Want to know what it's like to retire in Grand Rapids?
We retired here from the Detroit area three years ago. Tom worked in the automotive industry, and I am a former RN and stay-at-home mom. We moved from a large suburban house to a substantially smaller condo in a high-rise in downtown Grand Rapids.
The thriving downtown - it's restaurants, breweries, coffee shops, museums, and the cultural and entertainment opportunities at our door step. Also, there are excellent medical facilities.
The downtown needs more retail, especially a grocery store and a pharmacy. Like any urban setting, there are a number of homeless people.
So many cultural, intellectual and entertainment opportunities available within a five minute walk from our condo.
The many friends we've met in the community.
Move downtown! Get active, stay engaged, and continue to be a lifelong learner.
... check out Jan/Tom's day in the life.