Located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Bloomington, Minnesota, has a population of 85,500 people, with roughly one-fifth being over the age of 65. If the metro area's ranking as the best city for seniors and the second-best city for a healthy retirement isn't attractive enough, being named among the most romantic cities for boomers may provide additional encouragement for the remaining older adults.
The Twin Cities area offers seemingly endless options for dining, shopping and cultural attractions, which may contribute to the rise in population and property values the area has experienced over the last 10 years. While Bloomington's relatively low violent crime rate might put residents at ease, the city's high number of physicians per capita makes it easy for seniors to find a primary care doctor who's personable and conveniently located.
While the average Minnesota resident in assisted living pays around $3,800 per month for long-term care, Bloomington residents are paying closer to $4,800. Although the city's overall cost of living is nearly 5% above the national average, assisted living in Bloomington is 18% above the $4,051 a month most seniors around the country are paying.
Note: Information for Bloomington's cost of care wasn't available, so data from the closest city, Minneapolis, was used.
Check out our top 10 list of Bloomington's best assisted living facilities to find out which one suits you best.
9889 Penn Avenue South
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
The 24-hour care and extensive array of amenities at Presbyterian Homes of Bloomington ensure seniors have all of the tools they need to maintain an active lifestyle. A swimming pool, billiards and game parlor, cinema and library are among the recreational amenities that residents have access to. Group strolls down the landscaped walking trails help residents keep their bodies in shape, while religious services in the chapel ensure spiritual residents can stay in touch with their faith. With scheduled transportation, residents never have to worry about missing a medical appointment.
8100 Highwood Drive
Bloomington, Minnesota 55438
Friendship Village of Bloomington is a non-profit senior living community that helps seniors thrive in their golden years through its attentive care and exciting amenities and activities. Residents have access to a 9-hole outdoor putting green, woodworking shop, computer room and a 17,000-square-foot fitness center, complete with a pool and senior-friendly exercise equipment. A variety of well-appointed accommodations are available that include fully equipped kitchens, individual thermostats and grab rails in the shower. Friendship Village is pet-friendly, and the landscaped grounds are the perfect place for residents and their furry friends to stretch their legs and take in the fresh air.
11501 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, Minnesota 55437
At Minnesota Masonic Home Bloomington, compassionate caregivers implement an evidence-based, resident-focused care approach to help seniors in assisted living and memory care live their best lives. In the assisted living community, kitchenettes, private bathrooms with walk-in showers and housekeeping services are included with all of the spacious accommodations. Whether it’s playing cards, watching movies or learning a new watercolor technique, every day at Minnesota Masonic Home Bloomington is an opportunity to discover new rewarding hobbies.
6600 Auto Club Road
Bloomington, Minnesota 55438
Adjacent to Minnesota Valley Country Club lies Founders Ridge, a senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. Whether taking a class in the wellness center or a walk down the serene outdoor paths, residents have a variety of options for working on their fitness goals. Available amenities include scheduled transportation, a library, salon, and on-site dental care and lab services. Founders Ridge’s thoughtful services, such as its realty and relocation program, are what earned it a spot on our top 10 list.
1401 East 100th Street
Bloomington, Minnesota 55425
Minutes away from Bloomington’s best shopping and dining, Martin Luther Campus is a senior living community nestled among the trees lining Mound Springs Park next to Long Meadow Lake. In addition to nearby churches, spiritual residents can attend devotional services and bible studies in the on-site chapel. Between card games, group excursions, lifelong learning activities and fitness programs, the diverse event calendar offers something for seniors of all tastes and preferences. By utilizing the 24-hour emergency call system, residents can always receive prompt assistance with activities of daily living. In addition to assisted living and memory care, residents have access to physical, speech, occupational and aquatic therapy.
3330 Edinborough Way
Edina, Minnesota 55435
Brookdale Edina is a senior living community in Edina, Minnesota, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care. Whether residents want to schedule transportation to their medical appointments, make dinner reservations at a local restaurant or confirm details on an afternoon art workshop, the concierge service helps make residents’ lives as carefree as possible. An indoor pool, billiards room, library and garden are just a few of the thoughtful amenities available at Brookdale. With community computers and wireless Internet, residents can catch up with friends and family on social media any time they like.
7128 France Avenue South
Edina, Minnesota 55435
Conveniently located near churches, parks, shops and restaurants, Sunrise of Edina’s ideal location, engaging activities and 24-hour care provide seniors with everything they need to enjoy a vibrant, active lifestyle. We included Sunrise of Edina on our list of Bloomington’s top 10 assisted living facilities because of its thoughtful amenities, such as the on-site playground that ensures younger family members can stay busy and have fun during their visits. In addition to strolls with friends down the landscaped walking paths, residents can join group exercise classes that focus on improving strength and balance to reduce their risk of falls.
825 Summit Avenue
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
Located in the historic Lowry Hill neighborhood, minutes away from downtown Minneapolis, The Kenwood is a senior living community offering independent living, assisted living and respite care. Compassionate caregivers are available 24/7 to assist with medication management and activities of daily living, such as bathing and grooming. Residents have a choice between one- and two-bedroom apartments, which all include housekeeping service, utilities, cable and emergency response systems. In the restaurant-style dining room, residents are served nutritious chef-prepared meals, including a bevy of savory options for special diets, such as low-salt and vegetarian.
1380 Marice Drive
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
By focusing on the individual’s preferences and abilities, The Commons on Marice is able to tailor its care services to each resident’s unique situation, ensuring caregivers provide adequate assistance without diminishing residents’ independence. The restaurant-style dining room, atrium, patio and fountain area are among the luxurious common areas sprinkled throughout the premises. The Montessori-inspired memory care program focuses on engaging residents' strengths to help reconnect them with their surroundings. We included The Commons on Marice in our list of Bloomington's best assisted living facilities because of its specialized Parkinson’s exercise program that uses boxing classes to help improve symptoms of the disease.
1011 Feltl Court
Hopkins, Minnesota 55343
The Glenn Hopkins is a senior living community in Hopkins, Minnesota, offering independent living, assisted living and memory care, enabling seniors to gracefully age in place. Between gardening, woodworking, group outings and social events, the robust event calendar offers something to pique every resident's interest. Residents can choose between studios, one- and two-bedroom floorplans, which include kitchenettes and private bathrooms.