• Jim & Francine

    We decided to sell our home of 44 years and move to an active senior residence. Beginning in February of 2013, we searched and viewed fact sheets on apartments, senior apartments, senior condominiums and senior cooperatives.

    We were looking for affordability, location, sound financials and solid structure.

    Realife Cooperative of Burnsville had the unit we wanted. We sold our home and moved in July 19th. We found they had more to offer. Turns out, we have great neighbors and we can see them as often as we want. Thursday happy hour, Friday morning coffee, pancake breakfasts, dinners, cards and games. It is all available.

    We love it here. This is home.

  • Mary Anne

    My reason for moving into Realife of Burnsville was to be closer to my adult children after the loss of my husband. I moved from Realife of Faribault where my husband and I enjoyed the cooperative lifestyle of living for 6 1/2 great years...being able to enjoy freedom and security to come and go as we pleased and not having to worry about "our home". I believe it is the absolute "right thing to do". You can still enjoy gardening, wood working, walking on the paved paths, the exercise room, crafting with others, being as involved as you like with the many activities that are always going on.

    I also like that it is still an investment, because you purchase your unit...it's a win win for anyone considering this lifestyle of living!! I encourage those 55 or older to think about it. Your only regret will be if you wait and keep putting it off. I love it!!!

  • JD

    I learned about Realife Cooperative of Burnsville from a newspaper ad. When I arrived to check out their community, I was greeted by several residents who promptly located the manager. She was very welcoming and showed me two available units. The building was tastefully decorated and immaculate. I was treated like an honored guest.

    I also checked out other possibilities in the area, but I put Realife on the top of my list. The people at Realife were very accommodating, and answered all of my questions. I put money down on my unit and called a real estate agent to put my home on the market. It sold within a month. Realife returned all my calls promptly, and I had a move-in date the next day.

    My unit was completely refurbished like new. I love my new home! Words cannot express the relief I feel to be in such a warm and stress-free environment. My friends say, “What a gorgeous place you have!" The residents seem to seek me out and are especially nice to me. Everyone greets me in the hallway on a first name basis. More than once I have said, "People really care about each other here."

    Now I can say, "Why didn't I do this several years ago?"

  • Linda and Steve McMurtrey

    We moved to Realife in November of 2013. Before we moved back to Minnesota in 2008 we had owned a unit at a co-operative in Arizona and loved the concept. It was just what we were looking for. We had recently sold our 4 bedroom home and were anxious to find a place to live where we would not have all the maintenance and repair that goes with owning a home.

    Realife is a beautiful place to live. Our 2 bedroom unit is great, lots of room and lots of storage. The underground heated parking garage is wonderful and there are lots of amenities. The co-operative is close to theatre, restaurants and shopping. The 10 acre grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The residents and staff are absolutely awesome. We felt at home immediately.