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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Traverse City area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 50 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 15 hours researching assisted living communities in Traverse City
  • Read more than 80 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Traverse City is $5,550, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,200 and the national average of $4,051.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Traverse City, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 50 communities in the Traverse City area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Traverse City area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

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Orchard Creek Senior Living and Health Care
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Respite, Skilled Nursing
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Orchard Creek Senior Living and Health Care is a senior living community located minutes away from Munson Medical Center and downtown Traverse City. Its natural outdoor setting and home-like atmosphere allow its residents to feel both independent and well-cared for. The community's highly trained and certified 24-hour staff provide direct care and can respond to individual needs as they arise, from assistance with the activities of daily living to medication management. Physical, speech and occupational therapy sessions are available. An on-site licensed beauty salon and beautician offer pampering. Seniors receive three nutritious daily meals in the communal dining room, and snacks are included. Opportunities for recreation, which are provided by a full time activity coordinator, include games, religious services, exercises and outings.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers who reside at or visit the community enjoy its quaint surroundings and friendly people. One visitor writes, "Orchard Creek Assisted Living was a very nice place. It had smaller units which had a comfy feel. It had all the amenities. Everybody was very accommodating and comfortable."
4.50 out of 5 stars
(52) Reviews
9715 East Cherry Bend Road, Traverse City, MI 72526
Traverse Manor
Cherry Hill Haven
CLOSED - Northern Star Assisted Living
Woodside Village
Cordia at Grand Traverse Commons
French Manor Assisted Living
Ritter's Senior Adult Living
Bay Ridge Assisted Living Center

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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