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Old 06-18-2009, 08:42 AM
Location: East Grand Rapids, MI
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Originally Posted by pooches9 View Post
Would it be do-able, in Ada, to get say, 20 acres on one of the rivers? Is that possible anymore? If so, does anyone have any idea of the prices riverfront? Is the river rec-friendly? My husband and I chose Western Michigan for the low price of real estate and the family atmosphere, so any advice is helpful. What kind of house/property can you get for a couple million? Is East Grand Rapids a better market for that? We wants lots of things to do with our kids, whether that means a farm with horses and other animals, or walkability to museums and shops, but definitely outdoor activities! Thanks.
There is no acreage, no farms, no river in East Grand Rapids.

There's Reeds Lake, which is a popular recreational lake, and a couple million gets you a nice house on that lake (not much for sale right now though). A quick search on grar.com found a $1.4M house with frontage on the lake. But you're talking a half-acre lot for that price.... not multiple acres.

Sounds like you're after something more like what you'll find in Ada.
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:12 PM
Location: West Michigan
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This was a few weeks ago, but I drove past a horse farm for sale on Thornapple River Dr, I think it was pretty close to Laraway Lake Dr. It was a horse farm right on the Thornapple River, that place has to be worth a boatload!! (no pun intended). Not sure if it's still for sale, but that place would fit the description nicely. I don't have a clue how to find the listing, but it might be worth taking a drive through there. You can't miss it.
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