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Cedar Village Senior Residences

193 Jacolyn Dr NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

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Designed for persons: 62+ At Cedar Village, you can't help but feel at home. The spacious one-bedroom apartments, adjacent to a park, are especially designed for seniors. Conveniently located, this apartment community offers off street parking, laundry facilities, an on-site beauty/barber shop,...

Garnett Place

202 35th Street Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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Garnett Place Retirement Community offers the best of both worlds! While close to shopping, medical services and entertainment, the community sits in a quiet, wooded area with natural surroundings and wildlife to view. Friendly, compassionate, and dedicated staff make Garnett Place easy to call...

Lakeside Village

2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216

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The Lakeside Village is an absolutely beautiful 64- apartment, senior living community located in Panora, Iowa right on the east side of Lake Panorama. The community is a wonderful choice for seniors who want to retain their much-needed independence, while not having to worry about the hassles of...

The Rose of Waterloo

421 Oak Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703

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About The Rose of Waterloo The Rose of Waterloo offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom affordable assisted living in spacious private apartments with 24-hour monitoring and assisted living services available on-site and social programming in beautifully appointed community areas, including...

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The Tallcorn

2 North 2nd Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158

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CommonBond builds stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities. The Tallcorn has 49 affordable unique 1 & 2 bedroom urban loft style apartments. (minimum & maximum income qualifications apply)

Vintage Cooperative of Ames

5900 Hyde Ave, Ames, IA 50011

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Lakeview Manor

904 E Milwaukee Ave, Storm Lake, IA 50588

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Lakeview Manor is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a skilled nursing facility. It is our mission to provide our residents with the happiness and comfort they deserve. Our staff is very loving and caring and we offer a variety of special amenities to ensure our residents stay happy....

Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

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At Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community, we offer 3 different levels of care to meet our residents wants and needs ranging from independent living to memory care. Independent Living Woodlands Creek Independent Living opened in 2005 and expanded in 2008. Our independent living setting...

The Estates of North Liberty (Opening Summer 2021)

303 5th St, Ste 103, Coralville, IA 52241

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Deerfield a CCRC

13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323

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Bridges

214 Washington St, Waterloo, IA 50701

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Bridges is an independent living community based in the calm neighborhoods of Waterloo in Black Hawk County, IA. The lovely terrain and fresh atmosphere in which our community is located gives our residents a beautiful place to lead an independent life. Discover convenience and accessibility...

Swan Place

1024 E. 12th Street, Carroll, IA 51401

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Swan Place is located in the picturesque small town of Carroll, Iowa. We are on the east end of town just one block south of Northeast Park. Our beautiful community evokes images of country living, with its large front porch and white picket fence in front. We have two enclosed courtyards where...

Edencrest at The Legacy

2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211

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Edencrest at The Legacy is the fifth retirement living community in the Edencrest series, offering 40 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Closer Care and Memory Care to the Norwalk community. As a resident at The Legacy, you'll enjoy freedom of choice when it comes to our wide...

Bristol Manor of Princeton

200 N Fullerton Street, Princeton, MO 64673

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Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

The Shores at Pleasant Hill

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

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Welcome to The Shores of Pleasant Hill.  We provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care — a flexible range of support, without a buy-in.  The building is remarkable; up on a hill, overlooking Copper Creek Lake.  Likewise, the interior has many comforts, and...

The Gardens of Cedar Rapids

5710 Dean Rd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Hancock Apartments

1130 Hancock Drive, Boone, IA 50036

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Hancock Apartments is a senior housing complex located in the city of Boone which is the county seat of Boone County, Iowa. With a real community feel in a comfortable neighborhood, Hancock Apartments is a wonderful choice for your new place of residence. Boone is a small but interesting city...

Bristol Manor of Bethany

811 S 24th Street, Bethany, MO 64424

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Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

The Rose of Des Moines

1330 19th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314

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About The Rose of Des Moines The Rose of Des Moines offers one-bedroom and two-bedroom affordable assisted living in spacious private apartments with 24-hour monitoring and assisted living services available on-site and social programming in beautifully appointed community areas, including...

