9 Cozy Towns To Retire To In Michigan

Ann Arbor

Known for its inclusivity and diversity, Ann Arbor boasts an emerging culinary scene, vibrant artist community, excellent healthcare, and extensive parks and hiking trails.


Nestled in northern Michigan's Antrim County, Bellaire offers year-round outdoor activities, including seven golf courses and the popular Shanty Creek Resorts.


As the largest city in Michigan, Detroit offers a vibrant urban lifestyle at a fraction of the cost of similar-sized cities. Its culinary and entertainment scenes have flourished

Grand Haven

Situated along Lake Michigan, Grand Haven offers a picturesque setting with one of the country's best beaches. Its real estate market is more affordable compared to other lakeside.


Known for its Dutch heritage and scenic beauty, Holland offers a blend of small-town charm and urban convenience. Its real estate market is thriving, with median home prices.


North of Detroit, Birmingham boasts highly rated schools, diverse dining options, and an eclectic mix of home styles. Quarton Lake Estates is a desirable neighborhood.

Traverse City

Dubbed the Cherry Capital of the World, Traverse City is renowned for its natural beauty and community-focused lifestyle. Historic neighborhoods like Front Street offer Victorian homes.

Grand Rapids

Recognized as one of Realtor.com's top housing markets, Grand Rapids combines midsize town charm with steady home value appreciation, including examples of Greek Revival and Queen Anne styles.

Royal Oak

A northern suburb of Detroit, Royal Oak offers big-city amenities with a small-town feel. Its diverse neighborhoods, like Vinsetta Boulevard and the Shrine neighborhood, provide walkability.