Cottonwood Ridge Apartments

Cottonwood Ridge Springfield, MNWe know that you value your independence. Enjoy freedom from snow shoveling, lawn mowing, and home repair. We have on-site management to care for the building and convenient service areas indoors, including mail, laundry, garbage and recycling.

Cottonwood Ridge offers a warm, comfortable, clean setting, privacy and a chance to socialize with other friendly tenants in beautiful common areas. Sit back, relax and enjoy your freedom at Cottonwood!

Cottonwood offers private apartments for people age 62 or over. Tenants pay rent of 30% of their adjusted gross income after medical expenses. Rental assistance is provided by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for eligible seniors. Heat is included in rent.

Cottonwood Ridge GardensSpecial Features

  • 23 one-bedroom private apartments
  • Controlled access entry system
  • In-house pull-cord alarm system
  • Library
  • Live-in caretaker
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Whirlpool Bath
  • Access to cable TV
  • Parking lot space and storage units for each tenant
  • Tenant sponsored social programs
  • Car Plug-ins available
  • TV lounge
  • On-site management
  • Common area dining room/kitchen
  • Outdoor Patio
  • Small pets welcome
  • Gardening and walking path
  • Seated shower option
  • Bay windows
  • Exercise Equipment

Coffee is On at Cottonwood RidgeThe Coffee is on…

Join us at Cottonwood! Tenants often gather for coffee and conversation in our beautiful dining room. Every Wednesday from 2-3pm, we invite the public to join us for refreshments. Drop in or call us at 507-723-4500.

The dining room and kitchen are available for tenants to entertain family and friends at no cost. The living room and TV lounge are also available for tenant use, and for entertaining guests.


The entire building is designed to be barrier free. Two apartments are specially designed to accommodate mobility impaired individuals.

Cottonwood Ridge Senior Apartments


Cottonwood Ridge is located on the campus of St. John’s Circle of Care, on the southeast side of Springfield, Minnesota. Cottonwood is committed to quality management, which enables the well-being of our tenants, staff and the community we serve.

Cottonwood Ridge Walking Path


For an application call: (507) 723-4500
or write to:

Robin McNutt, Manager
Cottonwood Ridge Apartments
712 East Cottonwood Street
Springfield, MN 56087

Applicants are placed on the waiting list while their application is being reviewed for eligibility. No application fees or gifts are required or accepted. Applicants who meet certain verifiable preference criteria as established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development receive priority.


This individual would reside at in a 2-bedroom apartment. This would be rent-free with some utilities included in exchange for being a Live-In Caretaker/Housekeeper.

Job Responsibilities:

-Provide on-site response to tenant, visitor and building safety and security issues or emergencies

– Works and communicates with management, tenants, families, visitors, and all outside professionals in a positive and professional manner

-Responsible for cleanliness of all common areas of the facility, and turnover of apartments

-Initiate minor maintenance repairs

-Minor snow shoveling during the winter months


-Ability to pass criminal background check

-Relate well to others

-Make independent decisions in emergency situations

-Experience in housekeeping, custodial or maintenance preferred, but not required

-Ability and willingness to interact with a culturally diverse population

-Minimum of High School Degree or equivalent diploma

-Must be 18 years of age or older

 Contact Robin McNutt, Cottonwood Ridge Manager at 507-227-0266. EOE/AA


Cottonwood Ridge Apartments
712 East Cottonwood Street
Springfield, MN 56087
Phone (507) 723-4500
Fax (507) 723-5687