Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a place for the cool kids. A home for the folks who want nature at their doorstep but art museums, craft breweries, and live music too. Ranked as one of America’s greatest walking cities, with superior golf courses, pristine lakes and streams, and a reputation for some of the best fishing around, Grand Rapids is a popular spot for anyone looking to live large. So this week we are featuring two of its finest listings. Each offers glorious views and are close to fun things to do, but have price points that are miles apart.

Which is your favorite, the Woodland Oasis Splurge or the Thousand Oaks Steal?

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1361 Nottinghill Court SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan, is listed by Ann Despres with Coldwell Banker for $999,999.

Grand Rapids is a gem of a city situated on the Grand River, east of Lake Michigan. With a vibrant arts scene, trend-setting beer and food offerings, plus a slew of lively music venues, there’s a lot to do in Grand Rapids. The locals will tell you it’s easy to get to, easy to get around in, and easy to afford, which begs the question – just how far will $1 million dollars go in Grand Rapids, Michigan? What we find is the ideal Grand Rapids home, clocking in with a list price of $999,999. Let’s take a look inside.

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