The 10 Richest Neighborhoods In Grand Rapids, MI For 2024

The richest Grand Rapids neighborhoods are Fulton Heights and Eastown for 2024 based on Saturday Night Science.

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Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.

These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that Grand Rapids has to offer. Where houses go for over 1.67x the national median and household incomes are 1.61x the national median.

But where exactly in Grand Rapids do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Fulton Heights where the median income is a cool $88,668.

Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids out of 32 for 2024.

What’s the richest neighborhood to live in Grand Rapids for 2024? According to the most recent census data, Fulton Heights looks to be the richest Grand Rapids neighborhood to live in.

Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $730,707. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.

Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in Grand Rapids.

For more Grand Rapids reading, check out the best neighborhoods in Grand Rapids and the worst neighborhoods in Grand Rapids.

Or, for living around Grand Rapids, out the best Grand Rapids suburbs and the worst Grand Rapids suburbs.

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Richst Neighborhoods In Grand Rapids For 2024 By Median Income

Rank Neighborhood Median Household Income
1 Fulton Heights $88,668
2 Eastown $78,280
3 Cherry Run $76,768
4 Norteast Citizens Action $72,959
5 Ottawa Hills $70,679
6 Millbrook $70,289
7 Eastgate $69,995
8 Ridgemoor $68,114
9 Westside Connection $67,886
10 Michgan Oaks $67,069
11 Creston $59,171
12 East Hills $58,922
13 Alger Heights $57,904
14 Baxter $57,251
15 Highland Park $56,041
16 Belknap Lookout $54,761
17 Fuller Avenue $53,517
18 Midtown $52,263
19 John Ball Park $51,944
20 South East End $51,873
21 Heritage Hill $50,454
22 Garfield Park $50,192
23 Swan $49,516
24 Black Hills $49,188
25 West Grand $46,842
26 South Hill $46,503
27 Oakdale $44,480
28 Heartside $41,543
29 Roosevelt Park $40,341
30 Madison Area $37,390
31 South East Community $36,130
32 Auburn Hill $35,821

How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In Grand Rapids For 2024

Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.

And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.

How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:

Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?

Using Saturday Night Science, we researched income data from the Census and BLS for every neighborhood in Grand Rapids.

We ranked every neighborhood in Grand Rapids by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Fulton Heights, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in Grand Rapids.

The richest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids are Fulton Heights, Eastown, Cherry Run, Norteast Citizens Action, Ottawa Hills, Millbrook, Eastgate, Ridgemoor, Westside Connection, and Michgan Oaks.

The poorest neighborhood? That would be Auburn Hill.

The poorest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids are Auburn Hill, South East Community, Madison Area, Roosevelt Park, and Heartside.

We updated this article for 2024. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in Grand Rapids.

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About Chris Kolmar

Chris Kolmar has been in the real estate business for almost ten years now. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks.

He believes the key to finding the right place to live comes down to looking at the data, reading about things to do, and, most importantly, checking it out yourself before you move.

If you've been looking for a place to live in the past several years, you've probably stumbled upon his writing already.

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