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Find independent living in the lovely and vibrant city of Des Moines within Polk County, Iowa. Live your life as you choose without the stresses of owning a family home. Embrace the active lifestyle that you have always wanted for yourself and join a Des Moines independent retirement community. Spend time shopping downtown or wining and dining at local restaurants without having to worry about coming home to fix a leaky sink or roof because it will all be taken care of for you.

Senior housing types in Des Moines, IA

  • The Rose of Des Moines
    The Rose of Des Moines
    1330 19th Street, Des Moines, IA 50314
    (6)
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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...

  • Ramsey Village
    Ramsey Village
    1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (10)
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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 comfortable...

  • Virginia Park
    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...

  • Beaverdale Estates
    Beaverdale Estates
    4610 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (29)
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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 the...

  • The Shores at Pleasant Hill
    The Shores at Pleasant Hill
    1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (11)
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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 a...

  • The Lodge of Ashworth, Inc.
    The Lodge of Ashworth, Inc.
    909 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (9)
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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 Lodge...

  • The Reserve on Walnut Creek
    The Reserve on Walnut Creek
    2727 82nd Pl, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (8)
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    Unity Point - Des Moines is the sponsor of The Reserve on Walnut Creek, a housing alternative for independent people age 60 years and older with middle to upper income. The community is located just north of Hickman, on a little over five acres of land. The Reserve is barrier free and has sound...

  • Illahee Hills
    Illahee Hills
    8308 Colby Parkway, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (20)
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    Illahee Hills provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Perched atop a rolling hill overlooking a beautiful countryside, Illahee Hills offers you a charming view to call your own. Nestled in a cozy corner northwest of Des Moines, we're just a few miles from the...

  • Edencrest at Siena Hills
    Edencrest at Siena Hills
    455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (1)
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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 First'...

  • Edencrest at The Legacy (Opening Spring 2018)
    Edencrest at The Legacy (Opening Spring 2018)
    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 range...

  • The Village at Legacy Pointe
    The Village at Legacy Pointe
    1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
    (27)
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    An extraordinary retirement community for active seniors age 55 and older. Theculture is one where our residents truly Thrive. A wide array of Community Life events occur each day. Whether it's enjoying a cup of coffee at our Cafe, Working out in the Fitness Center, A friendly Billiards or...

  • Thomas Place at Waukee
    Thomas Place at Waukee
    560 SE Brick Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
    (4)
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    Thomas Place at Waukee opened in March of 2011. We are a smoke free, pet free independent living apartment community. We offer many features in our building to help keep you independent such as indoor mailroom, indoor heated parking garage, exercise room, hair salon and more. Our grounds offer...

  • Alice Place Apartments
    Alice Place Apartments
    255 SE Brick, Waukee, IA 50263
    (3)
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    Alice Place Apartments is a brand new complex located on the Eastern edge of Waukee. We offer 1 and 2 bedroom units with all appliances. This includes the washer/dryer , stove, refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave in each unit. Each resident is given a storage unit at no charge and has access to...

  • Park View Senior Village
    Park View Senior Village
    810 South R Street, Indianola, IA 50125
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    Park View Senior Apartments are senior housing for those who are 62+ and/or disabled of any age. Located in Indianola, IA where small town meets city just miles South of Des Moines. Our community offers garden style entrances with carpeted studio and one bedroom apartments with fully furnished...

  • Newton Place Apartments
    Newton Place Apartments
    222 North 4th Avenue West, Newton, IA 50208
    (1)
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    Welcome to Newton Place Apartments! This beautiful, brand new community features spacious two-bedroom apartments homes designed exclusively for residents 62 and over. All homes include modern amenities at an affordable price: gourmet kitchens with energy-efficient appliances, full-size washer &...

  • Rowley Masonic Community
    Rowley Masonic Community
    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 and...

  • East Town Apartments
    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!

  • Vriendschap Village
    Vriendschap Village
    2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219
    (2)
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    Vriendschap Village Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle than generations before. That's why at Vriendschap Village we created an Independent Living, Assisted Living & Memory Care community filled with options,...

