Holland, Michigan is a coastal city in the western region of the Lower Peninsula. It is situated near the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, resting on Lake Macatawa. Holland is the seventh largest metro area in the state of Michigan. Located about 30 minutes west of Grand Rapids, Holland along with Grand Haven, make up the primary real estate market for this area of Western Michigan. The community is welcoming and very laid back, home to year round residents as well as seasonal vacationers who own lakefront property. The Holland metro area has a wide variety of homes and property for sale and is worth checking out for anyone planning a full time relocation or seeking a seasonal second home.
Holland was founded in 1847 by Dutch Calvinist separatists. The town continued to be a location for Dutch immigrants, halted only by the outbreak of World War II and Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Holland is noted for being the site of the church that started the famous What Would Jesus Do? bracelets in 1989. Nearby communities making up the metropolitan area include Grand Haven, Allegan, Zeeland, Hamilton, and Spring Lake, a small community on the peninsula where the body of water called Spring Lake and the Grand River meet.
Holland mi homes for sale range from modest single story, two bedroom houses to luxury mansions located on the Lake Michigan waterfront. When purchasing a home in the area it is first important to determine what kind of property you are looking for. The average three bedroom, two bath house costs between $150,000 and $350,000. Luxury waterfront homes for sale will run into the multi millions, and would be a great second home for those who can afford it, but are definitely not within the price range of all buyers. Smaller lake houses for sale can be found at more modest price ranges, but these homes are generally only two bedrooms at the most. Purchasing a home in Holland is a great idea for anyone looking to retire, own a seasonal home or relocate to a relaxing, beautiful, lakeside community.