Hidden Treasure for Independent Living

I had the opportunity today to visit Peony Park Apartments in Cedar Rapids.  This is an independent living apartment that rarely has openings due to residents staying long term.  It’s tucked unexpectedly on the Northwest side of town with a park like setting behind the building and prairie grass preserve being established to one side of the property.  Looking out the back you would think you were miles from town.

There are a few steps, but it is independent living.  Each unit has it’s own top of the line stack washer and dryer, apartment sized stove, refrigerator and dishwasher.  The unit I visited is a 2 bedroom, 900 sq. ft on the lower level, which means it has patio doors that open to the lush back yard with room for patio furniture.  Large bedrooms, bath and a half, large living room and dining area.  I can not say enough about how clean the apartment and common areas are – pristine!  The maintenance person has been with Peony Park for 10 years and very reliable.  This unit was freshly cleaned and painted before being put on the market for renting again.

I was extremely impressed with the clean lobby where the residents have their own mail boxes and cupboards for packages that might arrive.  How clever is that!  Garage rental is required to keep parking lot free for those that have visitors.  Who doesn’t like having their car in the garage?  Price for the 2 bedroom unit with garage is $750/month.

This is an excellent choice for those who are downsizing but don’t want to invest in a condo or move to a retirement center.  Potential renters can have control over their independence but freedom from yard work and home maintenance.

Peony Park Apartments

4600 Johnson Ave. NW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405


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