This bedroom community offers a vintage small town lifestyle within a 20 minute drive of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan's second largest economic and cultural center. No wonder it's billed as "the next place to be."

Here's your guide to Lowell:

Feature Story FTparks

Take a hike: Ten favorite West Michigan trails to explore this season

Development News Mobile Bike

Veteran bike mechanic has Common Bond with cyclists

Feature Story Betty White at Gildas Club

10 years and a whole lot of laughs later: LaughFest celebrates a milestone

Development News DAKC

City of Grand Rapids honored with 2018 Invest in Ability Award

Development News DNLocalFirst

What's "Good For Grand Rapids" is "Good For Michigan"

Development News Talent

HireReach: Hiring strategy that reduces biases unexpectedly increased diversity

Feature Story Bartender

All hail the bartender! Veteran West Michigan drink-slingers tell their tales

Innovation News Brandy Arnold

Young Professional Spotlight: Brandy Arnold

Innovation News Angela Nelson

Working in the City: Angela Nelson

Innovation News INcultured

Strictly Business: The women who own Grand Rapids

Innovation News INVGallafe

Gallafe: Gallery + Cafe and the first Grand Rapid's Asian Festival

Feature Story FTfattire

Bigger is better: Fat tire bikes roam winter trails

German-made anaerobic digester to debut in Lowell; manure, food waste to become renewable energy

Feature Story FTcanning

G-Sync: Fresh Food Diva