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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...

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,...

Deerfield a CCRC

13731 Hickman Rd, Urbandale, IA 50323

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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...

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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

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

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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...

Bickford of West Des Moines

5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265

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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...

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...

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...

Bickford of Urbandale

5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322

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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...

Edencrest at Green Meadows

6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131

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Edencrest at Green Meadows is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies.We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Green Meadows. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you reserve your apartment today. Ask...

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...

Edencrest at Beaverdale

3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

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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...

Bishop Drumm Retirement Center

5837 Winwood Dr, Johnston, IA 50131

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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 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...

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...

Holland Farms

2800 Sunset Dr, Norwalk, IA 50211

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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...

Rock Creek Senior Living

3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023

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Journey Senior Living of Ankeny is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding communities. We provide the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence but may require some assistance with activities of daily living.Opened November 2016. Journey...

Edencrest at Riverwoods

2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320

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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...

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Waukee, Iowa


Independent Living

An Independent Living Community allows residents the chance to continue to live an active life while guaranteeing their fundamental needs are being met. Food preparation, leisure activities and housekeeping responsibilities are handled for you while you are free to use your time as you choose. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and backgrounds. Within the individual units, residents have access to their own private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a companion if they prefer. While policies differ between communities, numerous residences allow pets as well. If medical or nursing care is desired, residents may always enlist the services of private caregivers. There are a number of benefits and expenditures to keep in mind when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are covered in the care plan: laundry, utilities, Waiting list deposit, initial assessment fee, parking, private phone, meals, and move-in fee. The amenities associated with independent living include private rental hall, healthcare center, game/TV room, transportation, golf course, fitness center & swimming pool, concierge services, and laundry service.


Cost of Living

The community where a care community is based could have a major effect on the price of care. Cost of living is a motivating factor when choosing which community meets the needs of your family. The rent burden for Waukee is about 15.3% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Waukee is $1,378 and the median price of a home in Waukee costs around $210,456.


Demographics and Values

Out of the total city population, 51.1% are female and 48.9% are male. The median age of Waukee is 33 years old. Demographically, Waukee is 2.6% Asian, 92.5% white, 4.5% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.2% mixed race, 0.7% other or not specified, 0.0% Native American, and 1.0% black. In terms of education, 14.9% have a graduate degree, 16.2% have a high-school diploma, and 53.9% have a college degree. Waukee has a population density of 384 people per square mile. The total population of Waukee consists of 20,649 people. Out of the total population of Waukee, 3.1% are widows, 79.8% participate in the labor force, 2.1% do not have health insurance, and 3.5% live in poverty. In Waukee, 6.7% of the people are veterans of the United States armed forces.


State Information

An overview of Iowa

The quality of life enjoyed by the average Iowa citizen is ranked 14th nation-wide. Additionally, Iowa is ranked 20th by healthcare standards. Residents of Iowa enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 32nd in the United States. 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. 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.


Social demographics of the state

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


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 humidity across the state is 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. During the summer, the average temperature in Iowa is around 72F. The average high summer temperature is around 88F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 55F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Iowa drops to around 22F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 40F during 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 dryflower, twinleaf, western beard-tongue, and cinnamon ferns. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the elk, the coyote, the mountain lion, or the porcupine. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Iowa

There are 46 independent living facilities near Waukee, Iowa. See the full list.

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