In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Minneapolis area, our team of researchers sorted through 138 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 28 hours researching assisted living communities in Minneapolis
  • Interviewed 14 facility staff members
  • Read more than 150 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 19 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Minneapolis is $4,782, which is considerably higher than the state average of $3,800 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Minneapolis, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 138 communities in the Minneapolis area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Minneapolis area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Augustana Apartments of Minneapolis
Not Listed
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Hospice, Skilled Nursing
Not Listed
Augustana Apartments of Minneapolis is located in the heart of the Twin Cities. As part of the Elliot Park neighborhood just outside of downtown, the independent and assisted living community is near hospitals, restaurants, shops and local attractions. Individualized care plans, nursing services and weekly housekeeping keep residents comfortable and healthy as they make themselves at home in modern apartments with well-appointed kitchens and spacious living quarters. Residents don't have to go far to get food or pick up essentials, with a café and convenience store located in the charming campus Main Street area. An on-site beauty salon and barbershop allows residents to stay on top of their looks, while regular exercise classes and the fitness center keeps residents fit and active. Multi-denominational services are offered at the chapel and residents can spend time in the library with internet access.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents at Augustana Apartments of Minneapolis are pleased with the variety of amenities on-site. "I chose to be in Augustana Apartment because they had a lot of things that you could participate in and they had a hairdresser there, a pharmacy, a doctor, and several sitting areas. I also like my one-bedroom apartment, which is very roomy," one resident said.
4.38 out of 5
(26) Reviews
1510 11th Ave. S.,
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Bel Rae Senior Living
Brightondale Senior Community
Chandler Place
Jones-Harrison Residence
Mainstreet Lodge
Miller's Landing
Minnehaha Senior Living
Minnesota Veterans Home
New Brighton Care Center
Roitenberg Family Assisted Living Residence
Saint Therese of New Hope
Select Senior Living
Sholom Home West
The Legacy of St. Anthony
The Pines Assisted Living
The Waters on 50th
Village Shores
Walker Methodist Place

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available
amenities.

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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