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The midwest is a low-cost area compared to other areas of the U.S. and when you combine that with affordable housing, rent rates can be extremely low. However, in many areas, your income limits are also very low making it harder to qualify for those with a higher income range.

The midwest areas offer some healthy living spots and a low cost of living.  Minneapolis ranks #1 on the Forbes Top 20 Healthiest Cities list.  Also often mentioned are Madison, Wisc., Bloomington, Ind., Columbus, Ohio, and Ann Arbor, Mich. as well as others.  

Contents:

Page 2 - North/Midwest (this page):

Iowa

Illinois-Chicago

Wisconsin

Minnesota

Michigan

Indiana

Ohio

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Illinois 

Chicago

  • Senior Suites by Senior Lifestyles - Chicago - 21 locations - Special project for 62+ in Chicago area gives aging seniors housing designed for them. Income restrictions. Enjoy optional lunch, emergency pull-cords, housekeeping, shuttles, secured entries, and programs such as "Wellness Everyday." Most are for independent living but a few have assisted living.  See these locations:
  1. Senior Suites of Autumn Green at Wright Campus - Also has assisted services. 4255 N. Oak Park Ave - Phone: 773-202-3388
  2. Central Station - 1400 S. Indiana Street - Phone: 888-334-1733
  3. Bridgeport - 2825 S. Halsted - Phone: 888-327-8299
  4. West Humboldt Park - 3656 W. Huron Street - Phone: 888-332-1759
  5. Senior Suites of New City - 4845 S. Western Avenue - 888-331-8606
  6. Ravenswood Manor2800 West Montrose Avenue - Ph: 888-331-9341
  7. Kelvyn Park - 2715 N. Cicero - Phone: 888-331-6733
  8. Senior Suites of Austin - 335 N. Menard Avenue - Ph: 888-332-6559
  9. Gage Park - 3244 W. 59th Street - Phone: 888-334-3765
  10. South Shore - 2355 East 67th Street - Phone: 888-331-9784
  11. Belmont Cragin - 6045 West Grand Avenue - Ph: 888-334-0265
  12. Marquette Village - 7430 S. Rockwell - Ph: 888-331-8497
  13. Senior Suites of Auburn Gresham - 1050 W. 79th - Ph: 888-327-0419
  14. Rainbow Beach - 2804 E. 77th Place Ph: 888-331-9261
  15. Chatham - 8301 S. Cottage Grove - Ph: 888-334-9190
  16. Jefferson Park - 5400 N. Northwest Highway - Ph: 888-330-7369
  17. Garfield Ridge - 5839 S. Harlem Avenue - Ph: 888-334-5814
  18. Washington Heights - 848 W. 103rd Street - Ph: 888-332-4609
  19. Fay's Point - 13201 S. Ashland - Blue Island, IL
    Ph: 888-329-0897
  20. Hegewisch - 13550 S. Avenue Ph: 888-329-6038
  21. Senior Suites of Joliet 215 N. Ottawa - Joliet, IL
    Ph: 888-331-6251

You can see them all on their website.

Rantoul

Twin Lakes Senior Villas - Near Champaign/Urbana - 2 bedroom villas start $700. (verify as rents can change) - Many great features like washer/dryer, step-in shower, kitchen with island, parking, controlled access and attached garage.  Pet friendly (inquire). Rents: $308.-$850.
405 Twin Lakes Dr., Rantoul - Call to see 888-210-8591  


Indiana

Bloomington

Patterson Pointe - 1 and 2 bedroom apts in 4-story elevator building for 55+  - washer/dryer connections, laundry room, central air, fitness center, community room, step-in shower, controlled access entry, pets ok (see policy), and more.  Rents: $507.-$751.
454 South Westplex Avenue, Bloomington  
 812-822-3784/877-655-9927

Columbus

Central Park Place - 3-story elevator building of affordable 1 and 2-bedrooms for 55+
1500 13th St., Columbus - Call anytime at 812-669-1439

Huntington

The Park Lofts at Huntington - Income-qualified 1 and 2-bedroom apts for 55+. Many features including pantry, large bath and some have walk-in closets.  Near health care, shopping, transportation, restaurants and more.  $455.-$600.
41 East Park Dr., Huntington - 888-983-4355

Huntingburg 

The Lofts at St. Joseph's - For 55+ in Dubois County by Miller-Valentine.  Renovation of former St. Joseph's Hospital. Rents: $499-$599.
1900 Medical Arts Dr.

