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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to senior apartments. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 senior apartments in Des Moines and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Senior Apartments near Des Moines, Iowa

Sterling Towers

2403 E 19th Street, Sterling, IL 61081

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Sterling Towers is a senior housing community for residents over 62 years of age and those with disabilities. It is located in the quiet and cozy city of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois. Sterling is a small city of less than six square miles surrounded by fertile farmland with four distinct...

Lynn Court

4350 W 124th St, Savage, MN 55378

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Malone Manor

737 N 22nd St, Lincoln, NE 68503

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Malone Manor is an affordable, older adults housing community. It's 50-unit, three-story senior living community is set amidst a lovely park-like setting. Directly across the street is a popular city park, boasting many trails for hikers and bicyclists alike. The Joanne Maxey Senior Center (right...

John Calvin Manor

310 NW Murray Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081

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Newly Remodeled Studio Apartment Homes John Calvin Manor is a premier independent senior apartment community located off 50 Highway, 1 block south of Chipman Road in Lee's Summit, Missouri. John Calvin is an ideal community for individuals 62 yrs of age and up or individuals under 62 with a...

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Jefferson House

900 E Jefferson St, Macomb, IL 61455

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Jefferson House is located at 900 East Jefferson in Macomb, Illinois and is privately owned and professionally managed by Urban Innovations.  You must be at least 62 years of age or older or disabled or handicapped to be eligible to live at Jefferson House.Rent, as set by HUD, will be...

Keystone Villas Senior Living

7300 Graceland Dr, Omaha, NE 68134

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At Skyline Assisted and Independent Living, you will discover more than our well-appointed community and extensive range of services. You will find a warm dedicated staff committed to creating a place you will be delighted to call home. From nutritious healthy meals, fun interactive activities,...

B'Nai B'Rith Apartments

415 W Sam J Stone Ave, Peoria, IL 61605

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B'Nai B'Rith Apartments is a senior living community in the beautiful city of Peoria, Illinois. Peoria, which is one of the state's oldest settlements, is the county seat of Peoria County. It is known for its vibrant culture, as it offers an abundance of museums, performing arts centers and...

Westover Manor

205 40th Street Dr SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

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Westover Manor is centrally located in a beautiful part of southeast Cedar Rapids, shaded by trees, occupied with wildlife and is close to a shopping and dining district. Westover Manor offers a variety of activities such as bingo, cards, senior friendly exercises, sewing, potlucks and occasional...

Chapel Hill Commons III

3451 Chapel Hill Rd, Jefferson City, MO 65109

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Welcome home to Chapel Hill Commons III! We have beautiful 2 bedroom apartments available in our comfortable 62+ senior community. Spaces are limited so tour today!

Pilgrim Place

741 S. Illinois Ave., Mason City, IA 50401

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Current Description This is your current, live Community Page description. To view your current Community Page on the A Place For Mom website, click here. Please look through the list of amenities posted, and if you need to make any changes to your amenities list, please do so in your Community...

Elliott Place

9540 E 75th St, Raytown, MO 64138

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Living at Elliott Place gives our residents every opportunity to keep active, stay involved and age gracefully. Enhance your lifestyle while taking advantage of the great Opportunities Elliott Place Retirement Community offers! Home Cooked Meals Our chefs plan meals that are similar to ones that...

Mound City Apartments

4512 Northwest Greystone Court, Riverside, MO 64150

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The Mound City Apartments are senior apartments located in the serene community of Mound City, Holt County, MI. When looking for an area with small town charm and lots of things to do, then the Mound City Area is the place for you. There is a very strong sense of community in here, which is why...

Tregaron Senior Residences

2315 Greenwald St, Bellevue, NE 68123

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Tregaron Senior Residences is a 55 or better independent living, tax credit community that accepts Section 8 vouchers. This community has 1 and 2 bedroom apartments that feature a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, washer and dryer hook ups and central A/C. Don't fret about rising energy...

