Located just 25 miles from the shores of Lake Michigan and encompassing an area of less than eight square miles with a population of 16,000 residents, Grandville showcases small town charm and West Michigan beauty.
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The average household income exceeds national, state and regional rates at $55,000, and the average median value of homes in the area is around $132,000.
Grandville features a strong sense of community with stable, affordable neighborhoods and pedestrian- and bike-friendly districts.
The Buck Creek Trail, which is part of the extensive Kent Trails system, offers a two-mile scenic route through Grandville’s residential districts. The trail’s recent extension connects the downtown region with a network of trails that follows the Grand River and meanders up to Grand Rapids. It was built over a historic gypsum mine, which walkers can read about on the interpretative signage featured along the path.
Wedgewood Park, which is situated on the Buck Creek Trail, offers 14 acres of recreational opportunities, including two picnic shelters, a playground, a volleyball court, soccer and baseball fields and 15 lighted horseshoe pits.
Other local parks include Heritage Park, Calvin Crest Park, Lee Street Park, Mill Race Park and Peck Street Park.
Grandville is also home to Rivertown Crossings, which is the largest shopping mall in the Grand Rapids region. With well over a million square feet of retail space, the mall features more than 130 stores, 9 restaurants, a food court that offers a wide range of cuisine and a 20-screen Celebration Cinema movie theater.
Grandville residents enjoy four distinct seasons, including warm and sunny summers, snowy winters and mild springs and autumns. Summer temperatures reach an average of 83 degrees, and winter temperatures dip to an average of 16 degrees. The city sees approximately 37 inches of rainfall each year, which is on par with the national average. Yearly snowfall is nearly 3 times the nation’s average at around 73 inches. Roughly 144 days out of the year offer measurable precipitation.
With the city’s average of 163 sunny days, Grandville homes that offer a pool are in high demand. With multiple fitness benefits, a level of cleanliness that is superior to that of public pools and the opportunity to enjoy West Michigan’s beautiful summers with friends and family, owning a home with a pool is a prize for the entire household.
Contrary to what many people believe, maintaining a pool is simple and inexpensive. By testing the pool water regularly, performing simple and routine cleaning and winterizing the pool at the end of swimming season, you can ensure that your pool continues to provide a fun and healthy pastime for years to come.
With its welcoming community, beautiful parks and close proximity to shopping, dining and entertainment venues, Grandville provides a great balance between small town charm and big city amenities.
If you’re interested in buying or selling a home in Grandville, call Doug Hansen at 616-485-8955.