Options for outdoor recreation all year round
There's no such thing as an "indoor season" in West Michigan. We have plenty of options for outdoor fun, even when it turns icy. Ski down the slopes at one of the many area ski areas, take the kids sledding at the local sledding hill, or lace up your skates and take a turn on one of the outdoor skating rinks. We even have the nation's only luge open to the public in Muskegon. Discover your new favorite reason to get outside.
MiReason.com lets people share what they love about West Michigan
We're proud to announce a new campaign, inviting both West Michigan residents and people outside of the area to find their reason to love West Michigan. The region offers more than just pretty vacation spots-we've got career opportunities and vibrant communities too. Our new site allows you to share a reason and browse what others are saying. Share a photo or video and let's get the conversation going about why we love West Michigan.
West Michigan's cultural diversity supports a thriving arts scene.
From an economic history rooted in design-driven furniture and manufacturing industries to a thriving contemporary arts scene, West Michigan's economy and culture is inextricably linked to the arts. West Michigan boasts the world's largest art prize, vibrant local music, numerous public art and music festivals, innovative museums, and nationally-renowned performing arts troupes. You'll find culture for every taste in West Michigan.
West Michigan Is a National Leader in Giving Back
The vitality West Michigan exhibits is a tribute to the generousity of its citizens, major philanthropists and regular citizens alike. Recognized repeatedly as one of the most generous regions per capita in the United States, West Michigan philanthropists have pioneered ground-breaking private-public partnerships, a billion dollar public school scholarship program, a multi-billion dollar medical research institute, cutting edge museums, and top-flight arts institutions. In West Michigan, philanthropy is more than a legacy; it's a way of life.
Whether you choose the vibrancy of urban living in a downtown condominium, the youthful energy of one of the region's college towns, or the quiet of a big country house with a garden, you're just a quick drive, maybe even a short walk, away from work, schools, volunteer opportunities and cultural events. With one of the lowest cost of living in the United States, diverse entertainment options, top schools, and rich economic opportunity, West Michigan is consistently recognized as one of the top places to live in the United States.
Trailing Significant Others/New in Town
Hello West Michigan serves as an advocate for talent and provides downstream support to them, and their families, as they settle into their new lives in West Michigan. As a trailing spouse/significant other or someone who is new in town, Hello West Michigan offers support
to showcase all that West Michigan has to offer as you make your decision to relocate or to stay in West Michigan.
If you’ve shopped at a Meijer store, then you’ve seen Anthony’s work—or at least what he is working on. Anthony is the newest addition to the Meijer Creative Store
Plenty of Winter Fun in West Michigan
Looking for something fun to do in West Michigan now that it's wintertime? Here you'll find a list of some of the best places around West Michigan that can help cure your wintertime blues. West Michigan is a great place to be during the winter, and these places are only a few reasons why!
Time to Warm Up With a Cold Craft Beer
You may not know it, but West Michigan is home to some of the best breweries in the country. With summer gone, it’s a good time to relax with friends and check out some great local breweries.