Gentry Estates

4150 Bethel Street, Columbia, MO 65203

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Apartment Amenities -All electric -Full kitchen including: -Range and oven -Refrigerator with ice maker -Garbage disposal -Dishwasher -Ceiling fans -Full size stackable washer and dryer in each unit Community Amenities -Community room with full kitchen -Computer library -Fitness room -Billiards...

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,...

Fairbury 23 Apartments

720 J Street, Fairbury, NE 68352

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Fairbury 23 Apartments is a former high school that has been renovated into apartments for low-income seniors, and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Trophy cases along the hallways display memorabilia of former students, some of who are now residents. Much of the original woodwork...

Garden Court Apartments

333 2nd Ave SW, Winnebago, MN 56098

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Promoting a friendly, active community for seniors 62 and those with disabilities, the Garden Court Apartments invite you to come and enjoy carefree living at its finest. This charming community offers 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes that are not only unique, but spacious. Featuring off-street...

Galena Park Terrace Apartments

5533 N Galena Rd, Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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Galena Park Terrace Apartments is located in the beautiful town of Peoria Heights, Peoria County, Illinois. Peoria Heights is absolutely gorgeous with historic beauty and sights to see all through-out town. This is the perfect place for afternoon walks through the old world walkways with...

Hancock Apartments

1130 Hancock Drive, Boone, IA 50036

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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...

Clinton Manor

1717 N Gaines Dr, Clinton, MO 64735

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Clinton Manor is a premier senior apartment located in downtown Clinton, Henry County, MO. The Clinton Manor is an appealing place to live. It neighbors the lake and has one bedroom apartments that suits 62-years old and over. The disabled can also live here. The location is convenient and has...

Westwood Manor

7115 Stewart Road, Pleasant Valley, MO 64068

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The Community Apartments at Antioch Crossing

5300 NE Chouteau Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64119

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The Newest 55+ Apartment Community in North Kansas City! Move into your brand new home today! We have one bedrooms starting at $975 and two bedrooms staring at $1150! Restaurants and shopping at your door!

Lakeside Village

2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216

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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...

Galesburg Towers

1384 N. Henderson Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

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Galesburg Towers is a senior housing apartment complex for seniors 55 and older and disabled people of any age located in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Galesburg Towers Apartments is located with easy access to nearby shopping centers, gas stations, public transportation lines, theatres,...

Loess Hills Estates

711 Nuckolls St., Glenwood, IA 51534

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Loess Hills Estates has been around and providing excellent care since 1961. This is a place that offers many different living situations for residents. Located in Glenwood, IA this is a place that can provide the relaxed environment that many people are looking for in the retirement years. This...

Delaware Highlands

12600 Delaware Pkwy, Kansas City, KS 66109

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Delaware Highlands Assisted Living is focused on providing assisted living services for the low to moderate income senior adult. Delaware Highlands offers a warm home-like setting for all our residents. We provide affordable assisted living in a compassionate, caring manner so that senior adults...

Mount Washington

570 S Evanston Ave, Independence, MO 64053

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Mount Washington Senior Apartments Offers a unique living experience with this historically restored building which was once the first elementary school of Independence. Mount Washington appreciates its historical roots with its warm designs, in-home chalkboards, restored hardwood floors, and...

The Center

525 Jackson Street, Chillicothe, MO 64601

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The Center senior Apartments is a 62+ residence located in the charming city of Chillicothe, Livingston County, Missouri. With comfortable and affordable units and friendly residents, The Center Apartments is a great choice for your new home. Known as 'The Home of Sliced Bread', Chillicothe is a...

Plaza l & ll Apts

7777 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131

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Plaza I and II Apartments are located in Kansas City, MO. It offers studio, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom section 8 and tax credit units. Rent is based on 30% of income and income limits apply.Floor PlanStudio, 1 Bath | 446 Sq. Ft.1 Bedroom, 1 Bath | 593 Sq. Ft.2 Bedroom, 1 Bath | 696 Sq. Ft.Amenities...

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...

Centennial Plaza

76 Lexington Ave, Le Center, MN 56057

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A lovely three-story apartment building designed with every valued convenience for seniors or disabled persons, including controlled access, an elevator, laundry facilities, screened deck and a spacious community room with organized social activities and a Monday through Friday hot meal program.

