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Minneapolis, renowned for its livability, vibrant arts scene, and proximity to nature, is a preferred choice for retirees. Together with St. Paul, it constitutes the Twin Cities, a metropolitan area that spans almost 3,000 square miles and serves as the home of nearly 3 million people. It’s home to several universities, museums, and sports teams, all with their own unique appeal. With landmarks such as Mall of America and the Minnesota Zoo close by, residents and visitors always have something to do.

Some active and independent retirees opt for the convenient living of senior apartments, which typically cater to seniors by providing accessibility features such as elevators and wide doorways. In general, senior apartments don’t provide health care services or daily assistance, though some of the 17 facilities within A Place for Mom’s Minneapolis network include aspects of independent living communities that offer added benefits.

In this guide, we’ll help you find the ideal Minneapolis senior apartment by breaking down the costs of senior apartments within a 10-mile radius of downtown, outlining the various ways to pay for living expenses, explaining applicable local and state regulations, and highlighting the unique characteristics of living in the City of Lakes.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Minneapolis, MN

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Recent reviews of Senior Apartments in Minneapolis, MN
Heathers Estates in Crystal, MN

The staff are wonderful and are so friendly - [name removed] who showed us around the place was excellent. She took us to all of the different apartments and we got to see exactly which one he would like to live in. It is a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, they make you feel like home. The apartment itself is very nice and they re-painted it and cleaned the carpets before he moved in. He has a 2 bedroom and the price is great, especially compared to what some other 2 bedroom apartments are going for around the area right now. There are sitting areas on each floor where the residents can socialize. They also have a library as well. All of the other residents have been very friendly to him and he has made a few friends. It is a nice looking facility and it is budded up to a park which is great for my brother because he has 2 dogs. They did not charge an application fee which was nice. I think they have a lot of good activities offered for the residents who want to partake. I would absolutely recommended Heathers Estates to others who are looking. My brother says "I am home".

Bren Road Station in Minnetonka, MN

I love it here but it was a lot with all of the paperwork getting into the community. It is very clean and they keep it up nicely. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We had an elevator out for a few days and I felt like it should have been fixed faster but other than this everything is fine. My room is really big and that was one of the main things I liked about this community. We have a knitting group, crotchet and a game room where people get together. In comparison to some of the other places that I looked at this had a better value and was in a good location.

Falcon Heights Senior Living

We chose Falcon Heights because of its appearance and friendliness of their staff. The community is really clean and very well maintained it looks as if it was freshly painted. There is no odor in the community. We had an issue with the apartment but called them and they sent someone out to take care of it and it was a Sunday, they have someone on call everyday. The community is really affordable; it is very spacious especially for the price. We are very happy we found Falcon Heights and would recommend them to anyone.

The Lodge at Little Canada

2800 Rice Street, Little Canada, MN 55113

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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14 reviews

I am currently a resident at The Lodge at Little Canada and everything has been great for me at this facility. The halls are kept very clean. The staff are friendly and helpful people. They're always ready...

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living
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Welcome home! The Lodge Apartments at Little Canada is a 62+, smoke-free community. Our property features a fitness center, community room with kitchen, heated garage, gaming room with pool table, and a library. We have one- and two-bedroom apartments that feature generous living spaces, plenty...

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Lyons Court Senior Apartments

510 Sibley Street, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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7 reviews

I picked this community, because the apartment was set up exactly like I needed to be. I like it its quiet, friendly staff, and residents are all nice.

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living
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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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Heathers Estates

2900 N Douglas Dr, Crystal, MN 55422

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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39 reviews

I would tell others that are looking into Heathers Estates that there is Heather's Manor next door that is for assisted living for people that need more care. If a resident of the Heathers Estates need to...

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living
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Apartment home living is a pleasure at The Heathers Estates. Our independent living community is located in a neighborhood setting bordering beautiful Bassett Creek Park in Crystal, Minnesota. Here, just steps away from a beautiful nature preserve, people 55 and better enjoy a rewarding lifestyle...

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Rosoto Villa - RPS Legacy

1901 Desoto St N, Maplewood, MN 55117

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5 reviews

I have a really nice apartment with two bathrooms, a nice patio and an indoor washer and dryer. It is very efficient for senior living.

Provides: Senior Apartments

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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The Cambric

720 E 7th St, Saint Paul, MN 55106

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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2 Floor plans available
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3 reviews

This is a wonderful place to live. Everything is very peaceful with no stress. I would recommend this community to others. The apartment is great and it has a spacious and full kitchen. The staff is...

