Port Huron : Michigan


What It Is Like to Retire in Port Huron

Port Huron, Michigan, is located at the southern end of Lake Huron and is the county seat of St. Clair County. The town has an ethnically-diverse population of approximately 29,000 residents, and is considered part of the Blue Water Region of Michigan. The Black River divides the city in half and empties into the St. Clair River downtown. As the easternmost town in Michigan, Port Huron is connected to Point Edward, Ontario, Canada, via the Blue Water Bridge. Thomas Edison spent part of his boyhood here, and there are many sites named after him including a museum, an elementary school, and a park. Picture of Blue Water Bridge courtesy of Wikipedia and USGov-DOT (public domain); picture of Military Road Historic District courtesy of Wikipedia and Notorious4life; picture of Fort Gratiot Lighthouse courtesy of Wikipedia and PaulG5372,Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/

Where to Retire in Port Huron and Home Prices

Port Huron is made up of several constituent neighborhoods, with several housing choices including single-family homes, apartments and downtown lofts. Zillow reports the median home value to be $134,849 in late 2021.

What Is Special about Port Huron

The city boasts waterfront parks, a Riverwalk, Lake Huron beaches, a marina, and St. Clair County Community College is located here. Canada is just across the Blue Water Bridge.

What Is Not Special about Port Huron

Winters are cold, high crime rate, the nearest large city (Detroit) is over 50 miles away, and the closest international airport is about 70 miles away.

Who Will Like Retirement in Port Huron

Those who want to live in a lakefront town with boating, fishing, beaches, and parks, may enjoy living in Port Huron. The city also has a hospital, an active community library and Senior Center with activities, clubs, and services.

Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing drives the economy in Port Huron with two paper mills, and automotive industries. Health care, retail and tourism also add to the economy.

Climate and Physical Environment

January's average temperature is 25 degrees, and July's average is 71degrees. Port Huron gets about 37 inches of snow annually.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

There are several restaurant in Port Huron, with many receiving good reviews on TripAdvisor. The town has a historic district, museums, and events held at McMorran Place. Saint Clair County Community College offers art exhibits, concerts, performances and sporting events.


The crime rate here is above the national average.

Medical Facilities

Mclaren Port Huron Hospital is located here.


The Blue Water Area Transit system provides public transportation; the Blue Water Trolley offers tours to various points of interest, and Amtrak runs from Port Huron to Chicago; the nearest international airport is in Flint, about 70 miles away; there are many biking trails in The Port Huron Area.

Valuable Links

City of Port Huron

The Blue Water River Walk on Wikipedia


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