Kokomo

Washington Street - 4 story elevator building of 1 and 2-bedrooms - public transportation nearby for shopping, restaurants, entertainment. Luxury at affordable rates. 400 No. Washington St. - 866-835-2760

Lawrence

One Penrose Place - 3-story elevator building of 1 and 2 bedrooms with one bath - Smoke-free and pet friendly.  Rents: $538.-$799. 
9115 Hawkins Rd. - 317-543-9848


Iowa

Altoona

Meadow Vista Sr Villas - 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath with attached garage, washer/dryer, extra storage, smoke-free and pet friendly.  Clubhouse with community room. Income restricted -  1806 28th Ave. SW, Altoona -
515-967-6878

Bettendorf

Luther Heights - Bettendorf - For 62+ - many unique features - one-bedrooms in elevator building - meal site - smoke-free (except for grandfathered) - beauty/barber on site - planned social activities - small pets, convenient to city bus and more.
3116 Devils Glen Rd - 563-332-9250 - weekends by appt - weekdays 8AM-4:30PM

Newton

Newton Place Apartments - 2-bedrooms for 62+ in elevator apartment building  - amenities include washer/dryer, step-in shower, central air, community area, fitness and more.   Rents: $391.-$515.
 222 No. 4th Ave., Newton - 800-329-7368 - Affordable pricing 


Michigan

Upper Peninsula

The upper peninsula of Michigan is heavily wooded and has longer and colder winters than the lower peninsula.

Iron River

Spring Valley Apartments - 31 one bedrooms.   Laundry facilities on site.  Community room.  For elderly.  100 Spring Avenue - 906-265-9060

Lower Peninsula

Please see next page for the Lower Peninsula communities.


Minnesota

Harris

Pinewood - 1 and 2-bedrooms from $549. for 62+ (verify) - garden apartments - 12 month lease - Arrowhead region - sorry no pets.  Very low income restrictions.  Dining area and heat/hot water included (verify). 
6717 Old Sawmill Rd., Harris, Minnesota - 763-552-8696 

Milaca

Centennial Terrace - 1 and 2 bedrooms for 62+ near town for shopping, restaurants etc.  -  secured entry, lawn care, coin operated laundry, emergency pull cord and more.
380 1st St. E, Milaca - 320-982-5405 - closed Sat/Sun/Mon

Onamia

Onamia Town Square - This community offers separate buildings for seniors and for families.  The senior building offers 1-bedrooms with pull cords and grab bars in bath.  Community room.  Near Mille Lacs Lake for fishing, beaches and golf.
204 Railroad Ave. W, Onamia MN - 320-532-5001


Ohio

Brunswick

Southwick Manor - 1 and 2 bedrooms in 4-story elevator building with walk-in closets and washer/dryer connections - amenities include community areas, fitness center, and theater. Southwest corner of Southwick Blvd and Pearl Rd. - 866-263-8585 

Bucyrus

Ridgewood Senior Villas - Private entries and patios define these 2-bedroom homes for 55+ - live in the country and be near the city - attached garage, washer/dryer connections, supportive services if needed, community activities. 
1065 East Beal Ave., Bucyrus - 419-562-8737

Cincinnati

Alexandra - Historic Walnut Hills near transportation and walk to public library - controlled access elevator building for 55+ - $438.-$551. 
921 William Howard Taft Rd. - 513-961-5707

Circleville

Kingston Mound Manor - (Columbus Area) country living in over 1000SF patio homes with attached garages, washer/dryer connections and private entries. Supportive services can be arranged if necessary.  Now on third phase.  1845 Arrowhead Court - 740-420-6212

Cleveland

Church Square Commons - Centrally located in Cleveland for 55+ - maintenance-free 1 and 2-bedrooms.  Rents: $296.-$761.  
7338 Euclid Ave.  

