Holland, Michigan has been recognized by many organizations as one of the best places in the United States to live, work, retire, vacation and celebrate! We're not surprised- and you won't be either, once you visit Holland. You'll see that we enjoy beautiful natural resources- including an amazing Lake Michigan coastline- a vibrant downtown, a cherished Dutch heritage, a supportive community, and profitable industries.
Holland is proud to have recently received the following awards from America in Bloom
2015 winner Outstanding Achievement in Floral Displays
2015 winner Circle of Champions - midsize population
2014 winner Outstanding Achievement in Floral Displays
2014 winner YouTube video
2013 winner in population category 30,001-50,000
2013 winner Outstanding Achievement in Heritage Preservation
2012 winner in population category 25,001-50,000
2012 winner in Environmental Efforts
2012 winner Best Community Garden Program
2011 winner in population category 25,001-50,000
2011 winner for Tidiness
Holland has received many other accolades, including:
#2 Happiest, Healthiest Place to Live in America– Gallup-Healthways Well-Being IndexOne of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
"All America City" - National Civic League
"Top Five Best Places to Retire" - Money
"Top Ten Cities" - Nest Egg Index, A.G. Edwards
"Top Five Safest Cities in the U.S." - Forbes Magazine
#2 "19 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America" - Impulcity
#3 "Top Ten Best Places for Families" - Livability
The National Trust for Historic Preservation named Downtown Holland as "Great American Mainstreet."
And Holland's famous Tulip Time Festival has received numerous awards, including:
One of the Top 100 Events in North America- American Bus Association
One of the Top 100 Events of the Year- weather.com
Best Small Town Festival- Reader's Digest
Holland even wins awards in wintertime- USA Today named Dutch Winterfest as the "Best Place to Catch a Winter Carnival."
Plan a trip to Holland to experience this award-winning town for yourself!