Make Holland Your Home!
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 an 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. Just minutes from U.S. 31 and Interstate 196, major north/south and east/west highways, Holland is a convenient hub for four of the region's top population centers - Chicago, Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City.
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. More than 20 other colleges and universities are located within a 2½hour drive (many with branches here).
The community's understanding of the importance of academics, and 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 between Boulder, 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.
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