Independance Place Senior Living Cooperative in Willmar, Minnesota
In an effort to minimize the potential transmission of Coronavirus,
we are suspending giving tours of our building until further notice. 

virtual tour


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


Chris YooseWelcome to our new Housing Director, Chris Yoose.

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

Independence Place was built in 2002 by John TerWisscha of TerWisscha Construction Company. It was his inspiration to provide an affordable place for retirees. His vision gave rise to Independence Place Senior Cooperative Housing, a model of retirement living. We are managed by Realife 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.


Independance Place LobbyIndependance Place at sunset.

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