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West Michigan city is one of best 'beach towns' in US

June 18, 2019
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A city in the region is considered one of the nation’s best lakefront "beach towns."

Holland is No. 4 in the ranking of the “Best Beach Towns to Live in (Lake)” posted today by WalletHub, a personal finance website.

The WalletHub ranking compared 46 lake cities across 62 key indicators of livability, focused on six key areas: affordability; weather; safety; economy; education and health; and quality of life.

Holland stands out with the third most restaurants per capita, fourth most coffee shops per capita and third lowest foreclosure rate.

Traverse City is No. 1 in the lake-based ranking. It has the most restaurants and coffee shops per capita, as well as high a rate of nightlife establishments and for-sale waterfront homes.

Alpena ranks 18th, and Port Huron is 31st.

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