Holland 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Retirees looking for 55 and over communities on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula west side will enjoy Holland which sits on the shore of Lake Macatawa and is just five miles inland of Lake Michigan. Holland is known for its Tulip Festival, Dutch heritage and historic De Zwaan Dutch windmill. Holland has been recognized as the “most secure mid-sized city in the United States”, the “second happiest/healthiest town in the United States” and CNN Money’s list of top five places to retire.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Holland cost of living is low as compared to the rest of the U.S. but higher than many places in Michigan.

Holland sales tax is 6% all of which is state sales tax as there is no city, local or county sales tax in Michigan. The average property tax in Holland is 1.4%. Michigan does have a state income tax of 4.25% but social security benefits are not taxed.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

There are a variety of leisure options for active adults in the Holland area, including:

Art & performances

    • Kruizenga Art Museum
    • Knickerbocker Theatre

Historical sites and museums

    • Holland Museum
    • Dorr E. Felt Mansion
    • Settler’s House

Outdoor activities

    • DeGraat Nature Center
    • Saugatuck Dunes State Park
    • Winding Creek Golf Club
    • Three Fires Golf Club


The Holland area sees about 26 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of October. Average winter temperatures range from 21° to 29°. Summer in Holland is mild but humid with summer temperatures averaging between 63° and 78° with 79% humidity. Average snowfall in Holland is 17 inches with the highest chance of snow during the month of February.

Health Care

The closest hospitals to Holland are:

Holland Hospital a 190 bed facility located in Holland. They are rated as high performing in spinal fusion surgery, hip replacements, and hip fracture treatment.

Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is a small 55 bed hospital located 6.6 miles from Holland. This hospital has been ranked as high performing in hip fracture treatment and is a Level III trauma center.

Trinity Health Grand Haven is an 81 bed hospital located 18.7 miles from Holland. They are rated as high performing in treatment of hip fractures by U.S. News & World Report.

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