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Traverse City, MI

1463 ORCHARD HILL PKWY, TRAVERSE CITY, MI  |  231-883-0078


Welcome to the Village at LaFranier Woods, Traverse City’s premier independent senior living community!

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At the Village at LaFranier Woods, we’re dedicated to providing you with the spacious accommodations, services, and amenities you need to live the comfortable, independent lifestyle you deserve. For more information on our community, keep scrolling, or jump to your area of interest using the provided links.

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About Our Senior Living Community


Welcome to The Village at LaFranier Woods, a Traverse City senior living community where we aim to offer you the retirement lifestyle you deserve, at a price you can afford. The Village at LaFranier Woods is a brand new, modern senior community that’s built with residents in mind. Residents of The Village at LaFranier Woods are 55 years and older, who want a luxurious, spacious home, without the hassle that comes with keeping up a more traditional-style home. The Village at LaFranier Woods is conveniently located at 1463 Orchard Hill Pkwy, Traverse City, MI.

The Village at LaFranier Woods works to offer our residents a variety of housing options to best suit each individuals’ needs. When you choose to live here, you’ll have the option of one or two-bedroom apartments in our brand-new, state-of-the-art Village building, or a two bedroom cottage that’s separate from The Village building, but still on The Village at LaFranier Woods campus. The Village at LaFranier Woods living spaces offer controlled access and inviting community rooms so that each and every resident is able to join in on fun community activities.

Welcome to Traverse City. Welcome to the Village at LaFranier Woods. 

Our Location


If you’re looking to maintain the independent lifestyle you deserve, in a beautiful town like Traverse City, there’s no better option than The Village at LaFranier Woods. We strive to provide all of the services and amenities our residents need, as well as the community excursions and activities you want to spice up your routine.  The Village at LaFranier Woods offers a carefree, affordable option for those looking to retire in Traverse City. It’s close to necessities like the grocery store and shopping centers, and conveniently close to where you can find all sorts of things to do, from heading to the beach for dinner to taking in the festivals that happen all summer long

The Village at LaFranier Woods Apartment Amenities
Each of our living spaces features the following amenities:

  • Private dining room for special events and holidays
  • Coin-free laundry rooms on each floor
  • Beautifully landscaped outdoor grounds and patio areas with an outdoor fireplace, tables, chairs, and umbrellas perfect for a picnic or an afternoon outdoors
  • Formal community dining room
  • Conveniently located elevators
  • Trash disposal room on each floor
  • Modern fitness center
  • Secure, controlled access to buildings with 24-hour entry intercom systems
  • Central air conditioning
  • Barrier-free accessibility

The Village at LaFranier Woods Community Features
  • Library
  • Billiards and game room
  • On-site management
  • 24-hour emergency maintenance service
  • Mail station with private interior mailboxes
  • Wireless internet access throughout main Village building
  • Carports and garages (additional fee)
  • Individual storage areas (additional fee)
  • Guest suite for overnight visitors (additional fee)
  • Prime location near Traverse City’s local shops and boutiques, banks, grocery stores, parks, natural areas, the lakeshore, and other local points of interest.

Our Pet Policy
Here, you’re home. We’re happy to accommodate your furry friend, too! So long as residents are able to care for pets without staff assistance, they are allowed on site. 

For security reasons, we do have certain restrictions on the size and type of cat or dog. When you move into the Village at Bay Ridge with your pet, we will require an extra pet deposit, as well as copies of current vaccination records and spay/neuter certificate. 

We also welcome pet visitors at any time in our community, as long as they remain on their leash, are carried, or arrive in a pet travel carrier.

Our Services

We’re here to empower our residents’ independent lifestyles. We believe that by offering the services and resources you need, you’re best able to live your life according to your own goals. From access to reputable doctors and wellness experts to services that help you get out and about, we’re here to help you make the most of life in Traverse City. 

Health and Wellness
The Village at LaFranier Woods is a part of one of Traverse City’s premier continuum of care communities, which means we take our residents’ health very seriously. We offer the following services, at no additional cost to you:

  • Regular blood pressure checks
  • Eyeglass and hearing aid checkups
  • Wellness seminars
  • Monthly opportunities to “Ask a Nurse”
  • Fall prevention and strength training exercise programs
Out and About Services
At the Village at LaFranier Woods, errands don’t have to be boring. We offer a convenient and fun Bay Ridge Community bus to all residents at no additional cost. The community bus takes regularly scheduled trips to:

  • Local supermarkets
  • Local banks
  • Community library
  • Shopping malls and area department stores
  • Local senior center
  • The Traverse City YMCA
  • Many other destinations based on regular resident requests. 
Add-on Services
We’ll never charge you for a service you don’t use. But, if there are additional services that you’re looking for, we’re glad to offer them according to your wishes. Each of our add-on services is completely optional, and you may choose to book them for a small additional fee. Some of our most frequently booked add-on services include:

  • Chef-prepared dinners—Available Monday through Friday, dinners are served in our elegant formal dining room. You can choose to simply pay as you go, or opt for an extended meal plan. Again, you’ll never pay for a meal you don’t eat. 
  • Housekeeping services—Choose a housekeeping schedule that fits your lifestyle. We offer biweekly, weekly, and spring cleaning options, so you can have your house cleaned regularly if you wish, or just every once in a while when you don’t have time to get to it yourself. 
  • Laundry service—We’ll wash all of your laundry for you, or just your linens. You choose an option that fits you best, and you’ll only pay when you need us to do the laundry. 
  • Handyperson—We hope our residents feel welcome to change and decorate their apartments in a way that suits their tastes. Sometimes that means you need to hang shelves, picture frames, or move in some more furniture. Hire our handyperson to handle those harder-to-handle odd jobs for you!
  • Full-service barber/beauty salon—Whether you’re getting your hair done for a night out, or you just need a bit of a cut and style, we offer a full-service beauty salon right in the community. Go whenever your schedule allows. 

If there’s a service you’re looking for that you don’t see on any of the above lists, don’t hesitate to ask! Our friendly staff is here to help, and we’re willing to work with you to ensure that all of your needs and wants are met. Give our office a call at 231-883-0078 or email us at villageatlafranierwoods@heritagepmi.com for more information, or with any questions you may have. 

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The Village at LaFranier Woods Apartment & Building Floor Plans

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The Village at LaFranier Woods: A Lifestyle You Deserve, An Apartment You Can Afford.