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Senior housing types near Independence, IA

  • Westover Manor

    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...

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  • Oak Village Senior Residences

    Oak Village Senior Residences

    101 S 11th St, Marion, IA 52302
    (3)
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    Designed for persons: 62+ Oak Village offers a relaxed lifestyle yet is situated near downtown, shopping, restaurants, library and other conveniences. An on-site beauty/barber shop is available as are laundry facilities, a community room and patio area for your enjoyment. Utilities are included....

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  • Cedar Village Senior Residences

    Cedar Village Senior Residences

    193 Jacolyn Dr NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
    (4)
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    Designed for persons: 62+ At Cedar Village, you can't help but feel at home. The spacious one-bedroom apartments, adjacent to a park, are especially designed for seniors. Conveniently located, this apartment community offers off street parking, laundry facilities, an on-site beauty/barber shop, plus...

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  • Asbury House, Senior Independent Living

    Asbury House, Senior Independent Living

    378 27th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
    (3)
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    Asbury house is independent living, for seniors 50 years plus. We have fourteen apartments, which very in square footage. We have one-bedroom apartments, single efficiency, double efficiency and several suites. All the apartments are located on the first floor, all apartments have a full bath,...

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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)

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  • Henry Stout

    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...

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  • Pilgrim Place

    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...

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  • East Town Apartments

    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!

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  • 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...

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  • Ramsey Village

    Ramsey Village

    1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (14)
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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...

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  • Thomas Place at Waukee

    Thomas Place at Waukee

    560 SE Brick Dr, Waukee, IA 50263
    (5)
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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...

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  • Westshire Village at the Lake

    Westshire Village at the Lake

    5477 Westshire Circle, Waunakee, WI 53597
    (2)
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    The Stratford Building offers a variety of floor plans, ranging from our 870 square foot 1 bedroom and 1 bath to a 1334 square foot 2 bedroom and 2 baths. The homes in our Stratford Building include a full Frigidaire Brand appliance package; complete with stove, refrigerator, dishwasher AND full...

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  • Lakeside Village

    Lakeside Village

    2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216
    (5)
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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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  • Parkside Village a CCRC

    Parkside Village a CCRC

    6800 Parkside Circle, DeForest, WI 53532
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    Parkside Village is a vibrant 55+ Independent Living Community. Private and secure on 12 picturesque acres in the Township of Windsor. You get the quality of Country living with the benefits of City life just minutes away. We offer spacious 1-2 bedroom plans. All homes are maintenance and barrier...

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  • Faust Landmark Apartments

    630 E State Street, Rockford, IL 61104
    (1)
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    Faust Landmark, located in Rockford, Illinois, is a high-rise affordable senior housing apartment community for independent-minded seniors, and those with physical limitations, on a fixed or low income. Faust Landmark is a beautifully renovated and remodeled historical building. At the Faust, you'll...

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  • Tallgrass Senior Living

    Tallgrass Senior Living

    605 Chase Blvd, Sun Prairie, WI 53590
    (17)
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    Tallgrass Senior Living is part of the Matthews Senior Living family of communities, a senior care company that provides Wisconsin older adults with the support and care needed to be as independent as possible and enjoy a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. Tallgrass Senior Living has been recently...

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  • Garden Court Apartments

    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...

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  • Jefferson House

    900 E Jefferson St, Macomb, IL 61455
    (1)
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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 approximately...

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  • Keystone Manor Apartments

    Keystone Manor Apartments

    121 Knaup Dr, Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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    Keystone Manor Apartments is a senior community located in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Beaver Dam is a small city in Dodge County, and it is known for its numerous annual events that take place all throughout the year. Residents enjoy participating in events such as the Christmas Parade, the Dodge County...

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  • B'Nai B'Rith Apartments

    B'Nai B'Rith Apartments

    415 W Sam J Stone Ave, Peoria, IL 61605
    (3)
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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...

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  • The Grainwood

    The Grainwood

    5119 Gateway Street SE, Prior Lake, MN 55372
    (6)
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    Welcome to The Grainwood - What we do hits HOME. The Grainwood Apartments brings the feel of a cozy lake place to the heart of Prior Lake! Conveniently located near parks, shopping and restaurants, The Grainwood Apartments offers the freedoms of contemporary maintenance-free living combined with...

