55+ communities, also referred to as senior apartments, retirement communities, and active adult communities, are lifestyle communities designed for older adults. The communities and apartment complexes typically feature senior-friendly and ADA-compliant designs such as single-floor living and wide doorways to accommodate wheelchairs. Though age-restricted to adults over the age of 55 or, in some cases, 62, these communities do not offer any care services and available amenities vary widely between different communities. Adults who choose a 55+ community should be capable of living independently.
There are 4 55+ communities to choose from in the Des Moines area. Explore our listings to compare the amenities, floor plans, and services available at each residence.
55+ Communities, which sometimes may be called age qualified communities, active adult housing, age-restricted communities or age-segregated communities, are communities, with an age restriction for residence. These communities range from apartment complexes or condos, to single-family homes in a gated… Read More >