In northwest Berrien County, Michigan just across the St Joseph River from St Joseph, Michigan is her sister city of Benton Harbor. This 5 square mile city sits along the Lake Michigan shore. Downtown Benton Harbor has been revitalized with an arts and shopping district.The area has amazing art shops, shopping and dining options. The city has a rich history.The historic hotel Hotel Vincent on East Main Street was a favorite vacation destination of Al Capone. The history of the city would not be complete without the living history at Mary’s City of David museum tours, one of the oldest Christian communal societies with hiking trails to the natural springs.
The history of the city is also reflected in the Blossom Time Festival, the oldest multi-community festival in Michigan. They co host with St Joseph several Blossom Time events each year. Benton Harbor is home to two great golf courses. Harbor Shores , a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course and Point ‘O Woods Country Club. Benton Harbor is home to two great beach parks. Jean Klock Park is a 76 acre beach park along Lake Michigan that backs up to Harbor Shores Golf Course. Rocky Gap County Park that has 1000 feet of Lake Michigan Shoreline. There is a nature center with over 1000 acres with trails in Benton Harbor off North Benton Center Road called Sarett Nature Center. Both the Saint Joseph Lighthouse and Silver Beach in St Joseph are well worth the visit.
Benton Harbor is home to Whirlpool Corporation, one of the largest employers in Berrien County. The company's employees make the area very diversified. The homes in the area range from starter homes, under $100,000, vacation condos and mid-range homes in the $250,00 to $750,000 and million dollar homes on the water. If you are looking to start a new business or thinking about buying a new home in this area maybe just what you are looking for. With St Joseph next door you are close to great entertainment, dining and shopping.
We have gathered several Important Benton Harbor Links we thought might be helpful if you have just moved to the area.
Post Office Benton Harbor
Comcast Benton Harbor
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