Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan, and the largest city in West Michigan. It is on the Grand River about 30 miles (48 km) east of Lake Michigan. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040. In 2010, the Grand Rapids metropolitan area had a population of 1,005,648, and the combined statistical area of Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland had a population of 1,321,557. Grand Rapids is the county seat of Kent County.
The crime is pretty bad at night but during the day it's usually a beautiful place, you can go fishing off the bridge downtown and go to the museum that's actually pretty cool. The schools are not that good but they get the kids some education
Downtown is just gorgeous with restaurants and places for activities