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MorningStar Assisted Living and Memory Care at Arcadia

3200 E Glenrosa Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85018

4.2
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Assisted Living For our Assisted Living residents, MorningStar offers four levels of help with the activities of daily living: minimal; moderate; more frequent and intensive; and extensive. In all cases, around-the-clock Care Managers ensure your safety and meet your needs. It is our staff's...

Beatitudes Campus

1610 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

4.0
(17 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Generations at Ahwatukee

15815 S 50th St, Phoenix, AZ 85048

2.6
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Park at 7th Avenue

10234 N 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85021

3.0
(2 reviews)

Studio

The Park at 7th Avenue is a charming assisted living community located in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, where warm weather abounds. Our serene, spacious community is located adjacent to a community park where residents may enjoy the fresh, desert breeze and mountain views. Phoenix is a historic...

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Encanto Palms

3901 W Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85009

3.0
(1 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

Fellowship Square Brown and Center

35 West Brown Rd (Brown and Center), Mesa, AZ 85201

4.4
(136 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Fellowship Square~Brown and Center is a faith-based, not-for-profit, retirement community located just north of historic downtown Mesa on the southwest corner of Brown Road and Center Street. Cultural and sporting events, movies, shopping, churches, the main library and Senior Center are all just...

Palos Verdes Senior Living

18441 North 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382

4.5
(120 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our communities, we are not accepting visitors at this time. However, we’d still love to talk with you! Reach out to schedule a virtual tour or e-meeting with a sales representative to learn more about our community. Palos Verdes is the premier...

Atria Chandler Villas

101 South Yucca Street, Chandler, AZ 85224

4.5
(123 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

At Atria Chandler Villas, you'll enjoy the convenience and comfort of senior living in a peaceful neighborhood just outside Phoenix. Among the community's many amenities are a heated pool, spa, library, putting green, bocce ball courts and scenic walking paths. Just 12 miles from the city center,...

The Woodmark at Sun City

17207 North Boswell Boulevard, Sun City, AZ 85373

4.5
(105 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Our community of Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care residents is spread across six acres of beautifully landscaped property. With over 100 apartments available for Independent and Assisted Living, and more than 30 single-story Memory Care suites designed to promote mental...

The Citadel

520 S Higley Rd, Mesa, AZ 85206

4.1
(104 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Bella Vista Retirement Living, LLC

1825 W Emelita Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202

4.2
(104 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Remodeling all apartments with beautiful ceramic tile, ceiling fans, stainless steel appliances, private patios and so much more. Hurry they are going fast!

Thunderbird Senior Living

5401 W Dailey St, Glendale, AZ 85306

4.1
(95 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

When you think of retirement living, what do you see? If cookie-cutter apartments, quiet hallways, bland food and stereotypical activities come to mind, then think again. Over twenty years of experience have taught us that today's seniors want more choices and are leading a more active lifestyle...

Garden Ridge

18170 N 91st Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382

4.0
(90 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Amethyst Gardens offers a plethora of activities that range from daily exercise classes and pool activities to mall shopping, casino day trips, and cultural events. Join us for bingo, bridge, or live musical entertainment in our spacious, formal great room. The Amethyst Garden's mission is to...

Vista del Rio

13619 North 94th Drive, Peoria, AZ 85381

4.0
(87 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Vista del Rio provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on a quiet campus in the heart of Peoria, a beautiful northwestern suburb of Phoenix, we offer a peaceful environment with access to all the convenience of a major metropolitan area. We're just...

Courtyard Towers

22 North Robson Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

3.6
(91 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Courtyard Towers, located in the historic town center of Mesa, Arizona, offers luxurious apartments in a high-rise retirement community featuring panoramic views of the East Valley and mountains beyond. You will find that life at Courtyard Towers is comparable to living in a fine hotel with many...

Arbor Ridge

9257 West Union Hills, Peoria, AZ 85382

4.0
(80 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in the heart of Peoria with proximity to the Center for the Performing  Arts, Amethyst Senior Living Community offers the lifestyle that's just right for you. With beautifully landscaped grounds and stunning Spanish-style architecture, this peaceful and picturesque community is an...

