Iowa Senior Living Communities

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Let Senior Living help you in your search for assisted living options throughout Iowa’s rolling prairie landscape. We have a comprehensive listing of the state’s senior communities. You’ll find web links, reviews from residents and handy retirement-related articles. Below are some Iowa facts you may find useful.

Iowa Senior LivingIowa’s three largest cities are Des Moines (pop: 198,460), Cedar Rapids (pop: 128,056) and Davenport (pop: 101,306). It is in and around these cities that you’ll find the largest concentration of the state’s 823 assisted living options.

According to the Tax Foundation, Iowans pay 9.3% for their local and state taxes. The overall cost of living is 6% below the national average. The state allows $6,000 (single) exemptions when filing tax returns for pensions, retired military, IRAs, and annuities. For Social Security, you’re allowed $25,000 single filer and $32,000 joint. Property taxes are assessed at 100% of market value. Inheritance taxes are between 1% and 15% and estates are not taxed if less than $25,000. A 2010 study on state economies by the financial site 247wallst.com listed the Hawkeye State as the 3rd best performing economy for its low unemployment (6.8%), low debt per capita ($5,138) and healthy housing prices.

Iowa is one of the safer states to retire to in the country. Their overall crime rate is 26% below the national average according to the National Institute of Corrections.

The Midwestern state experiences cold winter and hot, humid summers. In the northwest corner of the state the average January highs are 22 degrees while in the southeast the average high is 32. In July, the hottest month, the average high in the southwest is 87 degrees while in the northeast it is 82. Average yearly rainfall across the state is 34 inches; the average snowfall is 32 inches.

For amenities, Des Moines has everything you would expect from a metropolitan area like an art center, botanical garden, symphony, opera, and science center. Davenport has the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Center, Quad City Symphony, Figge Art Museum and many other attractions. Cedar Rapids has the Freedom Festival, the Marion Arts Festival, and the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library among others. For golfers there are 441 public and private courses across the state.

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