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There are a total of 3464 senior housing options in Michigan. Some people may refer to them as Michigan senior apartments or Michigan 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Michigan senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Michigan, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Michigan may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Michigan residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Michigan. Older adult apartments in Michigan may also be part of larger Michigan continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Michigan are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Michigan, please use our Michigan senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Michigan Senior Apartments

Michigan is a unique state that is divided into two different territories, the upper and lower peninsula. The upper peninsula is notoriously frigid and not nearly as common for quality senior housing in Michigan as the lower peninsula. While some hearty retirees may prefer the ruggedness and isolation of the upper peninsula, wherever you decide to relocate in Michigan you will definitely be treated to top notch healthcare facilities and doctors.

Along with finding a comfortable and safe location to spend your retirement years, having quick and quality access to medical care is a top priority with seniors. Thankfully Michigan has supreme healthcare and it blends nicely with its scenic landscape along with its numerous lakefront properties. Though 55+ adults will not get the warm winters available in Texas, Florida and California, they will like just about everything else the state has to offer.

Types of Michigan Senior Housing

Michigan senior living apartments and housing are built to withstand long, cold winters in a state that borders Canada and has some of the harshest winters in the United States. The Great Lakes state has a plethora of hiking, fishing and hunting options for outdoor enthusiasts along with senior citizen housing complexes in Michigan that border one of the Great Lakes.

Floor plans and layouts in the senior apartment rentals are designed to accommodate seniors and provide the utmost convenience. Single story units that are stair-free help seniors easily get around with handicap ramps and other features in select units. The goal of most senior housing in Michigan is also to provide a community feel, so check with the front office to see what types of events and entertainment they provide for their residents. This is a prime opportunity to make several new friends!

Affordable Senior Housing in Michigan

How does the average monthly rental for senior living facilities in Michigan stack up with the rest of the nation? Pretty well. The average Michigan senior apartment for rent is priced at about $2,200, slightly higher than the national average yet that increase in cost is likely due to the easy access to quality healthcare in the state.

Older adults living on a fixed income can find decent senior apartments for rent that start at $700 per month and reach $1,200 per month. Some of the cheaper places to live in Michigan include Springfield, Albion, Jackson, Three Rivers, Hillsdale, Coldwater, Sturgis and Hastings.

High-end, world-class senior living in Michigan can reach prices of $2,800 to $3,800 per month in highly desirable locations like Ann Arbor, East Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Okemos, Beverly Hills, Troy and Farmington Hills.

Farmington Hill is especially prominent, as many consider it one of the Top 10 best places to retire and live in the entire United States.

Other Locations for Senior Apartments in Michigan

While Detroit has yet to be mentioned, it is an option to consider for senior living and many of the most affordable senior living complexes in Michigan exist in Detroit. The city is very busy and traffic is not nearly as easy to navigate, but it is an option worth considering.

If you have a little extra money in your senior housing budget, consider lakefront properties that are connected to Lake Huron, Lake Michigan or Lake Saint Clair. If you like boating or fishing, the Great Lakes are a paradise for water recreation lovers! provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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