Auburn Hills 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Auburn Hills is a Detroit suburb, about 30 miles north of downtown Detroit. Auburn Hills has a charming pedestrian friendly downtown area filled with restaurants and shops. The variety of activities, low cost of living, and proximity to large cities makes Auburn Hills a great retirement location for active adults looking for 55+ communities.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Michigan’s cost of living is lower than the national average with housing being almost 20 points below the nation’s average housing costs. Groceries in Michigan are 10 points lower than U.S. average cost.

Auburn Hills sales tax is 6%, groceries, prescription medications, newspapers and medical devices are not taxed in Michigan. The average property tax in Auburn Hills is 1.63%. Michigan does have a state income tax of 4.25% but social security benefits are not taxed.

Recreation, Culture & Entertainment

There are recreational options for active adults in the Auburn Hills area, including:

Art & performances

    • Meadow Brook Theatre
    • Oakland University Art Gallery

Historical sites and museums

    • Meadow Brook Hall

Outdoor activities

    • Clinton River Trail
    • Fieldstone Golf Club
    • Katke Cousins Golf Course

Other activities

    • Legoland Discovery Center Michigan
    • Sea Life Michigan Aquarium


The Auburn Hills area sees about 19 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of May. Average winter temperatures range from 18° to 28°. Summer in Auburn Hills is warm with summer temperatures averaging between 63° and 80° with 75% humidity. Average snowfall in Auburn Hills is 14 inches with the highest chance of snow during the month of February.

Health Care

Nearby Auburn Hills hospitals include:

McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, 3.6 miles from Auburn Hills. McLaren Oakland is a 318 bed Level II trauma center which has received the Patient Safety Excellence Award, and 5 star rating from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services.

Trinity Health Oakland Hospital also in Pontiac, 4.3 miles from Auburn Hills. Trinity Health Oakland is a large 443 bed that is a regionally ranked hospital by U.S. News & World Report. They are also rated as high performing in 7 adult procedures and conditions including colon cancer surgery, heart attack and heart failure care, kidney failure care, stroke treatment, knee replacement surgery, and COPD care.

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital in Rochester, 4.3 miles from Auburn Hills. Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital is a 290 bed Level III trauma center affiliated with Wayne State University School of Medicine and Oakland University’s School of Nursing as a fully accredited teaching facility.

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