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There are a total of 1921 senior housing options in Minnesota. Some people may refer to them as Minnesota senior apartments or Minnesota 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Minnesota senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Minnesota, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Minnesota may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Minnesota residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Minnesota. Older adult apartments in Minnesota may also be part of larger Minnesota continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Minnesota are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Minnesota, please use our Minnesota senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Minnesota Senior Apartments


The state is a fantastic place to consider for retirement as Minnesota senior housing is the second most affordable in the nation, only behind South Dakota. The low costs for senior apartments do come with a few negatives, the biggest being that since Minnesota is located so far north you will endure a long, cold and potentially snowy and/or icy winter. However, if that is not a big issue then Minnesota should be at the top place on your list for retirement.

Minnesota is actually a very desirable place to live despite its long winters. The standard of living index of the state is among the highest in the United States with low employment rates, stable economy, low crime and high education rates. Also known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes” -- Minnesota is extremely scenic with ample outdoor recreational opportunities for active older adults.

Minnesota Senior Living in the Twin Cities

Despite being a major metropolitan area that accounts for nearly 60 percent of its residents, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul do not reflect your traditional big cities. People are very friendly, traffic is not horrible and navigating its freeway system is fairly straightforward. Yet the Twin Cities still provide the trademarks of major cities with terrific shopping opportunities (including the largest indoor mall in the United States) and several amazing dining choices. The average housing costs in the Twin Cities is also below the norm compared to other northern metropolitan areas like Chicago, Seattle and Portland.

Affordable senior housing and apartments for rent in Minnesota start at $900 and climb up to $1,200 per month. With an average monthly rent of $1,679, Minnesota is the second cheapest state for seniors only behind South Dakota at $1,300. Some luxury senior rental units may climb up to $3,000 per month which is still not that bad compared to other states in the east and west coasts that average that rate statewide.

Amenities of Minnesota Senior Living Apartments

The state offers a rare combination of big city living and outdoor lifestyle that reflects well on the elderly housing facilities in Minnesota. The style is rugged and simplistic, yet stylish and comfortable in many high-quality Minnesota senior living apartments. Heating and quality utilities are another priority with many senior housing complexes in Minnesota in order to deal with the long, cold winters of the state as well as its humid summers.

Because of all the water, mosquitos and humidity can be as lethal in the summer as the bitterness of the winter, so most senior housing units are well insulated to trap cool air with quality air conditioning units.

Other amenities in Minnesota senior rentals include non-slip flooring and handicap access to the front entrance of the apartment, along with assistance getting up staircases (if provided). Many units are single-story and don’t even have the need to climb or travel down stairs. Floor plans are designed specifically for seniors and make them as maintenance-free as possible.

Best Senior Housing & Apartments in Minnesota - Features

A good senior housing or apartment complex in Minnesota should also be a very communal experience. When you start to shop around, check with management to see what types of activities and events they host to bring the senior living community together. These are prime opportunities to make long lasting new friends that share your same interests. Fitness centers, pools and spas, high speed internet, activity rooms, laundry service and other amenities may also be included in your monthly rent. Also check to see if the complex is pet-friendly and if there are any breed restrictions. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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