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Grand Rapids

Beautiful West Michigan is ranked among the best for raising a family.

Michigan's second largest city, Grand Rapids and its surrounding metropolitan area is home to more than one million people. Our Fraser Trebilcock office is located near Rosa Parks Circle, a well-known attraction at the center of the city.

Grand Rapids has a diverse economy, with strong industries that include health care, information technology, automotive, consumer goods, and manufacturing. It's also a prime location for learning, with at least 15 institutions of higher education in the metro area.

Downtown Grand Rapids features more than 100 restaurants, theaters, and museums. It has also earned the long-standing nickname of “Beer City USA," with over 40 different breweries in the area.

Sports enthusiasts enjoy following professional hockey, baseball and basketball teams. The city is also known for its art scene and each year hosts ArtPrize, a competition that attracts thousands of artists from across the globe.

Forbes ranks Grand Rapids as the second-best city in the country for raising a family. Less than an hour away from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids is also an ideal location for people who desire the excitement of a big city, with the beach and small towns nearby. In fact, Grand Rapids and the nearby Great Lakes shoreline were named the number one U.S. travel destination in the U.S., by BBC-owned Lonely Planet (2014).