Provides: Senior Apartments
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Downtown Views, Neighborhood Living - Welcome to The Cambric Senior Apartments!LIMITED TIME OFFER: Submit your application today and get UP TO 2 MONTHS RENT-FREE!* *Some income & other restrictions may apply. This offer is subject to change. Please give us a call for more details.Located at the...

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The Legends of Columbia Heights 55+ Living.

3700 Huset Parkway, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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4 Floor plans available
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1 review

I loved Legends of Columbia Heights. Especially the management. I would highly recommend it 100% to anyone looking for a clean, safe place to call home! This place was wonderful!

Provides: Senior Apartments
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Welcome to The Legends of Columbia Heights! Affordable Apartment Homes for Adults 55 and Older.Welcome to The Legends of Columbia Heights - one of the best active living communities for adults 55 and older! Our community offers spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartment homes, conveniently located near...

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The Hendrickson

1750 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113

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The community is a beautiful place and the staff is very friendly and nice. I would recommend this community to others based on my experience.

Provides: Senior Apartments

The Hendrickson is an exceptional 55+ senior living community located on Larpenteur Avenue near Snelling Avenue. We will offer a variety of studio, one, and two bedroom apartments, all complete with full kitchens, washers and dryers, and balconies with spectacular views. The main floor will house...

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Augustana Minneapolis

1510 11th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404

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They do have movie nights, but the activities are still pretty limited due to the pandemic. The apartments here are adequate in size, and this is a good place.

Provides: Senior Apartments, Assisted Living, Independent Living
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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...

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11201 Fairfield Rd, Minnetonka, MN 55305

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The staff have been helpful and they are quick to respond. The restaurant is excellent. The other residents are friendly and fun to be with. They offer daily activities including an exercise class with a...

Provides: Senior Apartments

WestRidge is conveniently located on Hopkins Crossroad, near interstate 394 in Minnetonka offering all amenities of suburban life. Our secured community provides the highest quality housing and services available. A warm and inviting atmosphere will welcome you, ensuring that you feel right at...

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The Legends at Silver Lake Village 55 Plus Apartments

2500 38th Ave N, Saint Anthony, MN 55421

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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My tour of this facility was wonderful! It was beautiful and the staff answered my questions. It definitely stood out to me as one of the best places that I had toured. i would have no problem choosing this...

Provides: Senior Apartments
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Redefining Affordable Living! Affordable Apartment Homes for Adults 55 Years and Older.Join us at The Legends at Silver Lake Village, our premier independent living community for adults 55 and older in St. Anthony, MN. Entertain family and friends, stay connected with the active life you love,...

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Falcon Heights Senior Living

1530 Larpenteur Ave W, Falcon Heights, MN 55113

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Friendly neighbors, great management, lovely apartments. While it might seem like such close proximity to almost an over abundance of shopping, dining and other commercial opportunities might be a drawback...

Provides: Senior Apartments

Falcon Heights Town Square Senior ApartmentsFalcon Heights Town Square Senior Apartments is a 62 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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The Shores Senior Apartments

3150 Lexington Ave, Shoreview, MN 55126

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My mom has had a terrific experience here!

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living
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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...

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Phalen Senior Lofts

635 Phalen Blvd, Saint Paul, MN 55130

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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I am very pleased with the Phalen Senior Lofts. Management is diligent and helpful. Residents are friendly. Very clean. I am really glad that I moved here. Any issues are handled promptly and efficiently.

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living
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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...

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Legends at Berry 62 Plus Apartments

777 Berry St, St. Paul, MN 55114

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
27 Photos available
9 Floor plans available
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3 reviews

They should offer activities. It's a nice facility. I picked this community, because of the cleanliness ,friendliness, and value for money. Management is in transisition and they don't have new managment in...

Provides: Senior Apartments
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The Best of Maintenance-Free Living in St. Paul, MN!ACT NOW: our rent-restricted apartments are going fast! Adults 62 and older can submit application paperwork quickly and easily today to reserve your home!The Legends at Berry is committed to providing beautiful, secure, and affordable housing –...

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Bren Road Station

11001 Bren Rd E, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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5 Floor plans available
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6 reviews

In order to get here, you should take Shady Oak Road off of 62. The staff, residents, and community are all pretty good. We've had a couple of small issues, but they jumped on it right away and it was...

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Gorgeous. Spacious & Affordable. Affordable Apartment Homes for Adults 55 and Older!Inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of a resort, Bren Road Station Apartment provides the perfect place to live and flourish. Our active adult community redefines the meaning of home with a unique selection of 1,...

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Shingle Creek Commons

4600 Humboldt Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412

The homes were beautiful and I look foward to living there. Director was very informative and gave me a grand tour. It was very homey and and place to call home. I enjoyed the clearness and very clean...

