Independent, Assisted Living,
and Short-Term Stay
Rental Retirement Community

Senior resident sitting outside


The Kenwood is a rental retirement community focused on independent and assisted living for seniors. At The Kenwood, you don’t have to choose between stimulating urban living or the harmony of a close-knit community. Along with our panoramic view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline, The Kenwood offers the best of both worlds.

Senior Living

Senior living options at the The Kenwood Retirement Community range from independent living to assisted living and everything in between. Our residents live a stress-free life of convenience.

Safe and Secure

An entire team dedicated to a resident-centered experience for peace of mind.

Schedule a Tour – 612-374-8100


The Kenwood
825 Summit Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
“My daughter took me to visit senior communities eight years ago and when I walked into The Kenwood, I knew that I had found my home.  My apartment overlooks the entire downtown skyline. Absolutely stunning!”

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Our Services

Independent Living

Designed for seniors who want to live independently in an active community with freedom, choices and security. Leave the burdens of household maintenance behind and enjoy a fulfilling life.

Independent with Support

Live independently with a little help along the way. We are proud to offer a la carte support such as medication reminders or help with laundry.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living is for seniors whose needs have changed. Residents enjoy living in a safe and secure community with supportive care specifically designed to meet their personal needs.

Short Term Stays

A Short Term Stay or Respite is a great way to sample life in our community. Stay in a fully furnished apartment and enjoy retirement living anywhere from a weekend to a month, or longer.


A community that’s full of life, service, and spirit.

The Kenwood began with the vision of two military veterans who wanted to create active retirement living in a community that would stand apart from others in both service, spirit, and luxury. That vision and their experience of more than thirty years with senior communities served as the foundation in creating the Kenwood, an exceptional senior community with amazing views of the Twin Cities.

Restaurant dining with a full menu with options.
Senior resident of the Kenwood sitting and smiling

Let the Numbers Speak

Senior petting a dog during pet therapy
Video tour of the Senior Living at the Kenwood.


Events and Activities a Month


Five Star Reviews


Happy Seniors


Years in Business

Senior Living with Skyline Views of Minneapolis

Minneapolis Skyline view from the Kenwood

Contact Us

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News / Press / Events 

David Johnson standing in front of maps

The Importance of Life-Long Learning – David Johnson  

David Johnson is an explorer. In retirement he became the president of the University of Minnesota’s Elder Learning Institute now (now Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI)

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Active Seniors at the Kenwood

Activities and Events in November

We program hundreds of events and activities each month. Residents experience professional musicians, local elected officials, award-winning authors, local artists, and much more – all brought conveniently to The Kenwood.

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Katherine Doepke

The Healing and Connecting Power of Music – Katherine Doepke

Everything about Katherine Doepke goes back to her love of music. Even the large, hooked rug in her living room, which she completed years ago, is musical. It has a structure, colors and tones, and is pleasing to the eye.

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Mahmoud El-Kati

Active Activist – Mahmoud El-Kati

If you can’t find Mahmoud El-Kati in his apartment at the Kenwood Retirement Community, look in the library or the workout room. At age 86, Mahmoud continues to seek, and create knowledge and keep himself physically healthy. He is a long-time activist, teacher, lecturer, writer and commentator on the African American experience. Despite the continuing struggle of our country to face our history of slavery and racism, Mahmoud remains optimistic. He feels that “human beings can change their attitudes.”

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