Northcrest Community

Northcrest Community's Independent Living Options

Picture of 3 ladies chatting happily on a benchStep into Northcrest Community and take comfort in knowing that you've come to the right place. The choices of dynamic senior living arrangements provide Northcrest Community residents with a variety of floor plans catering to their individual preferences.

Northcrest was established nearly 60 years ago as a nonprofit, senior living retirement community, by forward-thinking individuals. Their visionary planning has ensured that retirement living at Northcrest is more fulfilling than residents ever imagined! 

Privately owned with decades of successful operation, Northcrest is more than a senior living retirement community. Northcrest's independent senior living community offers a thriving social network to inspire active independent living. Our active senior living community encourages new connections and a passion for life for all our residents.

Exceptional Senior Housing

At Northcrest, residents may select from a variety of senior independent living apartments and townhomes. Northcrest's distinct apartment designs are a reflection of our commitment and ongoing pursuit of individual choice and self-expression.

Parkway ApartmentsExample of an independent living kichen area

When you walk into Parkway apartments, you’re greeted with a modern design and beautiful interior finishes. We take pride in keeping our senior community clean, updated, and welcoming. This new space is the perfect place for individuals with an active lifestyle looking for modern senior living options.

1801 Building Apartments

Our 1801 building apartments are arranged in groups of five, each with its own atrium area for socializing and entertaining. These neighborhoods are connected through glass-enclosed walkways, allowing residents to go for a walk no matter the weather! They also offer beautifully landscaped views and easy access to services.


Our townhomes are as unique and diverse as the residents who live at Northcrest! We offer spacious two or three-bedroom townhomes complete with a fireplace and finished lower level, or choose a cozy one-bedroom townhome with a wonderful patio - whichever best fits your lifestyle. All townhomes come with an attached garage and outdoor living space.

Northcrest Community caters to active retirees looking to experience the benefits of maintenance-free living. From diverse services and amenities to daily activities, each resident can live the life they desire with the quality personal care and support they need.

Whether you choose a modern apartment, quaint atrium apartment, or spacious townhome, Northcrest offers the warmth and gracious living you’re accustomed to. And, as a Life Care community, we offer a plan for a secure future. Our Assisted Living, Health Center, Heartwood House, and home care ensure that our independent living residents are guaranteed a continuum of healthcare for the rest of their lives!


At Northcrest Community in Ames, IA, you can live your best life with peace of mind, comfort, and security.

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