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Independent Living in Iowa

Overview of Independent Living in Iowa

Iowa is often referred to as the “Land of the Rolling Prairie” due to the immense fertile plains that cover the region. The state is famous for its farms, growing crops such as corn and soybeans. Iowa is more than just farmland, however – it’s home to many quaint, rural towns as well as larger cities such as Sioux City and Des Moines. Its varied landscape, relatively low cost of living, and proximity to major Midwestern cities like Chicago and Minneapolis make Iowa a convenient location to call home and a great place to retire.

Currently, A Place for Mom partners with more than 70 independent living communities in Iowa. The median monthly cost of independent living in Iowa is about $1,950.

Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Iowa

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TimberCrest at Glen Oaks

200 Glen Oaks Dr, Clear Lake, IA 50428
10
Review Score
61 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I live or lived in this community

I highly recommend this community to anyone. The day I arrived I was warmly welcomed by everyone. It is Like being in a family. There is so much to do, and the apartments are large and well-planned.

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Bridges

214 Washington St, Waterloo, IA 50701
9.8
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20 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Dorothy C - I'm a current/former resident or client

Management staff A++ Very considerate & respectful. Dining room staff are patient with us as we ponder the menu. I enjoy the variety on the menu. I appreciate the various religious options.

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Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219
9.8
Review Score
104 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Randy H - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The administration & daily caregivers are intentional and caring. We are very grateful that all of dad's needs are met and he is thriving in the Independence Community.

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Ankeny

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Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
9.5
Review Score
69 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Staff is friendly for the most part . The biggest concern is the food. Food that is being served at the wrong temps . Sometimes cold ... we were told that within the first few weeks of my mom being...

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Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
9.0
Review Score
23 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I would recommend this facility to others. All interactions that I have had with all of the staff have been great. Also, my mother has not had a complaint that she has told me about. So everything good. I...

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Attivo Trail Ankeny

1010 SW Magazine Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
8.0
Review Score
1 review
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I live or lived in this community

I love the place. It's a great place to live. I would recommend to others.

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in West Des Moines

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Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
9.6
Review Score
127 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Susan - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I am very happy with Independence Village of Waukee and the care that my father has received. The staff and residents are friendly, the food is excellent, the care he has received is top notch. They have...

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Glen Meadows Retirement

850 S 60th St #1000, West Des Moines, IA 50266
9.5
Review Score
6 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Janet M (Shelli) - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

This amazing senior residence was an awesome find for my dad and his companion. The complex itself is beautifully designed and built to be attractive, warm, welcoming, and ever so pleasing for residents and...

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MorningStar at Jordan Creek

525 South 60th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266
9.3
Review Score
20 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Abby - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

It was an amazing facility. I don't think I can really say anything bad about it, except for they need to have better communication with the aides. I don't feel like some of them were properly trained on...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Des Moines

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Holiday Beaverdale Estates

4610 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
8.9
Review Score
61 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Barbara - I'm a current/former resident or client

I am a resident at Holiday Beaverdale Estates and everything has been very good. Overall, we are very pleased with our new home!

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Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
9.6
Review Score
127 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Susan - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I am very happy with Independence Village of Waukee and the care that my father has received. The staff and residents are friendly, the food is excellent, the care he has received is top notch. They have...

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Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325
9.6
Review Score
60 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Carolyn - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I picked this place over others due to the overall quality of the facility. The dining room is a large open space with high a high ceiling and large windows over looking a grassy area with flowers and a...

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Top-rated Independent Living facilities in Cedar Rapids

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Corridor Crossing Place

136 36th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
9.4
Review Score
43 reviews
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

I have been very pleased. My husband had to be in another facility for 9 days before I found Corridor Crossing Place. It was a huge facility, no windows, no outdoor area and cost more, I was very happy that...

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Cottage Grove Place, a CCRC

2115 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
9.2
Review Score
12 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
Anonymous - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

Best overall experience I could imagine. Not perfect of course but really excellent. Would highly recommend to anyone and have done so.

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Boyson Heights Senior Living

765 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
9.0
Review Score
16 reviews
Starting at
$X,XXX/mo
VK - I'm a loved one of a resident or client

The staff is very easy to work with. They treat our father with respect and seem to really care about him. We can call anytime and get any questions answered. His room is always clean. We had his 90th...

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Top cities in Iowa for independent living

8.6
Iowa City, IA
24 facilities
8.2
Ankeny, IA
46 facilities
8.1
West Des Moines, IA
66 facilities
7.8
Des Moines, IA
73 facilities
7.8
Cedar Rapids, IA
46 facilities
7.6
Davenport, IA
52 facilities

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