Welcome to the City of South Haven Website

Thank you for visiting the City of South Haven web site. Whether you are a year-round resident, part-time resident, business owner or visitor, our beautiful city located along the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan has an abundance to offer you.

Founded in 1869 and incorporated as a city in 1902, South Haven today is a vibrant community of approximately 5,000 year-round residents. Our population swells in the summertime as people from all over the midwest come to visit. The city is proud of its rich maritime, resort and agricultural heritage and annually holds festivals to celebrate that history.

Whether you're here for a day or a lifetime, you'll find a healthy business district and industrial parks, strong schools, beautiful marinas and parks, and a charming, walkable community.

South Haven truly is a great place to live, work or visit.

Mayor Smith