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About Assisted Living

Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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About Care Homes

Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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Veterans Resources

VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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About Home Care

Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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About Independent Living

Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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About Memory Care

Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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About Nursing Homes

Nursing homes provide short-and long-term care for seniors who have physical or mental health conditions that require 24-hour nursing and personal care.

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Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Minneapolis area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Minneapolis. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

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Independent Living Facilities in Minneapolis, MN

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The Legacy of St. Anthony

2540 Kenzie Terrace, Saint Anthony, MN 55418

4.7
(70 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Legacy of St. Anthony is an assisted living community located in the heart of the St. Anthony district of Minneapolis, Minnesota. This well wooded district of the city is heavily residential, distancing residents of the Legacy of St. Anthony from the hustle and bustle of the most populated...

Waterford Estates and Manor

6288 Louisiana Ct, Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

3.8
(78 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Waterford Manor has been carefully designed to reflect the warmth and personality of those who make it their home. Adjacent to a park, The Waterford campus encompasses a wildlife refuge, expansive grounds with paved walking paths and lovely gardens. The Waterford welcomes you with caring...

Sunrise of Edina

7128 France Avenue South, Edina, MN 55435

4.2
(71 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Copperfield Hill

4200 40th Avenue North, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

4.0
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Copperfield Hill offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Our community is situated 'in the heart of Robbinsdale'. Robin Center and Crystal Lake are located just next door and North Memorial hospital is 1-mile south of Copperfield Hill. Our location offers convenience both to...

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Tradition Living

8500 Tessman Farm Rd N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

4.5
(62 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome to senior living your way.Your choices, your satisfaction—with the ease of a low entrance fee community and the beauty of the old Tessman Farm in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Tradition offers robust independent and assisted living in a friendly and inspiring atmosphere that honors who you...

Brookdale Edina

3330 Edinborough Way, Edina, MN 55435

3.9
(71 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

It's time to start enjoying the carefree lifestyle you deserve and when you come home to our luxurious, unique community, with its towering 18 stories and stunning views of downtown Minneapolis, you’ll see that each day opens up a whole realm of possibilities. Our continuing care community...

The Harbors Senior Living of Fridley

5300 4th Street NE, Fridley, MN 55421

4.4
(58 reviews)

Studio

Our community has the latest technology needed to give the best care to our residents to assure cares and wait times are at a minimum at all times as we are a newer community built in 2017Our management staff has over 25 years of combined experience in the industry, priding ourselves in "best of"...

Sunrise of Golden Valley

4950 Olson Memorial Highway, Golden Valley, MN 55422

3.8
(57 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise Senior Living of Golden Valley has been open five years and offers a high level of care in both assisted living and memory care neighborhoods. As part of Sunrise, we bring over 29 years of experience in senior housing. This newer community is conveniently located just outside the...

Heathers Manor

3000 North Douglas Drive, Crystal, MN 55422

3.8
(52 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Heathers Manor Assisted Living is nestled up against Bassett Creek park surrounded by a serene landscape of Waterfalls, ponds, fountains and a beautiful backyard of colorful foliage. Our homemade cuisine is prepared by our four talented chefs of nutritional quality and inspired for delightful...

Parkshore Senior Campus

3663 Park Center Blvd, Saint Louis Park, MN 55416

4.0
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Parkshore Senior Community is conveniently located in St. Louis Park just steps away from Byerly's, Park Nicollet Medical Center and Target. Wolfe Lake Park is just outside your door. Since 1988 Parkshore Senior Community has been committed to a continuum of care for our residents. This...

The Waters of Plymouth

11305 Highway 55, Plymouth, MN 55441

3.8
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Waters of Plymouth, a relatively new impressively beautiful community, is located in Plymouth, Hennepin County, Minnesota. Plymouth provides opportunities for residents and guests to get out and enjoy natural and cultural attractions. Those visiting Plymouth will enjoy discovering the French...

