Cities with Active Adult Communities in Iowa

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Connect55+ Indianola

  610 East Scenic Valley Ave
Indianola, IA 50125

515-442-9681
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Connect55+ Ankeny

  1225 SW 28th St
Ankeny, IA 50023

515-518-5774
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Corridor Crossing Place

  136 36th Avenue Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Cottage Grove Place

  2115 First Avenue S.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Green Hills

  2200 Hamilton Drive
Ames, IA 50014
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Ramsey Village

  1611 27th St.
Des Moines, IA 50310
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Azria Health Winterset

  1015 West Summit St
Winterset, IA 50273
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Keystone Place at Forevergreen

  1275 W Forevergreen Rd
North Liberty, IA 52317
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Beaverdale Estates

  4610 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310
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Walden Place

  2423 Walden Road
Iowa City, IA 52246
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Palmer Hills

  2617 Maplecrest Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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Mallard Point

  2603 Orchard Drive
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Charter Senior Living of Northpark Place

  2562 Pierce Street
Sioux City, IA 51104
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Illahee Hills

  8308 Colby Parkway
Urbandale, IA 50322
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Independence Village of Ames

  1325 Coconino Road
Ames, IA 50014
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Azria Health Prairie Ridge

  608 Prairie Street
Mediapolis, IA 52637
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Azria Health Clarinda

  600 Manor Drive
Clarinda, IA 51632
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Azria Health Park Place

  2401 E. 8th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316
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Addington Place of Muscatine​

  3515 Diana Queen Drive
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Addington Place of Mount Pleasant

  1406 East Linden Drive
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
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Addington Place of Fort Madison

  5025 River Valley Road
Fort Madison, IA 52627
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Addington Place of Fairfield​

  3000 W. Madison Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556
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Bickford of Muscatine

  2807 Cedar Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Bickford of Marion

  1100 Linden Drive
Marion, IA 52302
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Bickford of Davenport

  4040 East 55th Street
Davenport, IA 52807
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Bickford of Burlington

  3301 Sterling Drive
Burlington, IA 52601
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Windsor Manor at Vinton

  1807 West 5th Street
Vinton, IA 52349
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Keystones of Cedar Rapids

  6325 Rockwell Drive, N.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
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Bickford of Sioux City

  4020 Indian Hills Drive
Sioux City, IA 51108
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Windsor Manor at Shenandoah

  601 Harrison Street
Shenandoah, IA 51601
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Windsor Manor at Algona

  512 Finn Drive
Algona, IA 50511
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Bickford of West Des Moines

  5050 Hawthorne Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50265
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Bickford of Urbandale

  5915 Sutton Place
Urbandale, IA 50322
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Windsor Manor at Nevada

  1642 South G Ave.
Nevada, IA 50201
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Windsor Manor at Indianola

  608 South 15th Street
Indianola, IA 50125
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Windsor Manor at Grinnell

  229 Pearl Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
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Prairie Hills at Cedar Rapids

  2903 F Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
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Addington Place of Burlington

  5175 West Avenue
Burlington, IA 52601
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Bickford of Iowa City

  3500 Lower West Branch Road
Iowa City, IA 52245
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Bickford of Clinton

  1150 13th Avenue North
Clinton, IA 52732
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Bickford of Cedar Falls

  5101 University Avenue
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
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Addington Place of Carroll

  1214 East 18th Street
Carroll, IA 51401
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Windsor Manor at Estherville

  2015 3rd Avenue North
Estherville, IA 51334
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Prairie Hills Des Moines

  5815 SE 27th St
Des Moines, IA 50320
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Bickford of Marshalltown

  101 Newcastle Road
Marshalltown, IA 50158
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Bickford of Fort Dodge

  1536 20th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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Bickford of Ames

  2418 Kent Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
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Windsor Manor at Webster City

  1401 Wall Street
Webster City, IA 50595
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Glen Oaks

  8525 Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?

Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.

 

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