Tips for Moving to Grand Rapids and West Michigan
Moving with your family can be made easier with the right help.
Are you getting ready to move your family to Grand Rapids? Whether you’re moving to the next town over in West Michigan or coming in from out of state, setting up in a new neighborhood is a lot of work!
If you’re trying to find a good fit neighborhood for you, use our handy scouting trip.
As parents who have all moved at some point in time in Grand Rapids, our team has gathered helpful information and resources for you on this page.
We are here to help make your move as seamless as possible, so take a look and share this page with friends who are on the move as well.
Which Neighborhood Will You Love Most?
There’s a lot to Learn About Communities in and Around Grand Rapids
Are you looking for a quieter, suburban area to settle in with your family? West Michigan offers 18 suburban communities for you to consider. Make your house hunting easier and learn more about the following bedroom communities that surround GR: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast, West.
Are you drawn to small town life that’s still only a short drive away from the amenities of Grand Rapids? These towns southwest of GR may be right for you – Southwest (Wyoming, Byron Center, Wayland, Dorr).
Must-Read Resources for Parents
So you’ve bought a house. Now what do you do? Where are the restaurants? Where are the best pediatricians? Where can I take my kids to play? If you haven’t bookmarked this page, do it now. Here is where you’ll find all the resources you’ll need to enjoy our fantastic community once you’ve waved goodbye to the moving truck.
General Information for Grand Rapids area Families
Whether you want to find the best kid-friendly restaurants or best children’s boutiques or places to place, we’ve put together the BEST of Grand Rapids for families in our annual Grandtastic Awards Guide.
One of the first things to do – even before you move here – is sign up for our Nightly News. It’s a smart look at the next few days to help you plan. Short, sweet, and informative.
Do you want to find a parent-recommended healthcare provider? Use our reader-voted Top Care Providers Guide.
No need to google where kids eat free in GR. We’ve compiled a list for you to see where kids Eat FREE or Cheap in Grand Rapids.
Are you expecting? Or do you have a baby in their first year? Find lots of resources in our GIGANTIC Grand Rapids Babies Guide.
Find School Information and Childcare Resources
Looking for the right school for your kids? Maybe you want to find an experience-based program or language-immersion option. Check out our comprehensive Schools Guide listing nearly every school in Kent and Ottawa Counties.
Parents of preschoolers will love Our Grand Rapids Preschools Guide.
Fun Places for Kids and Families to Play and Learn in Greater Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids has a LOT of places for kids to play indoors. See who’s featured in our Indoor Play Guide.
Do your kids want to learn how to play an instrument or take dance classes? Find out where to find Music, Dance, Art, and Theatre Classes for Kids here.
What’s it Like to Live in Grand Rapids?
If you are reading this post and preparing to move to West Michigan from outside the “Mitten” you probably want to know more about what it’s really like to live here.
Be sure to read our informative Family Relocation Guide for information on what life in West Michigan is like, both the quirks and crown jewels included!
Welcome to Grand Rapids – we can’t wait to get to know you better.
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At Evermark Realty, we strive to make lasting impression in the life of every client we serve. We are passionate about forming relationships with our clients, serving them with the highest level of integrity and professionalism, and providing them with a first class real estate experience from our initial meeting to the closing table (and beyond!).
Brooke A. Sines
Grand Allure Home Group – RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
Specializing in communication & negotiation between the buyers/sellers we work with, Grand Allure Home Group focuses on education, reviewing trends, & more for you! Passionate about creating and maintaining solid relationships, Brooke has been told over and over by her clients that it’s her dedication to personalized service that sets her apart from the rest.
Romanowski Homes- Greenridge Realty
Janet Romanowski and her expert real estate team believe that success in real estate comes in many forms. As a top performer within the brokerage, as well as being credited with negotiating the largest residential sale in the history of West Michigan, we find the most satisfaction not in our proven sales record, but in the relationships we continue to develop with our clients.