New Michigan Retirement Community in Development

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Development at a New Michigan Retirement Community
A sales center and model homes being sited at Admiral's Cove, a new Michigan retirement community in Fair Haven.

Admiral’s Cove is a new 55+ manufactured home community in Fair Haven, Mich.

A new Michigan retirement community community is coming to Southeast Michigan, developed by a pair of industry veterans for more than 450 sites that will cater to active-lifestyle retirees who desire a gated community with many site-built residential features.

Admiral’s Cove sits lakeside near Fair Haven northwest of Detroit, and will be open for new residents beginning in 2019.

“It’s across from Lake St. Clair, which is a huge boating and recreational atmosphere out here,” said David Arnow, the chief investment officer for Admiral’s Cove. “There are probably 30 boat clubs and marinas in the area, and fishing tournaments that draw top fisherman from all over the country.”

Home Styles for the New Michigan Retirement Community

Homes from Skyline Champion and Clayton Homes will be multi-section residences, each with 5/12 roof pitch, and available attachments including garages, porches and sheds. Each home will have Nailite simulated brick skirting and each site will have lawn care, sprinkling and snow removal services.

“We’ve worked with both of these builders extensively designing the homes that will come in here, and they’re unique to this property,” Arnow said. “Another thing about this particular community is that it’s heavily treed. There are not very many properties you can find that look and feel like this. It’s a very mature and serene area.”

The site was all Anchor Bay, owned by the Crest Group LLC, before the company split the property and sold half of it as Anchor Bay and retained the other half for development of Admiral’s Cove.

John Tucker from Sunrise Homes is contracted to move all the new homes to Admiral’s Cove.

New Michigan Retirement Community
The entry boulevard at Admiral’s Cove

Property Development Plans for Admiral’s Cove

The 150-acre property will be developed in three phases, the first of which is underway and includes 114 sites and the new clubhouse. Phase two for the new Michigan retirement community will bring in 180 more sites northwest of phase one, with an added 150 or more sites on the southwest portion of the property.

Homes for the community range in price from $80,000 to $150,000.

“Residents can have anywhere from $5,000 worth of amenities up to $30,00 inside the home,” John Tucker said.

Site rent for Admiral’s Cove will range from $515 for interior sites park set homes, to corner sites at $545 and residential set sites for $560 per month.

“We have reserved several lots for individuals but we’re not moving in homes quite yet,” Arnow said. “Once we open the gates, I think the flood residents will start.”

Arnow said they anticipate 15-20 occupied residences in the community during the first month. There also will be seven new home models at Admiral’s Cove for potential residents to tour.

By completion of the project in 2022, Admiral’s Cove will include the following amenities.

Amenities at Admiral’s Cove in Fair Haven – A New Michigan Retirement Community
  • New clubhouse with banquet facilities
  • Gated community
  • New stone front entrance
  • Indoor pool
  • Indoor hot tub
  • Putting green
  • Tennis court
  • Dog park
  • Gazebo with picnic area
  • Sprinklers on each individual home lot
  • New street signs
  • Fresh road work
  • New sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • New sales center
  • Seven new model homes
  • RV/Boat storage area

For more information on Admiral’s Cove, please contact David Arnow at (631) 582-4800 Ext.18.

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