Cortland

Walnut Run - For 55+ 2-bedroom Senior villas with attached garage, washer/dryer connections, supportive services can be arranged by management.  62 miles to Cleveland.  
105 Sunshine Ave. - 740-477-5918


Wisconsin

Bagley

Valley Apartments for 62+ - On western border with Iowa in Mississippi Valley area with outdoor recreation and quiet - 1-bedroom apts in small town - some utilities included -  small pets ok (verify) - easy single level, parking, laundry facilities
325 N. Bagley Ave., Bagley - 608-996-2373 - Call for appointment

Brodhead

Brodview Manor for 55+ in Brodhead - very low incomes have priority - single level entrances - 1-bedrooms - quiet residential near shopping, churches and health clinics.  Small pets ok (verify).  Laundry area.  Smoke-free environment (except for those grandfathered) - Park-like.
Mostly by appointment except Tues and Thurs 8AM-2:30PM -
Call 608-897-2768

Chippewa Falls

Homestead Village - for 55+ by Heritage Senior - 1 and 2 bedroom affordable apartments - activities and amenities such as beauty salon, Fitness Center, balconies  
320 Colome St., Chippewa Falls - 715-726-9664

Note: See other communities in Wisconsin by Heritage on their website for

  • New Berlin  
  • Eau Claire  
  • Monona  
  • Greenfield  
  • Middleton  
  • West Allis  
  • Port Washington 
  • Kiel  
  • Glendale 
  • Antigo 
  • Paddock Lake

Columbus

Farnham Village for 62+ - 1 bedrooms ranch-style homes - 27 miles to Madison
938 Farnham St., Columbus - By Appointment call 608-833-0106

Hazel Green (near Dubuque, Iowa)

Village Green 62+ - minutes to Dubuque, Iowa - ground level one bedrooms - planned social activities, laundry facilities, quiet area, shopping bus trips
1410 21st St., Hazel Green, Wisc - open times variable - 608-854-2177

Janesville

Riverview Heights for 62+ - Many outstanding features makes this a popular place - One-bedrooms along Rock River - Smoke-free environment (except for those grandfathered), meal site, heat included, small pets, assigned parking, beauty/barber on-site, nearby clinics, front door bus service, social activities, fitness and more.
930 N. Washington St. - Weekends by appt - Weekday hours vary -
608-752-5999

Marinette

Shore Manor - 32 1 and 2-bedroom low income apts.
3021 Shore Dr., Marinette, Wisc.

Milwaukee

Lapham Park - 179 1-bedroom units and 22 2-bedrooms for 62+
1901 N. 6th St., Milwaukee - apply through Milwaukee housing authority
286-5678

Oshkosh

Heritage Court -  Market rate and some below-market rents - requires yearly recertification - 1 and 2-bedrooms in 3-story building - each floor has a common area and laundry room.  They have an affiliated company that provides in-home fee services if necessary.  On-site management is also available for small jobs.

A nice extra program is the optional meals for 55+.  At a low cost, a meal can be served.  Residents volunteer to serve meals, cleaning etc.  This program looks like it can substantially lower your food bills (verify).
600 W. Packer Ave., Oshkosh - 920-231-4733

Rice Lake

Woodland Village - 1 and 2 bedrooms - social activities and potlucks - spacious apartments have air cond. and full kitchens. Near healthcare in quiet area.
1300 N. Wisconsin Ave., Rice Lake, Wisc. 

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