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

Riverview Highlands

1834 South Mississippi River Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55116

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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1 review

Hubby & I have been fortunate to call Riverview Highlands Apts home for 3 years. The building is well managed and maintained and our fellow residents have come to feel like family. The apt is spacious with...

Provides: Senior Apartments

Riverview Highlands apartments are a senior housing community located in the serene city of St Paul's, Ramsey County, MN. Located on the banks of the stunning River Mississippi, Riverview offers an enriching lifestyle to its residents with the beauty of nature within grasp. The amazing view of...

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Brighton Pond Apartments

333 10th St NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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1 review

I just love it here. It's better than any place I've ever been. They have a big area for you to sit where you can read a book. There's a nice pond in the back and a walking area. There's a lot of...

Provides: Senior Apartments
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Peter Nasseff Home

621 Second Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Henry was a delight to talk to. Place has everything and location is great but utilities are all electric so could prove expensive.

Provides: Senior Apartments

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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Yorktown Continental

7151 York Avenue, Edina, MN 55435

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly

Great location friendly people throughout. Nice daily meals at a great price ??

Provides: Senior Apartments

The Yorktown Continental Apartments is a 12-story building of 263 one bedroom apartments for independent seniors. We are within walking distance to the Galleria, Southdale Mall, Target, CVS, Walgreens, Cub Foods, Byerly's, YMCA, lots of entertainment and The Hennepin County Library Government...


Somerset Oaks

7400 Oak Park Village Dr., Saint Louis Park, MN 55426

we toured on Tues 7/8 with Pam McDeid, Manager. At this time she had a 1-BR coming available in September; expected rent was $1065/mth; pets extra. She explained the leasing policy, ammenities, and other...

Provides: Senior Apartments
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You belong at Somerset Oaks; a unique collection of townhomes and flats in a residential environment. From the beauty of our interior designs to the peacefulness of our wooded surroundings, it won't take long for you to feel at home. As you stroll along Cedar Lake Trail (Three Rivers Park...

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Riverview Highland Senior Apts

1834 Mississippi St, St. Paul, MN 55112

Sue, Property Mgr. was great to talk to and very helpful. This place looks perfect for me except it offers so little extra storage. What do you do with skiis in the summer and kayak gear in the winter and...

Provides: Senior Apartments

Chardon Court Apartments

5700 Boone Ave North, New Hope, MN 55428

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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21 reviews

Everything is going well! The staff are making my loved one feel comfortable and the facility is very clean. Overall, we are satisfied with the experience!

Provides: Senior Apartments

LIFE without the worry... Our on-site staff of professionals is available to take care of any needs you may have from planned activities to maintenance. The 129-unit Chardon Court is a community for adults 55 and older that combines the maintenance free advantage of apartment living with maximum...


Broadway Court

4600 41st Avenue North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Highlands on Graham

1910- 1920 Graham Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55116

I am very comfortable in this community. The place is well maintained and home like. The room I'm in is pleasant, there is plenty of sunshine pouring in every day. There is a grocery delivery system in place...

Provides: Senior Apartments

Highlands on Graham is a comfortable and secure senior housing complex located in St. Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota. With spacious rooms and friendly residents, Highlands on Graham is a great choice for your new home. St. Paul is an active city with generous and supportive citizens. Several...

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Costs of senior apartments in the Minneapolis area

The cost of senior apartments in Minneapolis can be strongly influenced by location, size, and amenities. The 17 senior apartments in our network cost an average of $1,282 per month, which includes rent and any other fees or add-on services.[01]

The pricing listed below are the base rental rates for senior apartments in the area and do not include fees or additional services and amenities.

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How people pay for senior apartments in Minneapolis

Senior apartments are classified as general housing rather than senior care communities because they don’t provide services like personal care. For this reason, long-term health care insurance doesn’t help pay for senior apartments in the same way that it does for other care communities.

Most Minneapolis senior apartments are paid for with personal funds, but various housing assistance programs, veterans programs, and disability benefits programs can help offset the costs of living for certain low-income seniors. If seniors should need medically essential in-home health care within their apartments, that care may be covered by Medicaid, Medicare, veterans benefits, public assistance, or other long-term care insurance programs covered below.

Private pay methods

Seniors often rely on their personal savings and income resources — investments, savings accounts, Social Security benefits, and pensions — to pay rent on a senior apartment. Additional payment alternatives could include a combination of the private sources listed below.

Understand Minnesota laws and regulations for senior apartments communities

Senior apartments in Minnesota must comply with federal, state, county, and city housing rules. These apartments are mainly for people aged 55 and over, with additional requirements such as income limits or background checks in some cases.

