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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Historic interest
-Cost of living

Cons

-Economic cycles
-Cold cloudy winters
-Healthcare


What Bert Has To Say About Holland-Grand Haven Metro Area


Holland and Ottawa County sit in an attractive and historic agricultural area adjacent to the western Michigan shore of Lake Michigan. Religious oppression, good soil and a moderating lake influence attracted Dutch settlers in the mid-19th century. Fruit and vegetables are grown in the area, but it is most known for its tulips. The annual May tulip festival is a world attraction, and the fact that the local airport is named the Tulip City Airport gives a clue to the importance of this product. The town developed as a prosperous, well-kept Victorian-era farming community, and retains a lot of historic interest with a downtown on the National Register of Historic Interest and many fine period homes. The Dutch influence – the population was estimated at over 60 percent Dutch in the early 20th century -- is unmistakable.

Today Holland’s economy is propelled by tourism, agriculture, small businesses and an assortment of larger manufacturers making everything from pickles to plastics to pharmaceuticals. Two small colleges add some college amenities. Several beaches and state parks line the Lake Michigan coast. Grand Rapids, 20 miles northeast, is the closest cultural center, while Chicago is 2 ½ hours southwest. Cost of living is below average.

Holland is located on a flat, fertile coastal and agricultural plain. Lake Michigan heavily influences the continental climate, moderating temperatures in summer and winter and prolonging both spring and fall seasons. Summers are pleasant with frequent lake breezes and comfortable evenings. Winters are very cloudy, with numerous snow flurries and strong westerly winds. Below-zero temperatures occur occasionally but not for prolonged periods, and continuous snow cover is common. First freeze is early October, last is early May.


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Quick Facts About Zeeland


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Zeeland is 5.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Zeeland jobs have Increased by 4.44 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Zeeland's cost of living is 9.00% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Zeeland's population is 5,561 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -0.84 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 15 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Zeeland is $129,700. Home appreciation the last year has been 5.60 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Zeeland public schools spend $12,164 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 20.3 students per teacher in Zeeland.

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Great place to raise a family
I have lived in Zeeland Michigan my entire life, 33 years. It is a great town to raise a family. My only complaint is the LONG... (read more)
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