Walden Place | Independent Living

2423 Walden Rd, Iowa City, IA, 52246

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based on 13 Reviews

Anonymous115340650 October 30, 2015

I visited this facility

Walden Place was very nice, clean and very well-kept. I had an interaction with the saleswoman who was very cordial.

Caring84411450 January 24, 2015

I visited this facility

We went to Walden Place for my mom. It was a very nice facility, but the travel for us wasn't convenient. The rooms were very nice. They had a couple of sizes that they offered. Their personnel were quite helpful and willing to work with you. Their chef seemed very knowledgeable about the cooking. They offered us a meal, and it was good. The only drawback that they had was their distance from where we live. However, the overall look of the facility was really nice; it was a nice setup. I would recommend Walden Place.

Linda94739150 September 12, 2014

I visited this facility

Walden Place was very nice, and the staff was wonderful. We've eaten there several times, and the food is excellent. Every time I was there it was something different. They had an outdoor concert earlier this year, and that was very nice. They keep calling me because they wanted me to come for Labor Day. They have some concerts, speakers that come in and talk, and all kinds of different things. I checked on the rooms and they were nice, but right now I am in a condo by myself, and it was like too much of a downsize for me. The staff was wonderful. They were very friendly, and they'd go out of their way to help you. They even have three chefs that are on duty to prepare the meals, set up the menus, and so forth, and I was very impressed with that. They have snacks on the countertop in between meals, and it seems like there is always something around to eat.

anthony2609 September 11, 2014

I visited this facility

Walden Place is very clean, up to date, and well taken care of. The price is good, and it’s near a hospital. The staff is friendly and eager to help. They’ve got games and an exercise room.

Caring79138850 March 21, 2014

I visited this facility

Walden Place was a nice place. I met some of the directors and they were very nice. They had good people. The rooms were very nice, clean and spacious. They had activities like board game nights. They had people coming in. They had an Elvis impersonator when I was there. They were a little expensive but then that's to be expected for all the amenities they provided. I had two friends that lived there already. They had invited me back and I really enjoyed my visit. However, the meal time was a little slow, it took an hour for them to serve the meal and I didn't have the patience for it.

Doreen1 October 17, 2013

I visited this facility

I went to Walden Place and it's a beautiful place with nice people. The facility has an older building which I really like because I don't like those modern buildings. It has hallways and each couple or person would have a two-room apartment with a kitchenette. The place is really nice, but it's not the kind of lifestyle that I need. I can't see myself living in a two-bedroom apartment. They have public spaces which are really nice. They have a computer room on each floor and a library. They also have lots of activities which seemed really corny to me. Everybody there seemed really happy. The price was too expensive for me although the services were absolutely incredible. They come in and clean your apartment every week and change the bed linens and that's very nice.

Albert3 August 29, 2013

I am/was a resident of this facility

I'm staying in Walden Place. They serve two meals a day including breakfast and the food is great. The management is very caring and they do all the housekeeping. The housekeepers serve the food basically and in the evening when the housekeepers aren't there, they have students from the local college to do it. The food is superb. I have everything that I need in my room and it is clean. They have all kinds of activities like various card games and activities that will keep you physically fit. They have bingo and people come in to do musical programs. They have a bus that takes people around to the various appointments, store, shopping centers and banks. But there is no lift for my scooter. I am recommending them to others.

Laura12 April 09, 2013

I am/was a resident of this facility

We've been in Walden Place for a couple of months now. The management is very kind and most people here are very nice. The food is very, very good. There's lots to do like exercises, bingo, card games, a TV room and movies on schedule. And if you don't want to participate it's all right, too. We have an outside entrance. We could go out to a patio and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. We have two bedrooms and two separate bathrooms. You can also have pets. It really fills our needs and that's what we wanted. I would certainly recommend Walden Place.

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From Walden Place

Walden Place is located in Iowa City, IA, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Walden Place for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

Features of Walden Place


  • Minimum Rate: $1649/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Room Service For Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Resident Parking

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Private Cleaning Services
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms


  • Offsite Activities
  • Lectures Discussions
  • Wii Sports
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55

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