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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...

Solana at the Park

14581 W Parkwood Dr, Surprise, AZ 85374

4.5
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

"At Solana at the Park, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. Our property is conveniently located near accessible public transportation. We offer free wi-fi and high speed internet....

Kingswood Place

15155 W. Mondell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374

4.0
(54 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Kingswood Place is a gracious assisted living community located in a quiet neighborhood in Surprise, Arizona. We are located just two miles north of Surprise Community Park. Many residents and their families enjoy the park for its many recreational activities as well as close proximity. Our...

The Park at Surprise

14630 W Parkwood Dr, Surprise, AZ 85374

4.8
(23 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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Mariposa Point of Surprise

16650 N Stadium Way, Surprise, AZ 85374

3.8
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Situated in Surprise, with easy access to the 303 freeway, one block south of Bell Road and 2 blocks north of Surprise Stadium, between Parkview Place and Stadium Way. Surprise's premier assisted living and Alzheimer's community specializes in a holistic approach to wellness, including individual...

Orchard Pointe at Surprise

15048 W Young St Bldg-B And Bldg-A, Surprise, AZ 85374

4.1
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Orchard Pointe Assisted Living is an assisted living community located in Surprise, Arizona, in Maricopa County, and home to just over 117,000 people. Surprise is a bustling city in the Phoenix metropolitan area and has a lot of stores, shops, sporting events and park-like areas where residents...

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...

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...

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Cost of independent living in Surprise, 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
    Surprise, AZ
  • $3,580
    Gilbert, AZ
  • $3,081
    Phoenix, 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
Complete guide to independent living

Learn More About Independent Living in Surprise, AZ

Expect an unexpected retirement in this northwestern suburb of Phoenix. With easy access to shopping and dining options and health care facilities, Surprise offers residents a relaxing life of convenience if they choose — but all the wonders and outdoor recreational opportunities of the Central Arizona wilderness are always close by. Within town, local festivals, parks, and historic sites combine to give Surprise a well-rounded identity and distinctive culture.

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

Cost of Independent Living in Surprise, AZ

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $2,400 in Surprise and $2,300 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of Arizona was around $2,300.

Learn More About Surprise, AZ

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Surprise are rated three points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs fluctuate around 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
103 111 97 99 104 98

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
$65,348 per year $49,863 per year $61,230 per year $26,088 per year $40,823 per year $1,706 per year $757 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Surprise include:

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center

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

Banner Boswell Medical Center

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

Weather and Climate

Surprise lies in a hot desert climate, experiencing long, dry summers with exceptionally high temperatures and mild winters. 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: 159

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
40 22.6% 136,772 1,270 per square mile 2.8

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)
0.3% 2.8% 6.4% 19.6% 0.1% 2.9% 68.7%

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 Peoria: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 23/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Maricopa County

Democratic Republican Other
45.7% 49.1% 5.2%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

  • City of Surprise Art Gallery
  • Desert Caballeros Museum
  • The Original Townsite
  • Surprise Women’s Heritage Trail

Outdoor attractions in Surprise:

  • Tennis & Racquet Complex
  • Surprise Community Park
  • Stonebrook Park
  • Lake Pleasant Regional Park
  • White Tank Mountain Regional Park

Surprise’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • The Vista Center for the Arts
  • Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts
  • Ghostlight Theatre
  • Sunday in the Park Food Truck Festival
  • Surprise Stadium
  • Surprise Town Center
  • Surprise Village Shopping Center

Transportation

Valley Metro Bus Service offers bus transportation on fixed routes in the Phoenix metropolitan area, including Surprise. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Surprise.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Arizona

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