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55+ Retirement Communities in Michigan

If you are a baby-boomer looking to retire soon, but are not interested in flocking to the Sun Belt states with seemingly every other retiree, Michigan may have the 55+ community that is just right for you. Michigan, in the upper Mid-West, has retirement communities in every type of environment, from large metropolitan areas such as Detroit, to mid-sized cities like Grand Rapids or East Lansing, to smaller college towns like Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor. There are even retirement living options in the sparsely inhabited Upper Peninsula, for those rugged individualists who enjoy a more challenging climate.

Michigan 55 Communities Near Me

One of the draws of Michigan for active retirees is the many and varied waterways throughout the state. Michigan is surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, and boasts the longest freshwater coast in the nation. It is a great state for boomers who want to pursue water sports, such as fishing and boating, or for those who simply love water views, but don't want to live on the nation's coasts. The state is characterized by natural beauty, dramatic seasonal changes, and diversity of landscapes, with forests, rolling meadows, and sparkling gemlike lakes. Michigan’s Lower Peninsula boasts some of the most breathtaking waterfront communities in the nation, with picturesque bays and gorgeous sunsets over Lake Michigan.

If you choose to retire to Michigan, be prepared for hot summers and cold winters. Summer temperatures regularly top 80 degrees;, with high levels of humidity, and winter temperatures are often below 30 degrees, with frequent, snowstorms. The Upper Peninsula has the harshest winters, while the climate of the more populated southern part of the state is a bit warmer and milder. The majority of  communities in Michigan are located in the state's southern region.

Housing Prices

Housing prices, a primary concern for many retirees, are notably lower in Michigan than in many other retirement destinations in the United States. Statewide, the median price for a home at the end of 2012 was just over $96,000. Even housing in the cities is affordable: In the first quarter of 2013, the median home in the metropolitan area of Grand Rapids was just $115,000,  decidedly lower than the national median of $186,000 during the same time period. This makes living in one of the many communities a very affordable option.

There is a diverse selection of retirement communities in the Great Lakes State, including high-end waterfront communities along the Great Lakes, suburban senior communities, in-town age-restricted apartment or condominium residences, and smaller rural neighborhoods with single-family homes, mobile homes, or duplexes to rent or purchase. If you are looking to retire in Michigan, We provide useful data, peer reviews, and details about the top active adult communities in the state.

Crossroads Village Apartments Portage, MI

in Portage Michigan Senior Apartments Communities & Homes, Over 55 Senior Living Apartments For Rent, Portage Michigan Retirement Communities & Homes, All Michigan Retirement Communities and Homes

55+ Maintenance-free independent senior community. One and two bedroom single story aparts. with personal screened patios. FREE cable, water, sewer, trash pick up and laundry facility. Hair salon, exercise room, libraries and scheduled transportation

6600 Constitution Blvd.
Portage, Michigan 49024

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Sentinel Pointe Retirement Community

in Grand Rapids MI Senior Apartments Communities & Homes, Over 55 Senior Living Apartments For Rent, 55+ Communities | Retirement Communities, Grand Rapids MI Retirement Communities & Homes

Located in southeast Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sentinel Pointe full-service retirement community overlooks a wonderfully wooded landscape complete with a creek and plenty of wildlife.Sentinel Pointe 2900 Thornhills, Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49546

2900 Thornhills Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546

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The Cedars of Dexter MI

in Dexter MI Retirement Community - Homes, 55+ Communities | Retirement Communities, All Michigan Retirement Communities and Homes

The Cedars of Dexter is a picturesque community for adults 60 and better, offering residents a refined residential community of Craftsman-stlye luxury cottages.

411 Cedars Lane
Dexter, Michigan 48130

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Spring Meadows

in South Lyon MI Retirement Community, Small Town Living, Custom Home Communities, 55+ New Homes for Sale, 55+ Luxury Homes, 55+ Friendly Homes, 55 Plus Custom Retirement Homes

New Ranch and 1 1/2 Story Homes in desirable Lyon Twp from the high $200's

29718 Thistle Lane
Lyon Township, Michigan 48167

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Garden Villas at Cherry Hill

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Brand new Ranch & 1 1/2 Story Detached Condos from Robertson Homes. Beautiful enclave setting backing to wooded wetlands near the charming Cherry Hill Village area. Enjoy the privacy of a single-family home but without all the exterior maintenance.

Garden Lane
Canton, Michigan 48188

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Stoney Creek Village Apartments - MI

in Owosso Senior Housing Community MI, Owosso Senior Apartments Community MI, Owosso Retirement Community MI, Senior Independent Living Apartments and Communiti, Age-Restricted Retirement Communities, Affordable Retirement Communities,

Stoney Creek Village Apartments is an affordable and luxurious community! We are in a great location in a gorgeous community. Everything you need is either available on site, or nearby! We take great pride in providing a lovely home for 55 & older.

1694 N. M-52
Owosso, Michigan 48867

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