For seniors who appreciate cold winters, Flint offers access to Michigan’s beautiful Great Lakes and beaches, 11,000 acres of Genesee County’s lush parklands and a location nestled alongside the Flint River. The city’s cost of living is more than 18% below the state average and 28% lower than the national average, making it an economical place for seniors to reside. Additionally, cultural attractions abound with numerous amenities, such as the Flint Symphony Orchestra, Longway Planetarium and the Flint Institute of Arts, providing entertaining and educational opportunities for those interested in music, science and the arts.
The county’s Area Agency on Aging and the city’s four senior centers provide a wide range of services, including counseling, exercise classes and low-cost meals. The cost to reside in one of Flint’s many amenities-filled assisted living homes averages $4,375 per month. For seniors seeking an independent lifestyle in the city combined with around-the-clock access to care, we’ve put together a list of our top nine Flint assisted living facilities.
American House North
3375 N. Linden Rd.
Flint, MI 48504
At American House North, residents live in a serene, homelike and pet-friendly environment. The lobby’s high ceilings create a spacious feel, and residents and their loved ones can mingle while relaxing in the fireside living area’s comfortable armchairs. For holidays and special celebrations, the friendly staff hosts lively themed meals in the restaurant-style dining hall. The facility provides independent living, assisted living, respite and hospice care, and residents can enjoy use of the on-site fitness center, billiards room and movie theater adorned with classic film posters and many rows of seating.
Sugarbush House #1
5631 Sugarbush Ln.
Flint, MI 48532
Sugarbush House #1 is a family-run assisted living facility nestled on sprawling, tree-filled and parklike grounds in a quiet neighborhood that’s less than seven miles from Flushing County Park. It’s an intimate, homelike facility with staff who treat residents like family. We selected this facility for our list of Flint’s top nine facilities for its peaceful nature views and abundance of natural light provided by the shared living room’s beautiful floor-to-ceiling windows. Wood accents and cabinetry in the kitchen create a warm feel, and residents can convene in the comfort of cozy fireside couches or in the manicured courtyard’s elegant patio seating.
Landings of Genesee Valley
G – 4444 W. Court St.
Flint, MI 48532
At Landings of Genesee Valley, senior residents receive assisted living and memory care services in a cheerful, light-filled building with high ceilings, warm colors and comfortable furnishings. The on-site fitness center hosts group exercise classes, the beauty salon provides professional haircuts and the restaurant-style dining room serves residents three well-balanced meals per day. Additionally, residents can enjoy the convenience of room service from the comfort of their private apartments and companion suites.
Brookdale Grand Blanc
5080 E. Baldwin Rd.
Holly, MI 48442
Chosen for our list of Flint’s top nine assisted living facilities for its long list of convenient amenities, Brookdale Grand Blanc makes it easy for residents to live active, fulfilling and independent lifestyles. Outside, the lush, manicured courtyard boasts a putting green and a shady front porch with abundant seating. Inside, residents can explore their creative talents in the arts and crafts studio, listen to live performances on the piano and host family get-togethers in the private dining room.
432 E. Clark St.
Davison, MI 48423
Brookdale Davison is a close-knit assisted living community set within an easy-to-navigate one-story building. Here, residents can greet guests from the cozy front porch’s rocking chairs and cook with friends in the community kitchen. There’s a private dining room perfect for intimate occasions to complement the shared restaurant-style dining room. When craving relaxation or a special treat, residents can soak in the hot tub or enjoy a new haircut in the on-site beauty salon.
American House Grand Blanc
12640 Holly Rd.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439
American House Grand Blanc offers care services ranging from independent living to hospice care. In the assisted living unit, compassionate caregivers provide companionship and attend to residents’ personal needs. The concierge desk provides daily schedules of invigorating activities, and residents can participate in lively bingo games or join the community choir for performances at nearby schools and public venues. A chef prepares fresh, nutritious meals in the restaurant-style dining room.
The Pines of Goodrich
8111 S. State Rd.
Goodrich, MI 48438
A homelike facility accommodating a small community of 20 residents, The Pines of Goodrich stands out for its open floor plan that makes it easy for residents to congregate. They can watch their food being prepared in the kitchen as they wait to eat in the shared dining room, read a book by the fire in the living room and socialize in the private backyard patio. Offering assisted living and memory care, the community provides residents with a robust security system, convenient alert systems in each room and bathroom and an on-site beauty salon for haircuts and stylings.
Courtyard Manor of Fenton
2205 N. Long Lake Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430
We selected Courtyard Manor of Fenton for our list of Flint’s top nine assisted living facilities for its warm, caring environment and easy-to-navigate one-level design. The family-owned community provides assisted living services, memory care and behavioral health care as well as the ability for residents to age in place. To help save residents’ time and reduce stress, friendly staff members assist with housekeeping and linen maintenance and offer residents tasty snacks in addition to three nutritious meals per day.
The Pines of Burton
5340 Davison Rd.
Burton, MI 48509
On the Pines of Burton’s innovative campus, three buildings house residents grouped by level of need, ranging from assisted living care to specialized accommodations for those with advanced memory impairments. The 20 assisted living suites come furnished or unfurnished, and common areas include a quaint cafe, an outdoor courtyard with plenty of shade, a movie theater and a comfortable interior living room with a bird aviary and an attractive stone fireplace.
Is Flint the Right Choice for You?
With 12.3% of Flint’s approximately 96,000 residents being seniors ages 65 and older, aging adults in the city are in good company. The city offers seniors a low cost of living, the For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum for easy access to scenic outdoor walks, and the attractive architecture of the Carriage Town Historic District. The highly-rated McLaren Flint Hospital is also easily accessible.