These Are The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Grand Rapids, MI For 2018


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Grand Rapids are home to the 1%.

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Richest Neighborhoods In Grand Rapids

Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they probably aren’t made of ticky tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Grand Rapids has to offer. Where houses go for over 0.87x the national median and household incomes are 1.28x the national median.

But where exactly in Grand Rapids do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Ridgemoor where the median income is a cool $130,959.

Here’s a look at the top 10 richest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids out of 32 for 2018:

  1. Ridgemoor
  2. Cherry Run
  3. Eastown
  4. Fulton Heights
  5. Michgan Oaks
  6. Ottawa Hills
  7. Westside Connection
  8. Eastgate
  9. Norteast Citizens Action
  10. Alger Heights

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $560,813. And that my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Continue on to find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Grand Rapids.

For more Grand Rapids reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Grand Rapids and the worst neighborhoods in Grand Rapids.

Or, for living around Grand Rapids, out the best Grand Rapids suburbs and the worst Grand Rapids suburbs.

How We Determined The Most Well To Do Neighborhoods In Grand Rapids For 2018

Every city has it’s best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live.

And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we really mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

We ranked every neighborhood in Grand Rapids by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Ridgemoor, was named the richest neighborhood in Grand Rapids.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Black Hills.

Now a look at how all the neighborhoods in Grand Rapids ranked.

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Detailed List Of The Richest Neighborhoods In Grand Rapids For 2018

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Ridgemoor $70,660
2 Cherry Run $58,043
3 Eastown $57,108
4 Fulton Heights $56,905
5 Michgan Oaks $56,875
6 Ottawa Hills $54,420
7 Westside Connection $53,025
8 Eastgate $53,014
9 Norteast Citizens Action $51,769
10 Alger Heights $48,994
11 John Ball Park $46,952
12 Swan $45,672
13 Creston $45,410
14 Auburn Hill $45,071
15 Millbrook $43,321
16 East Hills $41,754
17 South East End $41,660
18 Highland Park $40,304
19 West Grand $39,058
20 Fuller Avenue $38,278
21 Belknap Lookout $37,780
22 Heritage Hill $35,529
23 Garfield Park $34,687
24 Midtown $34,520
25 Oakdale $33,354
26 South Hill $33,320
27 Roosevelt Park $30,941
28 Heartside $28,175
29 Madison Area $27,666
30 South East Community $27,548
31 Baxter $27,484
32 Black Hills $19,750

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