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I used to live in Grand Rapids as an exchange student…
For me, this place was sooooo different than where I live, but it’s interesting to visit it. There really are a lot of churches, and I think downtown area isn’t developed enough… :)
Taken on its own, Grand Rapids is a nice enough city. A lot better than it used to be. It’s pretty clean and there are some decent areas downtown to get a bite and grab a drink. Unfortunately, it’s the people who make it a place to stay away from. It is the epicenter of one of the most extremely conservative, intolerant regions north of the Mason-Dixon line. If you can’t get enough of vitriolic hate speech disguised as good old fashioned “Family Values”, this place is for you. The saddest thing is that for all its cleaned up streets and downtown redevelopment, having a reputation for intolerance doesn’t serve a city very well in its efforts to grow and prosper. It’s why it continues to lose population. Because the kids these days just don’t seem to be in the mood for a good lynching the way they used to be.over 6 years ago
I live here in Grand Rapids Michigan for my whole life sure we can have really bad neighborhoods but they are tough to find!! And the climate here isnt to bad compared to other Michigan Places. There are lots of atractions here in GR about 3-4 malls, a performance hall, shopping galore!!, a walk way that crossses through out town and many atractions not to far out of town: for example michigan adventures just about 50min to and hour out of town and it is part amusement park part water park. Please come visit you will never regret it.
Sincerly Bridgetover 6 years ago