Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Michigan

American House Spring Lake

  18100 174th Ave
Spring Lake, MI 49456


American House Lakeshore

  28801 Jefferson Ave
St Clair, MI 48081


American House Westland Joy

  39201 Joy Rd.
Westland, MI 48185


Royal Oak House

  1900 N. Washington Ave.
Royal Oak, MI 48073

American House Sterling Woods

  36430 Van Dyke Ave
Sterling Heights, MI 48312


American House Sterling Meadows

  33433 Schoenherr
Sterling Heights, MI 48312


American House Southgate

  16333 Allen Rd
Southgate, MI 48195


American House Petoskey

  2000 E Mitchell Rd
Petoskey, MI 49770


American House Jenison

  8001 Cottonwood Dr
Jenison, MI 49428


American House Holland

  11911 James St
Holland, MI 49424


American House Grosse Pointe

  161 Kercheval Avenue
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236


American House Livonia Senior Living

  11525 Farmington Rd.
Livonia, MI 48150


Park House Southfield

  27577 Lahser Rd.
Southfield, MI 48034

Baldwin House Hazel Park

  777 E. Woodward Heights
Hazel Park, MI 48030

American House East II

  18760 13 Mile Rd
Roseville, MI 48066


American House East

  17255 Common Rd.
Roseville, MI 48066


Chelsea Retirement Community

  805 West Middle Street
Chelsea, MI 48118

Vista Grande Villa

  2251 Springport Road
Jackson, MI 49202

Allegria Village

  15101 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI 48126


Beacon Hill at Eastgate

  1845 Boston Street Southeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Friendship Village

  1400 North Drake Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Freedom Village

  145 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423


  5601 Hatchery Rd.
Waterford, MI 48329

NorthPointe Woods

  700 North Avenue.
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Burcham Hills

  2700 Burcham Drive
East Lansing, MI 48823

American House Park Place

  29250 Heritage Pkwy
Warren, MI 48092


American House Charlevoix

  615 Petoskey Avenue
Charlevoix, MI 49720


American House Troy

  2300 Grand Haven Dr.
Troy, MI 48083


American House Village

  3617 South Adams Rd.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309


American House Milford

  700 Napa Valley Drive
Milford, MI 48381


American House Grand Blanc

  12640 Holly Rd.
Grand Blanc, MI 48439


Brookdale Adrian

  1200 Corporate Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

Brookdale Southfield

  25800 W. Eleven Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48034

Brookdale Farmington Hills

  36550 Grand River Ave.
Farmington Hills, MI 48335

Boardman Lake Glens

  1400 Brigadoon Court
Traverse City, MI 49686

The Inn at Cass Lake

  900 N Cass Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328

Genesee Gardens

  4495 Calkins Road
Flint Township, MI 48532

Blue Water Lodge

  2840 Keewahdin Road
Fort Gratiot, MI 48059

Sterling Place

  22800 Civic Center Drive
Southfield, MI 48034

Ashford Court

  37501 Joy Road
Westland, MI 48185


Baldwin House Brownstown

  21400 Dix Toledo Hwy
Brownstown Twp, MI 48183

Baldwin House Birmingham

  200 Chester
Birmingham, MI 48009

The Pines

  325 Wilkinson Street
Chelsea, MI 48118

The Cedars of Dexter

  411 Cedars Lane
Dexter, MI 48130

Maple Heights

  4600 Allen Rd
Allen Park, MI 48101

Pine Ridge of Hayes

  43707 Hayes Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313


Pine Ridge of Plumbrook

  8350 Plumbrook Rd
Sterling Heights, MI 48313

Pine Ridge Villas of Shelby

  4200 W. Utica Road
Shelby Township, MI 48317

Pine Ridge of Garfield

  36333 Garfield Rd
Clinton Township, MI 48035

Brookdale Novi

  45182 W. Park Drive
Novi, MI 48377

Waldon Woods

  2600 Waldon Dr SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

The Village at Park Terrace

  1350 W. Hackley Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49441

Waverly Meadows

  755 E. 16th Street
Holland, MI 49423

The Village at Appledorn

  630 Hastings Ave.
Holland, MI 49423

The Marquette

  5968 Park Lake Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

Lincoln Square

  3121 Lake Michigan Drive NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Aurora Pond

  2380 Aurora Pond Drive SW
Wyoming, MI 49509

Independence Village of East Lansing

  2530 Marfitt Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823

The Village at Bay Ridge

  3850 Scenic Ridge
Traverse City, MI 49684


  4141 McCarty Road
Saginaw, MI 48603

Glen Eagle

  3950 Sumac Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684

Silver Maples of Chelsea

  100 Silver Maples Drive
Chelsea, MI 48118

American House Village at Bloomfield

  1957 S Telegraph Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302


The Parkdale

  44315 N Gratiot Ave
Clinton Township, MI 48036


Sentinel Pointe

  2900 Thornhills Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546


What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.