Dubuque

Options for Independent Living in Dubuque, IA

If you’re reviewing senior living options in Dubuque, IA, this guide is just for you! Here, you'll find out about the city, a few of its attractions, and amenities you can enjoy when you become a resident at Applewood I & IIApplewood III, Applewood IV, or The Woodlands Senior Apartments.

About Dubuque

Dubuque lies in the Tri-State area, the corner where Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin meet. It is one of the only cities in Iowa that's nestled into the hills, and thanks to its location on the Mississippi River, Dubuque has enjoyed a long history of trade and industrial growth. Today, the city is considered a tourist stop and a center of art and culture, with five institutes of higher education, and multiple museums and attractions. 

Reasons to Choose Independent Living in Dubuque

From its historic charm to its location right on the Mississippi River, there are many reasons to consider your options for independent living in Dubuque. The downtown waterfront, vibrant natural areas, and newly opened senior center can make your time in Dubuque truly special.

Along with these local attractions, Dubuque is also home to numerous housing opportunities for seniors. Our options for independent living could be just the home you are looking for!

Local Attractions 

These desirable area attractions are all available right outside your front door.

  • The Dubuque Arboretum and Botanical Gardens offer 52 acres of beautifully maintained garden space. Take a couple of hours to explore formal gardens, vegetable and flower gardens, Japanese-style gardens, and more – or visit for a free Sunday concert. 
  • Stop by the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium to learn more about the history and culture surrounding America's rivers, as well as the creatures that live in and around them. 
  • Try your luck at poker (or your game of choice) at the Q Casino or take in a concert or show. 

Learn more about the neighborhoods surrounding Applewood and The Woodlands Senior Apartments.

Senior Apartment Amenities to Look For

Our senior apartments offer the perfect combination of amenities* to make you feel at home, including:

  • Furnished appliances
  • Balconies and patios on select units
  • Heated underground parking 
  • Walk-in closets in select units
  • Pet-friendly units (restrictions apply)

Community Perks and Social Opportunities

When you choose one of our independent living properties, you will also gain access to attractive building amenities and plenty of social opportunities!

  • Community rooms and kitchens
  • Elevators
  • Hair salon
  • Library
  • Business center
  • Fitness center
  • On-site management
  • Smoke-free communities
  • Regularly scheduled social potlucks, get-togethers, holiday parties, and more!

*Amenities vary by location.

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Start Your Independent Living Journey Today

For more information on your senior living options in Dubuque, Iowa, take a few minutes to search our senior housing options, then contact us to schedule a tour today. You’ll learn about our flexible leasing options and any monthly leasing specials.