As we all get older, the goal is usually to live life at an easier pace. Household chores become burdens and getting out of the house to see friends rarely happens. These issues, combined with any underlying health concerns, make senior housing developments  an attractive option when looking towards retirement. Cooperatives, like the Estates of Dubuque, were designed as a form of homeownership in which the members collectively own and control the developments in which they live. Residents buy membership stock in the cooperatives, which owns the land, building, and any common areas. Members obtain the exclusive right to occupy a specific home. These homes will be conveniently located on the North West side near the intersection of Derby Grange Road and John F. Kennedy Road, close to restaurants and other amenities. This patio-home cooperative will sit on 13 acres and include 35 individual homes meeting the Universal Design concept.  Also, inside this private, gated community will be a clubhouse featuring an open entertaining area, full kitchen, fitness center, great room with fireplace, indoor pickleball court, office/conference room, and outdoor area.

Photo Credit: Vintage Cooperatives Layout/plans for the Estates of Dubuque
Photo Credit: Vintage Cooperatives                   Layout/plans for the Estates of Dubuque
Photo Credit: Vintage Cooperatives
Photo Credit: Vintage Cooperatives                                    Housing Sample
Photo Credit: Vintage Cooperatives Clubhouse Mock Up
Photo Credit: Vintage Cooperatives                                                   Clubhouse Mock Up

A dedication to comfortable, home-like living space makes up the foundation of Vintage Cooperatives. When founder Jeff Ewing’s grandfather, Carrollton, was paralyzed from the neck down at age 38, he spent many years of his life in a nursing home. Carrollton’s living space consisted of vinyl tiled floors, institutional lighting, and only curtains to separate him from other residents.

As a child, Jeff thought there must be a way for his grandmother, Doris, to live with Carrollton in a home-like setting, instead of returning alone to the family farm after visiting him. As a result, Jeff dedicated himself to developing Independent Senior Living communities in Iowa that respect residents and provide them with comfortable, home-like living spaces, and so, Vintage Cooperatives was born.

Become a part of a community where the issues of aging are mitigated. Enjoy the spirit of community. Social activities and involvement enhance the enjoyment of life.  You'll enjoy catered dinners, card groups, crafts, book clubs, golf groups, exercise groups, and social outings at the Estates of Dubuque.

And maintenance free living means expenses are covered; future repairs and improvements. Joining the community provides you and your home with both inside and outside maintenance, covering general home repairs and appliances. Spend your free-time doing the things you enjoy and leave the maintenance to them. And vacation service allows you to travel, leaving your home safe and secure. From watering your plants, to bringing in your mail and packages, the on-site property manager has you covered. Find out more and join the Estates of Dubuque today. Visit to join this private, gated community and relax in your golden years!


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