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If you’re an active, independent older adult looking for senior housing in Mesa, senior citizen apartments in Mesa might be the right fit. Apartments for seniors typically don’t include personal care services, but may offer amenities, activities, and maintenance for a stress-free, social lifestyle.

A Place for Mom can help older adults navigate how to apply for senior housing in Mesa and consider their options. With 9 senior rentals in Mesa, AZ, we can help you find the right apartment for your budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for upscale Mesa 55-plus apartments or low-income senior apartments for rent in Mesa, A Place for Mom can simplify your search.

We are also serving Senior Apartments facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Country Club, Red Mountain and Dobson.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Chandler, Gilbert or Apache Junction.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Mesa, AZ

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Last Updated: 5/26/23
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Brookdale East Arbor

6060 East Arbor Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85206

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living
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There’s A Reason They Call Them Golden YearsIf you’re ready to make the most of your golden years, our assisted living community in Mesa, Arizona could be the place for you. Surrounded by a warm and friendly community of seniors and a dedicated care team, you can have the care you need while...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.2(56 reviews)

I am very happy with Brookdale East Arbor. The staff are always very eager to help and they are easy to work with. If you have any type of emergency situation they will help you out. The room sizes are very...

Sage Mesa

10529 E Hampton, Mesa, AZ 85209

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living
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Art Classes
4.0(1 review)

It's been fantastic. Overall, the people are nice. You feel like you're living in a hotel. It's a new apartment, and it fits the needs that I have. Overall, I would recommend to others.

Albany Apartments

33 N 58th St, Mesa, AZ 85205

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Senior Apartments
2.3(3 reviews)

Everything with Albany Apartments has been really good - it is very well managed and well maintained and we really like the layout of the community. There are no stairs for our loved one to climb so that is...

Orchard Mesa Active Senior Living

108 North Greenfield Road, Mesa, AZ 85205

Provides: Senior Apartments

The Orchard is 55+ community.  We offer affordable senior living in  beautiful garden apartments.  With over 600 trees, you are free to pick the oranges, tangerines, grapefruits and lemons from the citrus trees located throughout the community.  Our full time activities...

Beauty Salon
4.0(22 reviews)

I have not had a chance to experience the activities they offer at this community. They do not offer a meal plan. The community is clean and well taken care of. The second floor apartments do not have a...

Ventana Estates

9422 E Broadway Road, Mesa, AZ 85208

Provides: Senior Apartments

Greenfields Assisted Living

723 E 2nd Ave, Mesa, AZ 85204

Provides: Senior Apartments, Assisted Living, Independent Living

Greenfield’s assisted living is an assisted living community that caters to ages 21 and over, we offer private and semi-private apartments for individuals that are unable to live on their own. Spacious apartments with kitchenettes allow our residents to be independent while receiving the...

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4.0(2 reviews)

Living a thousand miles away from our dear Aunt and not knowing where we could put her for the care she needed. We thank "A Place for Mom" in finding us a place that she could have excellent care in her...

Mesa Royale

1825 N Stapley Dr, Mesa, AZ 85203

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

Chandler Village

598 N Mcqueen Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225

Provides: Senior Apartments

Hartford Apartments

580 W Galveston St, Chandler, AZ 85225

Provides: Senior Apartments

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Costs of senior apartments in the Mesa area

Senior apartments in Mesa cost on average $2,166 a month according to our proprietary data. The cost of senior apartments in Mesa varies greatly. Some one-bedroom apartments start as low as $850, while others start at $2,500.[02]

Senior living costs in Mesa reflect the national average

Mesa is somewhat more expensive than the larger cities in Arizona, such as Phoenix and Tucson. However, senior living costs in Mesa still reflect the national average.

Senior apartments in Mesa may have additional fees

The monthly fee for senior apartments typically only covers rent, although a few senior apartments include utilities in their monthly fee. Most senior apartments in Mesa require additional fees for the following:

  • Parking
  • Utilities
  • Amenities
  • Rental insurance
  • Pet fees

How the cost of senior apartments in Mesa compares to nearby cities

The following chart reflects the starting costs for senior apartments in Mesa and doesn’t include any additional fees. Use this chart to discover how Mesa’s senior apartments compare to others in the area for affordability.

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How people pay for senior apartments in Mesa

By planning ahead and starting to save early, you can budget for the senior apartment of your dreams. You may be able to pay for a senior apartment in Mesa using a combination of personal finances and state or federal benefits. You might be eligible for public housing assistance, although A Place for Mom doesn’t partner with senior apartments that accept housing vouchers.

Medicaid and Medicare won’t cover the costs of your senior apartment, but they can cover some health care expenses. If you’re a veteran, you may be able to use some of your veterans benefits to pay for your senior apartment.

Read on to learn how to pay for your senior apartment in Mesa, Arizona.

Most people rely on at least two methods besides public assistance to fund their retirement. Personal savings is the most common payment option, but some seniors also use the sale of a house, a reverse mortgage, or life or long-term care insurance for additional funds.

You can learn more about these payment methods in the articles below.

Understand Arizona laws and regulations for senior apartments

Senior apartments in Mesa are regulated similarly to other apartment complexes. Senior living communities, such as assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, and nursing homes, receive special licenses through the Arizona Department of Health. Senior apartments in Mesa don’t.

