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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...

Solstice Senior Living at Sun City West

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

4.1
(32 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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...

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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...

The Palazzo

6250 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85015

4.0
(89 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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...

Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley

16621 North 38th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85032

4.7
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

We offer a distinctive approach to specialized memory care and assisted living, which builds on already more than ten years of dedicated service. Our grounds are beautifully manicured and maintained with walking paths, shaded seating areas, and views for enjoying the outdoors and seating areas...

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...

Brookdale Central Paradise Valley (New Memory Care Neighborhood Now Open)

13240 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85032

3.8
(75 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At our independent, assisted living and memory care community in Phoenix, Arizona, you can enjoy all the comforts of retirement without the burdens of home ownership, cleaning, cooking, and more. Instead of wasting your energy on the responsibilities you’ve carried for decades, you can wake up...

Discovery Point Retirement Community

6210 E. Arbor Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85206

4.4
(62 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Live life to the fullest at Discovery Point! Whether enjoying your favorite exercise program, playing cards, or attending a local restaurant or shopping outing, residents are free to do the things they enjoy when they take advantage of all that Discovery Point offers. Services and amenities...

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Cost of independent living in Sun City West, 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
  • $3,246
    Sun City West, AZ
  • $2,822
    Sun City, AZ
  • $2,784
    Mesa, AZ
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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 Sun City West, AZ

This expansive master planned community in Arizon’s Maricopa County is known for its seven golf courses, nationally ranked medical care, and “everything under the sun” as residents boast. Sun City West has been called one of the premier active adult communities and is consistently ranked as one of the top 55+ lifestyle communities in the country.

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

Cost of Independent Living in Sun City West, AZ

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

Learn More About Sun City West, AZ

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Sun City West are rated 39 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated much lower than 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 Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
61 75 61 57 61 49

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$53,020 per year $43,876 per year $44,924 per year $36,276 per year $43,602 per year $1,551 per year $757 per month

Local Hospitals

The main hospital that services Sun City West is:

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

  • Facility type: short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 390+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, Level III trauma center

Weather and Climate

Sun City West’s climate is classified as hot desert climate, which means the city experiences hot summers, mild winters, and low amounts of precipitation throughout the year. The average humidity level is 35%, and humidity levels are often highest during December at about 51%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
55°F 68°F 41°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
94°F 108°F 79°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 160

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 Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
79.1 84.1% 25,231 2,324.2 per square mile 1.6

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.2% 0.6% 0.9% 1.2% <0.1% 0.7% 96.6%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Phoenix: 28/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 100/100

2020 Presidential Election Results for Maricopa County

Democratic Republican Other
50.3% 48.1% 1.6%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Known for its recreational activities and lifestyle amenities, Sun City West is a large master planned community for residents 55 and above in Arizona’s Maricopa County. Community members enjoy access to seven golf courses, four recreation centers, more than 100 chartered clubs, and numerous other amenities.

Transportation

Transportation is provided by Sun Cities Area Transit System (SCAT) Dial-A-Ride. SCAT connects Sun City West with Sun City and Youngtown and offers fully equipped paratransit services.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Arizona

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