Marrying downtown living, quaint residential neighborhoods and beachfront property, Holland, Michigan offers an abundance of living options. Downtown is as vibrant as ever, offering affordable apartments as well as loft-style condos with beautiful views. Westside has everything from summer cottages to single family homes and waterfront mansions. Other neighborhoods boast great parks and wooded trails, so you’ll be swept in beautiful surroundings no matter where you live.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, Holland has everything you’d expect from a waterfront town. Beautiful surroundings and quaint neighborhoods make for year-round delight and simple living. Downtown is the hub, and it is easy to stroll around and it’s as easy it gets to stroll around on foot while enjoying all the shops and restaurants. Because of its Dutch roots, Holland still offers up traditional Dutch architecture and Dutch attractions. There is no shortage of activities for Holland’s approximately 33,000 residents. City parks, Holland Farmer’s Market, a wonderful nature center and, of course, two beautiful lakes provide residents and visitors alike with plenty to do while in town.
Settled by Dutch immigrants in the 1840s, Holland has never lost its old world charm. However, it’s the city’s evolution that has lead to it being named one of the country’s "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" and a "Great American Mainstreet." Special events throughout the year, wonderful tourist attractions and Hope College are a few of many things that keep Holland on the up and up. Its ranking as the second healthiest / happiest town in the United States has no doubt lead to it’s ranking as one of CNN’s top five places to retire. Two public airports and Amtrak service that runs to both Grand Rapids and Chicago make travel simple. If you’re looking for natural beauty within a quaint, culturally vibrant city, Holland is just the place.