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There are many small towns in Michigan perfect for retirement living. MI, bordering the Great Lakes. Best and most popular small towns in MI are Alma, Belleville, Bloomfield Hills, Davison, Grand Haven, Hastings, Kalamazoo, Lake Odessa, Midland, Mount Morris MI, Portage, Rochester MI, Sheperd, Stanwood, Traverse City, Williamston, White Lake, Williamsburg Michigan, and larger MI cities Lansing, Detroit, Allendale, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, South Field, Troy, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek MI.


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Small Town Retirement

Midwest living is at its finest in the Great Lakes State of Michigan.The area offers hundreds of small communities and towns that are rich in scenic landscape and natural elements not seen in the cities.The best small towns in Michigan offer comfortable and laid back settings, walkability, arts and culture scene, and plenty of outdoor activities.

Below are some of the best small towns in Michigan and why they made the list:

1. South Haven

South Haven is a beautiful coastal town in Michigan that stands out among the rest because of its prime location.The town sits on Lake Michigan and offers a wonderful pathway to downtown that is excellent for evening strolls to pick up fresh produce or wine for dinner.Not only is the town on the water but sits among the edge of Michigan’s wine country.There are ample places for tasting and touring throughout the year.

2. Leland/Suttons Bay

The towns of Leland and Suttons Bay are situated together along the Leelanau Peninsula near Traverse City, Michigan.The area offers beautiful views of Lake Michigan and provides local grocers with all that the land has to offer, from local wines to fresh caught fish.The area is wonderful for nighttime strolls along the water’s edge or hiking in the hills.

3. Petoskey

The resort town of Petoskey is situated along the northwestern shore of the Lower Michigan Peninsula and has a small population of 6,000 residents.The town of Petoskey is popular for its slow pace and relaxed atmosphere accompanied with beach and harbor access.The harbor is lined with nearly 100 shops, boutiques and art galleries and offers one of the most highly prized hotel’s in the region, the Stafford’s Perry Hotel.Memorable meals are served along the harbor and downtown area known as Petoskey’s Gaslight District.

4. Charlevoix

Located near Petoskey is the neighboring town of Charlevoix.This beautiful Michigan town offers exquisite views of Lake Michigan and Lake Charlevoix.Due to its location among the lakes, Charlevoix offers a large number of outdoor activities such as sailing, boating, fishing, swimming and more.

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5. Douglas

The artsy and shore style town of Douglas is a beautifully quaint town located along the Lake Michigan coast line.Douglas has a population of just at 1,200 residents and is known for its amazing art galleries, white sanded Oval Beach and summertime jazz festivals.The area is buzzing during the summer months but never overcrowded.Charming cafes and stylish shops keep tourists frequenting the area all year long.

6. Saugatuck

With a population of 1,050 residents, Saugatuck is one of those hidden gems along Lake Michigan.On nearly every corner of the small town there are art galleries or sculptures that decorate the downtown area.The town is a window-shoppers dream with sculptures and models gazing out of every pane of glass.The annual film and jazz festivals that take place in the summer are popular among residents of surrounding cities and towns.With so much to offer, it is no wonder that Saugatuck ranks high on Michigan’s list for best small towns in the state.

7. Lake Odessa

Lake Odessa MINestled halfway between Lansing and Grand Rapids, the city of Lake Odessa offers a relaxed small town atmosphere in the heart of Mid Michigan. On the shores of beautiful Jordan Lake, Lake Odessa offers a fun variety of activities all year round. Covering 430 acres Jordan Lake boasts fishermen, swimmers, and boaters in the summer and snowmobilers and skaters in the winter. The beach, playground and pavilion offer public access for families to enjoy a day on the water. A short walk to Swifty’s Park is a favorite of visitors and residents alike. Built in 1991 the park is a lumber super structure designed to peak the imagination of kids of all ages. Nestled in among hundreds of towering oak, maple and beech trees it is the perfect place to play, picnic or attend one of the many festivals hosted by the residents.

Lake Odessa’s downtown has enjoyed a revitalization that makes it a unique place to browse and explore. Antique lovers, quilters and crafters can all find a shop to enjoy. Beautiful gifts and home décor shops round out the offerings.A few blocks to the north, a beautiful old train depot houses the Historical Society’s preservation of times gone by. Buildings, artifacts and special displays help tell the story of Lake Odessa’s unique history.The fairgrounds are home to the annual Lake Odessa fair and throughout the year a farmers market offering crafts, local produce and flea market treasures. Lake Odessa community page.


