Welcome to the City of Muskegon’s website. I hope you find this information useful and an easy resource to information without the need to take a trip to City Hall. We welcome your comments about “what works” and “what could work better.”
Claiming the distinction of “West Michigan’s Shoreline City”, Muskegon offers the largest beach on this side of the state. Muskegon is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, 180 miles northeast of Chicago, 190 miles west of Detroit and 80 miles due east of Milwaukee and a population just under 40,000.
Our beautiful beaches, natural resources, bountiful fishing, outdoor life and culture are here to be enjoyed. Today, Muskegon is a progressive city and has shown we can appreciate our history and its significance while continuing our forward growth and movement in creating a new identity for ourselves.
The City of Muskegon’s resurgence is the result of meeting citizen and business needs. Proactive government approaches have led to the formation of strong neighborhood organizations and cooperative initiatives. This set the stage for the people of Muskegon to successfully pass a City income tax for improved police and fire services.
The sandy beaches of Muskegon, largest in West Michigan. slope gently into the Lake Michigan (fifth largest in the world) and provide a perfect setting for a variety of recreational activities. Our casual and friendly atmosphere allows the local resident, vacationer or fisherman to truly kick back, relax and enjoy. Muskegon is a unique Michigan beach town where people come to enjoy the waves, sun and fun that lets the spirit soar.
Downtown has been completely redeveloped and Muskegon is growing, change is in the air, make plans to visit us soon and enjoy the sandiest beaches in the State!
Below is an interview about our Downtown Western Market, just one of our many successful projects!