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Retirement Living in Amana Colonies - Iowa

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Area Description

Visitors have been coming to our scenic seven villages for over 100 years. Some come for our cuisine, to sample our foods and sip our wines and beers. Others come for the quality of our handcrafted products and art, or the variety of quaint shops that line our streets. Still others come for our fun festivals or our unique German culture.

No matter what brought you to us we are glad you’re here. We invite you to step away from the outside world and enjoy the authentic ambiance created by our ancestors and cared for by us today. Discover the unique Amana culture through our history, our attractions, our shops and our people.

Experience the Amana Colonies, a place like no other.

Includes Cities/Towns: Amana, Homestead, Middle Amana, South Amana.

Region Characteristics

Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Within the Amana Colonies you will find a variety of outdoor activites including hihking and biking trails, a championship level golf course, and numerous festivals during the year. The Amana Colonies are a unique area that offers history buffs many opportunities and is a National Historic Landmark.

Cultural Activities

We feature a live theater company along with a museum complex featuring the history of the Amana Colonies. The arts are very alive in the Colonies as the Amana Arts Guild has its own series of events and the Amana Colonies Festivals Inc has a full schedule of events each year.

Public transportation

There is no public transportation in the seven villages of the Amana Colonies

Medical Facilities

There are major hospitals within 30 miles including the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, a major research and teaching hospital


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  9.1  18.5  27.9  1.1 "  6.7 "
 Feb  14.9  24.6  34.2  1.0 "  6.5 "
 Mar  26.4  36.6  46.9  2.1 "  3.3 "
 Apr  37.4  49.0  60.6  3.4 "  1.0 "
 May  49.1  60.5  71.9  4.5 "  0.0 "
 Jun  58.7  70.0  81.3  4.7 "  0.0 "
 Jul  62.6  73.9  85.2  4.2 "  0.0 "
 Aug  60.0  71.5  83.0  4.7 "  0.0 "
 Sep  50.6  63.1  75.6  3.6 "  0.0 "
 Oct  39.1  51.5  63.8  2.5 "  0.0 "
 Nov  26.9  36.7  46.5  2.5 "  1.4 "
 Dec  15.2  24.0  32.9  1.5 "  7.7 "

Iowa is a land of 4 seasons; Winters can be cold and snowy Dec-Feb, Spring turns warmer beginning in April, Summer is beautiful and full of outdoor events, expect a few weeks of hot and humid weather in July and August, Fall is fantastic as the temperatures cool, the leaves turn beautiful colors and numerous outdoor events take place.

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Cost of Living for Amana Colonies, IA

Amana Colonies, Iowa cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

The Amana Colonies are part of a land use district that ensures that building exteriors conform to historic standard is certain parts of the seven villages. Other areas (non-historic) are free to build or remodel as desired. You will find all types of housing options in the Amana Colonies with the most popular being single family homes.

Senior Assistance in Amana Colonies, IA

Amana Colonies, Iowa offers the following assistance for seniors:

All types of assistance are available for seniors.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Everything from full-time to part-time jobs and volunteer opportunities in retail and tourism related positions along with many organizations and charity work exist.

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