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10 Best Independent Living Communities in Ann Arbor, MI

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Photo of Brookhaven Manor
2828 Photos available
88 Floor plans available
9.6
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We chose Brookhaven Manor because It was closest to my own home, a great value for a really great facility, and we liked the staff (although I understand 2-3 were fired immediately after she moved...
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Brookhaven Manor Senior Living is a 55 years of age or better community conveniently located in Ann Arbor's 48103 zip code. Nearby are I-94, Briarwood Mall, art galleries, amazing restaurants, bistros, the world famous Zingerman's Deli, grocery stores and pharmacies. The University of Michigan...
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Photo of Brookdale Ann Arbor
88 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
Pricing promotion expiring soon
8.7
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The staff work so well as a team and they show compassion for the residents. I’m grateful for their attentiveness to my concerns for my husband and follow through with changes needed. The activities that...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
A little more care. A lot more luxury.There are a lot of reasons to choose our vibrant, first-class community for you or your loved one’s next place to call home sweet home. Visit and you’ll find one of the most luxurious senior living settings in Michigan. But you’ll also find a vibrant group of...
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Photo of Atria Park of Ann Arbor
1010 Photos available
66 Floor plans available
8.6
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The staff relationships with residents is excellent. The food service needs a better system of getting meals out of the kitchen quicker. Atria is just the right size and very clean.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Atria Park of Ann Arbor provides older adults with an active lifestyle filled with daily opportunities for fitness, fun, personal growth and connecting with others. This welcoming, thoughtfully designed community offers charming wraparound porches and beautifully landscaped grounds with walking...
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Photo of Balfour Ann Arbor
2121 Photos available
1616 Floor plans available
8.1
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It is exceptional! Not a "value" place but exceptional care for the price! I like that my mom is content, more self sufficient in many ways, mentally more than anything. She feels respected and knows her...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The first Balfour community outside of Colorado, located in Ann Arbor down the street from the campus.
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Photo of All Seasons Ann Arbor
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Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
All Seasons Ann Arbor has been thoughtfully designed to delight every one of the senses...every day. Envision yourself thriving in an active, exquisite, resort-style independent senior living community with commanding views of the surrounding countryside in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan.All...
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We chose StoryPoint Saline because of the quality of activities, food and staff. Also a great location. I would tell others looking that I hope they are prepared for the social "clicks". Not easy to break...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
At StoryPoint Saline, we love being a part of the greater Ann Arbor area. Our beautiful community offers independent living, enhanced living, assisted living and memory care options. We take pride in making each moment very special for each and every resident because we know that it is the small...
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1212 Photos available
1414 Floor plans available
8.6
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Services within the building available; physical therapy , podiatrist, additional interim care, afternoon shift nurse and day shift to support Care team. Caring and would allow me as a family advocate for...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Enjoy a beautiful, well appointed residential setting that will keep you or your loved one in an active and engaging environment. We have a very integrated approach to continuing care by offering both independent and assisted living. St. Joseph Village is well known in the community and has been...
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It's amazing! I feel that my mom is safe and I can relax a bit. They all knew her name the first day she walked in! Mine too! They get her down to do activities and she said the food is quite good. I'm still...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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1111 Photos available
44 Floor plans available
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41 reviews
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The staff are all pretty friendly and helpful. Housekeeping does a good job keeping up on cleaning. The move in process was simple enough and my mom says that she likes the food. I would recommend this...
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Bringing American House quality and value to Washtenaw county near the crossroads of U.S. 23 and I-94, American House Carpenter is ideally situated near family friends, shopping, and familiar medical professionals in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Superior Township, and Pittsfield Township....
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Photo of University Senior Living
1010 Photos available
22 Floor plans available
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Based on what I currently know, I believe most homes in the area are receiving the same amount of retention and appreciation of well trained aides. Partly due to local and corporate management. The food is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
University Living University Living is an assisted living community located in a beautiful area of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan. With gorgeous walking paths and an even more beautiful courtyard, it is a wonderful place to live. There are benches outside for when those wish to have nice...
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Photo of Linden Square Assisted Living Center
1111 Photos available
7.7
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11 reviews
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11 reviews
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My loved one was previously a resident at Linden Square Assisted Living Center and overall, it was a good experience for my loved one and our family. Based on the experience, I would recommend Linden Square...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Linden Square, a Heritage Senior Community, is an MDHHS-licensed assisted living center in Saline, Michigan. We employ expert staff to provide high-quality living to our residents, including services such as daily meals, laundry, housekeeping, and more, depending on individual needs. Our caring...
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88 Floor plans available
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My friend is a resident here at Glacier Hills. The staff at this facility are very friendly and helpful. Everything has been great for my friend. I would recommend this facility to family and friends.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
If you’re looking for a secure, enriching, maintenance-free lifestyle, look no further than Glacier Hills Senior Living Community. Located in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan, Glacier Hills residents enjoy the best each day, their way. And with a complete continuum of care available, residents have...
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Hillside Terrace is by far the best independent living, assisted living, and memory care in all of Washtenaw County. The staff is kind, building is spotless, and the leadership gets it. If you have not taken...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
As a family owned and operated retirement home in Ann Arbor, Hillside Terrace focuses holistically on improving and maintaining the well-being of our residents through promoting independence, engaging residents in a stimulating environment, and building a trusting rapport. All medical care...
Photo of Vibrant Life Superior Township
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I can never get an answer when I call. Always have to leave a message, if anyone does answer. Also my loved one says he is intimidated by some of the staff. I know he can be difficult at times, but I think...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
We are located on the corner of Prospect Road and Geddes Road in Superior Township, near Ypsilanti. Before opening in January 2019, we completely renovated the entire campus from rooftop to floorboards to create a beautiful, clean, cozy environment for assisted living and memory care. Vibrant...
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They just hired a new program director so they will be doing more activities and programs. They currently offer daily exercise classes and some daily activities. The community is clean and I would recommend...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Our intimate community boasts 26 studio style apartments with ensuite bathrooms. We focus on our residents life stories to create a host of opportunities to continue to live life as they choose while receiving the assistance that they need. We have monthly resident council meetings, a full...
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Located at the corner of Huron and Fourth Streets, Courthouse Square is in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. With the bus stop right outside our front door, transportation is very convenient. Residents 55+ can enjoy the short stroll to Kerrytown Mall, the Farmers Market and other popular downtown...
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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While our loved one was there and before they shut everything down, our experience was pretty good. The staff was very attentive, and coming from a health care background when I would come visit it was nice...
Provides: Senior Apartments
Care types provided by this community
Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
The mission of Fairfax Manor is to promote the well-being of each resident by providing meaningful experiences, with a focus on enhancing and maximizing independence. It is our goal to nurture the body, mind and spirit, while emphasizing the dignity and value of each individual. Fairfax Manor is...
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Nestled within a quiet residential neighborhood just minutes from historic Saline's downtown shopping and cultural districts, Brecon Village is Washtenaw County's premier senior living option. We offer a full lineup of services allowing seniors to live comfortably and enjoy the best years of...

