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Tuscany at McCormick Ranch

9000 E San Victor Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Tuscany at McCormick Ranch is Scottsdale's most luxurious full-service rental retirement community. The property features 57 apartment homes and 16 villas for rent. Select from a myriad of floor plans to suit your lifestyle with choices ranging from spacious one bedroom apartment homes to villas...

Oasis at Mesa Palms

1418 North Country Club Drive, Mesa, AZ 85201

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Mesa Palms is conveniently located next to the Mesa Country Club, shopping, health care and recreation in beautiful Mesa, Arizona. Mesa Palms is managed by S.L. Start & Associates. S.L. Start is a leader in the field of services to people and has been providing services since 1979. S.L. Start &...

The Palazzo

6250 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015

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The Palazzo is a full Continuing Care Community offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. At The Palazzo, we are able to cater to your needs whether you are looking for independence in an environment with social activities, wonderful meals, housekeeping and...

Revel Legacy -Scottsdale (Opening Spring 2021)

8225 E. Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

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INDEPENDENT LIVING, REIMAGINEDRevel Scottsdale is reimagining independent living in a vibrant community where personalized experiences meet comfortable living. A place where good food and good friends go hand-in-hand, and fun is never far from home. Here, you’ll laugh, learn, and make some of the...

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Merrill Gardens at Anthem

2800 West Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem, AZ 85086

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We offer senior living in Anthem, just outside of Phoenix, close to Scottsdale, Peoria, and Sun City. This new senior living community features architecture that blends with the desert setting, located near shopping and dining. Enjoy being part of the Anthem community close to the Community...

The Groves, A Merrill Gardens Community

2655 N. Pebblecreek Parkway, Avondale, AZ 85392

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The Groves, A Merrill Gardens Community is an assisted living community located in Goodyear, Arizona, in Maricopa County and home to over 74,000 people. Goodyear is in a suburb of Phoenix and home to beautiful scenic areas such as South Lake Park in Estella with its water views and palm trees....

Andara

11415 N. 114th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85259

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Andara is the premier Scottsdale, Arizona 5-Star luxury community providing both Independent and Assisted Living. Featuring finely carved woods, rich carpets, custom furniture, and Art Deco designs throughout the community. Residents here are very active, enjoy Josephine’s Café Sunset Socials,...

Westgate Village

8847 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85305

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Experience the best of the Arizona lifestyle with Westgate Village. Conveniently located in Glendale, Westgate Village offers year-round sunshine and resort-like amenities, all within 30 minutes of downtown Phoenix. This brand new independent senior living community is close to the Westgate...

The Enclave at Chandler Senior Living

4950 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

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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. You're going to feel right at...

Glencroft

8611 North 67th Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85302

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Glencroft is an assisted living community located in the city of Glendale, Arizona in the county of Maricopa. Glendale is a city that is absolutely filled with both natural and architectural beauty. Glendale homes magnify the natural beauty of the desert landscape that surrounds the area. Nearby...

Vi at Silverstone, a Vi and Plaza Companies Community

23005 North 74th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Vi at Silverstone, a Vi and Plaza Companies Community in north Scottsdale and located north of Phoenix, is a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Vi at Silverstone is part of a 165-acre master-planned community on the former site of the Rawhide Western...

Acoya Troon NOW OPEN

10455 E Pinnacle Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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At Acoya Scottsdale at Troon, you will experience a dynamic community of lifestyle amenities, concierge services and striking desert beauty. Here, you’ll live just steps away from the Pinnacle Peak trail-head in one of the most majestic locales in North Scottsdale, Arizona. Take in sunrise vistas...

Orchard Pointe at Terrazza

6775 W Happy Valley Rd, Peoria, AZ 85383

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Legacy Village of Salt River (Opening Fall 2020)

8170 N. 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

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Arrowhead Valley Retirement Resort

20025 N 81st Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382

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Arrowhead Valley offers all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your retirement.Arrowhead Valley's top-notch, all-inclusive services and amenities include EVERYTHING you need to live in comfort and luxury with one monthly rent payment and no buy-in or...

McDowell Village

8300 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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Everyone has their own perception of what living at a senior community is like. We here at McDowell Village would like to invite you in to take a look.Our apartments are second to none. They range in size from 648 to 1300 square feet, and all of the apartments feature fully-equipped kitchens,...

