Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#22 Apr 6, 2012
Heraldo wrote:
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And your home values in California, Las Vegas, Florida to mention a few??????????
Actually, my home is still valued at over twice, what i paid for it 13 years ago.....

Since: Feb 10

Grand Rapids, MI

#23 Apr 6, 2012
bobolinq wrote:
compared to the moon, i'd say exceptional!
So why do you live there? Seriously, I've lived in a lot of places so moving is pretty easy, and saying "my job keeps me here" is the excuse of the stupid.

So, you live in Grand Rapids because....?
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#24 Apr 6, 2012
FLBeaver wrote:
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So why do you live there? Seriously, I've lived in a lot of places so moving is pretty easy, and saying "my job keeps me here" is the excuse of the stupid.
So, you live in Grand Rapids because....?
Why don't you read what Forbes had to say?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2012/...

Since: Feb 10

Grand Rapids, MI

#25 Apr 7, 2012
vox veritatis wrote:
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Why don't you read what Forbes had to say?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomvanriper/2012/...
Thanks. Appreciate it.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#26 Apr 7, 2012
FLBeaver wrote:
Thanks. Appreciate it.
You're welcome. Really, it depends on what you like. If you're an outdoors enthusiast, this is a great area to live in. You're 45 minutes from Lake Michigan to the West or a couple of hours from Lake Huron to the East(boating, fishing, swimming, etc...), there's great fishing (as well as canoing/kayaking) in lakes and rivers all over the area as well as camping and hiking and in the winter, skiing, snowshoing and snowmobiling. Good hunting, too, if you're in to that sort of thing...most very nearby or within a few hours' drive.
claudia_22

Scranton, PA

#27 May 28, 2012
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“Often imitated...poorl y”

Since: Feb 08

Just east of Lyra.

#28 May 28, 2012
This part of Michigan has excellent greenspace, four distinct seasons, and is within reasonable driving distance to several places of interest in the midwest. You can find practically any food grown locally, except for bananas, pineapple and coffee. There are even some pretty awesome local events, such as Artprize, that appeal to many people, including those who have actually read books.

However, I must agree with a few of the previous posters and report that the social and political ignorance of many of the people in this area is beyond measure. There is also a very solid glass ceiling separating those with real talent and ambition from those with Dutch ancestry, who control the local government. These are the kind of people who deny evolution as a scientific fact, yet still get a flu shot every year.

Caveat emptor!
Really

Holland, MI

#29 May 28, 2012
This area also has its share of bloviating fools...e.g. Cyclops.
Hal Sharptin

Grand Rapids, MI

#30 Jun 8, 2012
Really wrote:
This area also has its share of bloviating fools...e.g. Cyclops.
I could not agree more. Nice area but a few turds around.
John

East Moline, IL

#31 Jul 11, 2013
GR Joke wrote:
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You just defined the whole midwest. You know they don't call it "flyover" country for nothing.
Hey buddy 1/3 of the country lives in this so called "flyover" country and why have cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Louisville, St. Louis, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Minneapolis.
GR sucks

Grand Rapids, MI

#32 Jul 11, 2013
John wrote:
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Hey buddy 1/3 of the country lives in this so called "flyover" country and why have cities like Chicago, Indianapolis, Columbus, Louisville, St. Louis, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Minneapolis.
Every city you mentioned, except for Chicago, posesses nothing more than a small downtown area with sprawling suburbs. I think they're called Mall Cities because the surrounding malls attract more people than their downtowns and they have no soul or heartbeat. Chicago is by far the capital of flyover country. It's the one and only destination city in the Midwest and has the second biggest skyline in the country after New York City. Except for Chicago the Midwest sucks. Drive through it, fly over it, doesn't matter.
Really

Wyoming, MI

#33 Jul 11, 2013
GR sucks wrote:
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Every city you mentioned, except for Chicago, posesses nothing more than a small downtown area with sprawling suburbs. I think they're called Mall Cities because the surrounding malls attract more people than their downtowns and they have no soul or heartbeat. Chicago is by far the capital of flyover country. It's the one and only destination city in the Midwest and has the second biggest skyline in the country after New York City. Except for Chicago the Midwest sucks. Drive through it, fly over it, doesn't matter.
If it's that bad, why do you live here? I have never understood people who complain about this area and yet they continue to live here. Move to where you think you will be happy! Life is too short to stay someplace you dislike.
Heraldo

Hudsonville, MI

#34 Jul 12, 2013
GR sucks wrote:
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Every city you mentioned, except for Chicago, posesses nothing more than a small downtown area with sprawling suburbs. I think they're called Mall Cities because the surrounding malls attract more people than their downtowns and they have no soul or heartbeat. Chicago is by far the capital of flyover country. It's the one and only destination city in the Midwest and has the second biggest skyline in the country after New York City. Except for Chicago the Midwest sucks. Drive through it, fly over it, doesn't matter.
I consider Chicago flyover country. Crime, perversion, filth, welfare, drugs, abound! Obama came from there. That should tell you something. There are some nice attractions but you need to have a concealed carry permit to be remotely safe.
I get a sore neck from looking over my shoulder for would be pick pockets and worse.
GR sucks