Cost of independent living in Ann Arbor, MI

The average cost of senior living in Ann Arbor is $4,914 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Maybee, MI with an average of $3,650 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Ann Arbor, MI vs. nearby cities

Ann Arbor, MI
$4,914/mo
$4,322/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Ann Arbor, MI vs. the state and national average

Ann Arbor, MI
$4,914/mo
U.S. national average
$4,089/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Ann Arbor vs. other types of senior living

$6,152/mo
Independent Living
$4,914/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Ann Arbor, MI by room type

Semi-Private
$4,961/mo
Studio
$6,024/mo
1 Bedroom
$6,388/mo
2 Bedroom
$7,188/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$6,738/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Ann Arbor over time

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What families are saying about independent living in Ann Arbor

Recent reviews for independent living in Ann Arbor

Novi Lakes Health Campus

4.8
My dad had a wonderful stay. I never thought I would be able to take him home again, but he's home now because of the great care the staff takes of their residents. I would recommend this place!

Thomas F Taylor Towers in Westland, MI

5.0
This is the cleanest and prettiest section 8 building I have ever seen. My mother moved from another senior tower in the area to Taylor Towers and we were amazed at the difference in amenities. The staff was friendly and helpful. They have strict rules and guidelines for resident behavior ...
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Balfour Ann Arbor

4.9
It is exceptional! Not a "value" place but exceptional care for the price! I like that my mom is content, more self sufficient in many ways, mentally more than anything. She feels respected and knows her preferences for the way things are done are listened to even if they can't always be ...
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