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Michigan is a Midwestern state located in the east north central portion of the country. Bounded by four of the five Great Lakes, plus Lake Saint Clair, Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the United States, the ninth longest total shoreline (including island shorelines), and in 2005 had more registered recreational boats than any state except California and Florida.
Though the state is nowhere near an ocean, residents are never more than six miles from a body of water, giving the illusion of a seaside retirement. Filled with sandy, dune-lined beaches and a number of small towns with quaint downtown areas, the Great Lakes lakefront is nicknamed the "Riviera of the Midwest". Between boating, fishing, hiking the shoreline, and shopping in the quaint lakefront towns, there is plenty for retirees to do.
Central Michigan is also a popular spot with retirees who golf. The state holds 850 public golf courses including the Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon, a 7,141-yard Tom Weiskopf designed course, that last year was selected by Golf Digest as one of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Michigan has the largest state forest system in the nation and is a hot spot for snowmobiling and hunting.
Michigan does have some extremely cold and snow-filled winters. A nice change from the heat of the summer, the cold weather can be enjoyed sitting by a warm fire with a cup of hot cocoa.
So, the time is right and you are actively considering a move to a retirement community. For some, the idea may be exciting. To others, the mere thought is stressful or frightening. Either way, it is a significant life decision and one that needs to be th Read more...
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Preview: Leisure Village - Sun Communities
5305 Circle Drive
Belmont MI 49306
Leisure Village in Belmont, MI is an active community in the Grand Rapids area providing many activities and amenities for seniors. From shuffleboard courts to a community bus for shopping excursions, there&rsquo;s always something happening at Leisure ...
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Preview: Oaks of Rockford
11640 Townsquare Blvd.
Rockford MI 49341
The Oaks of Rockford, located just minutes from downtown Rockford, is the perfect community for those 55 and older looking to downsize their current home and much of the maintenance associated with a traditional neighborhood. It’s not just the ...
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Preview: Sunrise of Cascade
3041 Charlevoix Drive SE
Grand Rapids MI 49546
Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites, to our exceptional ...
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Minimum Monthly Budget: $2,040