Growing up in West Michigan and having travelled throughout the Midwest with my family multiple times, I have come to conclude that the Midwest is one of the best places to live in the United States. There are many wonderful communities that are very family friendly that are located in the Midwest. Though it might sound a bit biased, West Michigan is home to a lot of these wonderful communities. Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Grand Rapids, Norton Shores, and Ferrysburg are all great communities to live in. However, there is one community in particular that I have always enjoyed. This is the community of Muskegon.

As a community and a city in general, Muskegon has a lot to offer. The Muskegon Lumberjacks and the Muskegon Risers soccer club are two local sports teams that are very fun to watch, especially for those who love watching live sports. Pere Marquette Beach is definitely one of the cleanest and nicest beaches to visit in West Michigan. Its long shoreline and unique qualities make it a tourist attraction in the summer. If you are a pet owner, Pere Marquette also has a dog beach. If you enjoy hiking, make sure you visit Hoffmaster State Park. This park is just south of Muskegon and offers many trails and beaches. As far as communities go, there are many small communities within Muskegon that I’d recommend. Some of these communities include Glenside, Beachwood-Bluffton, and Lakeside. These communities are relatively close to Lake Michigan and are family friendly. These communities have fun parks like McGraft Park, Seyferth Park, and Beachwood Park.

In the end, Muskegon is a great city to live in. The city offers many things to do that are fun for the whole family. Like I said earlier, there are many safe and nice communities within Muskegon.