Grand Haven is situated on the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan in northern Ottawa County. It was given its name in 1835 due to its location at the mouth of the Grand River. It has become a beacon for those looking for simplicity in a scene of natural beauty. It has evolved to become a place of serene, family enjoyment, hosting lively outdoor recreation, a thriving downtown, history, culture and festivals on the shores of Lake Michigan and the Grand River and has retained its picturesque atmosphere as one of the jewels on the Great Lakes with it scenic dunes, channel, waterfront and lighthouse at the State Park. Grand Haven is the ideal place to get out on the water, whether for fishing, water sports or sailing under the stars. With its protected natural harbor and excellent amenities, Grand Haven is a water lover's paradise.
The entire West Michigan shoreline is blessed with beautiful beaches from the Indiana border northward to Mackinaw City, Michigan. Grand Haven is famous for its "singing sands", a unique phenomenon only to the Lake Michigan beaches along West Michigan. When walking on the sand, listen for the slightest utterings and squeaks from the sand below your feet.
Spring Lake is situated on beautiful Spring Lake in northern Ottawa County, just across the Grand River from Grand Haven. The lake itself is known for its clear, magnetic, spring-fed water, which makes it especially great for swimming. Today, the lake remains the town’s #1 attraction. The pure blue waters with surrounding dock walks, marinas and parks also attract boaters and sightseers alike, making it a great place to spend a summer vacation or purchase a year round home!
Shopping in Spring Lake, Ferrysburg and Grand Haven is a casual, relaxing experience, while strolling in picturesque neighborhoods. Quaint shops in turn-of-the-century surroundings are the hallmark of Harbourfront Place, a century-old piano factory converted into a charming retail complex.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, dubbed “Coast Guard City U.S.A.”, Grand Haven is the ideal resort community. Classic neighborhoods and picturesque Lake Michigan homes create the perfect balance of vacationers paradise and year round living. Whether it’s shopping, eating, or a vibrant nightlife you desire, Grand Haven’s downtown is host to many fine local boutiques and restaurants to suit any person’s tastes. The annual “Coast Guard Festival” attracts thousands of visitors each year to enjoy music, dancing, and fun to pay tribute to those which keep our shorelines safe.
Grand Haven’s beaches are some of the finest in the world, and play host to volleyball tournaments and relaxing beach goers throughout the summer. For those who need a little more adventure, try surfing Lake Michigan, as more and more people are finding the waves to be as ride-able as those on the other two coasts.
As for golf, try The Grand Haven Golf Club designed in 1965 by the legendary pioneer of Michigan Golf… architect Bruce Matthews Sr.. Great shot making is a prerequisite to navigate your ball through the towering pines and rolling sand dunes along the idyllic Lake Michigan shoreline. Rated among the top 50 public golf courses in the United States by Golf Digest for ten years, GHGC holds a ranking among the top 1% of courses in the Nation.
The real estate market in Grand Haven ranges anywhere from classic sidewalk front neighborhoods, to newer subdivisions, to some of the most beautiful lakeshore properties in the entire lakeshore community. Visit both the north and south of the channel and appreciate the diversity the Grand Haven market has to offer. Whether it's the wooded higher bluffs to the south, or the beach grass lined streets and low bluffs to the north. The Grand Haven real estate market has something for every real estate investor to appreciate.
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