The top 10 stories at in 2017


East Grand Rapids refers to Gaslight Village as the “heart” of the city. Photo via

The most-read story of 2017 is about a Grand Rapids suburb being one of the "best" in the country.

Looking at the numbers, the No. 1 story at in 2017 contains several key ingredients for a popular news story: real estate, a top ranking and a national showing.

The rest of the top 10 stories cover a mix of topics — from food to drinks and closings to award finalists.

Top 10 stories at

1.   Grand Rapids suburb ranks among 'best places to live' in US

2.   Court approves farm's bankruptcy plan

3.   Too many breweries in West Michigan?

4.   San Chez plans new restaurant downtown

5.   Jazz restaurant shares plans

6.   Business Journal names Top Women Owned Business finalists

7.   Bank closing 16 branches

8.   30-mile trail project nears completion

9.   West Side restaurant closes doors

10. Businessman is finalist for national Dealer of the Year award

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