Hudsonville 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Hudsonville is a small city surrounded by agricultural land; the city is known as “Salad Bowl City” for the diversity of crops grown in the area. Active adults looking for 55+ communities in western Michigan will enjoy the best of rural living, yet Grand Rapids is just ten miles away. There are many parks and natural areas for those who prefer spending their leisure time hiking, birdwatching, or camping. For active adults who prefer boating or fishing Lake Michigan is less than 20 miles from Hudsonville.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Hudsonville has a high cost of living when compared to other cities in Michigan but is below the average cost of living in much of the country.

Hudsonville sales tax is 6% all of which is state sales tax as there is no city, local or county sales tax in Michigan. Certain items such as groceries and medication are tax free. The average property tax in Hudsonville is 1.4%. 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 Hudsonville area, including:

Historical sites and museums

    • Jenison-Georgetown Township Museum
    • Byron Center Historical Society

Outdoor activities

    • Hudsonville Nature Center
    • Ironwood Golf Course
    • Maple Hill Golf

Other activities

    • Hudsonville Winery


The Hudsonville area sees about 11 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of October. Average winter temperatures range from 19° to 28°. Summer in Hudsonville is warm but humid with summer temperatures averaging between 62° and 80° with 79% humidity. Average snowfall in Hudsonville is 8 inches with the highest chance of snow during the month of January.

Health Care

Nearby hospitals to Hudsonville include:

University of Michigan Health West Hospital is 7.5 miles from Hudsonville. University of Michigan Health West is a 208 bed Level II trauma center and a certified Comprehensive Stroke center, and an accredited Chest Pain Center. They have also received the Platinum Award from the Heart & Vascular National Cardiovascular Data Registry.

Trinity Health St. Mary’s Grand Rapids is 12.1 miles from Hudsonville. Trinity Health St. Mary’s is a Level II trauma and accredited teaching center with 303 beds. They have been rated by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best regional hospitals as well as ranked high performing in 11 conditions/treatments.

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