Kanaal Huis: 55+ Condos

The Canals – a 20-acre site south of the PuddleJumper Trail – is a joint venture with Orange City Area Health Foundation and Vision Builders. It will consist of single-family homes, twin homes, and a 36-unit condominium called Kanaal Huis that will be owned and operated by our health system foundation.

Orange City Area Health System’s mission is “A lifetime of care starts here.” Part of that lifetime of care includes the aging and growing population in the region. Both of the senior living communities in Orange City are at capacity, with waiting lists for tenants and residents.

One way they are helping to extend “senior living” options, and perhaps slow down the demand for the more advanced-care services, is a new “55-Plus” community called Kanaal Huis.

In their recent newsletter, Orange City Area Health System shared:

“While many or most 55+ adults will opt to “age in place” as long as possible, there is a desire among this population to move from single-family homes to a more congregate setting to “downsize” in terms of property care and maintenance.

There are some real benefits to this type of housing, namely the social aspect – a sense of community and connections – plus safety and security, and a host of accessible amenities.

As part of our mission to provide “a lifetime of care,” including senior living options, Kanaal Huis will not only give the 55+ adults a place to thrive as they journey through their senior years, but it will hopefully free up single-family homes in the communities we serve – opening up housing opportunities for the next generation.”