Best Places to Live

Holland , MI

Population: 33,526
Kevin Young

Home to award-winning beaches and sand so squeaky it has earned the nickname of “the singing sands,” Holland, MI, offers a beach paradise without the crowds that flock to either coast. Its location on some of the best water spots Lake Michigan has to offer makes it an ideal and unexpected place to spend a little time away.

Bodies of Water: Lake Michigan

Activities: Play in the waves at a number of beaches including Laketown Beach and Grand Haven Lakeshore, climb the dunes of Mt. Pisgah Dune Boardwalk, beach volleyball at Tunnel Park, jet skiing

Summer High: 82.5 F