Kings Gate Senior Apartments

7055 Crown Point Ave., Omaha, NE 68104

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Elm Haven Place

101 N Rose St, Elmwood, IL 61529

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At Elm Haven Place, you will find beautiful, modern apartments with thoughtfully designed floorplans and every amenity you could want, Elm Haven Place is the perfect place for you to call home.Our spacious floorplans are designed with senior living in mind and include convenient amenities and...

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!

Heritage Senior Homes

524 Carole Ave, Hanna City, IL 61536

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Heritage senior homes are seniors Apartments' community located in Hanna City, Peoria County, Illinois. Hanna is a rural mining city in the county of Peoria, Illinois. There is a lot of history preserved in the city's museum and many natural features in its proximity. These features make the city...

Crowell

245 S 22nd St, Blair, NE 68008

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Southside Manor Apartments

915 S Helen St, Peoria, IL 61605

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Located in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, Southside Apartments is a senior apartment provide you with the experience of neighborly community. The best part about Southside Apartments is that it is a small, cozy apartment community that is designed strategically for your needs. These apartments...

Hotel President Apartments

500 Sycamore St, Waterloo, IA 50703

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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...

Kiwanis London House

1408 E London Ave, Peoria, IL 61603

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Kiwanis London House is a senior housing community located in the charming and historic city of Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois. Situated near picturesque sites, such as the tranquil and scenic waters of Peoria Lake, the pleasant Glen Oak Park and Peoria Zoo, Kiwanis London House is a wonderful...

Henry Stout

125 W. Ninth Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

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An affordable luxury apartment home community built on the promise of independent, carefree living for seniors 55 years and better. With many reasons to enjoy life and have peace of mind. Professionally managed by Horizon which develops, builds and manages apartment homes for seniors that are...

Legends of Apple Valley

14050 Granite Ave, Apple Valley, MN 55124

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Welcome to The Legends of Apple Valley!The Legends of Apple Valley brings brand new independent senior living to your neighborhood! Our community offers spacious one, two and three bedroom apartment homes with top-notch in-home & on-site community amenities - setting the benchmark for quality &...

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...

Pioneer Manor

123 S. 11th Street, Geneva, NE 68361

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Pioneer Manor is a three-story building with lush trees on the west side and pine shrubbery at both entrances. The interior has an elevator, coin laundry and 20 one-bedroom units. Each apartment is approximately 540 square feet with individual heating and cooling, an electric range and a...

Charles Senior Housing

1933 G St., Lincoln, NE 68510

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Charles Senior Housing is a senior housing community situated in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Tucked between the capitol and the city county buildings one gets a tree top view of the Lincoln. Its location provides a suburb feel as residents can easily access a nearby shopping mall that...

Lakeview Manor

904 E Milwaukee Ave, Storm Lake, IA 50588

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Lakeview Manor is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is a skilled nursing facility. It is our mission to provide our residents with the happiness and comfort they deserve. Our staff is very loving and caring and we offer a variety of special amenities to ensure our residents stay happy....

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...

Carlisle Center for Assisted Living

685 Cole Street, Carlisle, IA 50047

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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)

Camelot Village

1105 South Third Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

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CAMELOT VILLAGE is located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and is made up of units including 29 one-bedroom and 7 efficiency apartments. Four of these units are designed specifically for physically handicapped persons. Apartment amenities include a shower with tub, safety rails in bathroom, electric...

Glendale at the Mansion

16301 East 29th Street S, Independence, MO 64055

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Glendale at the Mansion is an affordable senior housing community located in the large city of Independence, Jackson County, MO. The community is conveniently local to nearby shopping and dining and in close proximity to the large Van Hook Park. It is also nearby many historical attractions,...

Learn More About Senior Apartments in Des Moines, IA

Senior apartments are communities geared exclusively toward residents 55+, and offer amenities similar to a typical apartment complex. These communities offer older adults an easier lifestyle by taking care of tasks such as yard work and household repairs, but they typically provide limited organized social events and few additional services compared to those offered by independent or assisted living communities.


