Holland 85 Exceptional
Holland Livability #64 ranked city in Michigan#1,134 ranked city in the USARanks better than 96% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Holland Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Holland Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Michigan
8911% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Holland cost of living
D+ Holland Crime Total crime is 24% higher than Michigan
Total crime
2,6041% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 391% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-9%Year over year crime is down
Holland crime
D+ Holland Employment Household income is 1% lower than Michigan
Median household income
$50,5289% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,75124% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%15% lower than the US average
Holland employment
A+ Holland Housing Home value is 5% lower than Michigan
Median home value
$121,90034% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77418% lower than the US average
Home ownership
60%6% lower than the US average
Holland real estate or Holland rentals
C- Holland Schools HS graduation rate is 5% lower than Michigan
High school grad. rates
82%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
50%1% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Holland K-12 schools
A+ Holland User Ratings There are a total of 7 ratings in Holland
Overall user rating
94% 7 total ratings
User reviews rating
100% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
91% 6 total surveys
all Holland poll results

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      Living in Holland, MI

      Located in the state of Michigan, Holland is a medium-sized city with a population of 33,581 residents. The majority of Holland residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. With an average age of 30 years old, Holland could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. Holland is known to be family friendly as more than 71% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 57% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

      Living in Holland can be a fulfilling experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Michigan, there are many desirable places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Holland, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and more.

      With a livability score of 78/100, Holland is ranked #2,737 in the United States and #79 in Michigan. This is a terrific score, as Holland ranks well in multiple categories! Another exciting tidbit, is that Holland ranks better than 90% of all US cities! For each of the livability categories, we see that Holland ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (B) and housing (A+). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Holland. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: weather (D-).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Holland on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Holland: Holland State Park Beach, Nelis' Dutch Village, and New Holland Brewing Company.

      Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Holland has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Holland is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Holland come in at $121,900, which is 4.6% lower than the Michigan average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Holland, the home price to income ratio is 2.4, which is 4% lower than the Michigan average. Real estate appreciation rates in Holland are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Holland homes comes in at 8.4%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 9.1%.

      Holland transportation information

      Average one way commute16min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.0%82.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool11.3%8.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.2%1.4%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.8%0.5%0.6%
      Workers who walk8.1%2.2%2.8%
      Working from home2.7%3.7%4.6%
      Airports (within 30 miles of city center)0 (2)12354
      Amtrak train stations (within 30 miles of city center)1 (2)36711

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.

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      Source: The Holland, MI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).