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Benefits of Retiring in Western Michigan

August 14th, 2017

You’ve worked hard your whole life, now is the time to relax. With beautiful scenery and a variety of activities, Western Michigan is the place to go. With art, culture, activities, food and drinks, there is something for everyone. Learn all about what Western Michigan has to offer here.

Arts, Culture & Entertainment

There is so much to do in Western Michigan. Festivals all year, museums for every interest and a variety of entertainment. Whatever you enjoy doing there’s bound to be an event made just for you. Here are a few popular events you may be interested in, including:

    • ArtPrize: An open annual art competition where artists from all over submit their work for the public to see.
    • Harvest Festival: All the fun, fall festivities you can think of from archery to a chili cook-off.
    • West Michigan Whitecaps: Check out the professional minor league baseball team. They play 70 games at-home so you’ll be sure to catch one!

Western Michigan Outdoor Activities

What’s more beautiful than Western Michigan at sunset? Living in Western Michigan gives you the ability to get out and experience all of the natural beauty of the mitten. There are hundreds of miles of trails that you can hike, bike or walk. If you love to golf, Western Michigan is rated the 8th best golf region in the country. Not to mention, there are 18 world-class beaches within the Western Michigan area.

Food and Handcrafted Drinks

If you’re looking for some farm-to-table food and craft beer, this is the place for you. Western Michigan is full of brewery gems. There are at least nine well-known breweries in Grand Rapids alone. Here are just a few delicious and thirst quenching eateries to check out:

  • Founders
  • The Mitten Brewing Company
  • HopCat
  • 57 Brew Pub & Bistro and more!

Retire in Western Michigan With StoryPoint Rockford

At StoryPoint we are so excited to be part of Rockford. Rockford is a special city with something for people of all ages. We offer transportation and more so you can immerse yourself in the community. Schedule a tour or give us a call at 1-844-40-STORY to speak to a Community Specialist about all the amenities we offer.