Where to Live in West Michigan

Relocating to West Michigan looks great at first glance: Beaches, brew pubs, and a booming arts scene. When you look more closely, though, you find it’s even more appealing. West Michigan is one of the best places in the country to settle down, and you don’t have to take our word for it. Grand Rapids continues to appear in publications, lists, and broadcasts—anywhere someone is touting the nation’s hot spots—as a destination for professionals and adventurers alike.

As recently as 2017 (the rankings aren’t out yet for 2018), U.S. News and World Report named Grand Rapids one of the 20 best cities in which to live, and Forbes ranked Grand Rapids as the best city in which to raise a family.

Map of West Michigan, featuring Redstone Homes communities

It’s not all about Grand Rapids, though. Because GR is the largest city in West Michigan, it receives most of the publicity when it comes to fine and casual dining, world-class breweries (welcome to Beer City USA), entertainment, activities, and more, but there are delights outside the city limits too.

East Lake Condominium Homes in Grand Rapids

Go a little north to view the beauty of Comstock Park and Rockford. Slightly east, Kentwood and Forest Hills continue to grow and thrive. Grandville and Wyoming to the southwest are more desirable than ever.

A short drive to the west on 196, and you hit Holland and its pristine beaches. About an hour south on 131, Kalamazoo is more than just a college town (although there’s no mistaking it’s definitely Bronco country).

All of West Michigan is thriving, and Redstone has condominiums, single-family homes, or apartment homes in each of these communities, as well as in many others.

Apartment Homes for the Short-Term

Do you need to move to West Michigan right now, but aren’t ready to decide where to make your permanent home? Look into our one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartment homes. These apartments, located throughout West Michigan, are pet-friendly and give you comfortable, versatile living options as you seek a permanent place to call home. 

Newly Constructed Homes

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No matter the reason for relocating—a new job, a promotion, a family member nearby—one of the most important details is finding the perfect home. Especially in today’s market, and in West Michigan in particular, where homes are selling as fast as they’re listed. When you want to make sure you get exactly the home you desire, it’s time to look into semi-custom homes, and with Redstone, you can get the customizability you want at an attractive price.

Plus, with the generous design options offered in a Redstone home, you can personally select your flooring, lighting, countertops, cabinets, appliances, fixtures, and paint, and you can make all of these decisions through an easy, understandable process that ensures you receive the features you want in a reasonable time frame. Don’t want to build? Take a look at one of the move-in-ready single-family homes or condos on our home page.

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We’re in desirable communities because that’s where those moving here—and those who have lived here for years—want to be. The charm of Grand Rapids’ surrounding areas, complemented by easy access to exceptional food, drink, and entertainment (try the opera, symphony, ballet, several theatres, and more) makes relocating a much smoother transition than it may be elsewhere.

West Michigan is growing. Are you going to be a part of it? Talk to us today about how to get started designing your Redstone home or to take a personalized tour of one of our many West Michigan homes.

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