July 1, 2019

What is a Cooperative?

The Crow Valley Cooperative is a 55+ upscale living community to be built near Crow Valley Golf Club in Davenport, Iowa. There are over 100 known cooperatives in the country, with 75 of them in Minnesota. Housing cooperatives, for the 55+ age group, have been around since the 1970s.

A cooperative, including the common areas and grounds, is owned by members who live there. Each member owns a share in the entire cooperative. If there are 55 homes, each member will own 1/55 of the entire cooperative.

Members elect a Board of Directors, made up of fellow members. This board will manage operations, help control costs and create policies for the cooperative.

Cooperative members include active, independent people over 55 years of age who appreciate a maintenance-free lifestyle – while still enjoying ownership.

Cooperative members are typically active community members. They get to enjoy the freedom to travel, knowing their home is being looked after.

Cooperative members benefit from living and socializing with other members who are of similar age and interests. New friendships and fun happen every day at the cooperative.

Crow Valley Cooperative’s amenities include:

  • Locked and controlled access at the front entrance. Visitors use a dial system to contact members
  • All exterior doors are locked
  • Carbon monoxide detectors + 24/7 monitored fire protection system
  • Worries like leaking pipes and furnace issues are left in the hands of the maintenance staff
  • An automatic schedule of replacing flooring, appliances, common and exterior areas, etc. is set up at no additional cost to members
  • All exterior maintenance (i.e. snow removal + lawn care) is included
  • Secure main entrance with lobby/waiting area
  • Fully wired for cable tv, wireless internet
  • Community room with fireplace, kitchen, and outdoor patio/courtyard with grilling station
  • Bar room
  • Game room, workshop, fitness center, health studio, and outdoor patio/sundeck area
  • Storage lockers
  • Walking path
  • Garden plots
  • Guest suites
  • Secure parking is provided
  • Heated indoor parking (second stall options available)

Our home options include features, such as:

  • 10-foot ceilings
  • In-unit full-size washer and dryer
  • Full kitchen Energy-Star appliance package including stainless steel or black stainless steel appliances: refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and built-in microwave oven
  • Center kitchen island without sink (just storage)
  • High-quality solid surface countertops
  • Separate dining area
  • Solid core entry door
  • Individually controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Walk-in glass-enclosed tile showers (master suite) and/or soaking tub/shower combination with tile surround (2nd bathroom)
  • Porcelain bathroom tile
  • Double sinks in master bath
  • Walk-in closet in the master suite and large closet in the second bedroom with wire shelving
  • Patios/balconies
  • Additional storage closet or additional storage in the laundry area for personal items

100% maintenance-free – inside your home and out!

To reserve your new home or to simply request more information, you may visit with our Crow Valley Cooperative Sales Manager, Rachel Thomas, at her office. She is available by appointment and will work with your schedule. Give Rachel a call today at (309) 235-2939.

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