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"Best place down state Michigan to retire"

  • bush
    Posted: Dec 02, 2009 04:42 PM
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    Menominee, MI
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    We are planning on moving from da UP of Michigan to the "greater Detroit" area-suburbs. We would like to move to a community where we can walk to a coffee shop, small grocery store, etc. Must have a community feeling. Recreation opportunities are a must to include golf, kayaking, and sporting events such as a college near by. We are very active but want to be near a super hospital(s). Looking for a 2500sq ft or larger home, smaller lot within the $300k range. ANY SUGGESTIONS?


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    Posted: Feb 18, 2010 10:41 AM
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    Milford, MI
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    I think I've got your answer. Milford, MI. It's a great small community with lots of community spirit and activities, a real nice, small, downtown area with shops and good restaurants. the surrounding Village and Township of Milford has a wide array of housing choices, from quaint and small to large McMansions, including historical Victorians as well as lots of new construction subs. The town has a river running through the center of it with canoe and kayak rentals, fishing etc.. There is also a beautiful county park , Kensington Park, right next door with a beautiful lake and walking, biking paths, horseback riding trails, petting farm, golf course, picnic name it! Speaking of golf courses, I don't think I could even name all of the golf courses within15 minutes of here, there is no shortage! Milford is about 40 minutes northwest of the city of Detroit and has a great Hospital nearby, Huron Valley, that is affiliated with the DMC (Detroit medical Center). There is also another hospital about 15 to 20 minutes away that is also one of the larger more reputable hospitals in the Detroit area, Providence Park of Novi. Milford is only about 15 minutes away from major suburban retail areas in Novi and Brighton with malls etc.. Basically you have all the city conveniences but a small town rural feel. Don't worry, I don't work for the city or anything, I am just a new convert of the area and have been living here for about 9 years! Well, I guess you could check it out for your selves on line or just come for a visit. Good luck in your search!

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