Big Rapids

One of Michigan’s best kept secrets located on the west central side of the state. A little piece of heaven called Big Rapids.

Enjoy a lazy, summer afternoon tubing down the majestic Muskegon River, a colorful, fall stroll along the Big Rapids Riverwalk or how about a scenic snowmobile ride on the White Pine Trail offering nature at its finest. Explore over 14,000 acres of state land, drop a line in one of our 100 plus lakes, or just kick back, relax and see where the current takes you.

The population was 10,601 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Mecosta County[6]. The city is located within Big Rapids Township, but is politically independent. Big Rapids was settled in 1855 by George French and his brother Zera. It became the seat of Mecosta County in 1859. The village was platted in 1859. It was incorporated as a city in 1869.

Like most of the central Michigan area, it lies on the ancient sea bed and has a sandy subsoil which lies above an iron ore base. The Muskegon River runs through Big Rapids, passing both Ferris State University and the local middle school on its way to Lake Michigan. Numerous small lakes are within a few miles of the city.

Image Apartment Name Property Type Beds Price
Meadow Park 515 - 525
Meadow Park Apartments is a small family community, located in a quiet area near the industrial park on the north east side of town. Meadow Park is...

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