  • The Lakeside Village
    The Lakeside Village
    2607 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216
    (4)
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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...

  • Glenwood Place
    Glenwood Place
    2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (4)
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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 our...

  • The Tallcorn
    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)

  • Swan Place
    Swan Place
    1024 E. 12th Street, Carroll, IA 51401
    (5)
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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...

  • Bristol Manor of Princeton
    Bristol Manor of Princeton
    200 N Fullerton Street, Princeton, MO 64673
    (1)
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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 first...

  • Bristol Manor of Unionville
    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 first...

  • Mallard Point
    Mallard Point
    2603 Orchard Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613
    (15)
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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 Point...

  • The Rose of Waterloo
    The Rose of Waterloo
    421 Oak Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703
    (5)
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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 central...

  • Bristol Manor of Bethany
    Bristol Manor of Bethany
    811 S 24th Street, Bethany, MO 64424
    (2)
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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 first...

  • Silver Oaks
    979 Oakridge Drive, Des Moines, IA 50314
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    Silver Oaks Silver Oaks is a senior housing 55+ residence located in the vibrant capital city of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. With friendly residents and excellent amenities, Silver Oaks is a great choice for your new home. Des Moines is a bustling and exciting city with charming neighborhoods and...

  • The Rose of East Des Moines
    1331 Idaho Street, Des Moines, IA 50316
    (4)
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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 could...

  • Shelly Rose Estates
    3721 Indianola Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
    (1)
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    Shelly Rose Estates is a high-quality senior housing community located in the Midwestern city of Des Moines, Polk County, Ohio. Des Moines offers many opportunities to experience cultural activities and events, such as attending the Des Moines Symphony and visiting the many local art galleries and...

  • The Rose of Ames
    1315 Coconino Road, Ames, IA 50014
    (4)
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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 Medical...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bridges
    214 Washington St, Waterloo, IA 50701
    (4)
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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...

  • Hotel President
    500 Sycamore Street, Waterloo, IA 50703
    (1)
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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 landline...

Who Needs Independent Living

Independent living communities are a great solution for seniors who want to stay active and vibrant but who do not want to have extra burdens or stress in their life. After all, who wants to spend all of their time worried about home maintenance when they could focus on family and fun? Whether you are an individual or a part of a couple, independent living can benefit you. You will be able to get the help and care you need in a safe and welcoming environment with great neighbors and staff around you. Independent retirement communities are designed to give you the freedom, independence, and privacy you want and need but also helping you by providing maintenance, housekeeping, and even laundry and linen services if you so desire.

What to Expect

Independent living communities have so many amenities offered that it can sometimes be overwhelming. In the Des Moines, Iowa area, many of the independent retirement communities offer the following amenities (among several others):

  • Meal plans
  • Laundry services
  • Transportation services
  • Social activities with neighbors
  • Scheduled outings
  • Housekeeping services
  • Security 24 hours a day

Activities for Seniors in Des Moines

Des Moines is a city full of interesting sites and attractions. A few of the best activities for seniors in Des Moines include:

Parks and Gardens Des Moines is a community that loves to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. As such, seniors can enjoy the many parks and gardens to be found in the city. Whether you want to head out for a brisk jaunt on a jogging path through city parks or enjoy a leisurely afternoon at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, you can get out and get moving in the great outdoors.

Arts and Shows On the other hand, if you are interested in checking out an art gallery or heading out to see a live performance show, then you may want to check out the Des Moines Civic Center or Des Moines Art Center. Whether you prefer fine art or the performing arts, you will find something you love at these two Des Moines landmarks. And don't forget the Pappajohn Sculpture park if you love outdoor abstract sculpture.

Find Independent Living in Des Moines

Embrace an active and stress-free lifestyle by choosing to find an independent living community in Des Moines. If you give us a call, one of our Senior Living Advisors will walk you through the process step-by-step and guide you to the perfect independent retirement community for you. All that is left for you to do is pick up your phone and make the call.