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Grand Rapids Named One of Top 50 Cities To Live 2019


According to 24/7 Wall Steet, “Living in the United States by no means guarantees a good life, but in some parts of the country, a vast portion of residents live a highly prosperous lifestyle. While quality of life is subject to a range of factors – close relationships and personal health chief among them – the local community, economy, and environment can also have a meaningful impact.”

24/7 Wall St. created a weighted index that measures many factors from the U.S. Census Bureau, the FBI, and other sources to identify the best city to live in. Communities with at least 8,000 residents were considered. “Grand Rapids, Minnesota made the list this year. One of the many factors is the quality of life in Grand Rapids , also is easy access to a wide range of amenities,” 24/7 Wall Street.


“Grand Rapids offers many of the qualities that people and businesses look for in these quality of life amenities: work-life balance, art and culture, history, outdoor recreation, entertainment, safe community, good schools, cost of living balance, and more,” shares Megan Christianson, Executive Director.

Grand Rapids, Minnesota is a community where you can find your ideal balance. It is a community where nature reflects and compliments the splendor and strengths of the outdoors. Grand Rapids, Minnesota is an authentic place that provides lots of opportunity for adventure, artistic experiences, culture and historic stories and locations to explore, innovative and one of a kind local businesses to shop, and great place to Eat and Drink.

The abundance of outdoor recreation is one of the main  resources that the Grand Rapids, MN area has to offer. Over 1 million acres of public accessible forest land to hike, bike, ride ATVand OHV, and hunt on. Over 2,000 miles of groomed and well maintained trails, and over 1,000 area lakes. “People rank this as number one reason that they live, work and raise children here,” shares Christianson.

Whether you are looking for a great place to discover new adventures and  authentic experiences, or maybe you are looking for a place where you can have a better work-life balance; Grand Rapids, Minnesota just might be the place for you. A place to slow down and reconnect to those that you love.  This place is meant to be shared, and memories to be made.


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