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Best Places to Retire in Michigan

Best Places to Retire in Michigan
Do you want to retire in Michigan? Below are our recommendations for the best places to retire in Michigan. Click on the destination links to find area description and characteristics, area amenities and things to do, climate and weather, housing options, cost of living, senior assistance, area demographics and job & volunteer opportunities.

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retire in Tawas Area on Lake Huron, Iosco County, Northeastern MichiganTawas Area on Lake Huron, Iosco County, Northeastern Michigan, Michigan - Transport yourself to an idyllic small town, complete with sandy beaches, a protected bay, gorgeous campgrounds, beckoning woods, sparkling rivers, and plenty of local shops, restaurants, and motels intent on serving up a healthy portion of relaxation and fun. If you want a place to experience homegrown hospitality on a beautiful gem of a crystal blue bay, look no further.


retire in Grayling / Crawford CountyGrayling / Crawford County, Michigan - Crawford County is located in the north-central part of the Lower Peninsula, traversed by I-75 and US-127. The county contains 559 square miles. The county seat is Grayling. Only one percent of the county is agricultural. Most of the county is in the AuSable State and Huron Manistee National Forests. The economy depends largely on the service industry and retail trade.

retire in Clarkston AreaClarkston Area, Michigan - Progressive living in a timeless setting, the Clarkston area is located 40 miles north of Detroit. A thriving walkable historic downtown includes a charming shaded park situated on a mill race originally built by Henry Ford. Rolling hills, many lakes, well kept Victorian and neoclassical homes are nestled in with state of the art medical facilities.


retire in FrankenmuthFrankenmuth, Michigan - Frankenmuth sits right on the Cass River and is a small rural community with big charm and history. Spanning just 2-square-miles and hosting a population of less than 5,000 people, Michigan's Little Bavaria is a secure and quiet place to visit and live.

retire in Straits of MackinacStraits of Mackinac, Michigan - Welcome to St. Ignace and the Eastern Upper Peninsula. From the rustic charm of Mackinac Island to the wild, scenic beauty of the Les Cheneaux archipelago and its picturesque villages of Cedarville and Hessel, to the power and majesty of the Tahquamanon Falls near Newberry, the area has something for everyone. Watch Great Lakes freighters enter the canal and lock system at Sault Ste.

retire in Muskegon LakeshoreMuskegon Lakeshore, Michigan - The Muskegon Lakeshore is an area defined by its surroundings with 27 inland lakes, 27 miles of Lake Michigan beach and 400 miles of river. It's citizens work in healthcare, manufacturing, tourism, business services and more. It's an area full of development, cultural opportunities and year-round recreation that continues to evolve and excite.

retire in HarrisonHarrison, Michigan - Harrison is a rural community located on US-127 in Michigan. Traditionally a tourist town and retirement area, Harrison is a great location for anyone wishing to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a more quiet, meaningful way of life.

retire in Ludington AreaLudington Area, Michigan - Surrounded by the natural beauty that leads into northern Michigan, Ludington & Mason County's friendly communities offer a wealth of opportunity for fulfilling work and play experiences.This natural paradise is ideal for singles, young couples, families, and active seniors. People moving into the Ludington area are always amazed at all that makes this area special.

retire in St. Joseph CountySt. Joseph County, Michigan - An abundance of freshwater lakes and rivers along with farm land and a growing number of parks offering water sports, petting zoo and nature walks.St. Joseph County is geographically located 2 1/2 hours from either Detroit or Chicago with a rural, slower paced lifestyle yet with all amenities needed.

retire in Great Lakes Bay Region: Bay, Midland and Saginaw CountiesGreat Lakes Bay Region: Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties, Michigan - All three counties in the Great Lakes Bay Region are comprised of cities and townships. We have a large agricultural area, producing corn, many varieties of beans, grains, potatoes, sugar beets, pickles and more. We have three thriving and growing downtown areas in Saginaw, Midland and Bay City, with new condominiums, retail shops and restaurants.

retire in Northern Michigan Straits AreaNorthern Michigan Straits Area, Michigan - Indian River is a unique rural community with a peaceful small-town atmosphere that sits between two beautiful fresh water lakes, part of the famous Inland Waterway. Just 30 minutes from several major cities, we are the perfect balance of city and country living.

retire in Greater LansingGreater Lansing, Michigan - Greater Lansing is Michigan's capital region! Whether you're here for business or pleasure, Greater Lansing, Michigan is a one-of-a-kind setting for a visit to remember! Explore endless dining options. Browse unique boutiques. Celebrate culture and the arts in our world-class performance venues and galleries. Catch Spartan Spirit on the campus of Michigan State University. Learn more at www.

retire in Jackson CountyJackson County, Michigan - Every season offers visitors to Jackson a jackpot of intriguing ways to partake in favorite hobbies, spend time with friends, or discover a new passion. Lovers of the natural world will delight in our excellent birding opportunities and many options for outdoor recreation.

retire in Benton Harbor/St. JosephBenton Harbor/St. Joseph, Michigan - Overlooking the magnificent silver sand beaches of Lake Michigan, the cornerstone are of Michigan's Great Southwest is a departure from the ordinary at every turn. Diverse attractions offer new twists on the traditional: kayaking to wine tasking, cutting-edge industry to world-class golf, glassblowing to agritourism, there is truly something to amaze anyone.

retire in Delta CountyDelta County, Michigan - Delta County is located along the Bays de Noc, with 211 miles of Freshwater shoreline. With a population of approx. 30,000, Delta County includes cities Escanaba, Gladstone, Rapid River, Bark River, Nahma, and Garden. Escanaba's amenities include shopping, dining, and community programs.

retire in Metro DetroitMetro Detroit, Michigan - The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan, known not only for its 22 high-technology parks, but also for having world-renowned retail, entertainment and manufacturing.

retire in Petoskey AreaPetoskey Area, Michigan - The communities of Petoskey, Bay View, Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs and Boyne City are small lakeside communities best known as multi-generational summer cottage communities for some of the Midwest's wealthiest families of the late 19th century.

retire in Little Traverse BayLittle Traverse Bay, Michigan - Nestled along the deepest harbor in the Great Lakes, lies the charming 100 year old waterfront community of Harbor Springs, waiting to welcome year-round visitors who want to soak up the sunsets, spectacular views from the bluffs above or settle in on the shores of our crystal clear water.

retire in Mason AreaMason Area, Michigan - Mason, Michigan, is the seat of Ingham County government. The clock tower of the historic Ingham County Courthouse is a beacon in the heart of the community and the Courthouse is the centerpiece of our historic downtown area. The Mason area is a community of about 16,000 people (8,200 in the City of Mason) and is only minutes south of Lansing, the state capital.


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