Testimonials

  • "Our monthly in Mason City is $1,310. After factoring in utility costs and upkeep at our old house, then investing the proceeds from the sales of our house and using that money towards our monthly fee, we are better off by about $150/month in the Coop which will buy you more than a 6-pack!"

    Jack and Ginger of Mason City

  • "Village Cooperative offers a unique opportunity to meet more friends with their feeling of ‘community’. Add to that, no snow or lawn care, zero maintenance and a worry-free lifestyle and you really can’t beat it. The value is incredible!"

    Shari of Sioux City

  • "The idea of being able to leave home whenever we want without the worry and hassle of arranging a care-taker is a big draw. The maintenance-free living feature takes the worry out of the day to day maintenance our house requires. The additional features of an exercise room, community and club room are things we will use regularly. Our kids see the benefits we’ll enjoy and they will not miss the burden of taking care of our property when we’re gone."

    Rick and Connie of Sioux City

  • "We love the location – close to our friends, our church, shopping and medical facilities. It’s time to get out of our large house, yard work and start to enjoy our new no-maintenance lifestyle!"

    Mick and JoAnn of Sioux City

  • "Secure living, close to shopping and banking, heated garage with car wash – a brand new home with great amenities and we’re saving money with a better lifestyle. What more could you ask for?"

    Perry and Linda of Sioux City

  • "I’m looking forward to the no-maintenance lifestyle and fellowship with neighbors. My family is very supportive of my decision to move and you can’t beat the financial benefits of the Village Cooperative!"

    Denna of Sioux City

  • "We travel several times throughout the year and will enjoy the security of leaving the Village with no cares about mail, papers, plant care, or maintenance while we are gone. I have used my snow blower and shovel very effectively over the years, but now I can let somebody else take care of that for me, and I won’t miss it at all.”"

    Dick and Sharon of Ames

  • "Our townhouse was feeling way too big for us so we were looking for “the next” place.  The ad for Village Cooperative in our mailbox got our attention and we investigated further.  It was “wow!” from then on.  Everything looked perfect for us:  no maintenance, manageable space, convenient access, very affordable, lock up and leave, and a ready-made community of friends."

    Don and Pat of Ames

  • "The Co-op makes real sense because you have little or no worries about safety, security, maintenance, etc. I’ve visited other Village Cooperatives and was delighted to find that the residents love their new homes. I really don’t know what more a person could ask for with this lifestyle."

    Bob of Cedar Rapids

  • "In 2009, John and I got the most devastating news any couple could get. John was diagnosed with Myelodisplastic Disease, for which there is no cure. He was given about 3 years to live. We started thinking about what I would do when he was gone. When we heard about Village Cooperative we decided to investigate further. What we learned convinced me that this would be a good option for me. I signed up and this proved to be all I had hoped for, except that John was not able to join me – he died on July 6th, 2012. I could not have made a better decision. The friendships I have made and the camaraderie we co-op members have is just what I needed. I also love the fact that it will be a very secure home with many wonderful amenities."

    Donna of Cedar Rapids

  • "We heard about Village Coop in 2010 from my uncle. He was extremely eager to share their experience in Marshalltown and I was convinced it was the way to go. When we heard the coop in Cedar Rapids was being built in the area we're looking for a condo, we decided this was meant for us."

    LeRoy and Fran of Cedar Rapids

  • "I nearly walked away from Villages, but with the help of my realtor and Penny Shedek, I am reassured that I won't move twice and that I can relax about this."

    Les of Cedar Rapids

  • "We appreciate the privacy, the choice of socializing and the quiet, convenient setting. We were ready to give up gardening, yard care, snow removal and all the upkeep projects. We love the benefit of living in a neighborhood where you know your neighbors and they are all active like we are. We love it here!"

    Don and Karen of Asbury

  • "This is the most affordable option I have seen. I'll have freedom of worry about in and outdoor upkeep, live in a secure building, and belong to a group of people that will help each other out if needed."

    Anne of Cedar Falls

  • "The cost of the buy-in compared to purchasing a single family home or condo greatly interested us as our cost of living will be reduced. We look forward to losing lawn care, snow removal, and no stairs to climb when doing laundry."

    Robert and Martha of Cedar Falls