Grand Rapids Featured in Vogue Magazine
Grand Rapids has made another list... this time in Vogue! GR has been ranked the top place to buy a home next year.
It's GR's hot real estate market that's getting recognized by Vogue.
In a study by Trulia, Grand Rapids is ranked the No. 1 city in the U.S. to buy a home in 2018.
Trulia used the metrics of job growth, vacancy rates, home affordability, Trulia search rates, and cities with a high percentage of populations under the age of 35, to determine their ranking.
The results of Trulia's study showed that the West and Northeast are losing their luster because of affordability and slower job growth. All of the cities in their top 10 are in the South and Midwest-- with Grand Rapids coming out on top!
Don’t let Grand Rapids’s infamous Midwest winters scare you off; Michigan’s second-largest city boasts tons of cultural options to keep you busy. Plus, its proximity to Lake Michigan means there’s plenty of beach time to be had when the weather finally warms up. The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts offers a nonstop calendar of events, concerts, exhibits, and talks from an impressive roster of up-and-coming talents, while the Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts exhibits featuring big-name artists like Andy Warhol. Architecture fiends should plan a visit to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Meyer May House—tours of the famed architect’s fully restored Prairie House are free and open to the public. For cozy farm-to-table dinners, locals recommend Grove, which offers an ever-changing menu, sustainable wine list, and an unfussy vibe. To experience the city’s burgeoning microbrewery scene, swing by Brewery Vivant for a pint of Belgian-style beer."
1. Grand Rapids, Mich.
2. Nashville, Tenn.
3. Raleigh, N.C.
4. El Paso, Texas.
5. San Antonio, Texas.
6. Fort Worth, Texas
7. Austin, Texas
8. Columbus, Ohio
9. Madison, Wisconsin
10. Cincinnati, Ohio