Plymouth is 20 miles west of downtown Detroit and 14 miles northeast of Ann Arbor. Active adults looking for Plymouth retirement communities will enjoy a small town atmosphere that is within an easy drive to the larger city amenities in Detroit and Ann Arbor. Plymouth is home to many annual festivals including the largest and oldest ice carving festival in North America.
Cost of Living & Taxes
Plymouth enjoys a low cost of living when compared to the rest of the nation, but the city has one of the higher costs of living in Michigan.
Plymouth sales tax is 6% all of which is state sales tax as there is no city, local or county sales tax in Michigan. Groceries, prescription medications, newspapers and medical devices are not taxed in Michigan. The average property tax in Plymouth is 2.07%. 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 Plymouth area, including:
Historical sites and museums
Plymouth Historical Museum
Roush Automotive Collection
Northville Hills Golf Club
Coldwater Springs Nature Area Linear Park
Oasis Golf Center
The Plymouth area sees about 12 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of May. Average winter temperatures range from 18° to 28°. Summer in Plymouth is warm and humid with summer temperatures averaging between 63° and 80° with 77% humidity. Average snowfall in Plymouth is 6 inches with the highest chance of snow during the month of February.
The closest hospitals to Plymouth are:
Trinity Health Livonia is a 304 bed hospital located 4.4 miles from Plymouth. They are rated as high performing in the treatment of heart attacks, heart failure, diabetes, kidney failure, hip fractures, and COPD care.
Garden City Hospital is a 164 bed hospital located 9.1 miles from Plymouth. U.S. News & World Report rates them as high performing in treating heart attack and heart failure, nephrology, and in stroke care.
Beaumont Hospital – Wayne is an 86 bed Level III trauma center located 9.1 miles from Plymouth. They are ranked as high performing in treating heart failure, kidney failure, and COPD care.