The 10 Safest Grand Rapids, MI Neighborhoods To Live In For 2022


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in Grand Rapids are the safest places to live.

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We analyzed every possible crime metric to determine which neighborhoods in Grand Rapids are the safest.

Every year, more than 30 million Americans move. Sometimes, its for a job, other times its to escape the big city. But no matter where you move, you want a neighborhood thats family friendly, clean, and most importantly, safe.

Weve analyzed the FBI crime reports data on violent and property crimes for every single neighborhood in Grand Rapids. Then, we calculated your chances of being the victim of a crime in each one.

In which Grand Rapids neighborhoods can you leave your doors unlocked at night? Heres the list. For a more detailed breakdown for each neighborhood, keep reading.

So, which neighborhood is the safest in Grand Rapids in 2022? That would be Ridgemoor. Thats according to the most recent FBI crime data, which takes into account everything from thefts and robberies to assaults and murders.

If you want to dig down deeper into each neighborhood's statistics, as well as our methodology, take a look below. Some of these neighborhoods are the best places to live in Grand Rapids.

If you dont see a neighborhood youre looking for in our top ten, scroll down to the bottom, where we have all Grand Rapids neighborhoods listed in order from safest to most dangerous. Read on to see how we determined the places around Grand Rapids that deserve a little bragging rights or maybe you're interested in the worst neighborhoods in Grand Rapids.

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Safest Neighborhoods In Grand Rapids

The 10 Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Grand Rapids For 2022

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8
/10

Population: 2,764
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 122
Property Crime Per 100k: 723
More on Ridgemoor: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 1,776
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 127
Property Crime Per 100k: 684
More on Michgan Oaks: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 11,538
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 243
Property Crime Per 100k: 643
More on Westside Connection: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
/10

Population: 5,914
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 233
Property Crime Per 100k: 757
More on Millbrook: Homes For Sale | Data

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6
/10

Population: 3,007
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 275
Property Crime Per 100k: 771
More on Heartside: Homes For Sale | Data

Heartside Grand Rapids, MI

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7
/10

Population: 665
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 413
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,086
More on Cherry Run: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
/10

Population: 25,177
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 428
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,336
More on Creston: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 4,048
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 424
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,457
More on East Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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7
/10

Population: 794
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 466
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,353
More on Ottawa Hills: Homes For Sale | Data

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8
/10

Population: 1,783
Violent Crimes Per 100k: 576
Property Crime Per 100k: 1,542
More on Eastgate: Homes For Sale | Data

Methodology: How We Determined The Safest Grand Rapids Hoods In 2022

You can ask people which neighborhoods are the safest, or you can just look at the unbiased raw data. So, instead of relying on speculation and opinion, we analyzed the hard numbers from the FBIs most recent crime report (published in September of 2019) for every neighborhood in Grand Rapids.

To be more specific, we analyzed the FBIs Uniform Crime Report. We then ran an analysis to calculate each neighborhoods property and violent crimes based on the demographics of the area and reported crime. We used two key criteria:

  • Total Crimes Per Capita
  • Violent Crimes Per Capita
  • Property Crimes Per Capita

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 32 in each category, where 1 was the safest.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a safe neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest safest neighborhood index the "Safest City Neighborhood In Grand Rapids." We're lookin' at you, Ridgemoor.

Read on below to learn more about what it's like to live in the safest places Grand Rapids. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from safest to most expensive.

Summary: The Safest Places In Grand Rapids

Looking at the data, you can tell that Ridgemoor is as safe as they come, according to science and data.

But as most Michigan residents would agree, almost every place here has its safe and not safe parts. So just make sure you're informed ahead of time.

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Detailed List Of The Safest Neighborhoods To Live In Grand Rapids For 2022

Rank Neighborhood Crime Per 100K
1 Ridgemoor 855
2 Michgan Oaks 861
3 Westside Connection 866
4 Millbrook 980
5 Heartside 1,056
6 Cherry Run 1,519
7 Creston 1,744
8 East Hills 1,861
9 Ottawa Hills 1,819
10 Eastgate 2,138
11 Norteast Citizens Action 2,137
12 Heritage Hill 2,165
13 Eastown 2,200
14 Alger Heights 2,379
15 Midtown 2,400
16 South East End 2,454
17 Highland Park 2,816
18 Auburn Hill 2,805
19 John Ball Park 2,917
20 Fuller Avenue 3,275
21 Roosevelt Park 3,099
22 Madison Area 3,297
23 Garfield Park 3,655
24 Fulton Heights 3,946
25 Belknap Lookout 4,211
26 West Grand 4,788
27 Swan 5,894
28 Baxter 6,203
29 Oakdale 6,077
30 South Hill 6,254
31 Black Hills 9,992
32 South East Community 11,125

Editor's Note: We updated this article for 2022. This is our second time ranking the safest neighborhoods to live in Grand Rapids.

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.

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