The city of Wyoming was settled in 1832 and became a city in 1959, with a population of about 72,000 it is the third largest city in West Michigan and continues to grow! Wyoming can be an excellent choice to buy a home whether you are moving for a new job, or looking to commute.
The city is conveniently located near other major areas of West Michigan such as Kentwood, Grandville, and Grand Rapids. The industries which employ the highest percentage of people in the Wyoming area are retail, sales and marketing, customer service, food and restaurant, and personal care or services.
Also located either in Wyoming or nearby are many parks and beaches helping you to enjoy a great day outdoors. Wyoming boasts more than 630 acres of parkland where you can take a long nature stroll, try your luck at catching a few fish, or take the kids for an afternoon at the playground or splashpad. Buck Creek Nature Preserve has a nature preserve, walking trail, and fishing area for you to enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
If it is a hot summer day you can take your children to Lamar park where they can cool off in the large splash pad all summer long. Several other parks around the area can help you to keep your athletics in full swing with basketball courts, baseball diamonds, and tennis facilities. If you love to be outdoors and stay active Wyoming could be a good fit for you!
Wyoming is also an affordable place to buy a home whether you are a first time buyer or not. With a median household or condo value at around 114,000 you are sure to find something in your price range, in a good location that meets all of your needs.
The homes in Wyoming are also located conveniently to several restaurants and shopping areas. You can take some time to shop at Rivertown Crossings Mall; the largest shopping centers in West Michigan, then enjoy a nice meal nearby or a night out in downtown Grand Rapids.
Since the Wyoming area incorporates six school districts and includes 14 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 8 high schools, and 20 preschools, there are many choices for education. With so many options you are bound to find the right area and school for your son or daughter. To help aid in your child’s learning Wyoming is home to the largest branch in the Kent District Library system. Renovated and expanded in 2001, the library can help you expand your knowledge or enjoy some casual reading.
With the convenient location, acres of parkland, great shopping and restaurants, and options for schooling Wyoming could be your next home where you can build a life and enjoy your days with all the city has to offer!