Independent Living – West Bend & Elkhart Lake

Would you like to leave the burden of home maintenance and chores behind while having endless programs, services, and amenities right outside your door? Cedar Community in West Bend and Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, offers adults age 55 and better beautiful, comfortable single-family homes and apartments without the stress of home and yard maintenance. You can even leave the cooking to us if you’d like!

Our independent living has been named among the best in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report. We earned the highest possible rating. Read more.

Cedar Community’s active amenities include:

  • Beautiful walking paths and trails
  • Pontoon boat cruises and kayaking on Big Cedar Lake
  • Trips, tours, and sightseeing
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Coffee clubs, potluck dinners, parties, and social activities
  • Craft and card groups
  • Music and choral groups
  • Restaurant, café, and catering options
  • Spiritual offerings, worship services, rosary, and Bible study groups
  • And so much more! (see the Campus Amenities section of this website for more details)

A Community Where You “Live More”

With locations in West Bend and Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, Cedar Community offers more than a maintenance-free lifestyle in our apartments and ranch homes. Join one of our Wisconsin retirement communities for those 55 and better and enjoy life-enriching programs and services for active seniors. Our goal is to create environments with amenities that help you find balance through the Four Cornerstones of the Live More™ Lifestyle: Community, Purpose, Faith, and Wellbeing.

Enjoy the best years of your life living in an atmosphere of warmth and hospitality while finding new friendships, new hobbies, and interests, and live in a safe community where friends and neighbors truly care for one another. Our residents tell us: “We should have moved here 10 years sooner than we did!”

Is it the right time for senior living?

Learn more about senior living and find out which options are the best fit for you or your family with this quick 4-5 minute survey:

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Are you wondering if Cedar Community fits your financial retirement plans?

Try this easy-to-use calculator to find out which residential options are a preliminary match for your future.

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“To be a part of Cedar Community is to find a life that blends meaning and fun, comfort, safety, exuberant welcome and real integrity. It is also to live in an environment of exquisite beauty: The lake, the hiking paths, the gardens, the prairie, the birds, the deer, and wild turkeys. Then there is the care and vitality here with all the people, activities, the amazing staff, the deep spiritual invitation, and the indwelling of peace. For me, it has been such a great sense of ‘coming home.’ I feel truly privileged and profoundly grateful for the gift of it in my life.”

-Judy Koeppl, Cedar Community Independent Living Resident