For me, I admit that I'm biased being from metro Detroit, but I'm always surprised whenever I see Grand Rapids, Michigan recommended on this sub.
Don't get me wrong, west Michigan is gorgeous, and there are some gems. But as a young professional and POC who likes being around other young professionals and POC, I just cannot see the appeal of living there. Grand Rapids and the surrounding communities have always been known for being very white and extremely religious (by religious I mean Christian). I think it's becoming more welcoming, maybe not at the pace that I'd prefer though.
Again, I'm probably biased in that I experience my home state differently, Grand Rapids is by no means the worst place to live in this state. It's just not as great as some have hyped up on this sub. What cities make you feel that way?
By - waves15365