In Minnesota, senior living facilities must comply with the federal Fair Housing Act and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure access to housing for seniors with disabilities. Public areas (such as lobbies and corridors) must be accessible to disabled individuals, and new buildings or renovations must meet ADA accessibility standards. Additionally, the Minnesota Human Rights Act ensures that seniors with service or emotional support animals are not discriminated against, even at facilities with a no-pet policy. That said, therapy animals are not legally protected and may be prohibited.

Minnesota housing laws for senior apartments require compliance with tenant rights and responsibilities, including Housing and Urban Development’s requirements (HUD) requirements for Section 8 vouchers. Senior housing must follow maintenance and safety laws, such as installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and fire extinguishers. The landlord is responsible for the property’s upkeep and safety.

Because every landlord must also possess a rental license, their rental properties are subject to regular inspections by the city’s Inspection Services Division to ensure that health, safety, and livability standards are being met. This checklist provides an overview of what inspectors look for. Information about every active rental license can be found here, and property-specific Regulatory Services violations can be found here. Residents can access the Housing Maintenance Code of Minneapolis guide for detailed information on building codes.

Minnesota Department of Health contact information

Minnesota Department of Health
625 Robert St. N
St Paul, MN 55164
Phone: 651-201-5000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Minneapolis senior apartments communities

Minneapolis has no specific COVID-19 requirements in place for senior apartments, but local health officials provide general information on testing locations, resources, and closures. Those over age 65 can receive a booster shot six months after receiving a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and can choose to take either vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now allows mixing and matching for booster shots.


Staff and visitors should stay up-to-date with COVID-19 vaccines, including recommended booster doses.


Masks are not required right now in Minneapolis.

Facility cleanliness.

Management should maintain the necessary ventilation improvements in their facilities in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Staff safety.

Employees should wash their hands frequently with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

Get to know senior apartments in Minneapolis


Number of in-network assisted living facilities in market

3.3/5.0 average in-network rating
88% of our partner communities are pet-friendly 
88% of these communities offer resident parking
82% of these our partner communities have full kitchens
80% of our partner communities in Minneapolis offer property convenient to public transit


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Average age of resident we have referred to partner senior apartment communities in Minneapolis
Gender split: 68% female

What to expect from senior apartments in Minneapolis

Senior apartment communities in Minnesota offer low-maintenance living for active persons over 55, with amenities like golf, swimming pools, and fitness centers. This allows seniors to stay active throughout the year, from the state’s warm summers to its famously snowy winters. Community fees cover basic services (like electricity, landscaping, house upkeep, and security), but not health care or everyday support. Because they cater to seniors, the apartment units are often designed with accessibility features like elevators and wide doorways.

Some communities even offer restaurant-style dining and food prepared by professional chefs. It might be possible, for example, to eat in a private dining room and go to an on-site café for dessert. When this is added to other commonly provided amenities, the senior apartment experience has the potential to be downright luxurious.

Within a 10-mile radius of downtown Minneapolis, there are 17 senior apartment facilities we partner with: 13 standalone senior apartment facilities and four that are combined with independent living. Broadened to a 25-mile radius, there are nine additional standalone senior housing facilities, with one being a combination of senior apartments and independent living.

Senior apartments are made accessible for seniors with disabilities.

Minneapolis senior apartments are adapted to minimize the daily hassles for seniors, so they frequently include amenities such as ground floor units, ramps, and accessible showers. Maintenance, housekeeping, and other convenient services or features can be included in leasing fees as well.

Apartments are accessed easily by multiple modes of transportation.

The big benefit of living in a senior apartment in Minneapolis is that residents can easily use public transportation to get around; 80% of our partner senior apartment complexes are conveniently located close to public transit.  Minneapolis’ network of buses can bring seniors virtually anywhere in the Twin Cities, and the light rail can take them directly to Target Field for a ball game or Mall of America for a day of shopping.

For those who own their vehicles, there’s resident parking available at 88% of our partner senior apartments. Moreover, seniors can use complimentary transportation as a service to visit their doctor or run errands.

Apartments are designed practically to accommodate seniors.

With ground floor units and wheelchair access available, seniors can live on almost any floor. The apartment units usually (82% of complexes among our listings) include full kitchens with appliances. There are washers and dryers installed, but some apartments also offer laundry services. Senior apartments frequently include their own patios or balconies, which can have spectacular views of the city skyline. Some residences even include an in-unit emergency response system or night patrol to make residents feel safe.

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Health care for seniors in Minneapolis

With a nationally ranked hospital in the city, Minneapolis has an abundance of health care options for seniors. The city is home to multiple well-renowned hospitals as well as a VA center for veterans. Check out the information below to learn more about Minneapolis’ top hospitals.