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  • Affinity at Eagan

    Affinity at Eagan

    4000 Eagan Outlets Parkway, Eagan, MN 55122
    (4)
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    At Affinity at Eagan we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom. Rents start at $1,490, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot tub,...

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  • Pathways On the Park

    Pathways On the Park

    170 North Ruth Street, Saint Paul, MN 55119
    (13)
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    Pathways on the Park has everything you could want for independent living in a pleasant and friendly adult living community. Pathways is a sunny, tranquil apartment community where the living is easy and you're always surrounded by friends. if you want to put a different flair in your days, there's...

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  • Kenwood Senior Living

    Kenwood Senior Living

    1479 Pleasant St, Ripon, WI 54971
    (1)
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    Choosing a Senior Living Community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable living environment to call home. In selecting our community, you're making a conscious lifestyle choice to enjoy opportunities for ursuing health and life...

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  • Whitetail Run

    1590 Okray Ave, Plover, WI 54467
    (1)
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    At Whitetail Run Senior Living Community, we provide a one of a kind approach to independent Senior Living fournd no where else in Central Wisconsin.  Enjoy a comfortable, safe lifestyle in your own cozy, one level home designed for independent seniors.  Private entrances with the added...

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  • Lyons Court Senior Apartments

    Lyons Court Senior Apartments

    510 Sibley Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101
    (4)
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    Lyons Court Senior Apartments is a senior, 62 and over, income based living community located in the urban city of St. Paul, Ramsey County, MN. The community is located in the heart of St. Paul's historical community, next to Wacouta Commons Park and nearby many major freeways. It is also a short...

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  • Cambric

    Cambric

    720 E 7th St, Saint Paul, MN 55106
    (2)
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    Downtown Views, Neighborhood Living - Welcome to The Cambric Senior Apartments! Located at the corner of 7th Street and Bates Avenue, right next door to the new Mississippi Market in East St. Paul, The Cambric 55+ independent senior apartments feature first-rate amenities and an amazing location....

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  • Phalen Senior Lofts

    Phalen Senior Lofts

    635 Phalen Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55101
    (6)
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    Phalen Senior Lofts is a 62+ Independent Senior Community, located in the vibrant Phalen Corridor of St. Paul, just north of Downtown. The lofts feature conscientious, generous floor plans, secured entrances and a recently upgraded community room. Phalen Senior Lofts has access to major highways and...

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  • Sterling Ponds

    Sterling Ponds

    16315 Wagner Way, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (5)
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    Sterling Ponds Apartments in Eden Prairie, Minnesota is a remarkably unique community that features both a traditional apartment community and a 55 senior apartment community. Located in the desirable Eden Prairie neighborhood, Sterling Ponds Apartments is within walking distance to restaurants and...

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  • Legends at Berry

    Legends at Berry

    777 Berry St, St. Paul, MN 55114
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    SENIORS 62+ > THE SETTING FOR YOUR BEST LIFE! LIVE RENT FREE UNTIL 2021: When you move-in anytime now through December!* Imagine the relief that zero rent payments until 2021 will provide. The Legends at Berry is committed to providing beautiful, secure, and affordable housing – with amenities and...

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  • Rosoto Villa - RPS Legacy

    Rosoto Villa - RPS Legacy

    1901 Desoto St N, Maplewood, MN 55117
    (3)
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    Rosoto Villa is conveniently located in Maplewood, Minnesota off Highway 35e and Roselawn Ave - Only 5 miles (8 minutes) to downtown St. Paul and 12 miles (15 minutes) to Minneapolis - Easy access to public transportation. Built in 2001 to serve the 55+ Independent Community of Maplewood and...

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  • Falcon Heights Town Square Senior Apartments

    Falcon Heights Town Square Senior Apartments

    1530 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113
    (8)
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    Falcon Heights Town Square Senior Apartments Falcon Heights Town Square Senior Apartments is a 55 and over senior housing community, located in the city of Falcon Heights, Ramsey County, MN. The community is located conveniently nearby local shopping and dining. Falcon Heights is the home to the...

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  • Augustana Apartments of Minneapolis

    1510 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    (3)
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    Our Mission is to foster fullness of life for the older adult and other people in need through the provision of housing and health care in a Christian environment. Augustana Apartments, located conveniently close to downtown Minneapolis offers spacious apartments with fabulous views of the skyline...

