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Enjoy fun with neighbors in our resident-led activities or a community celebration hosted by our team. There's always something to do or keep busy with at The Fields at Arbor Glen.

Imagine life at The Fields at Arbor Glen. It is Saturday morning and you are enjoying a cup of coffee from your rocking chair on the patio of your new home. Your grandkids are playing in the nearby bocce ball courts and there is a friendly game of pickleball being played with friends. Feel the warm morning sun on your face as you engage in Tai Chi in the garden. Smell the food cooking on the community grill and feel the excitement of people headed over to the neighborhood potluck. Hear the sweet sounds of a harpist, pianist, or singers during special afternoon concerts as you listen with friends and family from the comfort of your new home.

Learn a new hobby or join that “group” you have been meaning to join. Meet people with similar interests and a zest for life just steps away from your front door. Grab a friend and take a boat cruise down the beautiful St. Croix River. Or pack a picnic and take an afternoon bike ride on one of our beautiful trails. Feel the comfort and warm welcome from the people of Lake Elmo as they greet you on your afternoon walks around The Fields at Arbor Glen and our nearby trail system.

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Retirement Living: Renting vs. Homeownership

Benefits of Renting

If you currently rent a 55+ apartment home or townhome month-to-month, you know these benefits. But if you’re a homeowner contemplating jumping ship, here are some reasons to consider as you weigh the pros and cons in the lifestyle you want to live.


Many Options

Renting may make sense if you’re an empty nester, ready to downsize, experiencing loneliness or unsure of where you’ll spend your retirement years. There are so many floor plan options with an overabundance of amenities and life enrichment opportunities.

Comparing Costs

It’s important to compare the cost of renting to owning in the community that you’d like to move to. From the many reports we’ve read online and comparing average homeownership costs in our market to our costs, renting at The Fields comes out ahead. *Ask about our Cost Comparison worksheet so you can compare our costs to homeownership

Less Maintenance, Less Responsibility

When you rent an apartment home or townhome at The Fields, you will not have to pay for maintenance. No painting, roof and gutter repairs, windows, sprinklers, carpets, dishwasher repair, you name it – we take care of it all. No major-league, structural maintenance and ongoing seasonal maintenance like shoveling, landscaping or raking. The average homeowner spends between 1%-4% of their annual income on upkeep. The older the home, the higher the percentage. Residents of no-maintenance communities can rest easy knowing they’ll always be living in a beautifully-kept home with a beautifully-kept yard...without having to lift a finger.

Freed-up Capital

Renting may free up money that you can invest, which could increase your overall income during your retirement years. Investments often grow at a quicker rate than real estate appreciates, making them an even better use of your financial assets. Also, ownership could put you at risk in the event of another housing-market crash—something renting does not do.

So, sell while the market is HOT, get what you deserve out of your home and come live The Fields at Arbor Glen lifestyle. New friends, fun and adventure awaits.

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