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

U.S. News & World Report has rated Abbott Northwestern Hospital as high performing in cardiology and heart surgery, as well as geriatric care and several other specialties.[03]

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital

Regionally ranked as the fourth best hospital in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report, Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital is rated as high performing in numerous procedures including colon and prostate cancer surgery.[04]

M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center 

U.S. News & World Report ranks M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in the nation’s top 50 for cancer care.[05]

Minneapolis VA Center 

Primary care and specialized health services, such as surgery, psychiatry, neurology, oncology, and more, are provided by the main campus of Veterans Affairs.[06]

Transportation for seniors in Minneapolis

Minneapolis is considered a highly walkable and bikeable city. This is confirmed by Walk Score, which puts Minneapolis’ walkability at 71 out of 100 and its bikeability at 83 out of 100. Walk Score takes into account public density, walking routes, biking routes, and public transit. Half of Minneapolis residents usually travel by car, yet 36% would prefer to bike, and 22% would rather use public transportation.

Minneapolis has 34 miles of dedicated bike lanes, with abundant biking, running, and walking trails along the area’s numerous lakes and Mississippi River banks. The city’s Nice Ride cycling program has more than 100 bicycle-sharing kiosks. Minneapolis METRO transit offers bus, light rail, and commuter train systems connecting Minneapolis riders to downtown Saint Paul and the airport.

Seniors aged 65 and older can get a reduced fare on buses and trains through the Metro Transit Discounted Rate for Seniors, and it offers 14 popular routes at such a high frequency of service (every 15 minutes or sooner) that riders can hop on without consulting a schedule. Additionally, the Northeast Seniors Rides program provides volunteer drivers to shuttle seniors aged 60 and over to appointments in Northeast Minneapolis, Columbia Heights, Saint Anthony Village, or New Brighton.


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Senior activities in Minneapolis

With spectacular skylines and historic institutes, Minneapolis is a great place for seniors who want to experience both indoor and outdoor excursions.

Minneapolis offers plenty of free or low-cost activities, including walking, biking, and attending free performances at Lake Harriet’s Bandshell Park. The Minneapolis Institute of Art offers free tours, classes, and events for those interested in the arts. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, home of the iconic Spoonbridge and Cherry sculpture, is also free and open every day.

Another Minneapolis gem is the Walker Art Center, which provides an immersive experience starting with its contemporary art installations to community building projects. The center hosts various performing arts shows, including contemporary dance, experimental theater, and new jazz/classical music. Admission for seniors aged 62 and above is $13. Mill City Museum is also a must-visit to learn about the city’s birthplace with activities for all ages. Veterans and those above 65 get in for a reduced fee of $10.

Seniors who’re avid fans of classical music can also visit the Minnesota Orchestra, a Grammy Award-winning orchestra known for acclaimed performances around the world. The orchestra hall offers disabled parking spaces and convenient dropoff and pickup locations; inside, it offers armless and bariatric chairs, assistive listening devices, open captioning, and wheelchair and accessible seating.

Also wheelchair-accessible is the historic First Avenue, which hosts rock concerts and more. Seniors and their families can visit U.S. Bank Stadium to watch their favorite musical artists or even football games. The stadium also follows ADA guidelines and offers ramps, elevators, and wheelchair-accessible seating on all levels.

Sports fans will also appreciate that Minneapolis is one of just 12 cities to have teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and NHL: the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Twins, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Minnesota Wild, respectively. Minneapolis is also home to the Golden Gophers, the collective name for the University of Minnesota’s many sports teams.

Plenty of senior and community centers keep Minneapolis seniors busy. For seniors aged 50 and above, the Skyway Senior Center in downtown Minneapolis provides a safe and comfortable environment with activities and resources such as physical fitness, health and well-being, learning opportunities, and socialization events to avoid isolation.

Similarly, the Shorewood Community & Event Center offers quilting, beading, knitting, support groups, and other daily activities found in the Shorewood Senior Partners newsletter or on its website. Interested individuals can contact the Shorewood Center at 952-474-7635 to obtain a copy of their newsletter. Additionally, the Nokomis Healthy Seniors Center provides affordable health and wellness activities, social events, transportation, support groups, and exercise classes for seniors looking to socialize with others. For more senior-specific resources, check out the Minnesota Association for Senior Services’ list of the dozens of senior centers and organizations in the area.

Frequently asked questions

Affinity at Ramsey, The Lodge at Little Canada and Affinity at Eagan are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near Minneapolis, MN. These Senior Apartments facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Senior Apartments in Minneapolis is 1,142 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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