Village Shores

6501 Woodlake Drive, Richfield, MN 55423

4.1
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Village Shores Senior Community is located in Richfield, Minnesota’s thriving urban center. Located in the Lakes of Lyndale District, Village Shores is surrounded by Wood Lake and Richfield Lake which offer walking trails and green spaces for residents. In addition, the location offers many...

Heathers Estates

2900 N Douglas Dr, Crystal, MN 55422

4.0
(34 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Edgewood Senior Living

12450 Cloud Drive NE, Blaine, MN 55449

4.0
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

OPENED IN JANUARY 2014. Edgewood Senior Living is a small one-level community that offers 34 assisted living apartments and 25 apartments designed with memory care programs and services. We have a combination of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Care staff is on-site 24/7, all meals...

The Kenwood

825 Summit Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

4.4
(24 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Kenwood Retirement Community, right in the heart of beautiful Minneapolis, brings Independent and Assisted Living to a new high. Here, seniors experience an active, carefree life in a luxurious but affordable environment. With 12 different floor plans to choose from, all offering unique and...

Cornerstone Assisted Living of Plymouth

3750 Lawndale Lane N, Plymouth, MN 55446

3.9
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

If independent living is no longer possible for your elderly parents, we have the answer. Our facility dedicates itself to providing assistance that enables seniors to remain active. Across the road from our location in the city of Vacaville, CA is Diamond Grove Community that caters to seniors...

Autumn Glen Senior Living

3715 Coon Rapids Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433

4.6
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Step into Autumn Glen Senior Living and take comfort in knowing that you have come to the right place. The community opened in 2015 and has a focus on delivering a lifestyle of care, value and well-being amidst a beautiful setting. It is our commitment to help each resident lead a purposeful life...

Chandler Place

3701 Chandler Drive, Saint Anthony, MN 55421

4.5
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Step into Chandler Place and take comfort in knowing that you have come to the right place. We have been a part of the St. Anthony community for many years, delivering a lifestyle of care, value and well-being amidst a beautiful setting.Here you will find a thriving community of residents from...

Flourish Senior Living

9000 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN 55427

5.0
(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Home isn’t just a place you live. It’s also a feeling that lives in you. At Flourish Senior Living in Golden Valley, MN, we work hard to bring that feeling out in all we do. From our straight-forward services and easy-to-understand pricing to our wealth of inviting on-site amenities, we provide...

Vernon Terrace of Edina

5250 Vernon Ave S, Edina, MN 55436

3.8
(15 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Studio

Vernon Terrace offers beautiful Senior Apartment Living in the heart of Edina, MN. We are conveniently located just blocks from major freeways, shopping, and medical facilities. We have a number of amenities, including free van service to shopping, medical appointments and weekly outings. Free...

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Cost of independent living in Minneapolis, MN

The average cost of senior living in Minneapolis is $2,413 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Columbia Heights, MN with an average of $1,255 per month.

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living

Services for seniors in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Financial assistance

Transportation

Health care

Senior activities

In Minneapolis, MN, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Minneapolis, MN, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

The city of Minneapolis is consistently ranked as one of the most bikeable cities in the country, with miles of trails and bike-only lanes. Public transit is available through Minnesota Metro Transit, which operates bus lines all over the Twin Cities and the surrounding metropolitan area. The city also operates two light rails lines — the Green line, which runs from the business district of Minneapolis to St. Paul, and covers the University of Minnesota campus on both the east and west banks of the Mississippi, and the Blue line, which extends from downtown all the way to the southern suburb of Bloomington.

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Health care

Minneapolis offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, with the Hennepin County Medical Center as a prominent option.

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Senior activities

Minneapolis is a vibrant city with a deeply rooted love for music, food, and the outdoors. Known for their “Minnesota nice” attitudes, the people of Minneapolis tend to be friendlier than your average city dweller. The city has a number of museums, one of the most interesting and unique of which is the Mill City Museum, located on the banks of the Mississippi River. The former site of a large flour mill owned by General Mills, this historical museum also has tons of outdoor walking paths that follow the banks of the Mississippi all throughout the Twin Cities.

