St. Paul and Minneapolis make up the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Approximately 10% of the people in both cities are 65 or older, and they can enjoy the city's collection of indoor and outdoor adventures. Minnehaha State Park offers waterfalls set amid foot and bike trails, and Como Park Zoo and Conservatory houses native and exotic birds and animals. Those looking for arts and culture find it at the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, situated on the banks of the Mississippi River and the theater district.
The cost of living in the Twin Cities is 10% higher than the Minnesota average, but seniors can save money on health care, which is a significant expense for many aging citizens. Seniors who love winter scenery may like the 52 inches of snow that fall on the city each winter, but others may welcome the 198 days of sunshine and moderate summers with highs of 84 degrees.
The average monthly cost of assisted living in the Twin Cities is $4,425, about 11% higher than the state and U.S. mean of $4,004, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2018.
Read about the Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in the Twin Cities to see which community best suits your needs.
825 Summit Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The Kenwood is an upscale retirement community that has been serving the Twin Cities area since 1987. This community offers independent living, assisted living and short-term rentals in Minneapolis' historic Lowry Hill neighborhood. Ideal for seniors who crave the excitement of urban living, The Kenwood offers stunning views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline from one- or two-bedroom apartment-style suites. We included the Kenwood on our Top 10 list because it is famous for its Lowry Hill Dining room, which serves a variety of restaurant-style items featuring locally grown produce. With hundreds of planned events each month, there's always something interesting happening.
The Legacy of St. Anthony
2540 Kenzie Terrace
Minneapolis, MN 55418
The Legacy of St. Anthony is a beautiful, serene community providing assisted living and enhanced care for senior citizens. Located only minutes away from Minneapolis and St. Paul, the home focuses on providing residents with a fulfilling living experience and plenty of opportunities for learning and exploring local attractions. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are available and enhanced care suites for seniors who need more supervision are also provided. Caregivers are present around-the-clock to assist seniors with daily living tasks while the staff takes care of housekeeping, laundry and concierge services.
Select Senior Living
11350 Martin Street Northwest
Minneapolis, MN 55433
Senior citizens residing at the Select Senior Living enjoy personalized assisted living and memory care services within a calm and engaging environment. Residents at the facility are encouraged to create new friendships and develop close connections with fellow seniors and staff members. Compassionate staff provides the seniors with all the assistance needed to meet their daily living needs, including help with housekeeping, laundry services, personal care and medication administration or monitoring. Residents enjoy fresh, chef-prepared meals in the facility's restaurant-style dining areas. Amenities include individually controlled heating and cooling, paid utilities, safety systems, spa rooms and beautiful common areas and lounges.
3701 Chandler Dr NE
St. Anthony, MN 55421
Chandler Place is a friendly retirement community that offers numerous amenities, including spacious common areas, an outside patio garden, restaurant-style dining and fun daily activities. The facility prides itself on providing quality care with access to a full 24-hour staff, which includes on-site RN's and LPN's. The facility is neighbor to St. Anthony Health & Rehabilitation, should continuing care services be required at any time. There are a variety of floor plans available to choose from, some of which have full kitchens. We included Chandler Place on our list because they won Lillie Newspaper's Best Senior Community award.
Millers Landing Senior Living
155 5th Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Located along the Mississippi River, the Millers Landing Senior Living facility offers stunning views of the beautiful waterway and creates a calming atmosphere that's perfect for senior living. The community is only a short distance away from upscale restaurants, scenic walking paths, recreational parks and attractions such as Stone Arch Bridge and the renowned Guthrie Theater. The community provides independent and assisted living as well as memory care services with staff available 24 hours a day. Residents can just sit and relax in their apartments or the facility's communal rooms, or they can opt to keep active with the vast array of activities, programs and classes offered.
Brookdale West St. Paul
305 East Thompson Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55118
Seniors seeking an active and fun retirement may find the Brookdale West St. Paul senior care community to be an ideal place to live. Located in an elite residential area near Thompson Oaks Golf Course, and only a short distance from Minneapolis and St. Paul, the facility offers residents easy access to banking, shopping, healthcare and recreational facilities. Seniors enjoy an engaging social life that involves socializing and interacting with other residents and staff members through happy hour socials, fitness classes, creative projects and board games. Fun outings are regularly scheduled to help seniors explore their interests and create exciting memories.
Summit Hill Senior Living
1824 Old Hudson Road
St. Paul, MN 55119
Summit Hill Senior Living offers personalized assisted living and memory care within a safe, homelike environment. A highly trained staff is available around the clock, and they strive to make sure every resident feels comfortable and well cared for, while still maintaining independence. Amenities include restaurant-style meals, apartment maintenance, complimentary laundry facilities, weekly housekeeping and linen services and scheduled transportation. Summit Hill Senior Living also features a beauty and barbershop, outdoor patio, activities room and health and wellness clinic.
New Perspective, Highland Park
750 Mississippi River Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55116
Residents at the New Perspective, Highland Park senior care community enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature in a safe and secure environment. Located within proximity of Highland Park, the facility is minutes away from shopping, dining and healthcare facilities. Seniors enjoy amenities such as outdoor patios and gazebos, as well as dedicated spaces for a library, theater, chapel and fitness center. Accommodation options available include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments featuring modified baths and emergency call systems. Chef-prepared meals are served restaurant-style, and residents can engage in several cooking activities offered.
514 Humboldt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55107
The Cerenity Humboldt senior living community offers assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, rehabilitation and hospice care services within its 15-acre park-like campus on the western side of St. Paul. Nestled on a wooded compound, the facility offers stunning views of the Mississippi River Valley and the beautiful skyline of downtown St. Paul. The community provides seniors with a homelike environment and there are different apartment options to choose from, all featuring amenities such as housekeeping and safety systems. Three meals per day are provided and served restaurant-style. Recreational activities that residents can partake in include arts and crafts, board games and fitness exercises.
The Wellington Senior Living
2235 Rockwood Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116
The Wellington Senior Living, which is located just minutes from McDonough Park and Highland National Golf Course, offers residents peace of mind, privacy and a sense of independence. Their health care team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist with activities of daily living and to perform daily safety checks. All utilities are included in the cost, and they offer weekly housekeeping, three chef-prepared meals a day, concierge services, and scheduled transportation. Additionally, The Wellington Senior Living has a variety of floor plans to choose from that include full kitchens and bathrooms.