Blair House | Normal, IL

1200 E College Ave, Normal, IL, 61761

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based on 14 Reviews

Christine112323550 November 16, 2015

I visited this facility

Blair House was very nice. They took us on a nice tour, sat down with my mom, and tried to answer all of her questions, then invited us to stay for lunch. My mom didn’t want to, but they did make the option available. They were very friendly and followed up with us, so it was nice.

Darlene31 August 31, 2015

I visited this facility

Blair House was very nice. We really liked it; we liked the location of it, and the price was good. We liked a lot of the features, but my friend -- who is looking -- still likes to cook, and they only had a kitchenette; they didn't have a real kitchen. We tasted the food, and it was delicious. We liked Blair House a lot.

Anonymous109924350 July 31, 2015

I visited this facility

Blair House was very nice. It was more limited compared to the other facility I went to, and I know that they do address only a certain range of care, so that was not helpful for us, but it was still a nice facility for those that would be within that care range. It had a friendly atmosphere, and it was clean. It seemed like a happy place. The rooms I saw were adequate.

Wendy34 June 28, 2015

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Blair House is perfect for my mother. The people are friendly, and the apartment is just the right size for her. It was affordable, and they had an apartment on the ground level floor with an outside entrance, so she has her own little patio and a little more privacy and independence. They do offer some entertainment like musical entertainment, she will go down to the lobby to listen to that, and that is about all she really does. The food is good.

Linda104400650 March 31, 2015

I visited this facility

I have seen Blair House. It is the same as the other facility in that there was no one my age. It was older and mature in form. The staff is very nice to me. The dining area is fine. I saw the menu, and it looked like the food had a good variety, but we weren't offered a meal.

Terry44 February 10, 2015

I visited this facility

The personnel in Blair House were very forthcoming and very friendly. They were willing to show the facility. The dining area was really nice. They have a nice series of transportation. I would say they have a very high level of sanitation. The rooms are spacious, and it has a bathroom, patio, and kitchenette. It is very convenient to a lot of shopping and a lot of things.

Paul19 September 23, 2013

I visited this facility

We toured Blair House and had lunch there. The location was convenient for us. It looked good and we liked it. Mom was very comfortable with it and she was so excited in going there. From what I had seen and had talked with my friend and families who had relatives there and had used the facility, it was supposed to be the best and nicest place in town. Also, Chad, the manager of the facility was working with me and he has a great staff. They seemed to be really sincere in getting my mom and aunt be settled in there. Those were the reasons why we chose it.

nan C March 31, 2012

I visited this facility

PRO: The food serve is wonderful, the cook and servers are very friendly. You can take your pets. Trash is very close to rooms for collection Laundry is in good location on each floor. Con: We saw several empty rooms, where people moved out. Having housekeeping weekly they were dirty dirty dirty. I am not a clean freak, never would have shown such filth. Holes in wall from Rug installers, that was before last person moved in. There community room for dancing,etc was glooming and on dark side. The chapel room more of the same. THE ANSWER NEXT YEAR OWNERS are going to paint and up grade. NEXT YEAR!!!!!ONE LAST CON PRICE is $5,300 for 2 people. That is too high for us.

LT Jackson November 16, 2011

I am a friend or relative of resident

My father has been living at the Blair House for a little over a year. He has adjusted very well. He has a group of buddies that he plays cards with. He is also a veteran and is receiving money from the VA to help pay for his rent. They have someone there that helped him through the process. Warning: It takes the VA quite a while to send the first check. It took us 5 months. Well worth the wait though. I'd recommend Blair House to anyone looking for a retirement community.

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From Blair House

Blair House is located in Normal, IL, 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 Blair House 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 Blair House

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms

Room and housing options

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


  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • Hiking trails
  • TV room
  • Parking for residents
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • Dining extra: Private dining room


  • Fitness
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Wii sports competition

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services


  • Minimum age: 55


  • Minimum rate: $2,149/month

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