Every community has its own vocabulary -- the names and places that make it feel like home. Here's an insider's look at the history, culture, and special character of a place called West Michigan. By the time you're done reading, you should be able to find us on The Mitten, name some of our beautiful beaches and local celebrities, describe the function of the Fish Ladder, and identify why dentists have a special place in their hearts for Grand Rapids. For extra credit: what world-famous architect designed our downtown amphitheatre?
Many of our businesses and neighborhoods share the same city block, so lots of
us walk and bike to work. And when 75% of Greater Grand Rapids commuters
get to work in 30 minutes or less...what traffic?
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.