If you love the water, consider retiring to Michigan. You’ll never be more than 6 miles from a body of water. The Great Lake State has more freshwater coastline than anywhere else in the United States, and many retirees live healthy, outdoor focused lifestyles.
What’s more, with lower than average independent and assisted living fees, and the general cost of living roughly 10 percent below the national average, Michigan is an excellent place to make those retirement savings stretch further.
Deciding to retire in Michigan is the easy part — the challenge is choosing where you’re going to live. Relocating to a retirement community is a big step, so you want to make sure you pick somewhere you’ll be happy to spend your days.
To help you reach your decision, we’ve done the research and collated this list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Michigan. Note that they’re listed in no particular order.
1. Atria Kinghaven
14800 King Road
Riverview, MI 48193
You’ll feel right at home at Atria Kinghaven. You’ll live in a one or two bedroom apartment, complete with private kitchen, bathroom and patio. Plus, pets are welcome, too! A wealth of amenities awaits you, including a fitness center, games room, salon and spa, movie theater, town car service and concierge service. With the Engage Life program, a 64-question questionnaire helps staff find out what makes you tick. Then events and activities are tailored to suit you. Atria offers “200 monthly events based on eight key dimensions of engagement that contribute to a fulfilling life,” so there’s always something happening.
2. Brighton Gardens of Northville
15870 N. Haggerty Road
Plymouth MI 48170
Brighton Gardens offers luxurious resident suites that overlook stunning landscaped grounds, complete with woodland, a pond, and plenty of wildlife to enjoy. You’ll find shops, restaurants and movie theaters nearby, with regularly scheduled day trips on offer. However, a packed activities calendar means you’ll never be bored! Select from activities such as exercise classes, cooking classes, bible study, card games, bingo, movie nights and many more.
3. Green Acres of Lowell
11530 Fulton Street
Lowell, MI 49331
Based on a “town square” approach, Green Acres of Lowell features 20 one bedroom apartments set on a private interior street. With its own storefronts, cafe, post office and pharmacy, everything is a stone’s throw from your front door. This Christian retirement facility offers assisted living in a small community environment, so it feels like one big family. You’ll find plenty of activities to keep you busy, including day trips, performances, theater groups, exercise classes, and arts and crafts.
4. The Fountains at Bronson Place
1700 Bronson Way
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
If you want to move to retirement facility where you can retain as much independence as possible, while still having round the clock help available when needed, The Fountains at Bronson Place might be just what you’re looking for. You’ll be treated like an individual and allowed to pick and choose what you want to do, not herded into activities you’re not interested in. The “Watermark University” offers a range of educational courses, health and wellness classes, culinary classes, art classes and more. When you’re not occupied with classes and activities, you can take a walk in 23 acres of landscaped grounds, enjoy the well-stocked library, challenge other residents in the games room or enjoy a bite to eat at the Market Cafe.
5. Brookdale Ann Arbor
2190 Ann Arbor-Saline Road
Ann Arbor MI 48103
At Brookdale Ann Arbor, you can choose from a range of private studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. This means you get all the privacy you’d like, but with 24-hour assisted living care available. You’ll notice the friendly community feeling right away, and it’s a pet-friendly facility, too. Let’s not forget to discuss the excellent amenities, including a well-appointed sunroom, a greenhouse for gardening, a beauty/barber shop, walking paths through the grounds, and much more. You’ll also find a range of organized activities on offer, from card games to brain training and a whole lot in between.
6. Wadhams Creek Senior Community
Wadhams Creek Senior Community
5485 Smiths Creek Road
Kimball, MI 48074
If quaint single-story cottages and beautiful landscaped grounds appeal to you, take a look at Wadhams Creek Senior Community. With 24-hour help available, for assisted living, memory care, respite care and hospice care, you know you’ll be safe and secure in a community environment. Daily activities and outings will keep you with plenty to do. And, the home-cooked meals are top-notch, with special diets catered for. Nature-lovers will enjoy the stunning grounds — and yes, it’s really located by a creek.
7533 West Grand River Road
Brighton, MI 48114
If you’d like to retire to a Christian faith-based community in Michigan, we can’t recommend Woodland enough. The quality of care is excellent and residents are treated with the utmost respect. As Woodland puts it, you can “Enjoy freedom, independence and privacy when you choose it—security, companionship and support when you need it.” The facility’s “Full Life Enrichment Calendar” includes a variety of social and recreational activities for you to enjoy. There’s even an on-site chapel offering both Catholic mass and non-denominational services.
8. Prestige Commons
33503 23 Mile Road
Chesterfield Township, MI 48047
Located within Metro Detroit, Prestige Commons is close to plenty of shops and other amenities. However, it still feels like a quiet small-town location. But, if you’d rather stay on site, you’ll be greeted with plenty of activities to keep your body and mind active. With around 200 activities to choose from each month — such as manicures, card games and exercise classes — there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Accommodations are excellent, too, with private or companion suites and apartments to choose from.
9. Henry Ford Village
15101 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI 48126
Here’s one for car-lovers or history buffs: Henry Ford Village is located on the 35-acre estate where Henry Ford was born. The campus is like a town in its own right, complete with salons, a village market, restaurants, cafes, ceramics room, putting green, fitness centre, indoor pool, medical center, bank, dining rooms and more. You can choose from a number of studio, one bedroom or two bedroom private apartments. Plus, you have options for independent living, assisted living or memory care.
10. Golden Orchards
2464 55th Street
Fennville, MI 49408
Located near stunning Lake Michigan, and set within its own 40 acres of gorgeous countryside with wooded trails, Golden Orchards is the nature-lover’s choice. Assisted living and memory care services are available, as well as short-term respite care. Enjoy the plants in the on-site botanical garden, improve your stroke with indoor mini putting or relax in the sunroom. You’ll also find many activities to take part in, including darts, bingo, pottery and much more.
The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Nearby Cities
To find out about the best assisted living facilities in major Michigan cities, click on the links below.
- Detroit, MI
- Flint, MI
- Grand Rapids, MI
- Lansing, MA
- Southfield, MI
- Sterling Heights, MI
- Troy, MI
- Warren, MI
- West Bloomfield, MI
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