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Live Like a Local

Grand Rapids is a great place to Live, Work and Play.

In Grand Rapids you will find a strong sense of community. Located in the middle of Minnesota’s nature people share in celebrating small town living values. In Grand Rapids you will find a community rich with art, culture and history. You will also find unique boutique style shops, and rustic and charming dining options. Grand Rapids is a great place to visit, but also a wonderful place to live, raise a family, work, and enjoy the outdoors. You will find a prevailing sense of optimism among residents of the possibility and promise for the future of this community. Grand Rapids is positively the best of all that Minnesota has to offer.


Live Like a Local

Grand Rapids provides a safe small town feel where everyone shares in a strong sense of community. It is a place for those seeking the ideal balance of community and wilderness. It is a place where people want to raise families, retire, and seek solitude amongst the tall pines, hardwoods and flowing waters. Small town living isn’t for everyone, but for those seeking a community that reflects and complements the splendor and strength of the outdoors, then this is the place for you.


Work Close to Home

Grand Rapids is a small town in northern Minnesota. It offers resources of a much larger community. Our strengths are in natural resource industries like timber and taconite. Even though these industries can have peaks and valleys there is a strong commitment to education, and healthcare. Tourism is the consistent industry that continues to grow each year. Grand Rapids draws people through its small-town charm nestled in Minnesota’s nature.


Being in the middle of Minnesota’s north woods, it provides the perfect playground for outdoor recreation. In Grand Rapids you will find over 2,000 miles of groomed trails, over 1 million acres of publicly accessible forest land, and over 1,000 lakes to boat, fish and paddle. Visitors tell us that they continue to come back to Grand Rapids because it recharges their soul and reconnects them to family and friends.

Lost 40
Discovery Center
Downtown Grand Rapids
Forest History Center
Mt. Itasca Winter Sports Center
Tioga Recreation Area
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