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Old 05-16-2019, 06:49 PM
 
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Retiring soon and would love to live part of the year in either place. I'm very familiar with South Haven, spent every summer there as a kid. And we vacation there every year. Don't know much about Holland, just that it's bigger. Seems like a nice town from the little I've been there. And has a great tulip festival and beach. Any residents of either want to weigh in? Been looking at homes in SH but more choices in Holland. Thanks for any input
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:31 PM
 
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I'd also add the Saugatuck-Douglas area to the list- pleasant small town artsy area that'a pretty close to good shopping and health care options in the Holland area.
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Old 05-16-2019, 07:51 PM
 
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Thank you, we enjoy Saugatuck too
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Louisville
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I'd take a look at Grand Haven too. Probably a bit pricier than South Haven, but a more populated area connected to the shopping areas in Norton Shores. Busier Harbor, more restaurant options ect.
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Old 05-17-2019, 11:59 AM
 
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Thank you, will do. I'm not that concerned with shopping but eating out once in a while is nice
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Old 05-18-2019, 12:16 PM
 
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I recently started working in Holland, and I guess the housing market there is on fire, so you're not likely to find a good price on housing.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Louisville
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I recently started working in Holland, and I guess the housing market there is on fire, so you're not likely to find a good price on housing.
It just depends on where you're coming from. If coming from the American West or a major east coast area Holland is a bargain.
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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I’ve heard discussions about zoned for Holland schools vs. West Ottawa schools and it sounds like a retiree will get better value avoiding West Ottawa schools
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:32 AM
 
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I recently started working in Holland, and I guess the housing market there is on fire, so you're not likely to find a good price on housing.
The prices go down after tulip season.
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:54 PM
 
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South Haven has problems with corruption and incompetence in local government. Watch out for high water bills. Maybe outside the municipal water area is best.
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