There is Excitement In West Michigan Home Sales. Our humble city may not be seen as so humble as it grows into an active metropolitan area of excitement, variety and diversity. As the second-largest city in the state, GR did best in nightlife (14th overall) and non-fast food dining (18th). GR has a thriving nightlife and is quite active on the cultural fronts. Read more on how Grand Rapids has earned status as an exiting place to be in article title “The 10 Most Exciting Mid-Sized Cities In America” By Movoto Real Estate.