Big Rapids

Big Rapids is home to Ferris State University! It’s situated an hour north of Grand Rapids and an hour east of Lake Michigan. With its extensive green space, abundant trails, beautiful golf courses, the Muskegon River, and the bustling historic downtown district there is so much to explore no matter the season! Looking to move here or spend a day in Big Rapids? Keep scrolling to explore!

The Local Element of Big Rapids: “Small Town Vibes with Big City Conveniences”

Big Rapids Real Estate Market Update

Making a move to Big Rapids?

Information on Average home sales data in this neighborhood in the last 12 months. Source

Sale Price: $227,276

% of Sales Price vs List Price: 1.87% sold under list price

Bedrooms: 3 beds

Bathrooms: 2 baths

Square Footage: 1,592 sq feet

Price Per Square Foot: $151/sq foot

Number of Days a Home is on the Market: 15

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Big Rapids Schools

Looking to move to Big Rapids and want to learn more about the schools available? Check them out below.

More from Big Rapids School District: “Big Rapids Public Schools offers a diverse range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities that allow students to achieve success in the areas for which they have a passion.”

Big Rapids Public Schools

"Educating our Future."

21034 15 Mile Rd.
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Things to do in Big Rapids

Hemlock Park

This charming park features a lovely picnic area, sports facilities such as basketball courts, tennis courts, and a baseball diamond. There are also trails for hiking, a playground, and a fishing area.

Pilates Big Rapids

No matter your age or fitness level come visit a personal training session, small group classes, or athletic conditioning to harness your mental and physical wellness.

Big Rapids Roller Rink

Spend your weekend skating, listening to music, and enjoying time with your family and friends. Be sure to check out their hours and unique events as they are updated based on the season.

Katke Golf Course

A nationally renowned course with one of the finest programs for learning the game of golf. No matter your experience level, this course is a gem to discover.

Artworks in Big Rapids

Artworks brings the arts to life in Big Rapids! This non-profit organization hosts a variety of different weekly events including an open pottery studio, book clubs, artist demos, and so much more!

Ferris State University

FSU is a Division II school with an outstanding football program. The campus also features Card/Riley Conservation & Wildlife Education Center & Williams Auditorium.

Food & Drink in Big Rapids

Gypsy Nickel Lounge

Craft beer & cocktails pair with American pub grub in a modern setup with a deck & karaoke nights.

Toppings Frozen Yogurt / The Backroom Coffee

A dessert shop specializing in frozen yogurt with an abundance of toppings to choose from. They also serve up bubble tea, coffee, and many other delicious treats.

Blue Cow Cafe

Enjoy deliciously distinguished American cuisine with a French twist, in the cozy, up-scale environment.

Shops in Big Rapids


A warm and cozy boutique features hand-picked trendy items. Shop their collection of dresses, accessories, handbags, shoes, and so much more!

Red Fox Market

Red Fox Market specializes in local, Michigan-made, gourmet & natural grocery products.

Old Pioneer Store & Emporium

The Old Pioneer Store features Christmas all year long, along with home decor, jewelry, locally made lotions, soaps, and candles. Located inside of Kilwins Ice Cream, Fudge, and Chocolate Shop.

Nearby Areas

Reed City

Canadian Lakes