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28 Senior Apartments near Des Moines, IA

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If you’re an active, independent older adult looking for senior housing in Des Moines, senior citizen apartments in Des Moines might be the right fit. Apartments for seniors typically don’t include personal care services, but may offer amenities, activities, and maintenance for a stress-free, social lifestyle.

A Place for Mom can help older adults navigate how to apply for senior housing in Des Moines and consider their options. With 28 senior rentals in Des Moines, IA, we can help you find the right apartment for your budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for upscale Des Moines 55-plus apartments or low-income senior apartments for rent in Des Moines, A Place for Mom can simplify your search.

We are also serving Senior Apartments facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Woodland Heights, Magnolia Park and Fort Des Moines.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Ankeny, Berwick or Bondurant.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Des Moines, IA

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Senior Apartments

Average starting price $803/month
Average starting price $3,909/month
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Recent reviews of Senior Apartments in Des Moines, IA
Prairie Village of Altoona
5.0

91 years old. Prairie Vista, my home, 3.5 years. Independent Living is absolutely great, caring, friendly, very clean, helping hand if we need. Also, Transportation available for appointment.

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Ramsey Village in Des Moines, IA
4.1

The continuing care here is great, it is invaluable. They have everything from independent living all the way to skilled nursing. The overall atmosphere is more of a hotel like appearance. We would definitely recommend them to others looking.

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Ramsey Village

1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310 | 4.8 miles from Des Moines center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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...

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Day trips and outings
3.8(18 reviews)

We are very pleased with the service. Mom has been in and out of the hospital while at Ramsey and the staff are all accommodating. Questions are answered swiftly and staff is quite friendly.

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Beaver and Adams

2929 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310 | 6.0 miles from Des Moines center

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Provides: Senior Aparments

55 + Community in Beaverdale!Gorgeous community and homes located in the best area of Des Moines!We offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes with all kitchen appliances included. ElevatorStackable Washer and dryer connections in most units.Community Room hosts many resident activities.Fitness space and...

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East Town Apartments

400 East 8th Street South, Newton, IA 50208 | 31.6 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Senior Aparments

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!

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Carlisle Center for Assisted Living

685 Cole Street, Carlisle, IA 50047 | 7.3 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments, Assisted Living

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Hancock Apartments

1130 Hancock Drive, Boone, IA 50036 | 37.1 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

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...

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Cats allowed
3.0(1 review)
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Connect 55+

610 E Scenic Valley Ave, Indianola, IA 50125 | 11.7 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments, Independent Living

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Southview SR

504 E Hillside Ave, Des Moines, IA 50315 | 2.1 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
5.0(1 review)

So far I'm completely pleased with everything here, I'd give them top marks across the board. It's a nice looking place, they keep it very clean, and the staff all seem friendly. It's a good environment, and...

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Prime Towers Apartments and Nursing Home

600 E 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309 | 3.3 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments, Independent Living

Located in the heart of the East Village, Prime Nursing and Rehabilitation is a 44-bed skilled facility with views of the Des Moines skyline, capital and our private courtyard. We offer private and semi-private rooms with each room averaging 200 square feet. We have nursing staff onsite 24/7...

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Dogs allowed
4.0(1 review)

We liked what we saw!

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Corinthian Gardens

1011 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314 | 4.0 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

Corinthian GardensCorinthian Gardens is an affordable, safe senior housing community located in friendly Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. You’ll never run out of things to do here. You can visit the farmers market, spend an afternoon in Des Moines’ lush botanical gardens, or take a...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
5.0(1 review)

I think things have turned out very well at Corinthian Gardens, my loved one really seems to have settled in well and is enjoying herself! It's a very friendly community, and she's really enjoying being able...

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Windsor Place

6300 School, Windsor Heights, IA 50302 | 5.6 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

4.5(1 review)

Great Place for those who truly are independent or need very little assistance. Clean, small enough where you know all your neighbors, large apartments, and many resident-run activities. A place...

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Southridge Senior Residences

1120 Cummins Road, Des Moines, IA 50315 | 1.4 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

Designed for persons: 62+ Southridge Village II, located on a quiet cul-de-sac, is convenient to grocery shopping, and within blocks of a regional mall and a local pharmacy. Enjoy your independence in a great apartment home that includes utilities, plus air conditioning, generous closet space and...

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Dogs allowed
5.0(1 review)

My mom has been thrilled with the staff and all of the social activities! She's made many new friends and enjoys her time there.