Fellowship Square Phoenix (a Life Plan Community)

2002 W Sunnyside Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85029

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Fellowship Square Phoenix offers the full continuum of care, all on one campus: Independent Living, three levels of Assisted Living services, including Memory Care and skilled nursing. We have our own Home Health Agency, Outpatient Rehab & Physical Therapy, as well as a Physician's Clinic on...

Generations at Ahwatukee

15815 S 50th St, Phoenix, AZ 85048

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The Montecito

17271 North 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382

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Courtyard Towers

22 North Robson Street, Mesa, AZ 85201

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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...

Brookdale North Scottsdale

15436 North 64th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Home Sweet HomeAre you ready to redefine independence? If so, our assisted living and memory care community in Scottsdale, Arizona is ready to welcome you with open arms. You’ll find that once you let go of the cumbersome chores like home maintenance and cleaning, you will have ample time to...

The Enclave at Anthem Senior Living

42015 N Venture Dr, Anthem, AZ 85086

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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. We can't wait for you to call...

MorningStar Senior Living at Golden Ridge

6735 W Golden Ln, Peoria, AZ 85345

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Pueblo Norte Senior Living Community

7090 East Mescal Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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Nestled in the heart of an established, quiet neighborhood on a 22-acre campus in North Scottsdale, Pueblo Norte Senior Living Community offers a unique blend of residential and health care services that have provided a continuum of care to area seniors for almost 30 years. A large number of our...

Thunderbird Senior Living

5401 W Dailey St, Glendale, AZ 85306

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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...

LivGenerations Pinnacle Peak NOW OPEN

23733 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Think of LivGenerations Pinnacle Peakas the framework for your independentlifestyle. We provide an exceptionalrange of services and amenities so youcan experience the lifestyle you want…the way you want.Just because you may require a littleassistance doesn’t mean you want to changeyour lifestyle....

The Manor Village at Desert Ridge (Opening Spring 2021)

5560 E Deer Valley Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Fellowship Square Surprise

16477 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85388

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Scottsdale Village Square, A Pacifica Senior Living Community

2620 N 68th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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Scottsdale Village Square has been a family-owned and operated senior living community for nearly 40 years. We are Scottsdale's choice for independent and assisted living. Visit our resort-style campus with winding walkways, meticulous landscaping, and a variety of care settings that can meet a...

The Park at Surprise (Open Now)

14630 W Parkwood Dr, Surprise, AZ 85374

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Distinctive Independent Living | Experience a Carefree LifestyleIf you are looking for a retirement community with just the right amount of amenities, an ample selection of senior-friendly floor plans or a social environment to spend more time with friends, The Park at Surprise can provide the...

The Springs of Scottsdale

3212 N Miller Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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The Springs is a beautiful property where you could be proud to call it 'home' with lovely furnishings throughout and an elegant dining room with delicious meals served. Affordable too! The Springs of Scottsdale is known for it's cleanliness and it's caring staff. Our Food Director prepares a...

Park Terrace at Greenway

2577 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85023

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The Ranch Estates at Scottsdale

9160 East Desert Cove Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Welcome to The Ranch Estates at Scottsdale! If you're looking for a community that understands and honors you as a unique individual, you've come to the right place. We understand you probably have many questions, and we're here to help make the process as simple and straightforward as possible....

Stellar Heritage Sun City

10101 W Palmeras Dr, Sun City, AZ 85373

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Situated in the heart of Sun City, just one block north of Bell Road and one block west of 99th Avenue, Atria Heritage Sun City is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being.This inviting residence offers studio,...

Atria Park of Sierra Pointe

14500 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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Our luxurious, resort-style community is situated in a residential neighborhood in North Scottsdale with stunning mountain views and kaleidoscopic sunsets. We're within walking distance of shopping, dining and banking less than 20 miles from downtown Phoenix. Atria Park of Sierra Pointe has...

Estrella Estates

14930 West Wigwam Blvd, Goodyear, AZ 85395

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At Estrella Estates we have an abundance of heart, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our caring management team is here for you any time, day or night, because we live here too. We participate in activities +pour coffee at mealtime and take time to get to know each of our residents. Plus,...

Mountain Park Senior Living

4475 East Knox Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044

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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. Mountain Park Senior Living is...

