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?
Aquinas College. Calvin College. Cornerstone University. Davenport University.
Ferris State University. Grand Rapids Community College. Grand Valley State
University. Hope College. Kendall College of Art and Design. Kuyper College.
Muskegon Community College. Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Western Michigan
University. Need we say more? Whoops, we almost forgot the Michigan State
University Medical School, which opened on the Medical Mile in Fall 2010.
Download a brochure of all 57 Reasons to Love West Michigan (pdf). This information has been provided by The Right Place.