Grand Rapids Homes For Sale
Welcome to the heart of it all! Beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a regional center of commerce and culture. Metropolitan Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second largest city and offers an ideal combination of world class amenities, small-town charm and recreational opportunities that are part of an active lifestyle. Grand Rapids is named for the (now rapid-less) Grand River that runs right through downtown, and it is not uncommon to see fishermen standing at the downtown bridge casting their lines for salmon and steelhead just steps away from the bustling traffic and high-rise office buildings and residences.
As of the 2010 Census, the city proper population was 188,040, with the Grand Rapids metropolitan area containing over 1 million residents. It covers an area of approximately 45 miles and is located 25 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan. Nicknamed “Furniture City”, it contains five of the top office furniture companies in the world including Steelcase, American Seating, Haworth and Herman Miller. Other top employers include Amway/Alticor, Bissell, Meijer, Spartan Stores, Spectrum Health, Universal Forest Products and Wolverine World Wide.