Grand Rapids is in the News…and in a GOOOOOD Way

Grand_Rapids_MII’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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