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From the St. Paul Pioneer Press, March 20th 2022
Make Everyday A Fun Day At Oaks Landing, A Community For Active Adults 55+
Oaks Landing, a vibrant senior community in New Brighton opening this summer, has been designed for its residents to thrive in an active, interesting, and entertaining environment. This is a community where residents can take advantage of a maintenance-free lifestyle, relax in their upscale apartment, and discover a wealth of new activities. Oaks Landing is a community where you (or your parents) can reap the benefits of a dynamic community and truly enjoy living.
"This is an amazing place to live," said Mona Valenty, Community Manager for Oaks Landing. "The building itself is beautiful, both inside and out. It has a wonderful high-quality feel to it. And this is a delightful area of New Brighton. We are surrounded by lakes, parks, walking paths, even the Mississippi River."
With your pet dog, you can explore a plethora of paths and parks. The neighborhood is safe, friendly, and boasts an abundance of open space - five major parks are located within four miles. Also nearby are numerous shopping and dining options, and access to major highways (I-94, 694 and 35W). Residents can also take advantage of the many activities for all ages at the nearby New Brighton Community Center home to the popular Eagles Nest Indoor Playground, fitness center, Ramsey County Library, plus the Wednesday Farmers Market (3-minute drive or 13-minute walk).
Currently under construction, Oaks Landing is a 204-unit development designed for active adults, age 55+. Outstanding features of the new community include affordable rent ($1,195/month up to $1,776), impressively spacious apartments (up to 1,430 sq. ft.), underground heated parking, 24/7 emergency maintenance, an electronic key fob deadbolt locking system, outdoor courtyard and grilling stations, plus on-site management. The extensive range of amenities include a cards/crafts room to pursue your hobbies, a large community room for gatherings, a cozy fireplace, a well-equipped fitness center, library, storage lockers, business center, high-speed internet and Wi-Fi access, walking paths, beauty salon, picnic/grilling areas, outdoor dog stations, and much more.
Every apartment-home features energy-efficient Energy Star kitchen appliances, a full-size washer/dryer, real granite countertops, 9-foot ceiling, walk-in closets, a balcony or patio, carpeted bedrooms, a kitchen pantry and hard-wood cabinets.
Best of all, this is a community that fosters numerous opportunities to meet your neighbors, participate in activities and events, celebrate holidays and birthdays, go on outings, join a yoga group, enjoy movies or just sit around the firepit and make friends!
"We organize a few things, like a free monthly pancake breakfast or an occasional taco night, but we don't have an activity director on staff. The residents at similar Dominium senior communities enjoy planning their own get-togethers," explained Valenty. In fact, something is happening almost every day. It is impressive all the activities they organize. We've had groups hold art classes, book clubs, chili-making contests, knitting groups, craft projects, and Silver Sneaker exercise sessions. We supply the materials that they might need such as bingo or croquet paraphernalia and they take care of the rest.
"Everything, of course, is optional," Valenty added. "Some residents enjoy the variety of activities; others prefer to do their own thing. The opportunities are there if they are interested."
Reserve Your Oaks Landing Home Soon (and avoid the wait list)
Oaks Landing doesn't just look like a luxury community for active independent adults. It really is an upscale development for people 55-and-over.
Does that mean the rent is at the high end of the scale? Not at all. Oaks Landing participates in an affordable housing program. Basically this means a renters total gross annual household income (before taxes) must be below a designated level, which is set by HUD (U.S. Housing & Urban Development) and partly based on the number of people in the household.
Applications can be filled out online ($50 application fee per adult household member). One household member must be 55+. Other household members must be 40 years of age or older. Two pets are allowed per unit. No monthly pet rent is charged, but a one-time deposit of $300 is required ($150 refundable).
Take advantage of early leasing soon. You will have your choice of apartments and can select the home with the best view for you. Wheelchair Accessible and Audio/Visual Impaired homes are available. Occupancy will begin this summer.