Shelby Township 55+ Active Adult Retirement Communities

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Shelby Township is about 15 miles north of Detroit and is one of the fastest growing communities in the Detroit metro area. Active adults will find 55 and older communities in beautiful surroundings with easy access to the township’s many parks and natural areas. Golfers can enjoy hitting the links at one of the 20 golf courses within ten miles of Shelby Township.

Cost of Living & Taxes

Shelby Township has a low cost of living when compared to average cost of living in the U.S. but a very high cost of living compared to the rest of the state of Michigan.

Shelby Township 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 exempt. The average property tax in Shelby Township is 1.74%. 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 Shelby Township area, including:

Art & performances

    • Avon Players

Historical sites and museums

    • The Packard Proving Grounds Historical Site
    • Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm
    • The Greater Washington Area Historical Society

Outdoor activities

    • Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
    • Greystone Golf Club
    • Pine Valley Golf & Country Club
    • Inwood Hiking Trails


The Shelby Township area sees about 23 inches of rain per year, much of it falling during the month of May. Average winter temperatures range from 19° to 28°. Summer in Shelby Township is warm and humid with summer temperatures averaging between 64° and 81° with 74% humidity. Average snowfall in Shelby Township is 17 inches with the highest chance of snow during the month of February.

Health Care

The closest hospitals to Shelby Township are

Beaumont Hospital – Troy is a 499 bed facility located 4.6 miles from Shelby Township. They are highly ranked in cardiology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, neurology, pulmonology, and urology. U.S. News & World Report ranks them as #27 in the nation for treatment in orthopedics, and rates them as the #3 hospital in Michigan.

Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township is a 361 bed Level II trauma center located 5.4 miles from Shelby Township. They are ranked in U.S. News & Report Best Hospitals report as #12 in Michigan and rated as high performing in nine procedures and conditions including cancer care, heart attack treatment, and diabetes care.

Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital is 5.9 miles from Shelby Township. 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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