Quality of Life
In addition to an excellent business environment with supportive local governments, available industrial buildings and land, extensive infrastructure, abundant utility capacity, and a qualified workforce, the Muskegon area pairs an incredible quality of life with a low cost of living.
Forbes magazine ranked Muskegon as No. 11 nationwide for culture and leisure venues among cities its size.
Arts, Culture, and History
Muskegon County features a broad range of cultural events and offerings including the Muskegon Museum of Art which hosts the longest-running exhibition for contemporary artists and the Lakeshore Art Festival, now the state’s number one ranked Classic & Contemporary Craft Show. Muskegon is well-known for its rich history and heritage.
- Art Cats Gallery
- Art and Drafts Festival
- Coopersville Railway
- Fire Barn Museum
- Frauenthal Center
- Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum
- Hackley and Hume Homes
- Hackley Park
- Heritage Village Museum
- Historic Union Station Train Depot
- Historical Rail Road Society
- Indian Cemetery
- Lakeshore Art Festival
- Lakeshore Museum Center
- Milwaukee Clipper
- Museum of African American History
- Muskegon Area Library District
- Muskegon Heritage Museum
- Muskegon Museum of Art
- Nuveen Community Center for the Arts
- Red Lotus Gallery
- Scolnik Depression Era Home
- USS LST 393
- USS Silversides Submarine
- White River Light Station
- World’s Largest Weather Vane
There’s no end to outdoor adventure options in Muskegon County. Many people choose here because of our 26 miles of Lake Michigan waterfront, 400 miles of rivers, and more than 11,000 acres of inland lakes for boating, swimming, fishing, or just relaxing. But it doesn’t stop there because we are home to award-winning beaches, miles, and miles of trails and unspoiled coastline, the state’s largest outdoor amusement, and water park, and an 850-foot luge run. And don’t forget our great outdoor festival and event line-up. In Muskegon, you’ll find something for everyone’s taste, all year-round.
Retail and Dining
Muskegon County is quickly becoming an interesting destination for shopping. A regional favorite, the Muskegon Farmers Market hosts over 10,000 visitors on any given Saturday during peak months and of course, cheese, motorcycles, craft beer and spirits, Indian cuisine, chocolates and a Watch Muskegon t-shirt are all must-haves on your shopping list during your visit to our shoreline destination.
Cost of Living
Our local real estate market always has a wide range of moderately priced homes available. Of course, we have properties that cater to upper-income, executive-level tastes as well. The fact is, whatever you need in the way of housing, we can accommodate you - comfortably ... affordably.
Say apartment living better suits your lifestyle, whether you are a millennial, Senior Citizen, or in-between. Great! You'll be impressed with the well-maintained rental properties available throughout Muskegon County. And if you want the lowdown on other factors contributing to the low cost of living in Muskegon County, contact Muskegon Area First.
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Convenient access to superb, high-quality healthcare is very important to employers and the residents of Muskegon County. With the expansion of Spectrum Healthcare to the area and Mercy Health’s soon to be completed 10 story expansion and renovation of their Mercy Health campus, along with medical physicians and healthcare providers in almost every specialty in the area, a delivery of full-spectrum of patient care is right here.
Muskegon County offers exceptional choices and value when it comes to housing. Here, you can purchase new construction, a resale single-family home, a townhome, a condo, an apartment, or even live in a rural setting. No matter your needs or lifestyle, you'll find what you're looking for in Muskegon County.
With the improved economy and demand from millennials and baby-boomers for walkable and affordable spaces, diversity of housing has become even more critical to attracting and keeping talent. Our community has several options for you.
Whatever housing option appeals to you, we offer a setting and value that will make our area a great home and great investment.
For a Relocation Guide, click here or contact the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce at 231-722-3751.