Welcome to The Waters of Excelsior

Everything you could possibly want in a senior living community flows together easily at The Waters of Excelsior in Minnesota: belonging, genuine caring, meaningful active living, remarkable conveniences and exceptional hospitality. Upscale living with down-to-earth neighbors, who enjoy each other’s company. Experience gorgeous views of College Lake and Galpin Lake from your apartment home private balcony.

We are a destination within a destination—a vibrant and sophisticated lakeside community located within walking distance of the equally vibrant and sophisticated Downtown Excelsior shopping, dining and entertainment district.

Live each day how you desire. Get to know gracious neighbors who share your interests, and naturally become friends ready to share new adventures. Enjoy the intimacy of a community where everyone knows each other by name and genuinely cares and looks out for each other. Invite your family and friends (and pet) to join your active lifestyle. See how personal choices, exceptional hospitality and a focus on wellbeing are at the forefront of your daily experience. Relax knowing health services are available on-site, should you ever need them.

While living at The Waters of Excelsior, you’ll enjoy peace of mind and convenience, that as your needs change, you can stay in your apartment home, enjoy the use of all common areas, as we bring care and services to you. Be ready to truly thrive™ here. Thrive™ represents the result of living at The Waters. It symbolizes The Waters Way—our way of being, our innovative offerings in culinary, education, social and physical activities, wellbeing services and design philosophy. The Waters Way is our signature approach to how we serve and care for our residents in a manner that ensures they continue to flourish and feel good about how they live each day.

Thank you for voting for The Waters of Excelsior as the Best Independent Living community!

From Our Community, Friends and Family


The Waters Excelsior has been the best experience for my parents! They made the decision to move there over two years ago. The staff at The Waters has exceeded all of our expectations. Friendly to residents and family members, going out of their way to touch base on a personal level shows their compassion for their residents. During the pandemic, The Waters has remained nearly 100% Covid free, implementing creative solutions to engage residents while following strict guidelines to maintain a healthy and happy community. We look forward to when our families can visit together again and enjoy the wonderful meals served in the restaurant on site. Fantastic job to all – thank you for taking such good care of my parents!!!

Abby E.

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My mother is currently a resident at The Waters of Excelsior and has been for almost three years. In Sept 2020, we moved my mother from her third floor apartment to the first floor Specialty Care Unit. The move has given our family peace of mind, her needs are better met and we know she is in great hands! I think the staff does an incredible job, especially during these challenging times with Covid. I appreciate the daily activities that are made available to the residents and how each holiday, special events and even your birthday are made very special by the staff.

Margery K.

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This is a wonderful place to live! I love The Waters of Excelsior! The staff is amazing. Lori Nugent, Active Life Manager has terrific activities for us every month. I’ve made beautiful jewelry, painted pictures, and before the Pandemic we went to Art Museums, movies, restaurants, a llama farm, a horse ranch, played cards regularly, & had wonderful exercises every morning that help me a lot. I feel extremely fortunate to live at this beautiful place. Everyone is super friendly. The food is delicious! I never thought I’d be having such a good time every day at my age. You don’t need a car, which is wonderful because I don’t drive anymore. Before the Pandemic the Waters bus took us for groceries & to Target once a week. Lori thinks of ways we can do things seated 6 ft apart, wearing masks. Life is good at The Waters of Excelsior!!!!

Eddy P.

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The Active Life

Explore our impressive variety of programs that nurture your physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual wellbeing—as well as your need for pure fun and excitement. Which ones will you invite your family to join with you?

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1 Bedroom Senior Living Apartments starting at $3,880!