Amira Minnetonka active adult community opens its doors

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New 186-unit community offers 55-plus independent living for the next phase of life

MINNEAPOLIS (July 19, 2023) — United Properties is pleased to announce the grand opening of Amira Minnetonka, its newest 55-plus active adult rental community, located at 801 Carlson Pkwy. in Minnetonka. This is United Properties’ third Amira community to open; locations in Bloomington and Roseville are fully leased.

“We are thrilled to welcome residents to their new home at Amira Minnetonka,” says Naomi Ohnstad, development director, United Properties. “Our aim is to have best-in-class communities that give older adults — including Baby Boomers looking to downsize — the freedom to focus their time and energy on what matters most: community, family, friends and their interests.”

Amira Minnetonka features 186 spacious, light-filled units ranging from alcove studio to three-bedroom floor plans. All rental units feature walk-in closets, in-unit washers and dryers, individual climate control and more. Many homes include a flex room that can be used as an office or hobby space, and most units feature private outdoor areas. Nineteen units are affordable, and rental fees for every unit are all-inclusive, except for electricity — making it an ideal option for 55-plus adults looking to budget monthly costs.

The active adult community’s on-site team manages day-to-day maintenance, freeing up residents’ schedules to utilize the community’s indoor and outdoor amenities, which include a golf simulator, library, yoga and fitness studios, an outdoor pool and hot tub, community gardens, fully furnished community rooms, a club room and sky lounge. Residents also have access to daily events and activities, such as community happy hours or an outing to a Twins baseball game.

Citing a recent surgeon general’s warning about the epidemic of isolation and loneliness, Ohnstad notes, “I’ve seen people move into our buildings and find a fresh vibrancy and zest for life after just a few weeks. Amira Minnetonka offers more than housing — it’s a true community.”

Conveniently located near Interstates 394 and 494, Amira Minnetonka has easy access to Carlson Towers, nearby walking and bike paths, dining and shopping. The location is also within three miles of downtown Wayzata, which offers local restaurants and retail, and picturesque views of Lake Minnetonka.

Additionally, Amira Minnetonka is United Properties’ first residential building to feature solar panels. The 40-kilowatt system will offset electrical costs in common areas while supplying power back to the electrical grid.

The community is professionally managed by Great Lakes Management. Additional project partners include Weis Builders, ESG Architecture & Design, Brue Baukol Capital Partners and Bremer Bank.

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