Grand Rapids Top Ten Places To Live in 2011

Relocate America Announces Its Top Ten List

Grand RapidsHey we’re #2! That is a great feather in Grand Rapids’ cap and a tribute to the attitude of the people that live and work here! It isn’t any surprise to us though. We love it here!

RelocateAmerica Announces Top 10 Cities for 2011

Being named a Top 100 Place to Live  is a big deal.  It fuels economic development and improves quality of life. It fosters community pride  and creates opportunities for marketing tourism, relocation, business and industry.

1. Austin, TX
2. Grand Rapids, MI
3. Boulder, CO
4. Raleigh, NC
5. Dallas, TX
6. Greenville, SC
7. Augusta, GA
8. Boise, ID
9. Omaha, NE
10. Oklahoma City, OK

It feels especially good to name Grand Rapids, Michigan a top 10 place to live, especially after it was named one of “America’s Dying Cities” by Newsweek in January. What really caught our attention about this city, though, is its response. It didn’t get mad. It made a video. And, not just any video. A video with 5,000 residents (that’s not a typo), lip synching to Don McClean‘s “American Pie” while touring every aspect of the city. Now, that’s what we call true community spirit– and that’s what being a top 10 city is all about. (Editorial note: Newsweek claims the article was not done by them but was posted to its website as part of a content-sharing deal.)

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