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Seasons Magazine

Independence Place was featured in this issue of Seasons Magazine.

I was incredibly impressed when I recently visited Independence Place Cooperative Housing, now celebrating ten years in Willmar.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but when I was given a tour and shown all of the amenities, I was truly overwhelmed. What a great place to have right here in Willmar! It is beautifully maintained and modern, and has features I never would have imagined. Not only that, but the people I met were so much fun to visit. I was thinking, “Hey, I’m not to the “right” age yet, but I could definitely live here!” Shiela, Editor of Season's Magazine

Our Manager Cathy Bays was recently selected to receive the Senior Cooperative Foundation 2014 Spirit Award.



Our Community

Independence Place is a COOP and a very special place to live. There is a sense of community because members are more than neighbors, they are friends. We provide independent living in Willmar, MN for seniors "55 and better" in a secure and comfortable environment. We enjoy senior living the way it should be.

Our History

Independance Place was built in 2002 by John TerWisha of TerWissha Construction Company. It was his inspiration to provide an affordable place for retirees. His vision gave rise to Independance Place Senior Cooperative Housing, a model of retirement living. We are managed by Real Life Management, a company with great experience in cooperative living units.

Why Choose Independence Place?

Independence Place is a special housing opportunity for independent seniors. We invite you to visit our place and discover for yourself why so many individuals and families have selected Independence Place to spend their retirement years.

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Independance Place Lobby

Independance Place at sunset.