Albert Lea is the place to be

Whatever your pace, this is the place for retirees.



Photos Courtesy of: Murtaugraphy Photography & Albert Lea CVB

We offer two wonderful golf courses, new pickle ball courts, yoga, zumba, aquatic & adult fitness programs, 42 city parks, Myre Big Island State Park and the Blazing Star Bike Trail for walking and biking. Plus we have two locations to rent kayaks and canoes. You can also enjoy the water, history & wildlife by cruising on the Pelican Breeze II cruise boat.

We have two Art Centers, an active Community Theatre, an outstanding County Museum to keep retirees busy. Our Riverland Community College & AL Community Education offer classes and degrees to all ages.

As the FIRST ever Blue Zone City, we are Internationally recognized for our longevity efforts to become a healthy community. ranked us #3 in the US for affordable housing, we are 10th in the state of MN for tax friendly places! We have THE largest continuous historic district in the state of MN!

Our affordable housing offers homes, apartments, condo’s and senior living…..many are located on our lakes or golf courses. We have four quality Care Centers which offer private apartments through nursing home care. We offer world class medical care with our Mayo Clinic and a NEW Veteran’s Clinic.

Our location near to Minneapolis, Rochester, Des Moines and Mankato make us a perfect spot to retire…….and enjoy the city with the “Small Town Charm and Big City Opportunities”. Come check us out!

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