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From hiking, biking, the lakeshore, museums, breweries, sports venues, and more, there are plenty of things to do in the state regardless of the season.

When you are visiting Michigan cities, there are a few cities that are perfect for a walking vacation.

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What Are The 10 Most Walkable Cities In Michigan?

snow in Grand Rapids

If you plan on having a good outdoor walking day, Redfin says that these are the best cities in Michigan.

  1. Hamtramck, Michigan
  2. Ferndale, Michigan
  3. Ypsilanti, Michigan
  4. Lincoln Park, Michigan
  5. Wyandotte, Michigan
  6. Birmingham, Michigan
  7. Dearborn, Michigan
  8. Royal Oak, Michigan
  9. Eastpointe, Michigan
  10. Madison Heights, Michigan

Do you see an issue here?

Why is Grand Rapids not on the most walkable cities in Michigan list?

Is Grand Rapids A Walkable City?

There was a time when Grand Rapids was named one of the 14 most walkable cities in the country.

However, we have clearly lost our title, which is insane!

As someone who walks all of the time in Grand Rapids, I think this is an insanely low score.

East Grand Rapids
East Grand Rapids

When you look up the score that Grand Rapids receives for walkability on Walk Score, we only have an average Walk Score of 56!


Walk Score also says that the city is somewhat bikeable.

If you are trying to find the most walkable neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, Walk Score says that they are the Heartside-Downtown area, East Hills, and Midtown.

Grand Rapids Art Museum
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The Most Walkable Grand Rapids Neighborhoods

Walk Score says that if you live in these neighborhoods in Grand Rapids, you are set.


NameWalk ScoreTransit ScoreBike Score
2East Hills894462
4Heritage Hill835659

Do you agree that these cities are more walkable than Grand Rapids?

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