Located along the pristine shores of Lake Michigan, Holland is a thriving and engaging community that offers a high quality of life. Cultural arts and recreational opportunities abound and the people are welcoming and friendly. Holland is a small, bustling community with big city flair and amenities. Holland also enjoys a downtown relationship with Hope College, a private liberal arts college located in the heart of our historical area and shopping district. West Michigan's life science industry, including the nearby Medical Mile, plays a vital role in our economy, fostering research and collaboration.
The Lake Michigan waterfront and surrounding area is a year-round playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The lakes' towering sand dunes, breathtaking views, sandy beaches and trails can quiet a busy mind and revitalize body and spirit.
Summers offer the best of boating, swimming, fishing and camping at several state and county parks on many lakes and rivers. The area boasts more than 100 miles of paved bike and nature trails. In winters snowmobiling and cross country skiing are right at your doorstep with several downhill resorts within a short drive.
There are many good reasons why coming to Holland could be the best move you’ll ever make. You’ll find award-winning private and public schools, a lower cost of living compared to larger cities, affordable housing and a safe community. Holland, Michigan was recently ranked as the second happiest place in the nation by a Gallup-Health-wise Well-Being Index survey. Holland, Michigan was also named one of the nation’s top places to retire by Money Magazine.