Detroit is the largest
city in the state of Michigan and is historically-known
as the home of the American automobile industry. While
the city has shrank in population since its heyday in
the 1950's, Detroit still has a big automobile industry
and is home to many major entertainment opportunities
as well. Detroit has all four major American sports
(basketball, baseball, football, and ice hockey) all
of which have won major championships in their existence.
Detroit is also famous for its music
culture which started in the 1970s. For the Broadway
lover, Detroit has the nation's 2nd largest theater
district after New York City which means you can have
a nice dinner, catch a play, and enjoy some night life
all in the same area. Real estate is also very inexpensive
which is great for the retiree who wants a nice home
but doesn't want to pay a fortune. It's possible to
purchase beautiful mansions built in the first half
of the 20th century for relatively inexpensive amounts
compared to other cities.
Here are some other reasons
to choose retirement living in Detroit.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Detroit offers many opportunities with civic groups
and hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues.
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of Detroit is quite
beneficial. Even better is that most public transit
systems have senior rates that are much cheaper than
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in Detroit is great since
there are more specialists and medical services available
and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on.
Detoit Michigan Area Retirement
Community Housing Options: In the city there
are unique housing options which include condos, apartments
for rent, hi-rises, retirement communities, lofts, co-ops,
luxury condominiums, top end townhouses and other housing
for over 55 boomers and seniors.
Griswold Senior Apartments - is a tall
apartment building in downtown Detroit, Michigan, located
at 1214 Griswold Street. It was listed on the National
Register of Historic Places in 1980.
Across-The-Park is Occupancy eligibility:
Elderly/Disabled 200 total units 180 elderly-designated
Bicentennial Towers Senior Housing
Occupancy eligibility: Elderly 300 total units 104 elderly-designated
Occupancy eligibility: Elderly 250 total units
Housing in Detroit - on Google Maps locate
senior communities and housing in Detroit
Pointe Retirement Community
2900 Thornhills Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Located in southeast Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sentinel
Pointe full-service retirement community overlooks a
wonderfully wooded landscape complete with a creek and
plenty of wildlife.Sentinel Pointe 2900 Thornhills,
Ave. Grand Rapids, MI 49546
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