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10955 Wayzata Blvd

Minnetonka, MN, 55305

Independent Living


Senior living fun and excitement

Orchards of Minnetonka Senior Living is for vibrant seniors who want to maintain their independence, but want the peace of mind of living in a senior community. Each apartment home at Orchards of Minnetonka is designed for the way you live today. Luxury senior apartments are ideal for independent senior living and feature walk-in closets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Many apartment homes offer balconies and gorgeous views surrounded by beautiful scenery, walking paths, and a lovely pond.

Orchards of Minnetonka Senior Living offers studio, one and two bedroom apartment homes. There are a variety of floor plans including apartments with dens. Each apartment comes with full kitchens, washers and dryers, and additional amenities. Residents can participate in our flexible meal plan or enjoy cooking in their apartment. Residents get all the benefits of living in a private apartment home with the security of knowing there is a community of professionals right on the property.

Providing You a Place to Maintain Your Autonomy and Gain a Community

Independent Living Amenities and Features


  • Dining room and outdoor patio featuring chef-prepared meals
  • Community room featuring a porch for parties and events
  • Expansive green spaces and walking path around community and pond
  • Fitness center and wellness programs
  • Hair salon and spa
  • Bistro
  • Guest suite
  • Outdoor patio with fireplace and grilling station
  • Putting green
  • Raised garden beds
  • Clubroom for Happy Hour and socializing
  • Theater/Chapel
  • Activity/arts and crafts studio
  • Library


  • Covered entrance for residents and guests
  • Community room and lounges
  • Balconies on many apartments
  • Extra storage
  • Walk-in closets
  • Heated, underground parking
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Granite countertops
  • Washers and dryers in most units
  • Energy efficient design with individual climate control
  • Community Bus
  • Location convenient to shopping and local entertainment
  • High-Speed Internet
Seniors enjoying playing cards
Senior man and woman enjoying time together

Common Independent Living Questions

Is a retirement community right for me?

An independent retirement community is perfect for those who want to live on their own while enjoying the companionship, amenities, and activities that the community provides. Our local Minnetonka retirement community offers apartments, condominiums, or cooperative buildings designed for adults age 55 and older. If you need a little extra help, we provide additional services such as housekeeping, personal care, or wellness.

Who is a good fit for an Independent Living Community?

Our independent adult living is perfect for active, fun seniors seeking to live in a safe and beautiful community where friends and assistance are just around the corner.

Who is not a good fit for Independent Living?

For those who require added services, such as medication management, meal preparation, care help, etc., Orchards of Minnetonka offers other senior living options that are equipped with the resources to accommodate your lifestyle, such as Independence Plus programming or Assisted Living.

Is a +55 community different from independent living?

No, 55 plus communities and Independent Living Communities are the same thing.

What’s the difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

While both Independent Living and Assisted Living cater to seniors, Independent Living does not include added services while Assisted Living offers individual care services.

What are some services and amenities provided in an Independent Living Community?

Orchards of Minnetonka’s mission is to help residents make the most of each day, that is why we provide a wide variety of amenities and services. Below is a list of some of the fun activities and enjoyable amenities we offer. For more information, please visit our amenities and services page.

  • Movie and game room
  • Community rooms and lounges
  • Pub/club room
  • Bistro
  • Library
  • Salon
  • Patios and walking paths
  • Putting greens

Our environment at Orchards of Minnetonka allows seniors to socialize with others, spend time outside, attend wellness and spiritual programs, and much more!

Are there housekeeping services available?

Yes! For Independent Living residents, you can purchase added services based on your preferences, including housekeeping services. Residents living in Assisted Living receive housekeeping as a part of their services.

What are some social and entertainment opportunities?

Orchards of Minnetonka strives to provide a range of entertainment and activities to meet the interests of our residents. For example, we regularly offer:

  • Concerts, entertainers, and speakers
  • Chapel
  • Clubs
  • Outdoor visits on the patios
  • Picnics
  • Billiards
  • Games, contests, and crafts

Learn more about the events and activities we offer.

Independent Living Research

Questions About Orchards and Our Senior Living Tour

Have questions about Senior Living? We’ve compiled some of the most commonly asked questions about Orchards. View our resource PDF to help answer some of your Senior Living Community questions.

cost of senior living

Cost of Living Comparison

Still trying to decide between the cost of living in a senior living community and living at home? We have a useful resource to help. Take a look at this worksheet for a beneficial comparison.

Senior Living 2021 Pricing

We offer apartment floor plans in a variety of styles and sizes, many amenities and a maintenance- free lifestyle.


482 square feet


per month

One Bedroom

619-863 square feet

$2,550 – 2,885

per month

One Bedroom + Den

740 - 909 square feet

$2,885 – 3,375

per month

Two Bedroom

951-1,108 square feet

$3,295 – 3,915

per month

Two Bedroom + Den

1,339 square feet


per month

Second person occupancy charge: $190/month

Included in the Monthly Rent:

  • Spacious, bright apartment home, some with decks
  • Full kitchen with all appliances, most with washer and dryer
  • Utilities including gas, electric, water, garbage and recycling
  • Individual climate control- heat and central air
  • Expanded Basic Satellite television programming & Basic wireless internet
  • Access to Dining Room with chef-prepared meals served restaurant style
  • Maintenance of apartment, appliances and common spaces
  • Scheduled group transportation
  • Scheduled enriching activities, holistic wellness and fitness studio that care for the total person
  • Library, club room, bistro, chapel, movie theatre and private dining room
  • Community rooms for parties and events
  • Decks, patios, walking paths, putting green and grilling station
  • On-site Salon, hair, nail and skin care (billed by practitioner)

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