Hope College is situated in a residential area two blocks from the
central business district of Holland, Michigan, a community of 40,000
which was founded in 1847 by Dutch settlers. Located on Lake Macatawa
and approximately five miles from beautiful Lake Michigan, Holland has
long been known as a summer resort area. In 2002 Holland was honored
as one of the nation's best-preserved and unique communities. Holland
was also designated an All-America city in 1996. Hope's hometown in 2007 earned
national attention in Forbes magazine as one of the five safest metro areas in the United States.