For the entire community, there is a library, computer/game room, pool table, spacious dining room/atrium, 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.
Access to the building is controlled, with each apartment having an intercom system for the convenience of residents to provide entry for their friends and family. Apartments have carpeted living rooms and bedrooms, with vinyl tile in the kitchen and bathroom. Residents enjoy a walk-in storage closet. They can relax on their own 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.
In 2016, the parking lot was repaved, providing a number of handicap accessible spaces. Low-cost transportation is available through the City’s Senior Services program, which offers rides on SMART vans. Allen Terrace is ideally located within blocks 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. Preference is given to current city residents, followed by former city residents; the parent or grandparent of a current city resident; a city employee, parent or grandparent; a Northville Township resident, parent or grandparent; and all others.