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    Hidden Valley Townhomes
    4100 Whispering Ln NE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $750
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,050
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,200
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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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    Lake Forest Apartments
    3235 Softwater Dr NE, Creston
    • 1 Bedroom
      $729
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $899
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    Icon on Bond
    538 Bond Ave. NW, Belknap Lookout
    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,205
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,580
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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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    Oxford Place Apartments
    2143 43rd St. SE, Millbrook
    • 1 Bedroom
      $630
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $670
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    Burton Ridge Apartments
    3424 Burton Ridge Road SE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $610
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $745
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $960
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    Aspen Lakes
    1701 Knapp St NE, Northeast Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $880
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $880
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    Plaza Towers Apartments
    201 West Fulton Street, Heartside-Downtown
    • Studio
      $1,305
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    • 1 Bedroom
      $1,305
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,605
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    Old Orchard Apartments
    936 Four Mile Rd NW, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $599
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $699
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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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    Stonebrook III
    1880 Stonebrook Drive, Northeast Grand Rapids
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $755
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $885
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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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    Villas of Cascade
    6714 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $800
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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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    Hopson Flats
    212 Grandville Avenue SW, Heartside-Downtown
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $1,380
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,860
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    • 4 Bedrooms
      $2,200
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    Park Place Apartments
    2932 Marshall Avenue SE, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $604
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $665
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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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    Royal Vista Apartments & Townhouses
    2699 Royal Vista Drive NW, Grand Rapids
    • 1 Bedroom
      $700
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    • 2 Bedrooms
      $775
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,125
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    Bloomfield Townhomes
    1695 Bloomfield Drive SE, Grand Rapids
    • 2 Bedrooms
      $989
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    • 3 Bedrooms
      $1,104
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    • 4 Bedrooms
      $1,420
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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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