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Independent Living Communities in Des Moines, IA

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You know your family, A Place For Mom knows Independent Living. Our dedicated local Des Moines, IA advisors have helped 3416 families make the right choice for their needs. Get full details, pricing and read 152 reviews of our hand-picked communities. Typically prices range from $1500 to $8900 per month.

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
    (27)
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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
    (10)
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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
    (8)
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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
    (7)
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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
    (18)
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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...

  • Woodlands Creek
    Woodlands Creek
    12605 Woodlands Parkway, Clive, IA 50325
    (37)
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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...

  • 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
    (25)
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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...

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.