Oaks of Rockford is an upscale 55+ active retirement community tucked away in West Michigan’s beautiful residential setting near the Grand Rapids area. The city of Rockford- originally named Laphamville, located in Kent County, was founded in 1844 by Smith Lapham. This vibrant and safe suburban neighborhood provides all the conveniences of a larger metropolitan area, while retaining its small town charm and ambiance. Neighboring the gorgeous Rogue River, Rockford is a city rich in natural beauty and recreational opportunity.
For nature enthusiasts, check out scenic views at the famous Rockford Dam, seek adventure in our city’s 12 public parks, including several park areas situated right on the river for fishing- some of the best Steelhead fishing in the whole state, kayaking and tubing. Navigate the 100-mile Fred Meijer White Pine Trail, featuring miles of colorful trees, countless historic bridges and pathways and unprecedented wildlife. Downtown Rockford is a warm, bustling community comprised of charming boutiques, art fairs, Historical Museums, delicious restaurants, festivals, a famous farmers market and blues concerts. Rockford also boasts 10 golf courses and a number of ski areas within short driving distance. The Oaks of Rockford community is perfect for active adults aged 55 and over living in or planning to move to Western Michigan.
Traveling is easy with close proximity to US-131, the city’s principal north-south highway. The Gerald R. Ford International Airport is approximately 35 miles away. Take an hours’ drive to visit the scenic beach towns on the shores of Lake Michigan. The Metro Health Cedar Springs hospital is within 5 miles of the community. Rockford is midway between the big cities of Chicago and Detroit, both of which are just a 3 hour drive away. Rockford is located 65 miles from Kalamazoo and 70 miles from Lansing.
Seeing as Grand Rapids, which is the second-largest city in Michigan, is only a 20 minute drive away, adventure is right in your backyard! For art enthusiasts, make sure to visit the area’s incredible museums including Art Prize, Grand Rapids Public Museum and many more. Take in the inspiring architecture of the Meyer May House and Heritage Hill Historic District and gaze upon the breathtaking grounds at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park after admiring critters at the John Ball Zoo. For those who can’t resist a tune, listen to a recital at St. Cecilia’s Music Center. Listen to the Grand Rapids Symphony at De Vos Hall or take in a concert at Van Andel Arena, a 10,000+ seat venue where major entertainment acts perform. With all of these incredible locales to explore, it’s no surprise that Grand Rapids was rated the #1 U.S. travel destination by Lonely Planet in 2014!
If beautiful low-maintenance homes, friendly neighbors, modern amenities and access to year-round activities are appealing to you, then it’s time to make Oaks of Rockford active lifestyle community your new home.
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