Zeeland is a beautiful area that shows pride in its historical background and its strong religious heritage. The city, named after the Province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, was settled in 1847 by a group of 457 courageous settlers who were seeking religious and political freedom. Now, with the development of many businesses with a global scope, the diversity of the area is expanding in a positive way.
Today the population of Zeeland exceeds 6,000 within the city limits and over 22,000 within the 94 square mile school district. Each day the population of the city increases to over double its population, with twice as many people working in Zeeland as live here. A strong work ethic is evident in the quality work force in the area, and pride is apparent in the upkeep of homes and businesses.
Noted for excellent schools, churches and a warm family environment, the Zeeland area strives to demonstrate a sense of growth through cooperative efforts with adjacent municipalities. Local units of government and regional planning organizations are actively working on building services and infrastructure to maintain an excellent quality of life while meeting the needs of a growing area. The location of the community allows for easy access to both local and regional recreational, intellectual and cultural opportunities.
Zeeland is located five miles east of Holland and twenty miles west of Grand Rapids. It can be easily accessed from Exit 55 or Exit 52 off Interstate 196, the Gerald Ford Freeway.