The City of Allegan has often been described by newcomers as "taking a step back in time," and while our homes and downtown architecture may retain their historic appearance, our residents' core values are anything but.
As you enter Downtown Allegan by crossing the one-lane Second Street Bridge (known locally as the Old Iron Bridge) contructed in 1886, you're immediately charmed by the sense of historic pride the community has in its preservation of the Downtown. The first, and largest, example of forward-thinking you'll notice are the two looming zipline towers that rise up over two sides of the Kalamazoo River, creating a 120-foot long high-flying adventure over the water below. The award-winning Riverfront Park, complete with a performance stage, gazebo and ampitheater style park, a 20-foot long fireplace, and 100-person splash pad, plays host to several community festivals year round such as Bridgefest, the July 3 Jubilee, the Allegan Festival of Beers, and the NYE! celebration, featuring Michigan's largest New Year's Eve ball drop!
“Allegan is a wonderful little city. Fun and quaint downtown, stores are amazing. Our restaurants can’t be topped by larger cities. Minnie Sophrona’s, the Grill House, and Redtail give us a variety of different cuisines. I love the people of Allegan too! So many good people and small businesses always willing to support us.”There are many reasons to live in the City of Allegan.
- Crissy Kaylor on Facebook
Whether it's second floor living in the heart of Dowtown Allegan, a room at one of the handful of apartment complexes, or in a home listed in one of the several historic districts, there are many reasons why 5,000 residents call the City of Allegan home.