A great place to call home

Located at the top of High Street, near downtown Northville, Allen Terrace offers a beautiful apartment community for active, independent senior citizens, 55 years and older. 

It is a well-maintained, 100-unit apartment building, constructed in 1978 with continual updates over the years. Owned and operated by the City of Northville, Allen Terrace provides comfortable, safe, affordable housing with 98 one-bedroom apartments and 2 two-bedroom apartments.

Allen Terrace rents remain below market rate and include heat, electricity and water.

While younger residents are often on the go, many older residents live here into their 90s and beyond. 
For the entire community, there is a library, computer/game room with free internet, a pool table, hair salon and commercial-grade laundry room. The attractive, modern building has open spaces on each floor, which are ideal for visiting with fellow residents, family members and friends. an exercise area and large activity room. The main gathering space is the spacious dining room/atrium.

Access to the building is controlled, and each apartment has an intercom system so residents can provide entry to their friends and family. Apartments have carpeted living rooms and bedrooms, vinyl tile in the kitchen and bathroom, and a walk-in storage closet. Each unit has a patio or balcony. While meals are not provided, the Meals on Wheels program offers low-cost lunch weekdays in the dining room.

Residents have many social events, such as Wii bowling, Bingo, parties and outdoor picnics in warm weather. The central front area features a fountain, benches, a flower garden and a large patio area with a barbeque grill for residents to enjoy. The lush, shaded grounds back to the woods.

The parking lot provides many handicap accessible spaces. Low-cost transportation is available through the City’s Senior Services program, which offers rides on SMART vans. Allen Terrace is within walking distance of the downtown area, with its restaurants, arts district, library, community center, and nearby stores for groceries, household goods and personal care items.

The housing facility imposes no limits on income or assets. See the admission policy

Banner photo courtesy of CVMedia, Northville.

Contact Us
  • Tracey Emmanuel
    Tracey EmmanuelDirector of Allen Terrace/HousingEmail
  • Phone: 248-349-8030
    Fax: 248-305-2896
  • Hours: Monday - Friday8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Meetings that impact Allen Terrace

City Council - First and third Mondays, 7 p.m., City Hall

Housing Commission - Second Wednesday, 6 p.m., 401 High St.

Allen Terrace Apartment Community
401 High St.
Northville, MI 48167

No Smoking SignHandicap signEqual Housing sign
Allen Terrace is a non-smoking facility.