Brown Deer Place

1500 1st Ave, Coralville, IA 52241

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About the community Brown Deer Place

We want to make sure you feel comfortable and at home when you live with us at Brown Deer Place.

Our Life Enrichment Program offers fun, engaging and purposeful activities that our residents want to participate in. Just ask us about Live 2B Healthy, Music Speaks or our other special events!

Dining is an important part of our residents' lives. That's why we strive to serve delicious, comforting, nutritious meals. Our menus are based on what our residents prepared for their families!

We are devoted to helping you and your loved one embrace every moment. We are staffed by professionals who honor each resident's individual needs and preferences. Contact us to learn more about our resident-centered program.

Senior Living Options Offered

Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for Brown Deer Place

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Brown Deer Place

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Indoor atrium
Barber shop


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room

On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Other religious services
Cooking classes

Reviews for Brown Deer Place


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July 31, 2019
Lou Villhauer - Loved one of resident/client
Enjoy the good life

We moved our sister in law [name removed] into Brown Deer Place last November. That was the best thing we could have done for her. [Name removed] was living at home by herself and her health was getting the best of her. Since her arrival at BDP her health has improved dramatically. She now gets three delicious meals a day. We no longer worry about her not eating. She also has made many new friends to keep her company. We also like BDP is conveniently located close to stores,doctor offices, banks,and about any where you might want to go in Coralville. Our decision to choose BDP was easy after we met the staff. [name removed],[name removed] and all staff members are truly professional and ready care for their residents. There is no doubt that when my wife and I are ready to take it easy and enjoy life,BDP is where we will be heading.[Name removed]

July 26, 2019
Debra Aegerter - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Brown Deer Family

My mom moved into Brown Deer months ago and they have exceeded my expectations. She was very resistant to moving from our home to an independent/assisted living. However, everyone was so warm and welcoming that mom adjusted very quickly. I am sure this is due to the warm inviting family community they strive for. [Name removed] & [name removed]’s door is always open and anytime I have had questions or concerns they were addressed immediately. My mother’s happiness is always a priority. I have also observed that everyone that works there seems to love their job. I highly recommend Brown Deer.

July 26, 2019
Larry - Resident/client
Verified Review
#1 Choice Among Many!( It's family/home)

BDP is exceptional in facility, Staff, activities, amenities, & food. That is our experience after 2 years living here! The key criteria in your decision are people & size (feels like family.... not a "cold, over-sized institution" … that's BDP!). Wonderful place to live with caring,professional Staff & fun/active residents that will "make your day"! The best choice for senior living in the Iowa City area. Stands out among many choices!

July 26, 2019
Beverly Bryant - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Brown Deer Place, a caring community

My Mom moved into Brown Deer Place (BDP) in August of 2010 with her husband who had dementia. He lived in memory care while she lived in independent living. This worked very well as Mom did not have to go outside the building to see her husband and was allowed to stay with him in the daytime for as long as she wanted. She usually stayed from 6:30 A.M. until around 8 P.m. They ate their meals together. But she went back to her apt. to sleep. When he passed away in 2011, Mom chose to continue to live at BDP as she said that was where her friends lived. The other resident were very supportive and caring as were the staff. Mom really liked [name removed], the manager as well as [name removed] ( public relations) and her husband who came occasionally. She also liked the maintenance man, [name removed] and [name removed], the supervisor of the caregivers . There are too many others to mention who were so helpful. There was also one resident who would reprogram her TV, let her know what channel the Hawks were on, and put new batteries in her weather radio and lift chair as needed. Mom did not always like what was being served at mealtimes, but knew she could order off a menu and get what she wanted. Mom loved the activities and participated in most of them. A favorite was Bingo, comedy and music presentations by people from outside the building, visits from children in the surrounding schools, physical fitness classes, reading books from the library or reading the newspaper, doing puzzles, weekly trips to the store or Walmart as well as drives to see the sights around the area. She could have used the shuttle for appointments but I was able to do that with her. I also set up her medications on a weekly basis. When she was hospitalized during her stay, Mom either went for a period of time, to memory care for assisted living or sometimes came directly back to independent living with personnel assisting her as needed, checking on her frequently. And they brought meals to her room when she didn't feel she could go to the dining room She loved the social gatherings which occurred weekly and also the popcorn which was popped once a week. Overall, my Mom was where she wanted to be and liked the place very much as the staff (for an extra charge) made her bed daily, assisted her with her shower twice a week, cleaned her apt. weekly and changed her sheets weekly as well as doing all of her wash. I would recommend BDP.

