Bloomfield Hills 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Bloomfield is a suburb to the north of Detroit; the population has grown over 15% in the last ten years and according to the 2020 census now has a population of 4,460. Approximately 63% of its residents are over the age of 45 and it is one of the wealthiest cities in Michigan primarily due to high home values. Bloomfield Hills is a great place for retirees looking for 55+ communities in a smaller town with large city amenities nearby. Major cities within an hour’s drive of Bloomfield Hills include Detroit, Ann Arbor and Lansing.

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.

Bloomfield Hills sales tax is 6%, groceries, prescription medications, newspapers and medical devices are not taxed in Michigan. Bloomfield Hills is in Oakland County where the average property tax 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 a variety of leisure options for active adults in the Bloomfield Hills area, including:

Art & performances

    • Bloomfield Galleries
    • Cranbrook Art Museum

Historical sites and museums

    • Cranbrook House & Gardens
    • Frank Lloyd Wright Affleck House

Outdoor activities

    • Bloomfield Hills Country Club
    • Cranbrook Japanese Gardens
    • Forest Lake Country Club
    • Johnson Nature Center


The Bloomfield Hills area sees about 17 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of May. Average winter temperatures range from 18° to 28°. Summer in Bloomfield Hills is comfortable with summer temperatures averaging between 64° and 81° with 74% humidity. Average snowfall in Bloomfield Hills is 11 inches with the highest chance of snow during the month of February.

Health Care

The closest hospitals to Bloomfield Hills are:

Trinity Health Oakland Hospital in Pontiac is 2.7 miles from Bloomfield 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.

McLaren Oakland Hospital in Pontiac is 4.5 miles from Bloomfield 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.

Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak in Royal Oak is 5.1 miles from Bloomfield Hills. Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak has been ranked as one of the world’s best hospitals by Newsweek magazine. The Level I trauma center has 1,131 beds and is a teaching facility for Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.

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