Insurers say we're the best

The Holland-Grand Haven area is the most secure mid-size city in America, according to a recent study by Farmers Insurance.
The Holland Sentinel
Oct 23, 2013

Quality-of-life expert and researcher Bert Sperling conducted the study and looked at a number of factors — including economic stability, crime statistics, extreme weather, housing depreciation and employment rates — to determine the top 20 list of secure cities, which were broken down by population size.

Holland-Grand Haven landed on the top of the list for mid-size cities, followed by Green Bay, Wis.

Keith VanBeek, assistant Ottawa County administrator, said the county works toward having solid services and a fantastic community that is a place people want to live.

"It's outside recognition that we have a fantastic community," he said. "It's one of those outside indicators" that what the county is doing is working.

Stacy Segrist Kamphuis, owner of Holland-based The Insurance Group, wasn’t surprised the area made the top spot, noting the Lakeshore has a low crime rate and very few natural disasters.

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Comments

rukidding

Thanks for the information, the people reading this piece already have a clue you know; it's why we live here, and of course we still have a median.

Wingmaster

But all them stinkin deer. They're everywhere!

rukidding

That does it, lets all leave, the place isn't fit to live in.

Citizen

It's as if the more of them you shoot, the more robust the population becomes!

truthhurts

we need more diversity to drop our rating slightly though

bigdeal

haha, they provide a link to the Holland Sentinel which runs full stories for FREE on their website, not just blurbs like this one.

Zegota

Most of us knew this, so please keep it quiet or progress will ruin it for everyone, like that ridiculous U.S. 31 expansion. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the hill...love West Michigan.

morien143

Every insurers say that you are the best. That is part of business selling right there. - All State Van Lines Relocation

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