Rockford has enjoyed steady growth as a bedroom community to Grand Rapids with easy access to the region’s largest employment centers. Located just 15 minutes northeast of downtown Grand Rapids, the Rockford area boasts award winning schools, exceptional dining, shopping, and recreation activities all leading to a robust real estate market. The city of Rockford proper boasts an affordable average home sale price of $174,000 while the larger area encompassing the Rockford School district has an average home price of $224,000. The variety of housing options ranges from historic homes built prior to 1900 to many brand new developments by many of the region’s top builders. With more than 650 homes sold in the Rockford area in 2014, the likelihood of finding that “dream” home is very high.
A main draw for those settling in Rockford is the nationally recognized school system. Rockford holds claim to being the only large school district in Michigan to have all of its elementary, middle, and high school buildings named as prestigious Blue Ribbon Exemplary schools. High academic achievement combined with very successful athletic, fine arts, and other co-curricular activities offers students and families a stimulating education experience unique in West Michigan.
Those with a sense of adventure will find the Rockford area full of recreational options such as the White Pine Linear State Park home to bikers, walkers, and runners year round. Many state game areas allow hunters, fishermen, and hikers the opportunity to experience the great outdoors first hand. The Rogue River and Grand River both intersect Rockford and are fed by some of Michigan’s best trout streams. The damn on the Rogue River in downtown Rockford is a popular spot for Trout & Steelhead fishing much of the year. In addition to the local rivers and streams, Rockford is known for its many inland lakes for those seeking watersports fun.
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