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 PathLWAH Grant

Cottonwood Ridge is proud to offer TV enabled Medication Assistance to tenants through an LWAH Grant.

LWAH stands for “Live Well at Home” and is a grant St. John’s Circle of Care received from the State of Minnesota to bring TV based healthcare to the campus. It’s a delivery system that electronically coordinates care between tenants and their healthcare professional, and also allows tenants to receive messages, pictures and videos from family members directly on their television.

Our partners involved with this grant are First Layer Health and New Ulm Telecom.


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.


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