About West Michigan

Located conveniently between Chicago and Detroit, West Michigan is home to more than 1 million people and includes Grand Rapids, the state’s second-largest city. Allendale is located 15 miles west of Grand Rapids and is just 25 minutes from Lake Michigan and its internationally know beaches and resort towns.

West Michigan and Grand Rapids top multiple "Best of" lists thanks to a low cost of living, outstanding schools, thriving industry, cultural opportunities, and a mix of urban and rural communities. Outdoor recreation, arts and music, plentiful shopping, diverse museums and galleries, outstanding trail systems, professional and college sports, festivals, and famous craft breweries offer something for everyone all year long.

Page last modified March 20, 2018