Traverse City named top Lake Beach Town in U.S.; Holland ranks #4

Holland State Park

(FOX 17) – Michigan has the top Lake Beach Town in America and West Michigan has one in the Top 10 in a latest report from a national credit company that researches community livability. lists Traverse City, Michigan as the Best Lake Beach Town in America and Holland, Michigan as #4, in their annual 2019 rankings.  The rankings look at 62 statistics, including housing costs, affordability, weather and water quality.

Places #2 and #3 are Folsom, California and Cornelius, North Carolina. #5 through #10 are Kirkland, Washington, Mercer Island, Washington, Davidson, North Carolina, Redmond, Washington, Eden Prairie, Minnesota and Bay Village, Ohio.  Alpena, Michigan ranked #18.

Traverse City ranked tied for #1 with Branson, Missouri for Most Nightlife Establishments per capita and Most Restaurants per capita.  Traverse also ranked #1 for Most Coffee Shops per capita with Lakewood, Washington.

Holland came in #3 for Most Restaurants per capita and #3 for Lowest Foreclosure Rate.

The study also named the Top 10 Ocean Beach Towns in America, with Naples, Florida taking the top spot.


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    • Former Gopher

      You can find the beach if you park on 169 and clamber down the valley of the Minnesota River. You won’t want to go down in the Spring because of the snow melt, and you won’t want to go down in the Summer because of the mosquito conventions.

  • Philip Robar

    Being in a state with only four months of nice weather automatically disqualifies both Traverse City and Holland from any list of “Best” places to live. ;-)

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