There’s a new option for people ages 55 and older looking for independent living in the southeastern suburbs.
Affinity at Eagan — at the interchange of Highway 77 (Cedar Avenue) and Highway 13 — is located across the street from Twin Cities Premium Outlets.
The 174-unit property is a first in the state for the Inland Group, a Spokane, Washington-based multi-family housing developer and builder, which has opened numerous properties out West, including similar age-restricted communities.
Like many senior-living communities, Affinity at Eagan offers a wealth of on-site amenities to engage residents.
A few that stand out include a heated indoor salt-water pool and spa, a Zumba studio, virtual golf and — along with a dog run — an indoor dog-wash station.
Though the rooms here may not be huge — about 500 square feet for studios and about 1,100 for 2-bedroom units — the residents all have access to 30,000 square feet of shared spaces designed for socializing, exercise and hobbies.
That includes the on-site Dilly Dally’s Pub offering Wednesday and Friday happy hours, and a theater featuring weekly 1 p.m. film screenings as part of Matinee Mondays.
Add to that the facility’s family dining room, Internet cafe, library, game room, card room, craft room, workshop and — for outdoor spaces — a deck, outdoor kitchen and a community garden.
Assistant community director Reanna Smith-Fields said the community’s claim to fame is how all-inclusive it is: Each unit comes with one heated underground parking space, plus free wi-fi, cable and utilities.
“We offer luxury living at an affordable cost,” she said. “People rave about the customer service and the wide array of amenities that we offer.”
- Heated indoor salt water pool and spa
- Fitness center
- Zumba studio
- Dilly Dally’s Pub
- Family dining room
- Internet cafe
- Virtual golf
- Indoor dog-wash station
- Dog run
- Craft room
- Game room
- Billiards room
- Card room
- Community garden
- Community deck
- Covered patio
- Outdoor kitchen and bbq
Do you know of a new or interesting senior housing option — brand new or long-standing — in the Twin Cities that might make a good Housing Spotlight? Write Minnesota Good Age editor Sarah Jackson at email@example.com with the subject line #HousingSpotlight.