Grand Rapids is in the News…and in a GOOOOOD Way
I’m so proud to be from Grand Rapids. I was born here. I have been working here as a Realtor for over 40 years. I’ve raised my children here. It is a great place to live and work – and finally it is getting the great positive press it deserves:
Forbes had a wonderful article on Grand Rapids being the best place in the USA to raise a family. It is true that I have been selling homes to many children of friends who are all moving “back” after taking their first jobs in Chicago or New York – now married and beginning to start their families are coming “home.”
We have some really cool festivals and community events coming up in the next few months that will draw a lot of “out of town” visitors – who might want to make Grand Rapids their home. Here are a few you don’t want to miss:
1. Heritage Hill Home Tour
May 19 and 20 – This is a “must see” if you appreciate quality and spectacular historical homes. Check here for further information.
2. Festival 2012
June 1,2 and 3 – Festival of the Arts in Grand Rapids is FREE!!! Stop downtown (where the streets are blocked off and walking is encouraged) over this weekend and grab some homemade food – listen to the bands – watch the dancers – participate or be an observer. You’ll have fun either way. Check here for the schedule of events.
3. ArtPrize 2012
September 19 – October 7 – Unbelievable is the first word to come to you when you experience ArtPrize in Downtown Grand Rapids. Art of every form, shape, size, type – thousands of pieces all within walking distance – indoors and outside – and YOU are the judge. Check it out here and participate (as an artist, a volunteer or a spectator – it’s your choice).
These are just a few of the upcoming events in Good Ole GR – let me know which ones are your favorites!
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