Sophistication for seniors

This new, 55-plus Edina community — 165 chic apartments near Highway 100 and 50th Street — is a luxury looker. 

Avidor room
Avidor room

If you’re feeling reluctant about downsizing — or about joining the masses moving into the “senior living” stage of life — you might want to give Avidor a peek. 

This new, 55-plus Edina community — 165 chic apartments near Highway 100 and 50th Street — is a luxury looker. 

Its sleek architecture, cushy furniture and contemporary interior design seems right at home in Edina — just east of Interlachen Country Club. It’s sophisticated, but still senior friendly with rent that includes daily continental breakfasts and concierge services, cooking and fitness classes (Zumba Gold, Tai Chi and more), on-site community programming (speakers and entertainers) and social activities such as happy hours, a walking club, coffee clutches and book clubs, plus poker, trivia, movie and game nights.

A resident “experience director” works to create a robust calendar of daily events and activities that’s tailored to specific requests and interest areas of the active adult residents, said Gabrielle Langan, community director at Avidor Edina.

“While our community is truly beautiful, it’s our unique lifestyle program that brings our community to life and promotes active and purposeful living for our residents,” Langan said.

Avidor is set to open another location in Minnetonka — with 168 apartments near Ridgedale Center and the Ridgedale Library — in summer of 2020. 

Nearby, the City of Minnetonka is developing a new, two-acre community park adjacent to Ridgedale Center, using land donated by High Street Residential, which is the developer of both Avidor properties.


Avidor room

Amenities and activities

  • Continental breakfasts 
  • Concierge seven days a week
  • Controlled access
  • Daily events and activities
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Gas ranges
  • Balconies/patios
  • Outdoor pool/rooftop terrace/grills
  • Business center
  • Club room
  • Demonstration/catering kitchen
  • Fitness center and yoga studio
  • Salon/spa
  • Theater
  • Pet wash and dog run
  • Bike storage
  • Electric vehicle charging stations
  • Valet trash service.

Avidor

Where: 5220 Eden Ave., Edina

Opening date: June 1, 2019

Openings? Yes.

Ages: 55 and older 

Number and type of units: 165 apartments, including 1-bedroom units ranging from 537–1,125 square feet, and 2-bedroom units ranging from 1,013–1,834 square feet  

Cost range: $1,899–$4,984 per month, which includes continental breakfasts, social activities, fitness classes, community programming and concierge services. 

Property owner: Avidor is managed by Allegro Management Company of St. Louis, Missouri; it was developed by High Street Residential, the residential subsidiary of Texas-based developer Trammell Crow Company.

Other communities in Minnesota: Avidor Minnetonka will open in August 2020 at 12610 Ridgedale Drive.

Info: 952-658-7848, avidoredina.com

Do you know of a new or interesting senior housing facility in the Twin Cities that might make a good Housing Spotlight? Write Minnesota Good Age editor Sarah Jackson at editor@mngoodage.com with the subject line Housing Spotlight.