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Old 10-17-2017, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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I don't see how by sheer size of the city alone their wouldn't be more in terms of actual numbers. I don't think that was being disputed. I the point trying to be made is that Grand Rapids is further along in it's gentrification than the aforementioned cities, and the "hipster" presence tends to be more widespread through many different neighborhoods comparatively.
My big problem with this whole thing is that the original study done by realtor.com used 49506 as the zip code, which has a median home price of $387,000. That's not anywhere close to reality, as 49506 incorporates some of the nicest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids.

"Study" might be an exaggeration.

https://research.realtor.com/hottest...rkets-america/

Median home prices for Grand Rapids zip codes 49503, 49504 and 49505, which incorporates most of the city, is (according to zillow) about $137,400.

The metro area median home value is probably getting close to $180,000 - $190,000. Average SALE PRICE for homes sold in the last month, last time I checked, was about $202,000, for the ENTIRE METRO AREA.
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Old 10-17-2017, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Louisville
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My big problem with this whole thing is that the original study done by realtor.com used 49506 as the zip code, which has a median home price of $387,000. That's not anywhere close to reality, as 49506 incorporates some of the nicest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids and East Grand Rapids.

"Study" might be an exaggeration.

https://research.realtor.com/hottest...rkets-america/

Median home prices for Grand Rapids zip codes 49503, 49504 and 49505, which incorporates most of the city, is (according to zillow) about $137,400.

The metro area median home value is probably getting close to $180,000 - $190,000. Average SALE PRICE for homes sold in the last month, last time I checked, was about $202,000, for the ENTIRE METRO AREA.
Agreed - These lists are starting to get annoying. Although i'm sure the people compiling these lists in their bubble somewhere in New York are not going to get any deeper than looking at the zip code demographics. They would have no way of knowing they are combining some of the poorest neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, next to the fastest Gentrifying neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, and including the wealthiest city in Kent County. It's definitely an inaccurate representation.
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Old 10-17-2017, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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[quote=magellan;49841766]Sure in a 4 square mile area. The other 138.2 square miles of neighborhoods filled with mostly African American non-hipsters continue to empty out (and who can blame em).

I love Detroit but you can't really say hipsters are either ruining or destroying Detroit. Wayyyyyy to early to say. 30-40 years maybe.[/QUOT
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Sure in a 4 square mile area. The other 138.2 square miles of neighborhoods filled with mostly African American non-hipsters continue to empty out (and who can blame em).

I love Detroit but you can't really say hipsters are either ruining or destroying Detroit. Wayyyyyy to early to say. 30-40 years maybe.[/QUOT
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You quoted me but didn't comment North 42.
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Old 10-19-2017, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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You quoted me but didn't comment North 42.
Yes, sorry, I was interrupted when I was beginning to post, but now I can't quite remember what I was gonna say, lol.
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Old 10-19-2017, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Yes, sorry, I was interrupted when I was beginning to post, but now I can't quite remember what I was gonna say, lol.
Haha, no worries.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Suburbs of Grand Rapids
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Problem with GR is it is landlocked, and they are trying to put too much downtown. Making it look like a mini Detroit, the way Detroit looked before it suffered the economic crash. Housing costs going thru the roof, and getting harder to find low income housing for disabled people and folks on fixed incomes. Many are moving out of town, to areas out side of the metro area. Still GR has a lot to offer though. Major construction on I-196 thru center of town on the east/west line, will cause some problems next spring/summer, but people will work thru that.
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Fashionistas are inbound next?

https://www.vogue.com/article/best-c...y-home-america
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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That's fairly good company for the city to be lumped in with. I think both Nashville and Raleigh are and echelon above GR when it comes to pretty much everything, but I think that list is another good showcase of how the cities real estate market and economy are keeping it much more competitive than cities it would otherwise be lumped in with.
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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That's fairly good company for the city to be lumped in with. I think both Nashville and Raleigh are and echelon above GR when it comes to pretty much everything, but I think that list is another good showcase of how the cities real estate market and economy are keeping it much more competitive than cities it would otherwise be lumped in with.
I agree, I think that Nashville and Raleigh ARE a cut above Grand Rapids in many ways. But good company for sure and there are a lot of dramatic changes coming to GR in the next 5 years.
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