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Old 01-08-2013, 08:15 AM
 
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If you're concerned about the cost of car insurance, maybe EGR isn't the town for you =)

PS = Welcome to West Michigan, you'll love it... http://hellowestmichigan.com/
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids
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Hey everyone, I'll be moving to EGR in the coming months and I'm trying to find out what's a liveable salary in Grand Rapids, specifically EGR.
Unseen costs/negatives?
Damage to a car from all the salt on the roads.
The terrible shape of said roads.
Large concentration of bars and breweries encourage alcoholism, and drinking & driving.
Heating/cooling costs.
Gas/cig taxes.

Grand Rapids is a relatively inexpensive city for renters. There are some amazing places in this city, you just have to look around a bit. EGR is not Grand Rapids, tho. Two different cities, with very different makeups, taxes and residents. Definitely pricier in East, but it lacks the diversity that GR tries to afford. Very white in certain parts of this area -West Michigan in general.

A livable salary is subjective and situational, so it's tough to say if what you need to live on is the same as others' needs. A two-bed in Eastown, Heritage Hill, Cherry Hill or the surrounding areas can run from $600 to $1500, but there really are some gems if you look around enough.

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Best of luck wherever you wind up. Things are coming around; this city is becoming more inclusive as a whole, but there are some things still lacking. Let's pump it up!

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: west mich
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Both G.R. and Walker impose a smallish city income tax.
- What cities impose an income tax?
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