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
2014 winner in population category 24,001-50,000
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 Index
One 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!