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  • The Lodge at Little Canada

    The Lodge at Little Canada

    2800 Rice Street, Little Canada, MN 55113
    (10)
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    The Lodge at Little Canada is a 62+ Independent Senior Living Community located in the Village Square neighborhood of Little Canada, MN. The Lodge at Little Canada offers one bed, one bed+den, two bed and two bed+den apartment homes with many floor plan options. The Lodge is community-minded,...

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  • Peter Nasseff Home

    Peter Nasseff Home

    621 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    (3)
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    Our Brand New Community is conveniently located in NE Minneapolis near shopping, dinning as well as social events. Close to downtown. The building is one year old. The people are very friendly. Close to area churches. Near bus line. Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom floor plans. Wheelchair accessible. Ample...

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  • The Shores Senior Apartments

    The Shores Senior Apartments

    3150 Lexington Ave, Shoreview, MN 55126
    (5)
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    The Shores is an independent 62+ senior living community located near Lake Josephine in Shoreview. The Shores offers one, one bed+den, and two-bedroom apartment homes. Conveniently located near walking trails, parks, shopping, restaurants, and entertainment, The Shores is the perfect place to call...

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  • Hunt Club Village

    Hunt Club Village

    200 Hunt Club Dr, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (8)
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    Hunt Club Village has been designed to address the social and economic needs of independent seniors. Located on a 5 acre site, 104 units and elegantly decorated common areas, Hunt Club Village offers a new lifestyle alternative to residents allowing them to enjoy their retirement years.

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  • Lake Square Apartments

    2250 6th St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
    (9)
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    Lake Square Apartments is a lovely, three story Cape Cod building in a residential area adjacent to picturesque downtown White Bear Lake. Our apartment community is the ideal residence for active 55+adults, working or retired, and is complemented by a level of service that enables us to be the...

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  • Lilac Apartments

    Lilac Apartments

    3 Lilac Avenue, Fox Lake, IL 60020
    (9)
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    We are a five story building with 105 apartments. 66-one bedroom and 39 two bedroom. We have five distinctive floor plans from 665 to 959 Square Feet of living space. Entire building conforms to ADA standards. We are conveniently located within easy walking distance to Shopping, Banking,...

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  • Legends of Columbia Heights

    Legends of Columbia Heights

    3700 Huset Parkway, Columbia Heights, MN 55421
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    UPGRADE YOUR LIFESTYLE TODAY! Welcome to The Legends of Columbia Heights - one of the best 55+ active senior living communities around! Our community offers spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartment homes, conveniently located near parks, shopping & restaurants. Now's your chance to enjoy all the freedoms...

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  • Brookfield Highlands Apartments 55+

    Brookfield Highlands Apartments 55+

    20825 George Hunt Circle, 708, Brookfield, WI 53186
    (19)
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    Brookfield Highlands is conveniently located in Waukesha, WI, and offers a variety of spacious one and two bedroom apartments for Active Seniors age 55 or better. Our community offers all the amenities of suburban living with the convenience of on-site walking trails, nearby shopping and...

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  • Lakewood Tower

    Lakewood Tower

    320 N. Milwaukee Ave, Lake Villa, IL 60046
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    Welcome to Lakewood Tower Apartments where you will find a beautiful new apartment home for active adults 62 and better, at an affordable price. We offer senior living at its best; where our residents come first! Beautiful Lake Villa is the perfect location for your new apartment home. We are just...

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  • Highlands at River Crossing Apartments 55+

    Highlands at River Crossing Apartments 55+

    424 Cleveland St, #107, Winneconne, WI 54986
    (1)
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    The Highlands at River Crossing is conveniently located in the charming village of Winneconne, Wisconsin, near the beautiful Wolf River, and offers spacious one and two bedroom apartments for Active Seniors age 55 or better with some reserved for moderate income seniors. Our community offers all...

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  • Parkwood Highlands Apartments 55+

    Parkwood Highlands Apartments 55+

    13800 West Park Central Blvd, New Berlin, WI 53151
    (6)
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    Parkwood Highlands is conveniently located in New Berlin, WI, and offers a variety of spacious one and two bedroom apartments and townhomes for Active Seniors age 55 or better with some reserved for moderate income seniors. Our community offers all the amenities of suburban living with the...

