Saugatuck locals would agree that the west (Michigan) coast is the best coast. Named the “Best Small Coastal Town” by USA Today, the community has won the hearts of residents and returning visitors alike.
Art aficionados will find solace in Saugatuck. Long known as “the art coast of Michigan,” this community traces its creative roots back 100 years, when The Art Institute of Chicago established its Ox-Bow School here. Today, dozens of working painters, sculptors, ceramicists, and other artists call it home.
A true tourist mecca, Saugatuck is a haven for creative culture, culinary delights, award-winning beaches, outdoor adventures and cozy nights. The town is home to premier chefs, locally-brewed craft beer and charming accommodations. Saugatuck offers ample retail therapy opportunities in the numerous local boutiques and art galleries, while the Saugatuck Center for the Arts hosts art exhibits, stage productions and other cultural events throughout the year.
Situated along Lake Michigan’s eastern shore, Saugatuck’s natural beauty is a canvas to hike, boat, fish and golf all year-round. Housing options include one-of-a-kind estates, historic beachfront cottages and shoreline beach houses.