Moving to a New Town is a Big Deal
Moving to a brand new community is a major undertaking for anyone, and even more so if you have kids. There are so many factors to consider and you can get all the input you want from locals, but everyone has their own opinions on what’s good or not so good.
What you need to do when moving to a new city is to check the place out yourself.
Be a “local” for a few days and take in the flavors of the different neighborhoods.
Find out what the city offers that is really important to you (do you like local cuisine? do you like a vibrant city? do you like a quiet small town? do you want a lot of neighbors or few neighbors?) and where you and your kids will flourish.
The GRKIDS team is spread out across West Michigan, but while we could tell you all day why we each love the special places that we live, we think that your decision is best made by taking your own scouting trip to Grand Rapids. You know you better than anyone else!
Our Scouting Guide aims to give you real glimpses into all the places that make West Michigan great. It’s designed for you to customize at some points, based on your family’s vibe.
We don’t know which West Michigan neighborhood you’ll choose, but we are pretty confident that you will love it no matter what!
Take Five Days to Scout out West Michigan Neighborhoods
Visiting a new city can be overwhelming. How will you know what to see and what you can’t miss? We’ve created an itinerary for anyone thinking about moving to Grand Rapids, so you can get the full flavor of West Michigan.
While we have major destinations listed for you below, you will also love our Restaurant Map and List that can help you find lunch or dinner near you. You’ll also want to have our GR Mural Crawl map handy, so you can tell the kids where to look for the colorful walls and streets as you drive around.