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I would say that Sun City West assisted living center offers their residents a lot to do if residents choose to participate. They have a nice outdoor space to get fresh air and are very accommodating when...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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My mom is currently a resident at Orchard Pointe at Surprise and overall things have been great for her. During the tour, mom said that she didn't need to look anywhere else, she felt warm and safe there....
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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9.2
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I am so sad that I have to leave my home at The Park at Surprise. I live in the 2bedroom den style on the 1st floor that is 1100 square feet I believe. My patio and windows face the pretty courtyard, they...
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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Since we offer 3 meals a day and housekeeping, we are a good option for those on fixed incomes. Staff is friendly and easy to talk with. Few problems. We also offer some medical help. Apartment sizes are...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Excellent staff and very responsive to our needs The scope of the facility along with the appropriate equipment and excellent staff gives me confidence that my brother will be taken care of He’s very happy...
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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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All is well for mom at Kingswood. Very happy she's there. Great, dedicated staff. Excellent new management. Wonderful food. Happy residents. Caring staff too. Very caring.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Trustwell Living at 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...
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We like everything, especially how clean it is and bright. The staff is amazing! It is bright, cheerful, and clean. The friendly staff and atmosphere is way better than other places considered.
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Mera City Center is a resort-style, 55 and older active adult community in Surprise, Arizona, a western suburb of Phoenix. This brand new senior community brings a maintenance-free lifestyle opportunity for Phoenix adults who are ready to live actively and without the everyday stresses of owning...
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The experience has been outstanindg. They offer lots of activities, such as; singing,playing games, and TV night. It's a fairly new facility. I picked this community, because of the cleanlineess, the staff...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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After much research in NX PHX AZ area we found Chaparral Winds in Surprise AZ. Well managed and staffed, gourmet chef food, excellent chorus, choice of planned activities (optional) a staff who care about...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Chaparral Winds Independent Living is located in Surprise AZ right off of Bell Road/Grand Ave. We are close to great shopping, dining and many major entertainment venues. A rich program of daily activities will keep you busy and if you don't feel like driving, hop onto one of our buses and...
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My Aunt is living in Desert winds assisted living, [name removed] takes such wonderful care of her, always listens to what she has to say, she is so patient with her, she cares to all of her needs, and is...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Desert Winds is a beautiful Assisted Living Community near Sun City, Arizona. Our Retirement Community provides large studio, one-and two-bedroom apartments with ample space for our residents’ furniture, clothing and personal items. The two-story Assisted Living Building is built around a...
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The community was neat and clean and the staff was friendly. communication was good if I called and asked questions, but they did not proactively communicate with us. I would recommend this community to...
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Staff seems to really care. As far as activities go - I thought they had something for veterans, but haven't seen it. I think they could do more to engage the men. Possibly they could also try to come up...
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
"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....
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My mother is doing very well since her move into Heritage Traditions. The food is outrageously good. The cafeteria at the Heritage is better than any restaurant in Surprise! Both the residents and staff are...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Heritage Tradition Campus is a for-lease community that offers three distinct lifestyles to choose from.  The Heritage Tradition features independent living in luxurious resort style apartments.  The Heritage Cottages offer Patio Homes with private garages, a greenbelt, walking...
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Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Provides: Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

Cost of independent living in Surprise, AZ

The average cost of senior living in Surprise is $3,418 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Wickenburg, AZ with an average of $1,738 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Surprise, AZ vs. nearby cities

Surprise, AZ
$3,418/mo
$3,898/mo
$3,901/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Surprise, AZ vs. the state and national average

Surprise, AZ
$3,418/mo
$3,765/mo
U.S. national average
$4,093/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Surprise vs. other types of senior living

$4,319/mo
Independent Living
$3,418/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Surprise, AZ by room type

Semi-Private
$5,150/mo
Studio
$3,598/mo
1 Bedroom
$3,476/mo
2 Bedroom
$4,602/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$5,015/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Surprise over time

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What families are saying about independent living in Surprise

Recent reviews for independent living in Surprise

Thunderbird Senior Living in Glendale, AZ

5.0
Couldn't have asked for a better place for my mom. Administrative staff were so helpful throughout the whole process. Especially important as I live in New York State and trying to coordinate things long distance. I was with my mom during the move and had many opportunities to dine with her and ...
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The Palazzo in Phoenix, AZ

4.4
People and staff are friendly and activities are great! My mom has been concerned about food quality lately and knows there have been meetings regarding overall impressions of food. I would recommend The Palazzo to others looking.

Lifestyles of Glendale

3.1
The 5 is totally based on the administrator. She is really nice. If she wasn't there it would be terrible. I don't like that it all depends on this one person. There are too many animals. Too many stray cats. Trash, trash, too much trash!

Surprise independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Surprise independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Surprise, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Surprise independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Surprise partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
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Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
7%
19.5%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
18.6%
32.5%
No sugar
No sugar
16.3%
30%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
23.3%
31.8%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
2.3%
7.2%
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Availability of select dining options in Surprise independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Surprise communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
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Professional chef
Professional chef
25.6%
34.6%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
27.9%
41.5%
Room service
Room service
27.9%
35.1%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
7%
16.3%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Surprise independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Surprise offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
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Activity director
Activity director
27.9%
43.3%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
11.6%
27%
Community service programs
Community service programs
14%
31.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
27.9%
47.1%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
32.6%
48%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
30.2%
52.9%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
25.6%
41.2%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
25.6%
36%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
27.9%
39.8%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
32.6%
45.6%
Live performances
Live performances
32.6%
45.3%
Dances
Dances
23.3%
30.8%
Fitness center
Fitness center
23.3%
38.4%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
32.6%
45.1%
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