The Villages of Marion

365 Marion Blvd, Marion, IA 52302

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The Villages at Marion offer a peaceful atmosphere for residents. Village Place, the Independent Living Facility, provides carefree living and a community of friends. While at Village Ridge, the Assisted Living Facility, you will be able to maintain an independent lifestyle with the individual...

Glenwood Place

2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158

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At Glenwood Place, we know the difference between truly living life to its fullest and just getting by. In fact, we playfully and lovingly refer to our community as a 'cruise ship on land!' Our proven track record of excellent care and premier lifestyle is the perfect fit for any retiree. From...

The Estates of Pella (Opening Fall 2021)

2521 Washington St, Pella, IA 50219

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The Rose of East Des Moines

1331 Idaho Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

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The Rose of East Des Moines is an independent living community located in Des Moines, IA. Des Moines is a part of the counties of Polk and Warren. Centrally located in downtown Des Moines, residents have easy access to hospitals, parks, shopping, and fine dining. Just about anything residents...

Benton Place Apartments

520 Benton Ave W, Albia, IA 52531

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Benton Place Apartments is an affordable and pleasant senior housing community located in the charming city of Albia in Monroe County, Iowa. Albia is a quiet but active community with friendly citizens. Albia hosts many different community events, such as shows and farmer's markets. Must-sees are...

Independence Village of Waukee

1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263

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At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling your wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers independent living, assisted living,...

Rosewood Estate

1117 Maxhelen Blvd, Waterloo, IA 50701

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Meadows Independent Living

1200 2nd St SW, Clarion, IA 50525

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Carlisle Center for Assisted Living

685 Cole Street, Carlisle, IA 50047

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Hotel President

500 Sycamore Street, Waterloo, IA 50703

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We have beautiful studio and 1 bedroom apartments completely renovated that feature new carpet, new hardwood floors, new cabinets, new stove, refrigerators, sinks, and microwaves. We offer a home buddy personal emergency response system that features no base station and does not require a...

Vintage Cooperative of Altoona (Opening Late 2020)

1427 34th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009

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Oakwood Terrace

400 West Elm, Princeton, MO 64673

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Oakwood Terrace senior housing is in Princeton town, Mercer County, Missouri. The low-income housing is only a two-hour drive Northeast of Kansas City. The 55+ who are looking for convenient onsite accommodation will be attracted to our all bills paid 35 senior apartments. From our apartments,...

The Rose of Ames

1315 Coconino Road, Ames, IA 50014

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The Rose of Ames independent living community is located in Ames, Iowa. The community has 56 units situated in a tranquil residential neighborhood on the border of Ames in Story County. It is also located in a part that has low crime rates making it quite safe for residents. The Mary Greeley...

Bristol Manor of Unionville

715 N 22nd Street/ Highway 5 North, Unionville, MO 63565

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Services provided at no additional cost: Private room and private bath 3 nutritious meals per day and snacks Medication administration including insulin administration Housekeeping services Laundry service Activities Our company has been providing care for Seniors since 1990 when we built our...

Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Ramsey Village Continuing Care Retirement Community located on 10-acres of beautiful landscapped land provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a...

The Views of Cedar Rapids

3005 F Avenue Northwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

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The Views Senior Living is proud to be locally owned! For the last 14 years, The Views has built a reputation of trusted quality care as the premier assisted living provider in Cedar Rapids and innovative leaders in a one-of-a-kind healing design memory care program. Their current locations,...

Eden Acres Campus of Perry Lutheran

1300 28th St, Perry, IA 50220

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Rowley Masonic Community is a free standing continuing care retirement community located in Perry Iowa, 25 miles NW of Des Moines. Rowley has been part of the Perry community since 1957. All levels of senior care can be found in one location! 2014 Rowley opened a new 72,000 square feet nurisng...