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  • Highlands at Wildwood Lake Apartments 55+

    N77W17700 Lake Park Dr, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
    (9)
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    Highlands at Wildwood Lake is conveniently located in Menomonee Falls, WI, and offers a variety of spacious one and two bedroom apartments for Active Seniors age 55 or better. Our community offers all the amenities of suburban living with the convenience of on-site walking trails around our lake,...

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  • Wildwood Highlands Apartments 55+

    Wildwood Highlands Apartments 55+

    N78 W17445 Wildwood Dr, 408, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051
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    Wildwood Highlands is conveniently located in Menomonee Falls, WI, and offers a variety of spacious one and two bedroom apartments and townhomes for Active Seniors age 55 or better. Our community offers all the amenities of suburban living with the convenience of on-site walking trails, nearby...

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  • Avenida Naperville

    Avenida Naperville

    504 Commons Road, Naperville, IL 60563
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    Avenida Naperville offers a fresh new approach to active living for adults 62 and better. Located just minutes away from the quaint, picturesque charm of Downtown Naperville and all your favorite conveniences, Avenida Naperville is a place to re-imagine the future while maintaining the comforts of...

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  • Legends of Blaine

    Legends of Blaine

    10826 Austin St NE, Blaine, MN 55449
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    WELCOME HOME TO THE LEGENDS OF BLAINE! ONE-ON-ONE APPOINTMENT TOURS : Please call or email to schedule an individual appointment time. UP TO $5,000 TOWARDS RENT: When you apply for one of our gorgeous apartment homes today & move-in before June 30th! PLUS - Apply within 24-hours of touring the...

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  • Blaine Town Square Senior Apartments

    Blaine Town Square Senior Apartments

    2401 108th Ln NE, Blaine, MN 55449
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    This beautiful independent Senior Apartment Community is located in Blaine and offers one, one bedroom+den, two, & two bedroom+den units. Blaine Townsquare apartments are furnished with all appliances including dishwasher, refrigerator, electric range with self-cleaning oven, microwave, and...

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  • Emerald Village

    Emerald Village

    150 West Wise Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
    (8)
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    Emerald Village offers the ideal combination of independence with safety and security for its residents. Emerald Village, a 97 unit, 4 story building provides a new lifestyle free from worries and filled with good times shared with good friends.

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Independence, Iowa

Cost of Living

Senior living community price is determined by the city in which it is located. Per month, the median rent in Independence is $773 per month and the median value of a house in Independence costs around $118,841. The rent burden for Independence is around 15.1% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Independence has a population density of 384 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Independence consists of 5,824 people and in total the Independence metro area has a population of 6,050. In terms of education, 18.5% have a college degree, 41.9% have a high-school diploma, and 4.7% have a graduate degree. Out of the total population of Independence, 3.8% do not have health insurance, 10.6% are widows, 11.4% have some form of disability, and 64.9% participate in the labor force. Demographically, Independence is 1.6% Asian, 0.0% mixed race, 97.7% white, 3.0% Hispanic, 0.7% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.0% other or not specified, and 0.0% Native American. Based on gender, 53.2% are female and 46.8% are male. The median age of Independence is 40 years old. In Independence, 7.2% of the people are veterans of the United States military.

State Information

An overview of Iowa

The state of Iowa has 120 hospitals and 75 health centers, providing care to a population of 3,168,703. The three highest ranked hospitals in Iowa are Mercy Hospital, St. Lukes Hospital, and And Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids. Based on natural beauty, Iowa ranks 32nd in the nation. Overall, Iowa ranks 14th out of all states 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.

Social demographics of the state

The median age in the state is 38, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of diversity, Iowa ranks 43rd in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. 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 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.

State-wide weather information

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. On average, the state receives 2.93 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 6.46 inches. During the winter, the average temperature in Iowa drops to around 22F. The average high winter temperature is around 40F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 4F in the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to 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. The average humidity across the state is 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. 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 bunchberry, twinleaf, arrowgrass, and western beard-tongue. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the black wolf, the bear, the bison, or the mountain lion. The state animal of Iowa is the eastern goldfinch.