Sometimes the inclusion of a West Michigan city in a national "best of" list comes as a bit of a surprise.

Sometimes it's obvious.

Holland has been named one of "America's Prettiest Towns" by Forbes.

No one in West Michigan is surprised.

Forbes' list is a diverse mix of 15 American towns including: Breckenridge, Colorado, Camden, Maine, and Asheville, North Carolina.

Holland, Michigan falls right in that mix.  Forbes says:

Holland attracts visitors year-round with wide beaches, a lively arts scene, shops that celebrate Dutch culture, and even a sidewalk snowmelt system that keeps downtown’s streets dry during those cold, wet Lake Michigan winter days.

Yes, that's right, even a sidewalk snowmelt system.

Of course, Forbes mentions Tulip Time too.  Read the full story here.

Congrats to Holland!

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