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Hudsonville is located in Ottawa County and was founded in 1857. The city is bisected by I-196, providing easy access to Grand Rapids and other nearby cities. Notably, Hudsonville is often called “Michigan’s Salad Bowl” due to its extensive farming of vegetables, although it has become more urbanized in recent years. Major landmarks include the Hudsonville Fairgrounds, which hosts the annual Hudsonville Community Fair, and Hughes Park. It is part of the Hudsonville Public School District, which serves the educational needs of the local community. The area is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and a mix of residential and commercial zones. The city has been experiencing growth, attracting new residents and businesses.