Brookdale Springs Mesa

6220 East Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85206

4.3
(71 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Luxury Living, Resort SettingsWhen you walk through the front door of your new independent and assisted living community in Mesa, Arizona, you might feel relief wash over you. You may even feel a little giddy. Maybe it’s the stunning resort-like environment, the warmth and friendly nature of the...

Brookdale Chandler Regional

750 South Pennington Drive, Chandler, AZ 85224

4.1
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Embrace Your CommunityIf you’re ready to shed the burdens of everyday life and focus on the activities and relationships that bring you joy, our vibrant and active assisted living community in Chandler, Arizona might be the place for you.Surrounded by warm and welcoming residents, you will...

Sun City West Assisted Living & Memory Care

13810 W Sandridge Dr, Sun City West, AZ 85375

4.6
(62 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sun City West Assisted living provides personalized assisted living and memory care services for each individual resident. We are located in Sun City West, Arizona, nearby multiple country clubs, golf courses and restaurants!Our beautiful community features a large outdoor patio space...

Vista de la Montaña

18510 North Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374

4.3
(67 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Vista de la Montana provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. If you like your days sunny, dry and steeped in the beauty of the Arizona countryside, then you've found your new home. Not only do residents enjoy the tastefulness and friendliness of our charming...

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Cost of independent living in Phoenix, AZ

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,250
    National
  • $3,158
    State
  • $3,244
    Phoenix, AZ
  • $2,896
    Goodyear, AZ
  • $3,026
    Surprise, AZ
Your actual costs may be higher or lower than the average.
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Phoenix, AZ

Independent living communities – also known simply as retirement communities – in Phoenix, Arizona are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Phoenix retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Phoenix, AZ

The median monthly cost of independent living in Phoenix is about $1,995 in the city proper, and $2,261 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Arizona is around $2,273.

For this type of senior living, Phoenix, Arizona offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Learn More About Phoenix, AZ

Cost of Living

The overall cost of living in Phoenix is rated 13 points higher than the national average, which is set at 100. The average cost of groceries and produce, on the other hand, is 4 points lower than the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value
113 96 $1,119 19.0% $197,489

Local Hospitals

There are at least 19 general hospitals that serve the emergency needs of Phoenix. Three of the top-rated hospitals in the city are:

Weather and Climate

Phoenix has a hot desert type of climate. This means that the city experiences extremely hot summers with near constant direct sunlight while winters tend to be mild and dry. On average, the humidity level for Phoenix is roughly 35%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of January at roughly 47%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
95°F 108°F (July) 79°F (July) 58°F 74°F (February) 45°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
93 (Moderate) 160 in the month of December (Unhealthy)

An air quality rating of unhealthy means that people should limit the amount of time spent outside to avoid permanent lung damage. This is especially true if you or your loved one has an upper respiratory condition such as COPD.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Inclement weather
1” 1” (August) Earthquakes (moderate) and floods

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election

Voted Republican Voted Democratic Voted Third Party
47.67% 44.83% 7.50%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
4,081,849 1,626,078 1,212 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.55%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
33 20% 9% 4% 2%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
24% 28% 10%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
3.7% 6.9% 42.6% 2.1% 0.2% 43% 3.8%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
72,864 37 8

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 66% 10% 21% 4% 6%

Phoenix is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Many seniors love living in Phoenix. Phoenix is served by the Valley Metro Transit System, featuring 106 bus lines and a 20-mile light rail system. Valley Metro also offers paratransit for elderly and disabled residents via Phoenix Dial-A-Ride, offering rides within Phoenix as well as the towns of Paradise Valley, Avondale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, and Tolleson.

There are 10 major museums in Phoenix, four performing arts theatres, an opera and symphony, and regular arts and culture events, including an art walk and dinner theatre. Some of the specified museums include the Musical Instrument Museum, Penske Racing Museum, Phoenix Police Museum, and the Wells Fargo History Museum.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Arizona

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