Why would I want to move to Holland, MI?
Tulips in full bloom, a parade and sunshine draw big crowds to Holland’s 2013 Tulip Time Festival Wednesday.( Mark Copier | MLive.com ) (Mark Copier)
HOLLAND, MI — From a rainbow of tulips that pop up each spring to the shores of nearby Lake Michigan, Holland is among one of the country’s most beautiful small towns, according to a recent report.
“Even long after the tulips are gone, though, there’s plenty to love about a Michigan summer,” Impulcity’s Matt Teaford writes about Holland amid pictures of the town’s famous colorful tulips and the “Big Red” lighthouse on Lake Michigan. “A stroll down the beach, taking in the lake and Holland’s historic lighthouse is sheer bliss, and they even have their own craft brewery. It’s no wonder why Holland is also one of Michigan’s most-visited tourists locations, too.”
The story, published on Tuesday, Nov. 25, also included Breckenridge, Colorado; Asheville, N.C.; Chautauqua, N.Y.; Jefferson City, Missouri; Key West, Florida; and Sedona, Arizona. Beaufort, S.C., tops the America’s best small town list.
Impulcity’s writers, who regularly travel the country, came up with the list after looking at various awards that towns had received and compared them with their own personal experiences, Teaford said.
“We search for places and things that we want people to discover, and small towns definitely fall into that category,” he said in an email to MLive and The Grand Rapids Press. “Usually we look at the surrounding area, activities and overall appeal of towns before making our decision.”
Kyle Moroney covers suburban schools and general assignments for MLive/Grand Rapids Press.