Pilgrim Place

741 S. Illinois Ave., Mason City, IA 50401

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Current Description This is your current, live Community Page description. To view your current Community Page on the A Place For Mom website, click here. Please look through the list of amenities posted, and if you need to make any changes to your amenities list, please do so in your Community...

The Lodge of Ashworth, Inc.

909 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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The Lodge of Ashworth was the first resort retirement community to emerge in Iowa. The Lodge offers one, two and three bedroom suites with unique and interesting floor plans. The Lodge is close to shopping, churches, and community amenities and services. The resort setting and appeal of The...

Boyson Heights Senior Living (Opening Early 2021)

765 Boyson Rd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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Boyson Heights is a community that encompasses everything necessary to live a maintenance-free, active and engaged lifestyle. Regardless of the lifestyle option you choose you will find the warm experience and opportunities you’ve been looking for, along with 14 different spacious and affordable...

East Town Apartments

400 East 8th Street South, Newton, IA 50208

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Quiet Retirement Community for residents 55 and older.One and two bedroom spacious apartments. Safe, Fenced, well lite property. All Units come with Garage & Storage unit with all utilities included except electricity!

Keystone Place at Forevergreen

1275 W Forevergreen Rd, North Liberty, IA 52317

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Discover Keystone Place at Forevergreen, a new rental independent living and assisted living community:* Monthly rental with no large entrance fee or buy in* Spacious, well-appointed one and two bedroom/two bathroom independent living apartment homes complete with full kitchens* Exceptional...

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

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Westover Manor

205 40th Street Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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Westover Manor is centrally located in a beautiful part of southeast Cedar Rapids, shaded by trees, occupied with wildlife and is close to a shopping and dining district. Westover Manor offers a variety of activities such as bingo, cards, senior friendly exercises, sewing, potlucks and occasional...

Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219

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At Independence Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. We offer independent living, assisted living and...

Virginia Park

2111 East Virginia Ave., Des Moines, IA 50320

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Virginia Park Apartments is a lovely, contemporary two-story building surrounded by a spacious, open lawn, which boasts mature trees and colorful flower gardens. This community is located just minutes from downtown Des Moines. Within walking distance is a grocery store and convenience store. The...

Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Edencrest at Siena Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care is your community of choice in Ankeny! We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Siena Hills. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality; it is our way of life! Our 'Resident...

Beaverdale Estates

4610 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

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Beaverdale Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. What better place to make your home than in a happy, family-like community surrounded by all the things that make life rich. If you'd like to spend an afternoon out, you can travel a short ways toward...

Illahee Hills

8308 Colby Parkway, Urbandale, IA 50322

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Illahee Hills is a senior living community here in Urbandale that is kind of a hidden gem. We are located atop a hill in a quiet residential neighborhood. We have been here more than 25 years, and have employees that have been with us since we opened! Within walking distance we have a large...

Attivo Trail

835 NE Boston Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263

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Find friendship, fun, activity and entertainment at the brand new Attivo Trail 55+ Active Living Apartment Homes in Waukee, Iowa. Fill your days doing the things you love, from spending time outdoors on our community trail to inviting friends over to relax in your stylish home. See our one and...

Mallard Point

2603 Orchard Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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Mallard Point provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently situated near Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Mallard Point offers something for everyone. And we're just minutes from shopping, golf and the Isle of Capri Casino. You'll love coming home to Mallard...

Ankeny, Iowa

Independent Living

Independent Living Communities provide individuals with a handy balance between an independent lifestyle and not having to worry about the basic tasks of housekeeping and chores. Frequent needs such as the scheduling of social activities and housekeeping are taken care of, which provides residents more opportunities to live life as they wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and interests. Residents’ quarters consist of a private living space with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to socialize with guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies vary between locations, many residences allow pets as well. If residents decide they would like to employ the services of private health care providers, they may always do so. There are a variety of expenses and advantages to keep in mind when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these services are included in your care plan: laundry, parking, transportation, private phone, field trips, housekeeping, wellness program, and internet access. The conveniences associated with independent living include private rental hall, concierge services, beauty salon & barber shop, security guards, game/TV room, laundry service, transportation, and restaurant-style dining hall.

