Around GR: Downtown Grand Rapids Living Made Easy
By Elsa Hippe, Rockford Property Management Resident
Whether you’ve lived in Grand Rapids your whole life, moved here for your education or your career, or are just passing through, it’s easy to see why the city is a thriving and engaging place to be. Grand Rapids offers the feel of big city life with exciting venues for concerts, sports teams, comedy shows, theatrical productions, coffee shops, local markets, and numerous new bars and restaurants that open each year. The city is packed with growth and excitement, yet somehow also maintains the quaint, comfortable feeling of small-town suburbia. The “hybrid community” that this combination creates is rare and is a large part of the reason so many young professionals and new families desire to live in or near downtown.
While I’ve lived in the Grand Rapids area since I was born, this is the first year that I’ve lived in an apartment in the heart of downtown. As I sought to finish the last year of my graduate school program, it was important that my living situation be as convenient and stress-free as possible. Rockford Property Management does an excellent job of achieving this by making each of their residents feel welcome, safe and cared for in providing a home. In addition to offering a clean and safe living environment, Rockford also possesses an outstanding facilities team that quickly addresses any issues that may arise for residents. But what truly sets them apart from other companies is their desire to create and support the feeling of community.
The team at Rockford knows that the heart of any successful community are the people and the businesses within it. They host events for their residents to get to know their neighbors, offer fun seasonal perks such as a hot cocoa bar and gift-wrapping station and even leave thoughtful holiday gifts at each of our doors. They also created Rock Perks, a discount program for residents that helps spotlight small businesses and supports the local economy.
It’s evident that Rockford loves investing in Grand Rapids and wants nothing more than to see it thrive. I am proud to live in a downtown community that supports and appreciates the City of Grand Rapids as much as I do. I would strongly suggest that anyone looking to move downtown start by looking into one of the Rockford Property Management communities!