Inspira Arrowhead

20240 N 78th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85308

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Inspira Arrowhead will be a state of the art senior living community with Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care resident options. Inspira Arrowhead will be located in a campus environment including restaurants such as Kneader’s Bakery and Starbucks, The Church of Joy and a future...

The Heritage at Carefree

36590 N Pima Road, Carefree, AZ 85377

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The Heritage at Carefree is an assisted living community located in Carefree, Arizona, in Maricopa County and home to just over 3,300 people. Carefree is a small town that was the former home to Southwestern Studios where several movies and shows were filmed. Residents will love the quiet and...

Beatitudes Campus

1610 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

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Bella Vista Retirement Living, LLC

1825 W Emelita Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202

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

Casa Del Rio

12751 N. Plaza del Rio, Peoria, AZ 85381

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Experience the best of both worlds at Casa del Rio, an established independent living community that recently completed a MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RENOVATION. We offer newly appointed, luxurious one and two bedroom apartment homes with innovative amenities, unlimited, restaurant style dining, an...

Fellowship Square Brown and Center

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

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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...

Madison Meadows

7211 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020

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Madison Meadows provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in the heart of Phoenix, Madison Meadows is conveniently accessible to shopping, healthcare, museums and theaters, and we're just down the street from the VA Hospital. Our all-inclusive...

Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West

18626 North Spanish Garden Drive, Sun City West, AZ 85375

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Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West boasts a resort-style setting surrounded by golf courses in Sun City West, where our residents enjoy easy access to community centers, pools and sports courts. Family members and caregivers find comfort in the availability of on-site personal care...

Vista del Rio

13619 North 94th Drive, Peoria, AZ 85381

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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...

The Forum at Desert Harbor

13840 North Desert Harbor Drive, Peoria, AZ 85381

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The Forum at Desert Harbor is located on the shore of Desert Harbor Lake, with beautiful views of the surrounding waterfront. We are just around the corner from picturesque Sun City, and minutes from the 101 Loop access to Phoenix and the airport. We pride ourselves in our continued effort to...

Palos Verdes Senior Living

18441 North 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382

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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...

Vista de la Montaña

18510 North Parkview Place, Surprise, AZ 85374

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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...

Vi at Grayhawk, a Vi and Plaza Companies Community

7501 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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Vi at Grayhawk is a Life Plan Community, also known as Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Overlooking the magnificent McDowell Mountains, Vi at Grayhawk offers easy access to the master-planned community's amenities as well as a wide variety of features...

Learn More About Independent Living in Sun City, AZ

Originally designed in 1960 as a seniors-only suburb, Sun City has continued to thrive as an oasis for active retirees to spend their golden years. Residents have all conveniences and necessities immediately available to them within Sun City’s limits, such as unique shopping and dining, healthcare facilities, community parks, and more.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Sun City 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 Sun City retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Sun City, AZ

The median monthly cost of independent living is about $3,200 in Sun City and $2,300 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Arizona is around $2,300.

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Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Sun City are rated 43 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing577055545746

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate$44,420 per year$36,161 per year$37,220 per year$29,035 per year$41,529 per year$882 per year$757 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Sun City include:

Banner Boswell Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 520+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 390+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Sun City’s climate is classified as a hot desert, meaning hot, dry summers and mild winters with very little precipitation throughout the year. The average humidity level is 31%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 44%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum55°F68°F41°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum94°F108°F79°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 161

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 9″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size7675.9%40,0732,785 per square mile1.6

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.2%1.0%2.9%4.2%<0.1%0.5%92.2%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Glendale: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 62/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Maricopa County

DemocraticRepublicanOther45.7%49.1%5.2%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Sun City include:

  • West Valley Art Museum
  • Del Webb Sun Cities Museum

Outdoor attractions in Sun City:

  • Rio Vista Community Park, Surprise Community Park, Pioneer Community Park
  • White Tank Mountain Regional Park
  • Garden Club of Sun City
  • Wildlife World Zoo

Sun City’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Ghostlight Theatre
  • Sun City Arts and Crafts Festival
  • Sun City Promenade, Sun Shadow Square Plaza, Thunderbird Plaza Shopping Center

Transportation

Sun Cities Area Transit operates bus routes throughout the city and offers wheelchair-friendly transportation for residents. Ridesharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Sun City.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Arizona

There are 50 independent living facilities near Sun City, Arizona. See the full list.

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