Illahee Hills

Based on 61 reviews | Ranked #1 of 22 communities in Urbandale

8308 Colby Pkwy, Urbandale, IA, 50322

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Illahee Hills is a senior living community located in Urbandale that offers senior living accommodations and services.

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Category Ratings

  • Service

    4 Total Reviews
  • Food

    28 Total Reviews
  • Rooms

    10 Total Reviews
  • Staff

    35 Total Reviews
  • Care

    7 Total Reviews
  • Cleanliness

    12 Total Reviews

Illahee Hills Price

Estimated Monthly Cost of $3,518

The above price is calculated based on average state costs, amenity information and online ratings. This price assumes some level of extra assistance, if no extra assistance is required, then the starting price would be less. To get an accurate monthly rate, click the button below:

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Average cost of senior living within 25 miles$4,186/month
Urbandale average cost of senior living$3,518/month
Iowa average cost of senior living$3,518/month

FamilyAssets has estimated the cost of Illahee Hills senior living Facility in Urbandale, Iowa. Illahee Hills is 100% the cost of senior living in Urbandale and 100% the cost of senior living in Iowa.

Detailed Information

Illahee Hills, Urbandale IA

Located in peaceful Urbandale, Iowa, Illahee Hills offers comprehensive independent living at a charming, resort-style setting that offers everything residents need in one convenient location.

Examples of the services and amenities residents will find a Illahee Hills include:

  • Private Dining Room
  • WiFI in the Common Area
  • Walking Paths
  • On-site Beautician Services in the Barber/Beauty Salon 
  • TV Lounge
  • Community Grounds and Gardens
  • Patio Area
  • Fitness Equipment and Exercise Programs
  • Game Room
  • Chapel and Devotional Services
  • Restaurant-style communal dining room
  • On-site Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Daily activities and events
  • Pool tables
  • On-site Computer Room with Internet Access
  • Parking On-site
  • Community Fireplace
  • On-site Activity Room
  • Resident Kitchen
  • Restaurant-style Dining Room

Residents are often surprised by the exceptional dining options at Illahee Hills when they move in, as each recipe is handcrafted by a dedicated chef in the on-campus kitchen.

Meals are served hot and prepared with fresh ingredients, giving residents access to exciting recipes and desserts like:

  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Molten chocolate cake
  • Sausage and Mussels with Garlic Lemon Sauce
  • Cajun bacon, lettuce, and fried green tomato sandwich
  • Berry Fruit Trifle Parfait
  • Beef Tenderloin on mint and fava bean puree
  • Tomato and Blue Cheese Soup

Situated between Madison County and Sailor Lake, Illahee Hills is surrounded by rolling Midwestern landscapes and beautiful architecture. Just minutes outside of West Des Moines, residents have access to exceptional medical care services at the Mercy One Des Moines Center and world-class shopping at the Valley West Mall.

Further away, residents will find many must visit points of interest and unique attractions, including places like:

There's no shortage of fun things for residents to do on campus at Illahee Hills, but the community offers complimentary transportation to help residents get around town when needed.

On site, there are a wide variety of events and activities for residents to enjoy, whether it's spending time in the media room, playing pool in the billiards lounge, or reading in the library.

Popular events and activities often found on the activity schedule Illahee Hills include:

  • Shuffleboard
  • Hymnal choir
  • Billiards
  • Stretching exercise
  • Karaoke and sing-a-longs
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Bingo
  • Live performances
  • Current events conversations
  • Knitting and crocheting classes
  • Rummikub
  • Board games
  • Group outings to malls, concerts, points of interest, and more
  • Hands-on cooking
  • Storytelling
  • Adventure travel video screenings
  • Mindful Movement
  • Sit-down aerobics
  • Bean Bag Baseball
  • Ladderball 
  • Fashion shows

Illahee Hills has many housing options, and their staff are happy to go over there available units with family members as they discuss Independent Living at the community.

Floor plans at alihi Hills include:

  • Studio (Starting at 310 sq ft)
  • One-bedroom (Starting at 510 sq ft)
  • Two-bedroom (Starting at 910 sq ft)
  • One-bedroom cottage (Starting at 656 sq ft)
  • Two-bedroom cottage (Starting at 997 sq ft)

Apartments are designed to maximize comfort and security for residents at all hours of the day, including state-of-the-art amenities and safety features like:

  • Access to cable television
  • Plush carpeting and window treatments
  • Wheelchair accessible units available
  • Heating and air conditioning 
  • Private residential units
  • Patios or balconies in select units
  • Kitchenettes in each unit
  • All-inclusive utility billing
  • Landline telephone hookups
  • Emergency response services

Illahee Hills goes above and beyond to make their community feel like home, giving residents access to everything they need just minutes outside of their apartment.

