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118 Independent Living Facilities near Norwalk, IA

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Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 118 independent living facilities in Norwalk, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

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Independent Living Facilities near Norwalk, IA

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Edencrest at The Legacy

2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211

4.5
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Holland Farms

2800 Sunset Dr, Norwalk, IA 50211

(0 review)

Studio, 2 Bed

Regency Assisted Living

815 High Rd, Norwalk, IA 50211

(0 review)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Independence Village of Ames

1325 Coconino Rd, Ames, IA 50014

4.8
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village! At Independence Village of Ames, we enjoy spending time getting to know our residents and helping them explore the best living options for each of their specific needs. We’re here to assist with daily tasks like housekeeping, getting ready for the day, or even...

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Beaverdale Estates

4610 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310

4.4
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Woodlands Creek Senior Living

12675 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325

4.2
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Independence Village of Pella

2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219

4.5
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village of Pella! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them.?Our various senior living options include independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Throughout each...

Independence Village of Ankeny

1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.5
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Independence Village of Ankeny! This isn’t just a place to reside — it’s a place where our community members truly shine, and we are glad to share this experience with them. Our senior living options include assisted living and memory care. Throughout each service level, we strive to...

Illahee Hills

8308 Colby Parkway, Urbandale, IA 50322

4.3
(35 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

3.8
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Edencrest at Riverwoods is an assisted living community located in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Our beautiful community is located near Lake Easter and several parks. Des Moines is a wonderful area for both residents and their loved ones to enjoy. We are committed to our residents by providing...

Prairie Hills of Des Moines

5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320

4.5
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Prairie Hills Des Moines is tucked in to a beautiful wooded setting just south of Easter Lake and Ewing Park in Des Moines. Our quiet country location is near the shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the Southridge Mall area. Hospitals and medical services are also just minutes away....

Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

4.5
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Edencrest at Beaverdale is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. Built by Hubbell Realty Company. We are committed to providing Red Carpet treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Beaverdale. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you...

Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

3.8
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her...

Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035

4.4
(14 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private, Studio

Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing been a staple in the Bondurant Commuity for nearly a decade. We are a locally owned community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care Services. Our motto is 'Rolling out the Red Carpet'! Which we do not only to our residents, but our staff and guests as...

Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310

3.8
(18 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Copper Shores Village

1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

4.1
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Vintage Hills of Indianola

604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125

4.3
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Vintage Hills is located in Indianola, Iowa just 15 minutes south of Des Moines. There are 46 assisted living apartments ranging from 414 to 813 square feet. The memory care consist of 20 apartments with private and shared rooms. We have immediate availabilities for memory care. There is a town...

Edencrest at Siena Hills

455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023

4.6
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Lodge of Ashworth, Inc.

909 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265

4.1
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

525 South 60th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266

5.0
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Here at MorningStar Senior Living Community,our reputation of excellence and authenticity sets us above the rest. We pride ourselves on our ability to incorporate faith in our everyday responsibilities. We offer 56 Assisted Living Suites and 29 Memory Care suites. We are located in a prime spot...

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Cost of independent living in Norwalk, IA

The average cost of senior living in Norwalk is $2,252 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Indianola, IA with an average of $1,151 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Norwalk, Iowa

Independent Living

For seniors who would prefer to live primarily without personal care assistance but wish for the assistance of having their household chores taken care of by professionalls, an Independent Living Community might be the perfect option. Daily needs such as meal planning and the scheduling of social activities are taken care of, which permits occupants more opportunities to live their lives as they see fit. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to live among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and interests. Typically comprised of a private living space and a full kitchen, these communities offer homes with many of the amenities of apartment life but with none of the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily chores out of the way. While policies vary between communities, a number of residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with independent care providers if desired. There are a number of benefits and costs to keep in mind when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to determine if these amenities are included in the plan: move-in fee, utilities, field trips, initial assessment fee, transportation, meals, cable TV, and wellness program. The benefits and amenities that pertain to independent living include game/TV room, security guards, restaurant-style dining hall, transportation, golf course, private rental hall, laundry service, and community activities.

Cost of Living

The total cost of care for a community is determined by the community in which it is located. The rent burden for Norwalk is around 15.0% of the average person’s monthly income. Norwalk has a median home value of around $179,486 and the median cost of rent is around $1,292 per month per month.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Norwalk 9.9% have a graduate degree, 39.8% have a college degree, and 20.9% have a high-school diploma. Out of the total city population, 48.9% are female and 51.1% are male. The median age of Norwalk is 36 years old. Demographically, Norwalk is 97.6% white, 0.2% black, 2.0% Hispanic, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% mixed race, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.3% Asian, and 0.9% other or not specified. In Norwalk, 13.1% of the people are veterans. Out of the total population of Norwalk, 76.8% participate in the labor force, 4.1% are widowed, 9.0% have some form of disability, and 3.0% live in poverty. Currently, the population of Norwalk consists of 10,896 people. Norwalk has a population density of 368 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

Iowa is ranked 14th in quality of life and 20th in healthcare. In terms of resources, Iowa has a cost of living index of 91.8, a grocery index rating of 95.9, and a housing index rating of 79.6. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. In total, Iowa has 120 general hospitals and 75 health centers that provide care for 3,168,703 citizens. Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. The natural beauty of Iowa is ranked 32nd in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

During the latest presidential election, 51% voted for the Republican candidate while 42% voted for the Democratic candidate. The state of Iowa ranks 43rd in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. 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 median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

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. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 4F during the month of January. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. The average humidity across the state is 72%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. On average, Iowa has an air quality index rating of around 41.2 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 53.8 AQI. 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 Arrowgrass, dryflower, cinnamon ferns, and bearberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the porcupine, the mountain lion, the coyote, or the gray wolf. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

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Southridge Senior Residences, Southview SR and Corinthian Gardens are the top rated independent living facilities near Norwalk, Iowa. See full list of communities.

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