Grand Rapids is a Top City to Retire
A recent list complied by AARP The Magazine lists Grand Rapids, MI as one of the Top Cities in the Country to retire! “Retire to a good life for less”!
Grand Rapids, Mich.: Midwestern Swagger
Median home price: $114,200
Median mortgage payment: $436
Median property tax: $1,830
State tax on Social Security: No
State tax on pensions: Yes (with some exemptions)
Great eating: Hoist a craft beer at HopCat, a popular brew pub.
Catch a game: Ticket prices to watch the Grand Rapids Griffins ice hockey team start at $14.
Favorite freebie: The international ArtPrize competition brings world-class art downtown
“What is important is a sense of community, and Grand Rapids has that in abundance, says Ingrid Scott-Weekley, 62, a City Hall managing director who recently retired. She and her husband, Dale, 69, both have a pension and are trying to live more modestly. The first step? Selling their home and moving into a smaller condo: “We just looked at one that’s perfect,” Ingrid says. “It’s 1,800 square feet, three bedrooms, two and a half baths — all for $110,000.”
Home ownership in Grand Rapids is a very attractive option these days. Although inventory is lower than it has been in the last few years, prices are still low and interest rates are still relatively low. There are housing opportunities for every taste and style. If you are thinking of a maintenance-free lifestyle with a condo, or one of our downtown Grand Rapids condos, let us help you find the perfect home.