According to online reviews, families and residents said they would recommend Illahee Hills because:

  • The community is committed to helping residents get active and make friends by providing and stimulating, fun events and activities on campus daily
  • Staff members are attentive and kind, or assisting quickly when residents need it - even during the middle of the night
  • The dining options are truly filling and delicious, leaving residents wanting more every time they dine
  • There's a lot to do without going far from the community, making for fun afternoon trips on warm weekends

To get a better idea of everything Illahee Hills provides, families are welcome to tour the community, speak with the staff, and get answers to their questions in person by scheduling a free to work using the link above. Appointments are available to fit most schedules, and walk-ins are accepted. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Illaheee Hills located?

Illahee Hills is located at: 

8308 Colby Pkwy

Urbandale, IA 50322

Q: What care services and amenities does Illaheee Hills provide?

Illahee Hills has many services and amenities on-campus to help residents access everything they need in one convenient location, including:

  • Life enrichment programming
  • Scheduled transportation options
  • Free parking (for residents and their guests)
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen care
  • Access to 24/7 emergency response services
  • Linen services and laundry facilities
  • Inclusive utilities
  • On-site restaurant-style dining

To get a complete list of the services and amenities residents enjoy at Illahee Hills, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

Q: What levels of care does Illahee Hills provide?

Illahee Hills offers independent living on campus at their beautiful, updated community.

The community’s programs do not include assisted living, however personal care is available through third-party providers. If residents need medical care or skilled nursing care, they must arrange it with a provider who is licensed to administer the type of health care they need.

For more information about the types of care available through Illahee Hills, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

Q: How much does Illahee Hills cost?

At Illahee Hills, monthly rates vary according to each unit’s size and layout. However, the community does not require expensive buy-ins from new residents, nor do they limit residents to long-term lease agreements. By offering short-term leases, the community gives residents total control over the length of their stay. 

To get a personalized quote for Illahee Hills according to recent pricing, potential residents can use the “Get Pricing” link above. 

Q: Is Illahee Hills pet-friendly?

Pets are welcome at Illahee Hills, as long as they comply with the guidelines regarding size and breed. Additionally, a resident must be able to provide their pet with adequate daily care. To learn more about the pet policy at Illahee Hills, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

Q: Do the residents seem active and engaged at Illahee Hills?

The staff and administrators at Illahee Hills are committed to helping residents live well-rounded, engaging lives full of social involvement, personal expression, and physical activity. They create ongoing opportunities for engagement and excitement through daily activities and events, offered right on-campus for maximum convenience. 

To learn more about upcoming life enrichment opportunities at Illahee Hills and how they help residents live thriving, active lives, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

About The Community

Illahee Hills offers a charming retreat situated between the stunning bridges of Madison County and Saylor Lake. The Urbandale senior living community is just outside West Des Moines and near MercyOne Des Moines and Valley West Mall. Beyond the neighborhood, enjoy the Des Moines Civic Center, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden and Blank Park Zoo. When not relaxing at home, spend time in the media room, billiards lounge or study. Indulge in chef-prepared meals in the community dining room and coffee with dessert by the fire. The life-enriching activity calendar includes trivia, fitness classes, live “Price is Right” games, crafts and more. You’ll love coming home to a community that feels like family. Plan your visit today.

Contact Information

Community Website

(515) 349-5967

8308 Colby Pkwy, Urbandale, IA, 50322

Rankings & Reviews

FamilyAssets Reviews for Illahee Hills

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April Lawrence

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Sheila Ross

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28 Apr 2020

My mom was a resident at the Urbandale location from 11/2016 to 5/2018. She loved it. As her youngest daughter, I loved it, as did all her family members. She had a nice room, they have/had awesome staff working there. Everyone was kind, caring & treated ALL residents like family. Good & sometime great meals. Activities were fun for her. Due to her declining health, she had to be moved to a nursing home, which she hated doing, as she had made some wonderful friends & was comfortable living there. I would recommend this residency to anyone & everyone.

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Feb 1, 2019

FamilyAssets analyzed 61 reviews and evaluated Illahee Hills as a highly rated community within 25 miles of Urbandale, Iowa.

Compare Illahee Hills to Nearby Facilities

Illahee Hills is ranked 1 out of 4 total senior living communities in the city of Urbandale, 1 out of 22 communities within 20 mile radius and 8 out of 130 communities within the state of Iowa.

1st out of 4
Urbandale Senior Living
Top 25% of 4 senior living communities in Urbandale
1st out of 22
Senior Living within 25 miles
Top 5% of senior living communities within 25 miles
8th out of 130
Iowa Senior Living
Top 6% of 130 senior living communities in Iowa

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