Carefree Cottages of Maplewood

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1801 Gervais Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55109
(651) 770-7687

Property Description

Carefree Cottages of Maplewood is a beautifully maintained senior housing rental community, offering single level cottages and multi-level apartment homes.

Our homes are located just west of White Bear Avenue behind Rainbow Foods, and are close to Maplewood Mall, grocery stores, restaurants, and healthcare.

Carefree Cottages of Maplewood is the perfect location for all of your needs and wants.

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Community History

The Carefree Senior Community was established in 1993 by Jerry Mogren and his son Bruce. Jerry spent his entire life in the North St. Paul – Maplewood area. He was very active and generous in the community. Jerry especially had a warm place in his heart for senior citizens. He spent most Sunday afternoons at the Maplewood Care Center serving the residents apple pies, White Castle burgers or whatever else he decided to bring that day. Jerry loved senior citizens and the seniors loved him back.

Jerry had a dream to create a community for seniors that was safe, warm and affordable. When the current location became available, it was like a dream come true. The senior residents would be surrounded by acres of Ramsey County open space. Wildlife of all sorts could be viewed from many of the living units and from the spacious Community Center.

The residents could enjoy nature and yet walk only a block to a bus stop, groceries, restaurants and most any service they might need. Residents could keep their independence whether they drove a car or not.

Jerry and Bruce worked together to design and build 263 housing units. There are 153 “cottages” or town homes and 110 apartment units located in the “Chateau Building”. Over 90% of our units qualify for federal affordable housing rental rates. Carefree is a great combination of superb location plus affordable rents.

The Carefree Community is also enhanced by a vibrant social life including movie night, bingo, birthday celebrations, volunteer opportunities, aerobics and a wellness center. The entire Carefree Community invites you to tour our property, talk to residents and hopefully become part of the Carefree family.


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Rental Rates

Floor Plan Bathrooms Rent (from) Average Sq. Ft.
1 Bedroom 1 $950 735
2 Bedroom 1 $1,085 925 – 1,100
3 Bedroom 1 & 2 $1,185 1,025 – 1,290

* Income restrictions apply for some units. Please call to find out if you qualify.

Property Amenities

  • Spacious Floor Plans
  • Large and open kitchen
  • Ample closet space
  • Window treatments provided
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Personal walk-out patio
  • Professional management
  • 24-Hour emergency maintenance
  • Great neighbors
  • Guest suite available
  • Bi-monthly grocery transportation
  • Community room
  • In unit laundry hook-ups
  • Library & card playing rooms
  • Private garages available
  • Water, sewer, and trash included
  • Planned activities
  • Hair Salon


Property Responsible For: Trash Removal, Water/Sewer
Resident Responsible For: Gas (heat), Electricity, Cable, Phone, Internet

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Additional Information

Damage Deposit: Please contact property for details.
Pets: YES (call for details and restrictions)


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