8. Alpena


Oscoda Senior Living logoOscoda Senior Living- Oscoda, MI
5951 N. Skeel Avenue, Oscoda, MI 48750

Our brand new retirement condominiums are designed for active, independent adults 55 and older. We have a beautiful new building with great condos for sale, all of which are priced very low.

Surrounded by Lake Huron, the Huron National forest, the Au Sable River, and lake Van Ettan our amazing location supplies an abundance of activities and a natural habitats the likes of which are unrivaled anywhere in the United States.

Michigan towns and communities include:

Algonac Allenton Almont Anchorville Armada Avoca Troy Birmingham Capac Center Line Clawson Eastpointe Emmett Fair Haven MI Franklin Fraser Goodells Harsens Island Hazel Park Jeddo Southfield Clinton Township Marine City Marysville Memphis Macomb Mount Clemens Harrison Township New Baltimore New Haven North Street East China Fort Gratiot Port Huron Richmond Columbus Casco Romeo Roseville Royal Oak Pleasant Ridge Huntington Woods Madison Heights Berkley Smiths Creek Saint Clair Saint Clair Shores Warren Washington Ray Yale Allen Park Ann Arbor MI Azalia Belleville Brighton Bridgewater Carleton Chelsea Dearborn Melvindale Dearborn Heights Dexter Dundee Erie Flat Rock Garden City Gregory Grosse Ile Hamburg Ida Inkster Lakeland Lambertville La Salle Lincoln Park Livonia Luna Pier Manchester Maybee Milan Monroe New Boston New Hudson Newport Northville Pinckney Plymouth Rockwood Romulus Salem Saline Samaria South Lyon South Rockwood Taylor Temperance Trenton Wayne Westland Canton Whitmore Lake Whittaker Willis Wyandotte Riverview Southgate Ypsilanti Detroit Highland Park Hamtramck River Rouge Ferndale Harper Woods Ecorse Michigan Grosse Pointe Oak Park Redford Bloomfield Hills Rochester Sterling Heights Utica Keego Harbor Auburn Hills West Bloomfield Waterford Drayton Plains Farmington Pontiac Clarkston Davisburg Hartland Highland Lake Orion Oakland Lakeville Leonard Oxford Novi Milford Commerce Township White Lake Union Lake Walled Lake Wixom Applegate Argyle Atlas Attica Bad Axe Bancroft Birch Run Brown City Burt Byron Carsonville Clio Columbiaville Croswell Davison Decker Deckerville Dryden Durand Fenton Filion Flushing Forestville MI Fostoria Gaines Genesee Goodrich Grand Blanc Hadley Harbor Beach Holly Imlay City Kinde Lapeer Lennon Lexington Linden Marlette Melvin Metamora Minden City Montrose Mount Morris New Lothrop North Branch Ortonville Otisville Otter Lake Palms Peck Port Austin Port Hope Port Sanilac Ruth Sandusky Snover Swartz Creek Ubly Vernon Flint Burton Saginaw Alger Auburn Beaverton Bentley Brant Breckenridge Chesaning Clare Coleman Comins Edenville Fairview Farwell Freeland Gladwin Harrison Hemlock Higgins Lake Hope Houghton Lake Houghton Lake Heights Kawkawlin Lake Lake George Linwood Lupton Luzerne Merrill Midland Mio Oakley Pinconning Prudenville Rhodes Roscommon Rose City Saint Charles Saint Helen Sanford Standish Sterling West Branch Wheeler Akron MI Au Gres Barton City Bay City University Center Bay Port Black River Bridgeport Caro Carrollton Caseville Cass City Clifford Curran Deford East Tawas Elkton Essexville Fairgrove Frankenmuth Gagetown Gilford Glennie Greenbush Hale Harrisville Kingston Lincoln Long Lake Mayville Mikado Millington Munger National City Omer Oscoda Owendale Pigeon Prescott Reese Richville Sebewaing Silverwood South Branch Spruce Tawas City Turner Twining Unionville Vassar Tuscola Whittemore Alma Mount Pleasant Okemos Ashley Bannister Bath Belding Carson City Cedar Lake Charlotte Clarksville 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