Make Holland Your Home!
Just hours from major metropolitanareas, but a world away from the hustle and bustle, Holland offers a quality oflife not found in many other places. This diverse, all-American collegetown is located on the scenic shores of Lake Michigan and Lake Macatawa, offeringwhite-sand beaches, parks, outdoor sculptures, miles of hiking and bikingtrails, and an historic downtown. Here you'll find an eclectic mix ofretail shops, boutiques, restaurants, and craft-brew pubs housed in restoredVictorian-era buildings, and a downtown snow-melt system that keeps sidewalksand 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 aconvenient hub for four of the region's top population centers - Chicago,Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City.
Because Holland's founding familiesrecognized the importance of education, the city is home to Hope College, afour-year liberal arts school known for its superior academic, arts, and sportsprograms. More than 20 other colleges and universities are located withina 2½hour drive (many with branches here).
The community's understanding of the importance of academics, and is evident inthe area's excellent public K-12 school systems, as well as in private andcharter schools.
The Holland area offersaward-winning health care facilities, including Holland Hospital, which hasbeen named one of the top 100 hospitals in the U.S. by both Healthgrades andTruven Health Analytics. And the greater Holland/Zeeland area alsobenefits from the new state-of-the-art Spectrum Health outpatient care facility.A great place to retire, Holland offers a variety of community activities forseniors, as well as housing options for specific needs.
The visual and performing arts playa vital role in of the region's quality of life. Holland boasts a widearray of art galleries, studios, and museums; and Hope College hostsproductions by its Summer Repertory Theatre and performances year-round bycritically-acclaimed musicians and performers. The community also hostsone of the largest festivals in the country - Tulip Time - as well as otherspecial events throughout the year.
An award-winning city, Holland hasbeen recognized by a host of organizations including: Forbes Magazine asone of the Top Five Cities in the U.S. with the lowest crime rate; MoneyMagazine 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 theGallup-Healthways Well-Being Index as the #2 happiest, healthiest place to livein America - right between Boulder, Colorado and Honolulu, Hawaii! TheNational Trust for Historic Preservation also considers Holland one of a "DozenDistinctive Destinations" and was awarded their "Great American Main Street" honor.