Demographics and Values

In terms of education, 18.7% have a high-school diploma, 12.6% have a graduate degree, and 45.4% have a college degree. Racially, the population of Ankeny is 1.5% mixed race, 0.1% other or not specified, 2.6% Hispanic, 0.0% Native American, 94.4% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.4% Asian, and 1.5% black. In Ankeny, 6.7% have some form of disability, 3.0% are widows, 79.1% participate in the labor force, and 4.0% do not have health insurance. The total population of Ankeny consists of 62,416 people. Ankeny has a population density of 804 people per square mile. The current population of Ankeny is growing at a rate of 0.046%. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Ankeny, out of the total population 0.4% practice Judaism, 0.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.4% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Ankeny 15.1% practice Catholicism, 6.8% are Lutherans, and 6.7% practice another Christian faith. In Ankeny, 53.8% are nonbelievers. In Ankeny, 7.4% of the population are veterans of the United States military. Ankeny is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of crime, Ankeny has 13.3 property crimes per 1000 residents and 2.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents. Based on gender, 51.1% are female and 48.9% are male. In Ankeny, 15.7% of the population are over the age of 55, 6.9% are over the age of 60, 3.5% are over the age of 70, and 2.2% are over the age of 80. The median age of Ankeny is 32 years old. During the previous presidential election, 7.9% voted for a third party candidate, 51.7% voted Democrat, and 40.4% voted Republican in Polk county.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a motivating factor when choosing which care choice works best. Ankeny has a cost-of-living index of 102.8 based on an average rating of 100, where anything higher than 100 is more costly than the national average. Ankeny has a grocery index of about 92.9. The rent burden for Ankeny is about 17.5% of the average monthly income. The median monthly rent in Ankeny is around $1,395 and the median value for a home for Ankeny is approximately $198,611.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

Weather is a significant factor in determining which destination is the right fit for your family. On average, the humidity level for Ankeny is around 57%. The average humidity levels are highest in December at around 61%. Monthly, Ankeny gets about 3 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally falls in June with an average of 7 inches during the month. Ankeny experiences an average of 33.90 inches of snow per year. Ankeny has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. On average, the air quality index rating in Ankeny is approximately 41.5. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating reaches its max score in the month of May at about 58.8. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. During the summertime, Ankeny is about 76F. The summer high temperature is at about 89F in the month of July. The low summer temperature falls to around 62F during June. During winter months, the temperature in Ankeny drops to around 27F. The highest winter temperature gets to about 39F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature gets to roughly 14 F during the month of January.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

Overall, Iowa ranks 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare compared to other US states. The state of Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 95.9 and a housing index rating of 79.6. There are 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 Iowa residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids. Based on natural beauty, Iowa ranks 32nd in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

In Iowa, 36% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 5,107 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-28%, Mainline Protestant-30%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. In Iowa there are 289 masonic lodges. The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the last presidential election 42% of Iowa residents voted Democrat and 51% voted Republican. The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

The average air quality index rating in Iowa is 41.2 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 53.8 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Iowa is around 2.93 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. On average, the humidity rating for Iowa is around 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is around 72F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 88F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 55F in the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 22F. The average high winter temperature is around 40F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in the month of January. While residents of Iowa mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Iowa can include floods and earthquakes (high).

Wildlife to be found in Iowa

The state of Iowa has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of pink lady’s slipper, western beard-tongue, bunchberry, and twinleaf. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the bear, the porcupine, or the gray wolf. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Iowa

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Edencrest at The Legacy, The Gardens of Cedar Rapids and Meadows Independent Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Ankeny, Iowa. See full list of communities.

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