Portage is located adjacent to the city of Kalamazoo. It has received several notorieties, including the Best Place to Take Out-of-Towners and the Best Place to Spend the Day With Your Family. The weather is good, especially for seniors who like snow and mild summers and the state is tax-friendly for retirees, which may make it easier to hold onto income later in life. The city has a population of just over 49,000, with 16% ages 65 and older.
There are two assisted living communities located in Portage. They are designed for seniors who want to remain as independent as possible but need help with daily living tasks, like grooming, bathing, housekeeping and meal prep. The average cost of these facilities in Portage is $3,950 per month which is slightly lower than most locations in the area and the national average.
This guide covers the benefits for seniors who are looking for a place to retire near the city and a cost comparison with other locations. There are also prices on the other different costs of care and a list of available resources.