Big Rapids Charter Township

15 reviews
  1. Town in Michigan
NG
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    NG
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    NG
  4. Nightlife
    NG
  5. Good for Families
    NG
  6. Diversity
    NG
  7. Jobs
    NG
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    NG
  10. Health & Fitness
    NG
  11. Outdoor Activities
    NG
  12. Commute
    NG

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$159,700
National
$176,700
Median Rent
$619
National
$904
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    No Data
    264
  • Murder
    No Data
    5
  • Rape
    No Data
    37
  • Robbery
    No Data
    135
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    No Data
    575
  • Theft
    No Data
    2,114
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    No Data
    257

Residents

Diversity
NG
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$42,688
National
$53,046
Children
11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    18%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    14%

    Reviews

    15 reviews
    • Excellent
      1
    • Very Good
      5
    • Average
      9
    • Poor
      0
    • Terrible
      0
    Big Rapids has a fairly diverse selection of restaurants. A decent amount of places to workout, train, or enjoy physical activities. Home to Ferris State University, so their are many programs to be involved in. The town could use a better night life. The new breweries in town help, but still could use more current pop culture entertainment to attend at night.
    • Current Resident
    • 3 months ago
    I believe being a smaller town that the city, sheriff, and state police are very visible.
    • Niche User
    • Jan 22 2016
    I feel as though it is a pretty average neighborhood, it is a college town with fairly low crime rates.
    • Niche User
    • 12 months ago