lakes
    1701 Knapp St NE, Northeast Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $784
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $784
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    (616) 965-7755 ext. 83
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    Regency Park Apartments and Townhomes
    2518 Normandy Dr SE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $610
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $710
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $865
    (616) 425-5929 ext. 50
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    Heritage Mannor
    509 College Ave NE, Highland Park
    • 1 Bedroom
      $750
    (616) 277-7349 ext. 52
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    Lamberton Lake Apartments
    3118 1/2 Plaza Drive NE, Creston
    • 1 Bedroom
      $729
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $819
      +
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    The Crossings Apartments
    1414 Eastport Drive SE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $605
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $725
      +
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    Woodfield Apartments
    6111 Woodfield Drive SE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $535
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $605
      +
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    Wyndham Hill
    1851 Knapp Street, N.E., Northeast Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $805
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $890
      +
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    The Fountains Apartments
    3900 Whispering Way Drive, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $679
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $810
      +
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    Hidden Creek Apartments
    1513 Hidden Creek Circle Drive, Northeast Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $759
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $899
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,030
      +
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    Green Ridge Apartments
    3359 Ridgeview Drive, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $650
      +
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $780
      +
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    448 Diamond Ave NE
    448 Diamond Ave NE, Midtown
    • 6 Bedrooms
      $1,550
    (616) 773-2910
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    4235 Kimball Ave SE
    4235 Kimball Ave SE, Grand Rapids
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,100
    (616) 452-7080
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    Orchard Place Non-Profit Housing Corporation
    1901 Dawson Ave NE, Auburn Hills
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $725
      +
    • 3 Bedrooms
      $899
    (616) 365-3213
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    1555 Lake Drive
    1555 Lake Drive, Eastown
    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,450
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    1220 Thomas St SE
    1220 Thomas St SE, Eastown
    • 5 Bedrooms
      $2,100
    (616) 913-9004
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    916 Diamond Ave NE
    916 Diamond Ave NE, Highland Park
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,000
    (616) 422-5276
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    Broadway and Bridge
    419 Broadway NW, West Grand
    • Studio
      $585
      +
    • 1 Bedroom
      $625
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    132 Fuller Ave NE
    132 Fuller Ave NE, Midtown
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $725
    (616) 965-2300
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    1117 Sibley St NW
    1117 Sibley St NW, John Ball Park
    • 5 Bedrooms
      $1,600
    (616) 304-8911
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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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