December 16, 2018
Dianne McGrath - Loved one of resident/client
Brown Deer Looks Great BUT NOT GOOD CARE

Looked great at first, but our mother said the care was not what you paid for meals were terrible, chef quit, fed Mexican food 3-4 times a week. Elevator broke all the time and she was on second floor. Bed bugs on lower level by bingo room found in some ones room. how does this happen in an assisted living facility??? The maintenance man was the nicest man there and the most caring. The little gal doing the interviewing doesn't have a clue what is going on, or the Manager for that fact either. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. We have since moved our mother , where she is getting great care.

January 13, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

I am very happy with Brown Deer Memory care unit in Coralville where I found a place for my sister. It is perfect for her with the level of care that she needs at this time. I spend time with her almost every day so I have had many opportunities to interact with the staff and observe their interactions with other residents. I am so relieved to see my sister in a safe and appropriate new home and to be relieved of the cares that she now needs. [Removed]

Response from Brown Deer Place

January 25, 2018

We so appreciate you taking the time to share this valuable feedback. Thank you for choosing Brown Deer Place and let us know how we can make your sister's life even more enjoyable at our community. It is our pleasure!

January 10, 2018
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Straight foward layout

I’m really pleased with this place. I’m really surprised the amount of care that my love one gets. She’s in assisted living so she can feel some type of independence, but she also has supervisors looking after here every so often. The facility itself has a very straight forward layout. It’s very good for someone like my love one and it’s impossible to get lost. They also have a nice outdoor area off the lounge where residents could sit outside. All in all I am pleased with this location and it’s better than I expected.

Response from Brown Deer Place

January 25, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your loved one's experience and how Brown Deer Place is meeting her needs. It is wonderful to hear that she is thriving in her new apartment and community. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make her life even better!

September 11, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Really liked the programs, menus, and property...private room 5300 a month. All inclusive except furniture.

Response from Brown Deer Place

September 27, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your visit and the amenities and services provided. Our Memory Care price is all-inclusive, which makes it idea for those with Alzheimer's disease or dementia. We aim to be as flexible and as accommodating as possible for all of our residents. Thank you for your feedback!

September 7, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Impressive tour

I was really impressed with this community and the tour I was given was very well done by the staff. They took their time showing me around and they answered all my questions. there were a lot of amenities for the residents. I really liked this community but my mom already had her heart set on another community where she felt she would be more comfortable.

Response from Brown Deer Place

September 11, 2017

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We appreciate hearing that your tour was done to exceed your expectations. Should anything change, we would gladly welcome your mother to our Brown Deer Place family!

September 7, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Really LIked This Place

I really liked this community but for what we were looking for they only had a studio apartment and I didn't feel like my mom would have liked that sort of floor plan. The staff was nice and the community itself appeared clean and well maintained.

Response from Brown Deer Place

September 11, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review Brown Deer Place and your experience. We are sad to hear that we were not your choice for your mother. Should anything change, we would love the opportunity to discuss her options further. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us!

April 19, 2017
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
Transitional Process

It has been an adjustment process for me with my move to this community. It is a nice looking community. They do a good job with the cleanliness. The meals are okay, but there is some room for improvement. The staff is good for the most part. Overall it is still an adjustment process for me at this community.

Response from Brown Deer Place

June 23, 2017

Thank you for reviewing your experience at Brown Deer Place. We hope you have found Brown Deer Place to be a wonderful place to call home. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to improve your experience.

February 20, 2017
Visit Brown Deer Place, I promise you will not regret it!

I read the previous review and I have some changes to make. This community used to be known as Windmill Pointe, which gave it negative reviews but it has has since been bought out by Senior Housing Companies. It was renamed Brown Deer Place and underwent a multi-million dollar renovation. The reviews though, did not get a renovation because the negative ones from the previous owners and name stuck with it. The community is absolutely beautiful and having seen it prior to the renovation, I would say that has easily improved tenfold! They do have their own transportation now with both a van and a bus. The activities that are offered are great and there are so many things to pick and choose from! Go tour Brown Deer Place, I promise you will not regret it!

Response from Brown Deer Place

February 28, 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you sharing your experience with us!

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Brown Deer Place has received an average review rating of 4.3 based on 12 reviews. See all reviews.

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