A place with brains, beauty, and everything in between
Allendale is conveniently located between the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan and the bustling city of Grand Rapids. It is one of the fastest growing townships in the region but continues to maintain its family-friendly, rural character, and thriving agricultural industry.
Allendale is home to Grand Valley State University which is one of the fastest growing universities in the United States – both in population and in physical size. GVSU enrolls a total of just under 25,000 students making it the largest university in the region. The university is also ranked as one of the top up and coming schools in the Midwest.
Placid Wake Park is the only place in Michigan to offer wakeboarding lessons through a cable system and on a private boat lake – all in one location. Along with lessons, they offer daily passes and rentals. Take a hike through Grand River Ravines park to discover deep wooded ravines and dramatic views of the Grand River.