Beaverdale Estates

Offers Independent Living

22 Reviews
4610 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
Call (800) 385-2527
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Independent Living Reviews for Beaverdale Estates

October 31, 2017

By Bonny

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My father moved into Beaverdale Estates. It's a very nice place, kept up very well, and i very convenient. He has a really nice, newly painted, and carpeted, studio apartment. He could get all his collection of things there, so he's very happy with it. Everybody is very nice, they're taking good care of him, and the food is good. The staff is nice and very helpful.

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Hi Bonny, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review! We are so happy to hear your father is enjoying living at Beaverdale Estates. Please let us know if there's anything additional we can do for your family. Have a great day!

January 05, 2017

By Sandra613783

I visited this facility

Beaverdale Estates was an excellent, warm, comfortable place. The dining area was nice and very pleasant. The food was excellent. The selection was great. They had all kinds of activities and games, like Wii bowling and throwing a beanbag across the room; they were having a tournament and everybody was headed down there for it. They had a library, a very nice craft activities room, and a very nice kitchen that you can use if you want to bake cookies or do something fun for yourself. It was very nice. There were lots of activities.

November 21, 2016

By Gary G.838751

I visited this facility

Beaverdale Estates was nice. Everything was pleasant over there. The people were great, and the manager was very welcoming. It was a nice place. We went to a couple different floor plans; I looked at them, and they were fine.

August 23, 2016

By Cathy F

I visited this facility

Beaverdale Eastaes was extravagantly decorated and very elegant. The rooms were beautiful, but the one that we saw was pretty small for $2,000 a month. They had an exercise room, library, activity rooms, and dining room, where they served three meals a day. The staff was knowledgeable.

May 26, 2016

By Roger051045

I visited this facility

I am considering Beaverdale Estates. I liked that the dining area is easy to get to, they serve three meals a day, and have an open cafeteria style throughout the day, so you can get coffee and fruits until 9:00 p.m. The place seemed pretty clean, and the people that gave the tour were nice.

May 10, 2016

By Steve124228050

I visited this facility

I visited Beaverdale Estates. It was fine and acceptable rooms, a game area, and a library. Overall, the visit was fine.

January 31, 2016

By Shirley117757550

I visited this facility

I liked Beaverdale Estates. I have nothing against it. I am just not ready to have somebody cook all my meals, and wait on me like that. I was in two or three rooms, and I thought they were very nice. They were very friendly downstairs in the lobby. They had coffee, and cookies out. My son had eight of us over, and had a dinner catered in to their private dining-room. Everybody was very friendly. I had dinner there a couple of times, and it was very good. They had entertainment come in. They had cards, games, and exercise. They have just about anything. It was a nice place.

December 20, 2015

By Garry4

I visited this facility

We toured Beaverdale Estates. The people were nice, and it was a very clean and nice place. The apartments were just a little bit small. They had all kinds of activities, like singing and bingo. The staff was very efficient. We ate lunch there, and the food was fantastic.

November 24, 2015

By Phyllis Y.

I visited this facility

We visited Beaverdale Estates. They were very friendly, and I liked the facilities a lot. The meal I ate and the staff were good. If I had a little more income, I would be more interested. They had efficiencies and one-bedrooms, which were quite spacious with lots of storage space. I was really pleased with it.

November 22, 2015

By Anonymous113129650

I visited this facility

I thought Beaverdale Estates was wonderful. We didn’t have a lot of time that day, but we did stay for lunch, and it was really good. She told us about the activities, but we didn’t participate in any. The dining room was very nice, the food was excellent, and the menu was very good. Its setting was very nice, pleasant, and very clean.

July 04, 2015

By Sue110611250

I visited this facility

I liked Beaverdale Estates. I liked the staff, and I enjoyed the meal. I was even invited to come back again for kind of a gathering that they had a few weeks later. A girl showed me a room that was kind of like an efficiency. It was a little closer to what I could afford. The food was awesome. I really enjoyed the girl who showed me around. She was really warm.

November 29, 2014

By Wilma5

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am staying at Beaverdale Estates Des Moines, and I have decided that is where I will be. I will not look any further as I am comfortable here. It’s been four months since I have been here. They offer three meals a day, and we get light housekeeping. Everybody here is friendly. I always have somebody to talk to and do something with. The rooms are spacious. I have one bedroom and a living room. They also provide transportation on shopping or to doctor's appointments.

July 20, 2014

By Gloria26

I am/was a resident of this facility

I am a resident of Beaverland Estates, and it is very good. It is very comfortable, warm, and homey. It feels like it's your home, and everybody remarks about that when they come here. They are the best independent living for people that are retiring. You have all your meals. There are lots of activities. We have all kind of entertainment coming in. We have our own choir made up of the residents. I am in the choir, and I love being in the choir. We have a choir director, and we have musical managers that are very talented. We have two different kinds of bingo and all kinds of games. We have bean bags, baseball, Wii, and we have bowling with that. We have movies on Sunday with popcorn and refreshments. We have gospel singing on Sunday afternoon. We have two wonderful libraries. We have morning exercises every day. It's just busy all the time. It has good managers; their office doors are open all the time, and you can walk in their office and talk to them any time. It is a beautiful place. Everything is very nice. The apartments are lovely, and the maintenance is perfect. They clean the apartments every week. They shampoo the carpet in the hallway on each floor and the carpets in the rooms. It is not new, but it is very well kept, and it looks new. We have big open spaces, and its very beautiful. I don't think they come much better than this. I am very happy. We are a good community. Everybody have a good time, everybody gets along, and we have good friends.

March 15, 2013

By maealice

I visited this facility

From the time that I walked in the door, I actually felt the warmth and love. The Managers Aaron and Margaret were very helpful with answering all of my questions. I am going to tell all of my friends and family. I just wish that I had known about them 10 years ago. I could have had great memories even sooner.
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Questions about Beaverdale Estates

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Beaverdale Estates. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.  

What transportation services does Beaverdale Estates offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at Beaverdale Estates exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does Beaverdale Estates offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If Beaverdale Estates accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does Beaverdale Estates work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need.

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Services and Amenities of Beaverdale Estates


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $1885/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup, Walk In Tub

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Covered

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Business Center, Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About Beaverdale Estates

Beaverdale Estates is located in Des Moines, 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 Beaverdale Estates 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.

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