Explore Grand Rapids Suburbs

Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan. Situated along the Grand River approximately 30 miles east of Lake Michigan. We are the economic and cultural hub of West Michigan, the fastest growing city in Michigan, and one of the fastest growing cities in the Midwest. Surrounding Grand Rapids are suburbs, cities, and towns, each with their own unique specialties & crowds.

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Mortgages for Grand Rapids Metro Area Home Buyers

For home buyers in the Grand Rapids suburbs, having a trusted Treadstone advisor in your corner makes all the difference. We offer a range of tools, services, and resources that last far beyond the closing table. Treadstone does mortgages better, faster, and smarter!

FAQ About Grand Rapids

West Michigan has a diverse mixture of urban and suburban areas. While the city-center of Grand Rapids resembles an urban city with walkable areas and skyscrapers, the majority of the Grand Rapids Metro Area is suburbs, neighborhoods, and small towns. Within a ten minute drive of downtown, you’ll find quiet, family-centered neighborhoods. A thirty minute drive discovers increasingly suburban and rural ares!

If you’re moving to Grand Rapids, the first step is to get in touch with a local mortgage & real estate expert. Treadstone Funding is a mortgage lender in downtown Grand Rapids, and our Loan Officers can help you coordinate your move. 

Through the heart of downtown, the Grand River flows year-round to Lake Michigan. Before a series of dams were built in the river to aid shipping industries, rushing white water was the main feature of the Grand River through downtown. Those rapids were the namesake of the city, as chosen by French settlers. 

Grand Rapids and its suburbs experience all four seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. While the weather can be unpredictable at times, residents enjoy plenty of outdoor activities, from hiking and biking in the summer to skiing and snowboarding in the winter. While Grand Rapids averages 70-80″ of snowfall per year, Lake Michigan calms extreme  temperature swings year-round. 

The cost of living in Grand Rapids is generally lower than in other major cities in the U.S. Housing. There are plenty of options for budget-friendly dining, shopping, and entertainment.

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