Hope Neighborhood

A college town for anyone. And everyone.

Welcome to all walks of life.

Holland is a college town, and the Hope Neighborhood is at the center of it all. It’s the place where an eclectic mix of students, professors, families, and coffee-lovers from all-around get together and hangout. Hope College is a top liberal arts college. It’s most well-known for its great science degrees and its strong dance program. In this college town neighborhood, there are a lot of reasons to take a short walk to campus or into our much-beloved Downtown Holland.

Go Hoping.

Yes, it’s a verb as well as a top college. Hoping can mean a lot of things. It can mean checking out performances throughout the year, including the Hope Summer Repertory Theatre Performances and concerts at the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts. It can mean checking out art exhibits at the DePree Art Center and the Kruizenga Art Museum, getting to know the Flying Dutchman at the Van Andel Soccer Stadium, the DeVos Fieldhouse or the Ray & Sue Smith Stadium. The best way to go Hoping? Join the rest of us at Hope College’s Community Day, an annual celebration of the long-standing relationship between Hollanders and Hopers.

Study material.

Our quiet neighborhood full of mature trees isn’t just for students. Sure, there’s plenty of student housing options from apartments to townhouses, but there’s also an abundance of small to large single- and two-family homes, making this area popular for just about everyone.

Two colleges. Double major fun.

Hope isn’t the only college in Holland. There’s also Western Sem (as the locals call it), standing for Western Theological Seminary, a small seminary right in the heart of Holland. With about 250 students, the school welcomes students from many denominations.

Two parks. Twice the fun.

Feeling the college spirit? Get out and frisbee at Centennial Park (provided there’s not an awesome event going on, like Art in the Park). Or, visit Smallenburg Park for a shred sesh at the skatepark. Between family reunions and Hope football tailgating, it’s a great place all-around to have a get-together.

From Hope, a hop, skip and a jump away.

Downtown Holland is truly special and if you live in the Hope Neighborhood, you’re plenty close to all of the action, including events, parades, dining, shopping and more. You’ll also be close to the Window on the Waterfront which is a surprise that Hollanders love to discover. It’s a beautiful, nature walk tucked up in a part of Holland that brings nature into town. This neighborhood is home to tree-lined streets, sidewalks and plenty of MAX Transit bus stops with buses ready to take you beyond the neighborhood. Want to go even further? No problem. Amtrak and intercity bus service, Indian Trails, are just a ten-minute walk away.

Why the Hope Neighborhood?

It's an urban campus adjacent to Downtown Holland. Utterly easy access to the world with a short walk to Holland's Transportation Center, offering daily Amtrak rides to and from Chicago. Tons and tons of awesomely fun student life activities on the Holland streets and sidewalks. Fully matured trees and plantlife line the streets of Hope Neighborhood.