Cost of Senior Apartments in Des Moines, IA

The median monthly cost for a senior apartment in Des Moines is about $825 in the city proper and $844 within the metropolitan area. In the state of Iowa, the median monthly cost for a senior apartment is about $648.

When it comes to senior apartments, Des Moines, IA offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.


Learn More About Des Moines, IA

Cost of Living

Des Moines is considered to be much more affordable than other similarly sized cities. The cost-of-living index is rated 14 points below the national average and the grocery index is rated 7 points below the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living indexGrocery indexMedian rentRent burdenMedian home valueMedian family incomeEstate tax8693$99218.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent$123,403$49,999The top inheritance tax rate is 15% and there is no exemption threshold

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Des Moines include:

  • VA Central Iowa Health Care System – This government run community provides care to the region”s veterans. They offer acute care as well as specialized medical services including surgery, mental health care, and geriatric care.
  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center – Consistently ranked as the top hospital in the city and one of the best in the state, this community offers a range of services across 875 staffed beds.
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital – This community provides care to a total of 224 staffed beds. They offer emergency and trauma treatment, behavioral medicine, general surgery, critical care, and home health care.

Weather and Climate

Des Moines has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with extreme high temperatures in the summer and extreme low temperatures in the winter. The summers are humid and in the winter the city receives a high volume of snowfall. On average, the humidity level for Des Moines is roughly 70%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer tempTypical summer highTypical summer lowAverage winter tempTypical winter highTypical winter low76°F89°F (July)62°F (July)27°F39°F (February)14°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index ratingAverage maximum air quality index rating42 (Good)59 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality conditions means that those who are unusually sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitationAverage maximum monthly precipitationAverage yearly snowfall3”7” (June)33”

Demographics and Values

Des Moines tends to lean liberal in most elections. This is due in part to the large population of college students that live there as well as the city being the capital of Iowa and the largest metropolitan area in the state.

2016 Presidential Election for Polk County

Voted DemocraticVoted RepublicanVoted Third Party51.74%40.38%7.89%

Population Statistics

Population metro areaPopulation city properPopulation densityPopulation trend481,222217,521952 people per square mileShrinking at a rate of -0.07%

Age

Median55+60+70+80+3423%10%5%3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diplomaCollege degreeGraduate degree31%25%8%

Race & Ethnicity

AsianBlackHispanicNative AmericanPacific Islander or Native HawaiianWhiteTwo or more6.5%11.3%13.3%0.4%0.1%65.4%4%

Crime

Total crimesProperty crimes per 1,000 citizensViolent crimes per 1,000 citizens11,045447

Miscellaneous

UnemployedParticipate in the labor forceHave some form of disabilityLive in povertyWidowsVeterans7%71%14%18%6%6%

Des Moines is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry and discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines combines midwest charm and metropolitan sensibilities to create a city that is filled with arts and culture. Dominating the skyline of the historic East Village neighborhood is the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building. Located nearby is the Des Moines Art Center which houses a wide collection of contemporary works as well as the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The park is host to a number of annual events including the Des Moines Art Festival and the 80/35 Music Festival. The Downtown Farmers Market also features live music as well as local goods and produce. The Salisbury House and Gardens is another popular venue that also features tours of the estate that highlight the architecture, local history, and regional biodiversity.

For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there are a number of excellent parks located within the city limits. These include the Des Moines Water Park which features a beautiful garden filled with fountains and other water displays. Walnut Woods state park is one of the largest parks in the city, spanning over 260-acres and miles of walking trails. The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens features a pagoda, ponds, and a large collection of sculptures and outdoor art exhibits. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor and indoor gardens and a large geodesic dome.

Transportation

Mass transit is available in the city through the Des Moines Area Regional Transit authority or DART which operates 26 routes throughout the city and surrounding metropolitan areas. Greyhound buses also connect Des Moines with regional transit hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Chicago.

Frequently asked questions about Senior Apartments in Iowa

There are 50 senior apartments near Des Moines, Iowa. See the full list.

Sterling Towers, Chapel Hill Commons III and Camelot Village are the top rated senior apartments near Des Moines, Iowa. See full list of communities.

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