Chicago, IL

#35 Jul 12, 2013
Heraldo wrote:
<quoted text>I consider Chicago flyover country. Crime, perversion, filth, welfare, drugs, abound! Obama came from there. That should tell you something. There are some nice attractions but you need to have a concealed carry permit to be remotely safe.
I get a sore neck from looking over my shoulder for would be pick pockets and worse.
I grew up in Chicago. Chicago is nothing like you said which can only mean you're basing your opinion on a visit or two or what your hillbilly friends tell you. I've never had a concealed weapons permit and have never been threatened with or witnessed violence. Crime, perversion, filth and drugs abound? Another clue that you know nothing about Chicago. My parents have a condo on Dearborn St that cost more than your whole family's entire net worth, times ten. Now go back to living in your crackerjack box house in the middle of flyover country and do everyone a favor in Chicago and keep your crackerjack ass at home!

“Where I came from”

Since: Jan 09

the universe

#36 Jul 13, 2013
I moved away from GR a year and half ago after living there 55 years, should have done it 25 years ago. Now I really hate going to GR, I have a better perspective of what a nasty little city it really is.
vox veritatis

Grand Rapids, MI

#37 Jul 13, 2013
GR sucks wrote:
I grew up in Chicago. Chicago is nothing like you said
Highest murder rates in the country...sure it's nothing like that. LOL
http://www.bet.com/news/health/2012/02/01/chi...
SOS in Mesa

Scottsdale, AZ

#38 Jul 13, 2013
Shoeless Eluder wrote:
I moved away from GR a year and half ago after living there 55 years, should have done it 25 years ago. Now I really hate going to GR, I have a better perspective of what a nasty little city it really is.
Couldn't agree more.
Heraldo

Hudsonville, MI

#39 Jul 15, 2013
GR sucks wrote:
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I grew up in Chicago. Chicago is nothing like you said which can only mean you're basing your opinion on a visit or two or what your hillbilly friends tell you. I've never had a concealed weapons permit and have never been threatened with or witnessed violence. Crime, perversion, filth and drugs abound? Another clue that you know nothing about Chicago. My parents have a condo on Dearborn St that cost more than your whole family's entire net worth, times ten. Now go back to living in your crackerjack box house in the middle of flyover country and do everyone a favor in Chicago and keep your crackerjack ass at home!
Chicago blows!
norma stits

Delaware, OH

#40 Jul 18, 2013
FLBeaver wrote:
There is a possibility that I may have the opportunity to move to the GR area. Is it a good place to live? Good schools and good family place? Or if you had the option would you get out if you could and never look back?

I realize that every place has it's good and bad points and that a lot of it has to do with what one makes of it, but beyond that some places are perfect for those who hate the city, or enjoy the theatre. So who really enjoys GR and who doesn't?
Well, my in laws are from GR and big in the CRC church.....being catholic this was an issue for them. You should have a good idea of what GR / WMich is like based on these pasts. Very conservative, old fashioned, and stuck in the 50s. Now, with that being said if you are a lefty, it could be fun to shoot the idiotic right wing wackos down.

Anyway, it probably is the nicest place in Michigan to live, relatively close to Chicago. Not sure where u live now but GR has a surprising downtown compared to comparable Midwest cities. Nothing like Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, or Indy but nicer than Dayton, Lansing, Kalamazoo, toledo, and Flint.

Good place to raise a family, cheap cost of living. So, in summary if conservatives get under your skin, stay away, but there are plenty of worse places to live. Good luck and peace!
Oneal

Three Rivers, MI

#41 Jul 18, 2013
norma stits wrote:
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Well, my in laws are from GR and big in the CRC church.....being catholic this was an issue for them. You should have a good idea of what GR / WMich is like based on these pasts. Very conservative, old fashioned, and stuck in the 50s. Now, with that being said if you are a lefty, it could be fun to shoot the idiotic right wing wackos down.
Anyway, it probably is the nicest place in Michigan to live, relatively close to Chicago. Not sure where u live now but GR has a surprising downtown compared to comparable Midwest cities. Nothing like Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, or Indy but nicer than Dayton, Lansing, Kalamazoo, toledo, and Flint.
Good place to raise a family, cheap cost of living. So, in summary if conservatives get under your skin, stay away, but there are plenty of worse places to live. Good luck and peace!
You're in-laws once lived here? Well, maybe you should write the official tour guide of GR then, pal. You sure do have your finger on the pulse!

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