Moving Tips for Grand Rapids and West Michigan

Moving with your family is a challenging experience made easier with the right help.

Are you getting ready to move your family to a new home in greater Grand Rapids? Whether you’re just moving in Grand Rapids to one town over 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 and smooth as possible, so take a look and share this page with friends who are on the move as well.

Want a hard copy? Download our Moving to Grand Rapids - Star Here (50) printable!

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Moving to Grand Rapids – Which Neighborhood Will You Love Most?

Click the Links Below to Learn More About Communities in and Around Grand Rapids


Realtors You Need to Meet

Preparing to move your family usually starts with finding a great Realtor and beginning the process of listing your home and looking for a new house. We have partnered with several incredible Grand Rapids area Realtors that would love to work with YOU! 

Jessica Tucker
Jessica TuckerThe Tucker Team - Keller Williams Grand Rapids
Jessica Tucker and her expert real estate team’s mission is creating Wow Real Estate experiences while building genuine relationships with their clients. Each team member is highly trained and specialized in every facet of a real estate transaction.

We believe wearing only “one hat” in our industry makes our team more knowledgeable and communicative, thus providing exceptional service. Every salesperson is either licensed as a broker or actively working toward that designation with continual advanced education.

When you choose The Tucker Team, you can expect a trustworthy and proactive agent who values delivering results to every buyer, seller or investor they have the pleasure of serving! We are passionate and enthusiastic about being your best resource for finding a home in greater Grand Rapids!

Jessica Tucker and her team are the BEST realtors in the greater Grand Rapids area, Jessica gave us splendid advice for preparing and pricing the house.
She provided us with one free visit from an organizer to help us handle our 15 year collection of “stuff” and one free visit from a stager who explained how to prepare the house for sale.
Having sold many houses before, I thought the stager would be completely unnecessary. I was WRONG! This woman was genius.
Jessica sent out a fabulous photographer to take awesome photos. The house sold in six days with competing bids. It IS a great house but Jessica made it all possible.
The Medendorp Family - Lowell, MI
Kyle Visser
Kyle VisserKV Team - Keller Williams Grand Rapids
As a Grand Rapids native, Kyle Visser is extremely passionate about the vibrant Grand Rapids community and its warm people. His love for meeting and connecting with new people is evident in his welcoming, outgoing personality. By genuinely connecting with others, Kyle helps to make the process of buying or selling a home an enjoyable, organized, and smooth process. Through personalized attention, comprehensive knowledge, and speedy, transparent communication, Kyle has become a Realtor favorite in the Forest Hills and East Grand Rapids communities.

In addition to real estate, Kyle is a member of the Grand Rapids Area Realtor Leadership Academy, serves on the East Grand Rapids Community Foundation Board, trains and mentors local youth on and off the basketball court, and loves hanging out with his awesome wife and two young children.

When we met Kyle, we had just come off having a very poor experience with our former realtor. I firmly believed all of the worst stereotypes about Real Estate agents.
Kyle has changed all of that and I’m very excited to have an Agent who is 100% on our side and will go the extra mile to make sure that our experience during every step of the home selling and home buying is top notch!
Kyle has shown great integrity, honesty and good business sense in all of our dealings so far and I’m looking forward to working with Kyle in the future. I would not hesitate to recommend family, friends and strangers to contact Kyle with all of their real estate needs.
Matt Van Buren
Amy Vissman
Amy VissmanGrand Rapids Home Realty - Keller Williams East
Amy has been helping people and families find their way home for 13 successful years.

She serves on the Agent Lead Council for the #1 real estate brokerage in West Michigan, Keller Williams East. The Agent Lead Council is comprised of the top sales associates and leaders within the company. She is the chair person for Keller Williams East social and cultural committee to organize events to “give where you live” by supporting and giving back to the communities of West Michigan.

It is this passion for Grand Rapids that Amy shares with each and every client while helping them discover all that Grand Rapids has to offer; neighborhoods, communities, school systems, dining, shopping and just the right HOME.

If you are looking for a friendly and informative Realtor who will listen to your wants and needs while helping you through the process of finding your home in West Michigan it just takes one call. Call Amy!

Amy is responsive, proactive, and very professional. We worked with Amy and her team to sell our home and to purchase our current home and the entire process was seamless. We could not have been happier with our experience and recommend Amy often.
Tim and Sara Monsma

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.



  • 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.
  • Save money and have loads of family fun. Check our Deals page often!
  • 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.





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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!

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Welcome to Grand Rapids – we can’t wait to get to know you better. If you haven’t yet, “like” our Facebook page and send us a message so we can “meet” you!


By | 2017-10-14T06:30:17+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Communities, General, Guides, Moving|Tags: , |1 Comment

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  1. Nancy Licatovich February 11, 2017 at 9:11 pm - Reply

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