For food, Nicollet Avenue, or ‘Eat Street,’ has tons of award-winning and affordable dining options that highlight the city's diversity. Shopping enthusiasts will appreciate that the city runs a direct bus route to the Mall of America, one of the largest shopping centers in the world, with hundreds of retail stores. Minneapolis is also a treat for professional sports fans — local teams include the Vikings (NFL), the Wild (NHL), the Twins (MLB), and the Timberwolves (NBA).

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Learn More About Independent Living in Minneapolis, MN

Independent living communities – also known simply as retirement communities – in Minneapolis, Minnesota are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Minneapolis retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Minneapolis, MN

The median monthly cost of independent living in Minneapolis is about $1,981 in the city proper, and $2,041 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Minnesota is around $2,050.

For this type of senior living, Minneapolis, Minnesota offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

Because of the cold weather, Minneapolis is one the most affordable big cities in the country. Its close proximity to sister city St. Paul means that there are ample opportunities for work, and the Twin Cities are the largest economic hub in the state. Based on cost-of-living index scores, Minneapolis is 16 points more expensive than the national average of 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
116 93 $1,387 19.0% $222,077 $55,720 Top estate tax rate is 16% with an exemption threshold of $3 million in 2020 6.9%

Local Hospitals

Minneapolis has access to some of the most cutting-edge medicine in the world. In total, there are five general hospitals and one medical center that service Minneapolis. Some of the top communities in the state include:

Weather and Climate

Although known for its cold winters, Minneapolis has beautiful summers best spent on one of the city’s 22 lakes. The city has a hot-summer humid continental climate, which means that it experiences large seasonal temperature contrast. Living in Minneapolis means hot, humid summers punctuated with bouts of thunderstorms from late July into early September. The winter months can begin as early as late October and the cold doesn’t usually relent until late March to mid-April. The city tends to have a short, wet spring and a brief but beautiful fall. On average, the humidity level for Minneapolis is roughly 55%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 62%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
73°F 87°F (July) 60°F (July) 20°F 30°F (February) 8°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
52 (Moderate) 65 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that seniors who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor activities.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
3” 5” (August) 52.5” Thunderstorms, tornadoes, blizzards, ice storms, extreme cold temperatures, extreme humidity (summer)

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Hennepin county

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
63.13% 28.20% 8.66%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
16% 48% 19%

Population Statistics

Population metro Population city proper Population density Population trend
422,331 2,926,757 3,019 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.03%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
32 19% 8% 4% 2%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more Other or Not Specified
6.0% 18.9% 9.8% 1.2% 0% 63.9% 4.9% 4.9%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
24,760 48 11

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
6% 74% 11% 21% 3% 4%

Minneapolis is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Minneapolis is a vibrant city with a deeply rooted love for music, food, and the outdoors. Known for their “Minnesota nice” attitudes, the people of Minneapolis tend to be friendlier than your average city dweller. For arts and entertainment, there is much to do in Minneapolis. The iconic First Avenue in downtown was the birthplace of the Minneapolis sound, made famous by Prince who first graced its stage in 1981.

The city has a number of museums, including the Mill City Museum located on the banks of the Mississippi. Before it was a Museum, it was a mill owned by General Mills which experienced not one but two massive explosions during its storied history. The city has tons of walking paths that follow the banks of the Mississippi all throughout the Twin Cities.

For food, ‘Eat Street’ or Nicollet Avenue has tons of award-winning and affordable dining options that highlight the city’s diversity. For shopping, the city runs a direct bus route to the Mall of America, one of the largest shopping centers in the world. Local sports teams include the Vikings (NFL), the Wild (NHL), the Twins (MLB), and the Timberwolves (NBA).

Transportation

The city is consistently ranked as one of the most bikeable cities in the country with miles of trails and bike-only lanes. Public transit is available through Minnesota Metro Transit which operates bus lines all over the Twin Cities and the surrounding metropolitan area. The city also operates two light rails lines — the Green line, which runs from the business district of Minneapolis to St. Paul, and covers the University of Minnesota campus on both the east and west banks of the Mississippi, and the Blue line, which extends from downtown all the way to the southern suburb of Bloomington.

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