Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village
1355 Phalen Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55106
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If you’re age 55 or older and looking for a safe, welcoming community close to a multitude of services and amenities, you may have found your new home at Realife Cooperative of Phalen Village.
The cooperative offers an array of common areas for members to enjoy as well as secured entrances, accommodations for pets, van transportation, free laundry facilities, a heated garage and car wash, and much more — all within walking distance of many conveniences such as Cub Foods, Lake Phalen and the Phalen Golf Course, tennis courts and Bruce Vento Regional Trails.
Best of all, as “shareholders” of the cooperative, members receive all the tax benefits of homeownership without having to worry about any of the maintenance!
Members and their families know there’s a lot to love about Realife Phalen — and here’s what they have to say about it:
“There are so many great things to say about Realife, I hardly know where to start. The facilities are very clean and well-maintained. It is wonderful not having to shovel sidewalks or cut the grass. We have plots where people can plant gardens. We have a huge party room, which is great for family get-togethers. The residents are very friendly. There are various types of activities planned each week, including card playing, coffee and donuts, catered dinners and movie nights.”
- David E., Realife Phalen co-op member for 8 years
“My parents moved into Realife in 2005, and it has been the best move they could have made. The community is so great and active, so there is always something to be involved in, but with independent private apartments, they also have the privacy that one would expect.”
- Leonard M., son of Realife Phalen residents
“My mother-in-law loves it here and has found it to be a wonderful, welcoming community. She is surrounded by friends and activities to participate in. There are so many opportunities to share and to help as well as be helped. I can’t imagine anyone not being happy here.”
-Daughter-in-law of Realife Phalen resident
“My wife and I moved into Realife Phalen in 2012. We and our dog were welcomed by Residential Service Manager, Debbie, and the very friendly current residents! The free-of-cost washing machines and dryers on each of the floor’s two wings make doing laundry very easy. The social activities committee sponsors multiple activities for residents to enjoy life. The two guest rooms provide a quality environment for guests to enjoy their stay with you, at minimal cost, if you cannot accommodate them in your unit. Judy, our housekeeper, keeps the place very clean and attractive, and Tom, our maintenance man, provides very friendly and professional services should a minor repair become necessary anywhere in the building. We love it here!
- Clifton O., Realife Phalen co-op member for 2 years
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