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Discover West Michigan
West Michigan is home to affordable living, great communities, and safe neighborhoods. In fact, West Michigan was ranked one of the best places to live in 2018. Below is a snapshot of our communities.
Just hours from major metropolitan areas, but a world away from the hustle and bustle, Holland offers a quality of life not found in many other places. This diverse, all-American college town is located on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, offering white-sand beaches, parks, outdoor sculptures, miles of hiking and biking trails, and a historic downtown. Here you'll find an eclectic mix of retail shops, boutiques, restaurants, and craft-brew pubs housed in restored Victorian-era buildings, and a downtown snow-melt system that keeps sidewalks and roadways snow-free during the winter months. Because Holland's founding families recognized the importance of education, the city is home to Hope College, a four-year liberal arts school known for its superior academic, arts, and sports programs. The community's understanding of the importance of academics is evident in the area's excellent public K-12 school systems, as well as in private and charter schools.
The Holland area offers award-winning health care facilities, including Holland Hospital, which has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by both Healthgrades and Truven Health Analytics. And the greater Holland/Zeeland area also benefits from the new state-of-the-art Spectrum Health outpatient care facility. A great place to retire, Holland offers a variety of community activities for seniors, as well as housing options for specific needs.
The visual and performing arts play a vital role in of the region's quality of life. Holland boasts a wide array of art galleries, studios, and museums; and Hope College hosts productions by its Summer Repertory Theatre and performances year-round by critically-acclaimed musicians and performers. The community also hosts one of the largest festivals in the country - Tulip Time - as well as other special events throughout the year.
An award-winning city, Holland has been recognized by a host of organizations including: Forbes Magazine as one of the Top Five Cities in the U.S. with the lowest crime rate; Money Magazine for being one of the nation's Top Five Places to Retire; A.G. Edwards as one of the Top Ten Cities on their Nest Egg Index; and the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index as the #2 happiest, healthiest place to live in America - right betweenBoulder, Colorado and Honolulu, Hawaii! The National Trust for Historic Preservation also considers Holland one of a "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" and was awarded their "Great American Main Street" honor.
Zeeland shows pride in its historic background and its strong religious heritage. The strong work ethic is still evident in the quality work force in the area, and pride is apparent in the upkeep of homes and businesses. Zeeland’s location provides wide recreational opportunities with easy access to nearby lakes, streams, cross country skiing, biking and hiking. It is only 6.7 miles away from Holland and their beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa. The city boasts a charming and convenient downtown area which forms the heart of the community with activities, parades and promotions of all sorts. Take a look at flourishing innovation, from home-grown flower shops to Fortune 500 companies and an award winning school district.
Nestled between lush parks and rich farm lands, Hudsonville is a small town with access to big amenities. This quaint community with a strong agricultural heritage is just 15 minutes from all the lakeshore has to offer and 20 minutes to downtown Grand Rapids. Hudsonville provides residents with access to a 75-acre nature center with groomed trails, great restaurants, shops and breweries.
Saugatuck is home to one of Conde’ Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Beaches in the World” and was recognized as USA Today’s “Best Small Coastal Town.” The city offers Lake Michigan shoreline, sunsets, dunes, an active downtown, an artistic, open-minded vibe, and numerous opportunities for outdoor recreation year-round. Saugatuck and the neighboring village of Douglas are rich in nature, character, culture. A great place to call home!
Grand Haven/Spring Lake
In 2017, Coastal Living named Grand Haven “Happiest Seaside Town” and the area is a highly respected and enjoyed tourist destination! Move to Grand Haven, Spring Lake or Ferrysburg to see why the residents enjoy this small town. It’s friendly, historical area offers a great selection of restaurants, shops, entertainment and things to do in all seasons. From its roots as a highly commercial port-of-call for ferries and passenger liners, Grand Haven has evolved to become a place of serene family enjoyment, hosting lively outdoor recreation and festivals on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Grand River.