Grand Rapids tops Forbes list of the best cities for raising a family
April 5, 2012
Source: Matt Vande Bunte
Department: Grand Rapids Press
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - If not on the fast track to a life of "glitz and glamour," at least Grand Rapids has a quick commute to "a solid job that lets you get home in time to see the kids." That's just one reason Forbes has named Grand Rapids the No. 1 city for raising a family.
Low cost of living, quality schools, little crime and relatively stable housing values are some of the other reasons for the top ranking, just ahead of Boise, Idaho and Provo, Utah.