The Citadel

520 S Higley Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206

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About the community The Citadel

The Citadel Senior Living Community allows seniors to maintain their independence with access to assistance and support services when needed. We offer both Assisted and Independent Living.
The Citadel is unique in that independent residents can live together in a community that is geared toward active individuals and easily transition into an environment where caregivers can concentrate on those who need it.
The Citadel offers a pet friendly environment so residents can enjoy the companionship of their long-time furry friends. In addition, both communities offer full service barber and beauty shops to keep residents looking and feeling their best.
With over 30 years of experience, The Citadel Senior Living Community has maintained a great reputation in the community for providing consistent quality care and the best amenities that can be found.
Call today to schedule an opportunity to see what sets The Citadel apart from the rest!

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for The Citadel

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at The Citadel

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Outdoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Private bath
Barber shop


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services

Reviews for The Citadel


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September 28, 2021
Dave W - Child of resident/client
Stay away

Stay away. They brought my loved one in at one rate then after getting moved in they rose the rate about 500 dollars, They have bad communication.

September 20, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Tour of The Citadel

We had a great tour with The Citadel, it was just not the right fit for my loved one. She was more independent

September 16, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
Needs improvements

Right now they are going through a transition with management changes and things are not being taken care of as they should be.

June 14, 2021
David - Toured community
My review of The Citadel

Our family had a virtual tour first and the people we spoke with her very nice and friendly. The community looked very clean so we reserved an in person tour appointment. However when we pulled up to the community we noticed there was multiple floor levels and our loved one did not want anyone living above her.

June 9, 2021
Karen - Toured community
My Tour Experience

I had an online-only virtual tour, and they did a good job. It looked very nice. I did not physically go there, but it looked clean with nice rooms. The location was nice. I had no negative feelings. It was all good. The people I talked to were very nice, friendly, and helpful.

May 11, 2021
Richard - Resident/client
Verified Review
It's a Fun Place to Be At

It's a very friendly community, even though I don't participate in a lot. There's a great camaraderie in the place if you want it. The staff are nice and joke around . They've been wonderful. They'll bend over backwards to help you out. All the residents I see say hello and are friendly. I'm kind of a loner myself. I think I'm pretty good company anyway. Sometimes I think maybe I'll go play bingo or horseshoes, or go to the swimming pool. But I generally just sit in my chair and fall asleep. There's a girl who comes in and cleans my apartment for me once a week, and she does a great job. The food needs a little improvement though. I'm on a low carb diet, and carbs are the bulk of what they fix. Management is having a meeting shortly for the residents to give their input on what they'd like to see as far as food goes. It's kind of a high price on a fixed income, but I get two meals a day, a 1-bedroom apartment, all utilities included, cleaning service, and laundry service. So I feel good about that at the end of the day.

April 27, 2021
anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
A very viable place for somebody that is older and needs assistance in a living environment.

It's excellent here. The staff are very concerned, very amicable, and very easy to deal with. Communication here definitely has a lack, and they don't seem to communicate well with each other. If you tell one that you need something and it's not their responsibility, it doesn't seem to get done until you find the right person. The food is very well done here. It's very tasty. The only complaint I have is they don't serve any kind of condiments - salt, pepper, mustard, ketchup, etc. You do have to ask for those. They keep the place very clean. It's an older building, and you hear a lot of wind noise whistling in the windows. But Arizona is a bad place for windows with the heat. My apartment is pretty nice, very comfortable. Because the facility is much older, it's a little worn. Bu they do a good job of trying to keep things fixed and up-to-date.

March 3, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
I would recommend

Everybody here has been very friendly and helpful. We chose The Citadel because they were running a special at the time and we got a locked in rate. It is also very convenient for me. They have been pretty good with communication, I do get emails frequently. It has been hard not being able to go inside yet, but I would recommend to others looking.

February 24, 2021
Beverly - Sibling of resident/client
Verified Review
Your Loved Ones Will Be Well Cared For at The Citadel

The community is nice, and clean. If something goes wrong the issues are resolved in adequate time. Everything is good with the food, except the breakfast.

December 21, 2020
Lori Woodman - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Five star review

We chose The Citadel because of the affordability for what you were able to get. The room sizes here are on the smaller side, he went from assisted living to an independent apartment and he chose a studio, but overall it is fine. He has had no complaints about the food. The staff members here are wonderful. they are always checking on him and letting us know if he needs anything. They are just very attentive and have become his family. I would recommend to others looking.

December 3, 2020
Debra - Loved one of resident/client
Prior to the Pandemic it is a Nice Place to Live

After moving in things started to go down hill. I'm not sure if this is due to a management change or change of ownership. I believe the community is doing the best they can. They recently hired a new chef for the community. The community also hired more housekeeping staff to assist with the residents. My loved ones recently had a increase in price for rent. The community has a self library. We went to eat several times with my loved ones, and it was very nice. The community doesn't enforce the mask mandate when going into the hallways for residents. The grounds are kept very nicely. My loved ones were able to get on the bottom floor, with a patio, and a doggie door to bring their dog with them. The community did transport the residents to the shopping centers and grocery stores prior to the pandemic.

November 16, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Good experience

We chose The Citadel because the affordability and the convenience to our house. The apartment sizes here are adequate, a standard 1 bedroom. The best part about the community so far has been the convenience. They do shuttles to doctors appointments within a 10 mile radius on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. I would recommend.

October 21, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Perfect Place for Mom

It is a good value for the money. It is very adequate. The room is nice. There are different floor plans to choose from. There are additional services to choose from as well

February 15, 2020
Anonymous - Toured community

This was just a look/see visit. Very clean property, rooms are a nice size and things seem very well kept. I only spoke with [name removed] in sales and she was efficient and very friendly.

December 27, 2019
Stan Braverman - Resident/client
Food is great

People are great here. The Food is very good and the property is very nice.

December 27, 2019
Pamela Arrowood - Resident/client
Pretty Amazing

I have lived here for over a year. I like the people and activities. I enjoy playing cards, the entertainment provided, bingo, piano players, and magicians that come in. I also volunteer a lot and enjoy giving to people. I also met my husband here and we are very fulfilled. We got married at The Citadel in the community hall. I also enjoy the church services here. The front desk especially [name removed] is very helpful.

December 10, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

My wife & I toured several & after we finished up we feel Citadel was the favorite & right place for my parents when it’s time to make that move. [Name removed] was our tour guide & was very helpful & fun to be with.[name removed] our Senior Living Advisor [name removed] is great help to find the right community. Thanks! D&E.

November 24, 2019
Stanley Braverman - Resident/client
5 Stars

Food is very good, people are great, and property is nice. I really enjoy the Karaoke.

November 24, 2019
Jeanne Heaton - Loved one of resident/client
Happy with place

My mother lives at The Citadel. I am very happy with the caregivers as they are accommodating and thoughtful. She loves to play bingo 6 times a week there and it keeps her busy.

November 24, 2019
Fran Pawlowski - Resident/client
Verified Review
Pretty green grounds

Been here 3 years and find little fault. Food is good and plenty of activities for seniors. I enjoy pinochle, bingo, entertainment. The landscaping is also very lovely.

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Frequently Asked Questions about The Citadel

The Citadel offers Studio, 1 Bedroom, Semi-Private and 2 Bedrooms. Learn more.

The Citadel has received an average review rating of 4.1 based on 100 reviews. See all reviews.

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