One and Two-Bedroom Apartment Fees

Our entrance fee policy allows a resident to leave with a 30-day notice. Based on the following table, a minimum of 50% of the entrance fee will be refunded to the departing resident or estate, once the vacated apartment is reoccupied.

Within one year 80%
Within two years 75%
Within three years 70%
Within four years 65%
Within five years 60%
Within six years 50%

Applicants must meet health and financial criteria, as determined by the community. At the time of entry into independent living, you shall be 55+ years of age and expected to enjoy your home with reasonably good mental and physical health for the foreseeable future. Applicants must provide a report from his/her physician indicating that he/she can live independently.
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Independent Living

Location, Location, Location. Within minutes of Scottish Rite Park, you can explore some of the finest dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions. While Wells Fargo Arena has become a popular hub for both local and national musical and sporting events, Des Moines Art Center and the John and Mary PappaJohn Sculpture Park have become popular artistic attractions. Hoyt Sherman, The Des Moines Playhouse, Sheslow Auditorium, Noce Jazz Club and Wooly’s all offer a variety of performances and musical opportunities. Scottish Rite Park is also well-located in terms of access to parks, banking, churches, public transportation and medical care.

Choice. You select the apartment-style home in our modern 13-story high rise that best aligns with your needs and lifestyle. We offer a variety of recently remodeled or customizable one and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 550-1735 square feet. Many apartments have outdoor balconies and items such as granite countertops and custom cabinetry are Scottish Rite’s standard when purchasing a home eligible for a full-remodel.

Maintenance-Free Lifestyle. Residents thoroughly enjoy home ownership without all of the work and responsibility of maintaining their home. Your monthly fee covers the following: real estate taxes, many of the community amenities, utilities (except for the phone), cable television, Wi-Fi/internet, valet parking during specified hours, some scheduled transportation as well as the maintenance of your apartment, common areas and the neatly landscaped grounds. Tax credits are other benefits, including: military exemption, homestead credit and health tax credit.

Join Us. We pride ourselves that our greatest referral source is the residents living here. They are genuinely enjoying their active, hassle-free lifestyles and are encouraging their friends and family to do the same. It has been an honor that generations of families have made the choice to call Scottish Rite Park home. We would love for you to join us.

Relocation Services. We do everything we can to make your move here easier. Our Home Care Partners can assist with the transition from your current location to your new home at Scottish Rite Park. Relocation services can be tailored to meet your needs and budget. Services may include any of the following:

  • Help with right-size decisions regarding what to take with you and how to arrange furniture to meet your lifestyle, needs and space allotments.
  • Assistance with downsizing items through sales and/or donations to family, friends or businesses.
  • Manage your move and plan the process with efficient, cost-effective movers to relieve your stress.
  • Help with packing, unpacking and discarding of packing materials.

It’s All About the Timing. When should I list my current house for sale? Will my new home at Scottish Rite Park be ready in time? We want to make sure your move here is as smooth and pleasant as possible. We have flexible accommodations available including temporary apartments and guest rooms (subject to availability). We can also arrange for climate-controlled storage and delivery of your belongings if needed. Please speak to our Director of Marketing for further information regarding these accommodations.

Why we like living at Scottish Rite Park:

  1. We were able to customize our living unit to our needs, taste and comfort.
  2. So much of what happens here is resident-driven, meaning that we have plenty of opportunity to use our experience, talents and abilities to enhance life for everyone.
  3. We have a great administrative staff and lead staff in all departments, plus loyal employees who are happy to be working here. There are many long-tenured employees, some who have been here 25 years or more.
  4. We have many activities available, including wellness classes, Tai Chi, bridge, you name it.
  5. We have great amenities, from the fine large swimming pool to the movie theater and to the library and workshop.
George & Janet Hanusa

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