Our Splurge: Tom Speet with Coldwell Banker has listed 2506 Eagle Lane, Holland, Michigan for $1.45 million.

This week we take you to Holland, Michigan, for a fantastic Splurge vs. Steal. Holland is a stunning Michigan hamlet, best known for its often-photographed Big Red Lighthouse. The Windmill Island Gardens are a popular attraction, as is the town’s history, which recalls the area’s fascinating Dutch roots. We love that Holland rests right on the shores of Lake Macatawa – a low-key destination for waterfront living, and perfect place to buy a second shelter.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a place for the cool kids. A home for the folks who want nature at their doorstep but art museums, craft breweries, and live music too. Ranked as one of America’s greatest walking cities, with superior golf courses, pristine lakes and streams, and a reputation for some of the best fishing around, Grand Rapids is a popular spot for anyone looking to live large. So this week we are featuring two of its finest listings. Each offers glorious views and are close to fun things to do, but have price points that are miles apart.

Which is your favorite, the Woodland Oasis Splurge or the Thousand Oaks Steal?

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