Best Places to Retire in Michigan

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State Overview

Although not usually discussed as a top retirement state, Michigan has a lot to offer prospective retirees. For those looking to retire in Michigan, the state currently has more public golf courses and registered boats than any other state in the US, a good indication that residents really know how to enjoy themselves! The state is mainly comprised of two peninsulas; a densely forested Upper Peninsula, and a more inhabited Lower Peninsula. The state is also surrounded by 4 out of 5 Great Lakes, so those looking for freshwater recreation are in good hands. Check out some of the best places to retire in Michigan below!

State Facts

Demographics

Median Age:

38.9

Percent of people 65+:

13.8%

Median Household Income:

$ 49,087

Unemployment Rate:

5.1%

Geography

Region:

Midwest

Capital:

Lansing

Largest City:

Detroit

Largest City:

Grand Rapids

Fun Facts

Nick Name:

Great Lakes State

State Mammal:

White-tailed deer

State Food:

State Song:

"My Michigan"