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Retirement Living in Northern Bay County - Michigan

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Area Description

About 15 miles north of Bay City (the country seat of Bay County) you will find Linwood and then a bit further north is Pinconning. Commonly referred to as "Northern Bay County" the area is also defined by the Pinconning Area School District. These communities offer beautiful natural resources, many different social activities, great restaurants, but most important... great people make the Pinconning and Linwood area a wonderful place to live, play, work and visit. Located on the beautiful Saginaw Bay, you’ll find a friendly atmosphere, trophy walleye, and famous Pinconning cheese!

Includes Cities/Towns: Michigan) Profile - Homes, Pinconning.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Located along the Saginaw Bay, beautiful trails are available for walking, hiking, biking, and running. Public boat ramps, marinas, fishing boat and kayak rentals are available. Free concerts are offered each Tuesday through the summer at the Pinconning Bandshell. The Pinconning Cheese Festival is held in June, the Linwood Pickle Festival is held in August, and a number of walleye tournaments are held throughout the year. The Saginaw Bay Nature Festival is held during the early spring. The Saganing Eagles Landing Casino is located just 10 minutes from Pinconning. Two beautiful golf courses, Green Hills and Maple Leaf, offer great golfing. Saginaw Valley State University and Delta College are within the county and offer continuing education. The Bay County Pinconning Park is located on the Saginaw Bay and the Pinconning River.

Cultural Activities

Tuesdays in the Park: free summer concert series held at the Pinconning Bandshell. Saginaw Bay Nature Festival: lectures on a variety of nature topics, birding tours, art class, student art contest, nature tours. The Bay County Library system has a beautiful branch located in downtown Pinconning.

Public transportation

We are a rural area, but the bus lines run daily from Bay City, MI. Taxi service and Dial-A-Ride is also available from Bay City. The Midland-Bay-Saginaw (MBS) airport is about 30 minutes away and major rental car companies are located there.

Medical Facilities

McLaren Bay Region hospital is located in Bay City (about 20 minutes away), Saginaw VA hospital is located in Saginaw (about 30 minutes away, St. Mary's of Michigan is located in Standish (about 10 minutes away). There is a choice of doctor, labs, pharmacy, etc. in Pinconning. Also veterinary services.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  11.7  19.9  28.1  1.7 "  12.2 "
 Feb  13.2  21.9  30.6  1.3 "  8.3 "
 Mar  22.4  31.4  40.5  2.0 "  6.0 "
 Apr  33.4  43.6  53.9  2.9 "  1.1 "
 May  44.5  55.9  67.3  3.0 "  0.0 "
 Jun  53.9  65.3  76.8  3.1 "  0.0 "
 Jul  58.3  69.9  81.5  2.5 "  0.0 "
 Aug  56.3  67.6  78.8  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Sep  48.6  59.7  70.8  4.0 "  0.0 "
 Oct  38.3  48.4  58.6  2.6 "  0.2 "
 Nov  29.6  37.2  44.8  2.5 "  2.4 "
 Dec  19.4  26.3  33.2  1.8 "  10.7 "

We have all 4 seasons to enjoy. Many varieties of wild flowers bloom, an abundance of trees provide beautiful fall color, and ice fishing is an activity for many. The Saginaw Bay watershed area does receive some flood warnings from time to time. It has been very seldom over the history of the area that homes or businesses flood.

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Cost of Living for Northern Bay County, MI

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

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Senior Housing Options

Small town atmsphere!

Senior Assistance in Northern Bay County, MI

Northern Bay County, Michigan offers the following assistance for seniors:

Services are provided by Bay County MI.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Many non-profit organizations offer the opportunity to get involved in the community!

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