The Boulevard Apartments in Columbia Heights, MN

Market Rate Rental Senior Housing
For adults age 62 and better who want peace of mind to enjoy living. The Boulevard offers a welcoming environment with dining service, social activities and housing options. Featuring one and two bedroom apartments complete with full kitchen, bath, and spacious living areas.
Building Features
  • Controlled Access Entrance
  • Elevator Service
  • Sprinkler System
  • Laundry Room
  • Trash/Recycling Rooms On Each Floor
  • Well-Lit Hallways And Handrails
  • Inviting Foyer And Library
  • Hair Salon
  • Computer Availability
  • Additional Storage Space
  • Garden Space
  • Weekly Wellness Clinic
  • Continental breakfast available
  • Two meals a day, seven days a week available in our dining room
  • Social and recreational programs
  • Transportation to scheduled outings
  • Worship service and spiritual care
  • Availability of Crest View Home Care
  • Priority access to other Crest View buildings
Apartment features
  • Full kitchen with oak cabinets
  • Baseboard heating with individual thermostats
  • Sleeve style air conditioner
  • Cable television hookup
  • Urgency call system
  • Ample closet space
Meet a few of the guys at The Boulevard, Crest View Senior Community’s independent senior housing on Reservoir Boulevard in Columbia Heights.

Art, retired from the U of M maintenance department, moved in 14 years ago. He remembers walking around the campus grounds and seeing Lloyd, who lived nearby, walking his dog.

Lloyd, who worked as a technician in the garage that launched Medtronic, met Shirley Barnes, CEO, when she came to his rummage sale about 22 years ago.

Lou, a member of a restaurant family known for fabulous Northeast Minneapolis food, used to visit his mother on the campus.

Bill, Art’s brother, regales the guys with stories of his days bartending in a downtown Minneapolis hotel. He shakes his head and chuckles when he recalls how Johnny Weisman, the actor best known as Tarzan, would do his famous yell for drinks.

It’s fun to look back, but their days are full, too. A weekly happy hour in the dining room, card games, bingo, sing-alongs, rides to the grocery store or a scheduled outing—these are the kinds of simple but essential choices that keep them connected to a community.

“Having something to do is key,” says Lou.

Bill says one of the most attractive things about The Boulevard is “location, location, location.” Just a few blocks away on Central Avenue, Bill goes to the stores, barber, bank, and more.t

Living on a campus multiplies your choices of things to do with your neighbors. Different buildings on the campus, all connected, blend their activity calendars. It’s a big draw when Bill calls bingo on Sunday nights. Religious services are plentiful and varied, with worship opportunities for people of all faiths.

Lou, a retired postal worker, says it’s very convenient to be on a campus with all the care you’re likely to ever need. “If you have health problems, you can get into assisted living or nursing home care without changing addresses,” Lou said.

Art, the retired maintenance man, has a work ethic that won’t quit. He checks the outside doors to make sure they latch on the market-rate rental building. The staff does a “pretty good job” maintaining the place, he says. The grounds are lovely, they all agree, with gardening opportunities for people who have green thumbs.

It’s important to have a purpose, whether it’s keeping a watchful eye over the place or participating in activities on the campus. Crest View Senior Communities strives to nourish people and their purpose. It’s our ministry to take care of seniors and their loved ones.

Lloyd’s purpose includes sharing his dog Lalu, a star at The Boulevard. Her name is a phrase coined by a grandson who couldn’t say “I love you” when he was small. It came out, “Lalu.”

Lalu, Lloyd, Art, Bill, Lou, the staff, and everyone else on the campus help create and sustain a community that is a blessing.
*Note – some services are at an additional cost
The Boulevard Apartments 4458 Reservoir Blvd NE Columbia Heights MN 55421