Frontier Estates is owned and operated by Abilene Housing, Inc., a non-profit corporation that is managed by Memorial Health System in Abilene, and funding for rental assistance is provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Since opening its doors in 1978, Frontier Estates was designed to be an independent living apartment facility for low income senior citizens, and we are proud to still be providing this housing opportunity today!

This apartment facility is provided for individuals ages 62 or over who meet (HUD) income guidelines.

This facility has 60 one-bedroom apartments and is located in Abilene, Kansas, minutes away from physician offices, visiting specialists, and Memorial Hospital. Utilities are included!

Anyone with additional questions may call Frontier Estates at (785) 263-1080 or visit us at 601 N. Buckeye in Abilene, Kansas.  Appointments are recommended for the best visit!

Open Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
9:00AM – 12:00PM and 1:00 – 4:00PM

About Frontier Estates

Residents enjoy a variety of services that meet their needs. There are activities, services, and programs to enrich and enhance the lives of residents. Residents live in an atmosphere of dignity and have the freedom to maintain their independence and personal lifestyle.

Maintaining the privacy and security of residents is a priority at Frontier Estates. Guests are asked to register when they arrive and the combination door is locked at 5:00PM daily.  Residents are given a key-code for building access after 5:00PM.


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    • One bedroom
    • Private patio or balcony
    • Central air/heat
    • Major kitchen appliances provided
    • Pets allowed – requires approval and deposit. Click here for more information.
    • Ample closet space
    • Expanded digital cable package available to residents in each apartment
    • Window Blinds

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    • Large community/activity room with serving kitchen- provides numerous activities for residents
    • Various games offered in afternoons and evenings
    • Elevator
    • Beauty/Barber shop area with regular appointment times available
    • A gazebo, flower garden, and park-like setting outside
    • Stamps, greeting cards for purchase, fax, and photocopying at reception desk
    • Individual mailboxes
    • Individual storage lockers
    • Paved parking lot reserved for resident parking
    • Laundry facilities available on each floor
    • Exercise class
    • Movie night
    • Bible study
    • Sunday morning chapel; not worship
    • Books-On-Wheels
    • Frequent resident coffees, potlucks, dinners, and other social gatherings

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    • Rent includes utilities (electric, gas, water, and sewer)
    • Transportation services are available for doctor’s appointments, shopping, restaurants, or entertainment for a small fee.
    • Public Wi-Fi available to residents and their guests who visit

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    Many of these community amenities are available within 10 minutes or less by vehicle.

    • Health care services, including:
      • hospital,
      • outpatient services
      • physician offices
      • visiting specialists
      • pharmacies
      • eye care
      • foot care
      • dental offices
      • mental health services
      • surgical services
      • rehabilitation services (physical, occupational and speech therapy)
    • Grocery stores
    • Places of worship
    • Banking institutions
    • Public library
    • Public swimming pool
    • Public parks
    • Post office
    • Restaurants and coffee shops
    • Downtown – places to visit, shop, and eat
    • County courthouse
    • City hall
    • Volunteering opportunities
    • Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum (Discounts available for ages 62 and over)
    • National Greyhound Hall of Fame (free admission)
    • Full service fitness center Impact Sports and Fitness – group seniorcize class, exercise equipment, and indoor walking track available

Typical Living Space at Frontier Estates

620 Square Feet

Frontier Estates Typical Apartment Layout

Transportation Offered

Abilene General Public Transportation is operated by OCCK. This service allows Frontier Estates tenants the freedom to be transported to their specified destination for a roundtrip fee of $4.00 (Please note: Fee is subject to change). The van picks up residents in front of Frontier Estates and is handicapped accessible.

Twenty-four hour notice prior to a pick-up time is appreciated.
Please call OCCK at (785) 826-1583 or 855-577-4337, option 3 for Abilene to schedule a pick-up time or for more information.

Those with limited mobility need to be accompanied by an aide. The person assisting can ride free of charge.

The website for more information is:

Frontier Estates

Contact Us

Would you like more information about Frontier Estates, or do you have questions for us? Please call, mail or fax us and we will respond to your request as soon as possible.

Sally Nelson
Frontier Estates Manager
601 N. Buckeye
Abilene, Kansas  67410

Phone: (785) 263-1080
Fax: (785) 263-1405