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Cummins Village

1100 Cummins Road, Des Moines, IA 50315 | 1.4 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

Cummins Village is nestled away from the hectic mainstream on a quiet cul-de-sac, yet just minutes away from all your needs. We offer spacious one-bedroom apartments designed for comfortably accommodating those who are 55+. Income restrictions do apply.Apartments are approximately 562 sq.ft.,...

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Southridge Village I

1200 Cummins Road, Des Moines, IA 50315 | 1.4 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

Designed for persons: 62+ An affordable apartment community located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Des Moines. Each apartment home features generous closet space, great views, plus all utilities and air conditioning are included. Southridge Village is within blocks of shopping, a regional mall and a...

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Shelly Rose Estates

3721 Indianola Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320 | 1.9 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

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...

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4.0(3 reviews)

I find it very safe and secure. Convienant to things I need to get to, like? the grocery store, bank and shopping.

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Virginia Park

2111 East Virginia Ave., Des Moines, IA 50320 | 2.2 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

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...

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Lakeside Village

2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216 | 39.9 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

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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...

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Day trips and outings
4.3(6 reviews)

I would recommend you check the community out for your loved one. Lakeside sits on a beautiful lake. The community has a warm and fuzzy feeling to it. The staff communication with the family could be...

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Newton Place Apartments

222 North 4th Avenue West, Newton, IA 50208 | 31.1 miles from Des Moines center

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Provides: Senior Aparments

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 &...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
5.0(1 review)

This is a brand new place. There were some issues we had in the beginning. There were some things we did not quite expect.

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Park View Senior Village

810 South R Street, Indianola, IA 50125 | 13.4 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly
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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...

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Thomas Place at Waukee

560 SE Brick Dr, Waukee, IA 50263 | 12.7 miles from Des Moines center

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Provides: Senior Aparments

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...

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Beauty Salon
5.0(5 reviews)

They offer some nice amenities at this community including indoor parking and patios on the apartments. This is truly independent living. This community always has something going on. The community is...

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Alice Place Apartments

255 SE Brick, Waukee, IA 50263 | 12.7 miles from Des Moines center

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Provides: Senior Aparments

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...

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4.6(5 reviews)

My mother has recently made the move into this community and I have no complaints of how things are going for her. The staff have been helpful with the transition and where very professional throughout the...

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Ahepa 192 Apartments

6190 NW 59th Ct, Johnston, IA 50131 | 9.8 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

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Wesley The Village

1203 North E Street, Indianola, IA 50125 | 12.1 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living

Active. Engaged. Pursuing the full richness of life. It doesn’t just happen by itself. It’s a choice those who live at The Village make. They choose to be passionate, not passive. They embrace being participants, not just spectators, wrapping their arms around opportunity and adventure. Because...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
0.5(1 review)
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McCord Manor

2010 West Fourth Ave., Indianola, IA 50125 | 13.2 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

If you are looking for a senior apartment for yourself or an elderly loved one, look no further. McCord Manor is sure to meet the needs of all seniors who are looking for a bit of assistance, if any, while still maintaining their independence. They have many amenities to help ensure that all...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.0(1 review)

Very nice, but no bowling alley in Indianola.

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Sugarcreek Senior Apartments

1600 SE LA Grant Parkway, Waukee, IA 50263 | 13.2 miles from Des Moines center

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$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

Sugarcreek Senior ApartmentsSugarcreek Senior Apartments is a senior housing community situated in the lovely city of Waukee, Dallas County, Iowa. Waukee is a community full of activity and recreational opportunities. The numerous festivals and celebrations hosted each year will delight residents...

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Cats allowed
Dogs allowed
4.0(1 review)

So far I'm pleased with this place. Everyone is very friendly, and there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. It's a very pleasant place to live. The only complaint I have is that I've had a...

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Prairie Village of Altoona

500 5th Ave. SW, Altoona, IA 50009 | 10.5 miles from Des Moines center

Starting at

$X,XXX+ monthly

Provides: Senior Aparments

4.9(26 reviews)

My husband and I have lived here for over three and a half years. We have a very clean and comfortable surroundings. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure The Village stay safe and clean.

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Cost of senior apartments in Des Moines, IA

The average cost of senior living in Des Moines is 803 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Boone, IA with an average of 625 per month.

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What are senior apartments?

Senior apartments offer a no-frills housing option for active and independent seniors. Units are often designed with senior-friendly features for accessibility, such as elevators and wide doorways. In general, senior apartments don’t provide health care services or daily assistance. Many senior apartments include:

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Prairie Village of Altoona, Ramsey Village and Lakeside Village are the top rated senior apartments near Des Moines, Iowa. See full list of communities.

There are 28 senior apartments near Des Moines, Iowa. See the full list.

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