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Retirement Living in Muskegon County - Michigan

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Area Description

The population of Muskegon County is 170 thousand. We have Urban community that is growing more everyday.
Suburban is in many parts of Muskegon and on the outside part of Muskegon county you will find rural properties and land with the house. There are two colleges in Muskegon County and we live on Lake Michigan with many inland lakes as well. Our downtown business center continues to grow every year with more businesses, housing and in population.

Includes Cities/Towns: Muskegon, North Muskegon, Norton Shores.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   We have many parks in Muskegon county for your green space. We have bike, walking and hiking trails. There are great lakes for boating or you can hire a charter service to take you on the water. We have fishing,hunting, golfing, bowling, cinemas, sporting events like pickleball and tennis to name a few. You can also take in a hockey game, baseball, football, basketball game. There are free outdoor summer concerts, and indoor plays and concerts. We have many museums also.

Cultural Activities

Muskegon serves the county through concerts and theater. There are many libraries with wonderful low to no cost events.

Public transportation

Our busing system is MATS. local bus that reaches every part of our county. Greyhound Bus Company also is housed in our local busing office which will take you to your final destination.

Medical Facilities

We are the home of Mercy Health hospital plus many medi centers throughout Muskegon county.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  17.1  23.4  29.8  2.2 "  24.5 "
 Feb  18.3  25.4  32.5  1.6 "  16.1 "
 Mar  25.4  34.0  42.5  2.4 "  7.4 "
 Apr  35.1  44.9  54.6  2.9 "  1.6 "
 May  45.1  56.0  67.0  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Jun  54.2  64.9  75.6  2.6 "  0.0 "
 Jul  59.8  69.9  80.0  2.3 "  0.0 "
 Aug  58.8  68.5  78.1  3.8 "  0.0 "
 Sep  50.7  60.5  70.3  3.5 "  0.0 "
 Oct  40.6  49.6  58.7  2.8 "  0.2 "
 Nov  31.8  38.7  45.6  3.2 "  4.6 "
 Dec  22.6  28.6  34.6  2.6 "  23.2 "

Muskegon is wonderful to enjoy all 4 seasons! Winter can be from Nov. - April. Spring April - June, Summer June - September and Fall September - November. We have very little natural disasters to worry about. We may have a thunderstorm in fall or spring and a snow storm in winter, but nothing you will lose your property from.

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Cost of Living for Muskegon County, MI

Muskegon County, Michigan cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Muskegon county offers many housing opportunities and options in many areas and descriptions for new residents.

Senior Assistance in Muskegon County, MI

Muskegon County, Michigan offers the following assistance for seniors:

Mercy visiting nurses for home care. Muskegon has the meals on wheels program and services many seniors through this program. We have senior center and many churches offer programs for seniors.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

We have many museums that love and appreciate their volunteers and there is always room for more volunteers. The libraries, hospitals accept volunteer services.

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