Holland was settled by German immigrants during the late 1830s. As a businessman, Henry Kunz understood the advantage of a general store near the intersection of the area’s two German communities and at the junction of the Huntingburg-Boonville Road. His enterprise became the social and economic center of the growing community. The store owner realized an official town would enhance his business, and he platted Holland in 1859.
Our realtors invite you to come to Holland to look around and see why so many people from Germany were attracted to the area. We can show you homes that are currently on the real estate market. You’ll be pleased with the beautiful landscape, the wide variety of homes and neighborhoods in the area, the friendly people, the close proximity to other thriving towns and cities, and all the professional and personal opportunities that are available. There are homes for everyone whether you are looking for a cozy rancher or a roomy Victorian.
State Road 161 runs north-south along the western boundary of Holland. The town is close to Huntingburg, Boonville, Ferdinand, Jasper, and Evansville. There are many employment opportunities in this wide area with a short commute to each of these towns. The city of Evansville is the nearest large city and is less than an hour away. Let us help you find a location that suits your needs in regards to ease and time of commute, architectural preference, budget, and personal preference. We are experts in the real estate field, and we can make house hunting easy for you.
There are specialty shops in Holland and other small towns in this area like Babies in Bloom, which offers children’s specialty clothing, and Doodlebug, which sells arts, crafts, and hobby items. Shoppers can go to Eastland Mall in Evansville to shop at dozens of stores in one convenient location. Southgate Shopping Center in Jasper also offers numerous stores in one location.
In addition to malls and specialty stores, there are many restaurants in the Holland area. Ron’s Place serves fantastic pizza in an inviting atmosphere. Gaslight Pizza & Grill is a sandwich shop, burger restaurant, and pizza place. China Wok serves delicious Chinese food. New Iron Chef Buffet is a Mongolian barbecue restaurant that presents a varied menu. Los Dos Charros Mexican Restaurant serves delicious Mexican food. Fat and Sassy has awesome cheesecake and many more homemade desserts and entrees.
Holland Community Fest is an annual event celebrating the rich history of Holland. The festival hosts many family fun events and social gatherings. It is held at Lakeside Park Holland at the intersection of State Road 161 and Meridian Street. Holland Lake is a reservoir that is adjacent to the park. There are two other parks within a 15-mile radius of Holland: Mill Park and Lincoln State Park, a memorial honoring President Lincoln and his family that offers boating, swimming, and hiking.
Other attractions in the Lincoln City area include the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial and Devil’s Lake State Park, a leafy lakeside park where visitors can swim, boat, and fish. Hoosier National Forest is an hour drive from town but worth the trip. The Santa Claus Museum & Village, a short drive from town, welcomes visitors to explore the joy behind Christmases of yesteryear with antique toy displays and a large collection of Santas of every shape, size, and interpretation. Dubois County Museum celebrates the history and heritage of Dubois County.
The most common industry in the Holland area is manufacturing with more than one-third of those employed working in this industry. Other common industries include retail trade; wholesale trade; construction; professional, technical and scientific services; administrative and support; waste management service; mining and quarrying; and oil and gas extraction. Many people work in the agricultural industry as well. Prairie Farms, which manufactures and distributes dairy, produce, and other grocery items, is one of the larger businesses in this industry. For those in the healthcare industry, Memorial Hospital is close by in Huntingburg.
The Southwest Dubois County School Corporation provides students with a comprehensive educational program which will be a foundation for their lifelong educational needs. The program promotes excellence, encourages community participation, and is a reflection of the high expectations and values of the citizens in the school corporation. The corporation has earned the highest category placement in the Indiana Department of Education’s annual accountability of schools, Southwest Dubois County has earned an “A.”
Holland Elementary School, serving Grades PK-5, provides a positive learning environment that promotes success in the home, school, and community. Southridge Middle School, which serves Grades 6-8, prepares students to succeed academically, accept responsibility, and achieve their highest level of ability. The school’s motto is “Preparing students today...for tomorrow.” Southridge High School, which serves Grades 9-12, prepares students to be lifelong learners and to succeed in life with respect for all.
The University of Evansville, University of Southern Indiana, and Vincennes University are located in close proximity to Holland. If students want to attend a school close to home, they can also choose Owensboro Community and Technical College and Wabash Valley College.