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Lake Macatawa


23Listings$55K-$1B$24.5MTotal Value
Lake Macatawa, Michigan

Lake Macatawa real estate is considered a limited supply market for lake homes and lake lots in Michigan.

Lake Macatawa homes for sale have an average list price of $1,262,000, with many great homes at higher and lower prices.

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(616) 399-1811
1800 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 335-5843
2223 S Shore Drive
Macatawa, MI 49434
(616) 786-2205
1866 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424
Golf Courses
(616) 399-1678
6045 136th Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 399-9390
2215 Ottawa Beach Road
Holland, MI 49424
  • Counties: Ottawa County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Chinook Salmon, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, White Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Tulip Time Festival, LAUP Fiesta
  • Interesting facts: President Gerald Ford spent all of his summers on the lake at a family property growing up, and Frank Baum worked on his famous novel, The Wizard of Oz, here at his family's cottage.
  • Known for: Luxurious real estate, the rich culture of the nearby town of Holland, the proximity of Holland State Park and of course its giant neighbor, Lake Michigan.
  • History: In 1847, Lake Macatawa was settled by the Dutch and soon after became very prosperous thanks to resort businesses along the shore. Many wealthy families began buying properties and building two- and three-story Victorian style homes in the new subdivisions, and the luxurious culture that was born back then is still seen in the gated communities that exist there today.
  • Landmarks: 250-year-old Dutch windmill on Windmill Island in nearby Holland
  • Other notes: A beautiful lake within short distance to some of the most quaint, entertaining attractions in Michigan.
(616) 392-5141
602 Michigan Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
5500 44th Street SE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49512
36 miles away
West Michigan Regional Airport
1581 S Washington Ave, Holland, MI 49423
6 miles away
    About Lake Macatawa
    The Gem of Ottawa County

    Located just minutes outside of the historical city of Holland, Michigan, Lake Macatawa shares its shoreline with Holland State Park and Lake Michigan. Grand Rapids is under 40 miles away for residents looking to take a day trip.

    The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is under 45 miles away, and the Holland Hospital is four miles away for easy travel and medical care.

    From the Netherlands to the Midwest

    Originally called Black Lake, Lake Macatawa was settled by Dutch immigrants in 1847. The 1,700-acre lake soon became a prosperous business and residential district thanks to the Chicago yachting crowd that sensed potential at the mouth of the channel.

    President Gerald Ford used to spend his summers at the family property here growing up, and Frank Baum took advantage of the serenity of his family's cottage to write his famous novel The Wizard of Oz.

    Fun in the Sun

    It might be impossible to run out of things to do on Lake Macatawa. Not only does the lake share part of its shoreline with a state park, and is a stone's throw away from a museum. Hiking, camping, kayaking, and sailing are just a few activities lake-goers enjoy.

    It's an easy sail away from Chicago, and the marinas provide fine dining to guests year-round. In the winter, there's ice fishing for those anglers willing to brave the Michigan cold.

    Things to Do, Places to See

    Lake Macatawa is full of activities and events year-round for everyone to enjoy!

    Each spring, in keeping with the nearby city of Holland's tradition, tulips pop up in every hue lining the streets of downtown and the historical districts, just in time for the Tulip Time Festival in May. The festival is a celebration of Holland's rich Dutch culture.

    The annual Tulipanes Latino Art & Film Festival and the LAUP Fiesta celebrate Latin American heritage and contributions to their community through art, music, and food.

    A Ten Out of Ten

    Lake Macatawa is fun-filled, community-oriented, and perfect for the entire family! With an endless list of activities to tend to and prime real estate to choose from, this lake just might be the place for you to call home.