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REALIFE Cooperative of Rochester provides quality, affordable housing and lifestyle for active, independent senior adults. We are conveniently located at 825 Essex Parkway Northwest in northwest Rochester, Minnesota.

“The best thing I ever did was to move into Realife.
I went from a three story house to a one floor apartment,
a warmer garage and great people.” Mary Cronin

REALIFE Cooperative is a resident member-owned community made up of 87 attractive units (apartments) with central hallways in a two story structure. Underground parking is also available. Common areas available to all residents include a Community Room with serving kitchen, fitness/exercise center, activity/billiard room, library/computer room, workshop, outdoor patio with barbecue grill, garden plots, and comfortable lobby.

‘If you like people and living in a friendly place, you will like living
at Realife. You won’t be lonely in your senior years. We have many
activities that you can participate in if you want to
such as cards, potlucks, pool, etc.
My husband and I moved in when it was first built. He passed away
five years ago and I feel fortunate to have so many nice
people who live here and are so kind to me. We moved in here
feeling happy to be with a lot of people our age
who were just retiring. I also feel fortunate that more and more
people move in who are
tired of mowing their grass and shoveling their snow.
They are such great people and have taken over activities
that I did when I was younger and moved a lot faster.
I think it was the best decision that my husband and I made.
If you like being nice people and not being lonely in your
“golden years,” —you will like it here. Rosemary O’Neil

Services include van service for appointment and grocery shopping, catered meal events, daily US mail pick-up and delivery service in Lobby, local newspaper delivery direct to your apartment door, and Resident Service Director, Maintenance personnel and housekeeper ready to help.

We are able to pick up and go when we want without any worries
because you know people are there to watch over your place.
And there are activities to keep us as busy as we want to be.
–Bill & Monica French

We would like to meet you and give you a personal tour of our community. Give us a call at (507) 280-6053 or send us a note with your request.

“Realife is a great place to live. The members are friendly,
caring and helpful. The complex is in a rural setting with open space
on three sides which makes for a very quiet area, yet only
15 minutes from the world famous Mayo Clinic.
A professional staff is available daily to help you with any questions.
Within minutes of our home are stores to supply us with our needs.
Fire protection and emergency medical help
are also within minutes.
Our professional management company keeps us up to date
and financially sound. Don Billman


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