Affordable senior housing in Eagan

Residents all have access to 30,000 square feet of shared spaces designed for socializing, exercise and hobbies.

Affinity at Eagan senior apartment interior
Affinity at Eagan senior apartment interior

There’s a new option for people ages 55 and older looking for independent living in the southeastern suburbs.

Affinity at Eagan — at the interchange of Highway 77 (Cedar Avenue) and Highway 13 — is located across the street from Twin Cities Premium Outlets.

The 174-unit property is a first in the state for the Inland Group, a Spokane, Washington-based multi-family housing developer and builder, which has opened numerous properties out West, including similar age-restricted communities.

Like many senior-living communities, Affinity at Eagan offers a wealth of on-site amenities to engage residents.

A few that stand out include a heated indoor salt-water pool and spa, a Zumba studio, virtual golf and — along with a dog run — an indoor dog-wash station.

Affinity at Eagan indoor pool

Though the rooms here may not be huge — about 500 square feet for studios and about 1,100 for 2-bedroom units — the residents all have access to 30,000 square feet of shared spaces designed for socializing, exercise and hobbies.

That includes the on-site Dilly Dally’s Pub offering Wednesday and Friday happy hours, and a theater featuring weekly 1 p.m. film screenings as part of Matinee Mondays.

Add to that the facility’s family dining room, Internet cafe, library, game room, card room, craft room, workshop and — for outdoor spaces — a deck, outdoor kitchen and a community garden.

Assistant community director Reanna Smith-Fields said the community’s claim to fame is how all-inclusive it is: Each unit comes with one heated underground parking space, plus free wi-fi, cable and utilities.

“We offer luxury living at an affordable cost,” she said. “People rave about the customer service and the wide array of amenities that we offer.”

Dilly Dally’s pub


  • Heated indoor salt water pool and spa
  • Fitness center
  • Zumba studio
  • Dilly Dally’s Pub
  • Family dining room
  • Internet cafe
  • Virtual golf
  • Workshop
  • Library
  • Theater
  • Indoor dog-wash station
  • Dog run
  • Craft room
  • Game room
  • Billiards room
  • Card room
  • Community garden
  • Community deck
  • Covered patio
  • Outdoor kitchen and bbq

Do you know of a new or interesting senior housing option — brand new or long-standing — in the Twin Cities that might make a good Housing Spotlight? Write Minnesota Good Age editor Sarah Jackson at [email protected] with the subject line #HousingSpotlight.