Senior apartments are like other apartments — but with an age requirement

What differentiates senior apartments from other apartment complexes is an age cutoff. Some have an age requirement of 55 or 62 and above. Keep in mind that people younger than 55 or 62 may be able to live in these apartments if they reside with someone who meets the age requirements. All complexes have different age restrictions, so be sure to check if you intend to live with someone who may not meet the age requirements.

Requirements for Mesa senior apartments

Senior apartments in Mesa should follow the same health and safety requirements as all other apartment complexes. All senior apartments must adhere to the following:

  • Stay current on state and federal building codes
  • Keep dwellings in a safe, clean, and livable condition
  • Provide running and hot water at all times
  • Repair and maintain the dwelling
  • Keep all public areas of the apartment complex accessible, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

You enter into a landlord-tenant relationship in a senior apartment

It may be a long time since you’ve rented or perhaps you’ve never been a tenant. Either way, you should know that when you rent a senior apartment, you enter into a landlord-tenant relationship. This relationship is outlined in full in the Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. In short, the Act outlines the following:

  • You’re expected to pay your rent on time each month. Consider setting up automatic payments.
  • You may be expected to pay a security deposit and a pet deposit. You may receive some or all of these funds when you move out.
  • You should keep the apartment in good condition and not drastically alter it without permission.
  • You should follow all community guidelines like quiet hours and picking up after your pet.
  • Your landlord should provide you with a key and secure entry to your apartment.

COVID-19 regulations for Mesa senior apartments

Senior apartments in Mesa follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by local and federal governments. Because senior apartments don’t offer any personal or health care to their tenants, they don’t need to follow any special protocols for disease prevention. You can find COVID-19 case maps by zip code on the Mesa government website. You can also find testing and vaccination information on the Maricopa County government website.

What to expect from senior apartments in Mesa

Mesa is tucked into the East Valley of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, and it’s the third-largest city in Arizona. The population is 509,475, and about 18% of Mesa residents are over 65. Mesa pairs the bright sunshine and warm winters Arizona is known for with a relaxed suburban culture.

Don’t mistake the laid-back culture of Mesa for a lack of activities. Mesa offers exceptional hiking, walking, and birding — especially in the Superstition Mountains. The city also has plenty of museums, theaters, and restaurants. And Phoenix, which is only about 20 miles away, can offer a convenient change of pace.

Senior apartments in Mesa differ from other apartments only in their age restrictions. Most require a majority of their residents to be over 55 or 62. Unlike assisted living facilities, memory care facilities, and nursing homes, senior apartments don’t offer any personal or health care services. What Mesa’s senior apartments do offer is a simplified lifestyle, community activities, and convenience.

Lifestyle in Mesa senior apartments

Mesa senior apartments resemble other apartment complexes. Most are large, with over 50 units. Many of Mesa’s senior apartments offer the following services:

  • Simplified utilities payments rolled into rent
  • Housekeeping services (only some apartments offer this)
  • Parking
  • Community activities
  • Gym, pool, and walking path access
  • Dog park

Mesa’s senior apartments have senior-friendly designs

Senior apartments in Mesa are designed with seniors in mind. Some of the most common alterations and amenities include the following:

  • Elevator access to upper floors
  • Wheelchair access in all public areas and in some units
  • Shower and bath handles

You can use home health care in your senior apartment

Because senior apartments don’t offer personal or health care services, tenants are welcome to hire a home caregiver to assist them directly from their apartment. Seniors can use their pensions or other benefits (such as the VA’s Housebound allowance) to pay for in-home care in their senior apartment.

Senior apartments are the most affordable senior living option

Senior apartments are the most cost-effective senior living option. However, senior apartments are only a good fit for individuals who don’t need daily support or for seniors who would prefer to hire a home care or home health aide. Seniors who don’t need extra help yet but may in the future could consider independent living communities in Mesa that offer multiple levels of care. These communities offer seniors a seamless transition to hands-on care as a resident’s needs evolve.

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Health care for seniors in Mesa

Mesa offers a number of high-quality health care providers, and nearby Phoenix ensures access to even more top-flight institutions, many of which specialize in senior health.

Dignity Health – Mesa

Dignity Health – Mesa is a specialty hospital in the East Valley that offers a wide range of health care services, including emergency medicine, inpatient services, surgery, and more. This hospital is dedicated to offering exceptional and compassionate care to their clients. The hospital is open 24/7.

9130 Elliot Rd.
Mesa, Arizona 85212
Phone: 480-410-4500
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Banner Heart Hospital

Banner Heart Hospital is a large organization offering heart care to the community. Its focus on heart health includes intensive care and surgery, lab work, rehabilitation, and palliative care.

6750 E. Baywood Ave.
Mesa, Arizona 85206
Phone: 480-854-5000
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Mayo Clinic – Phoenix

While technically in neighboring Phoenix, the Mayo Clinic offers some of the highest-quality care in Maricopa County. This hospital provides care across a variety of specialties, including emergency room services, inpatient care, testing, and more.

5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
Phone: 480-342-2000
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Transportation for seniors in Mesa

Most people in Mesa drive to get around. The city does provide public transportation to local residents in partnership with Phoenix’s Valley Metro System. The Valley Metro has extensive bus routes across the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. You can find local bus routes, fare options, and more on Mesa’s government website.

RideChoice offers affordable, private transportation to seniors in Mesa

RideChoice is a paratransit option in Mesa for people with disabilities or adults over the age of 65. This service offers wheelchair-accessible vehicles to seniors. No reservations are necessary, making this a convenient option for seniors. Each RideChoice trip costs $3 for the first 8 miles and an additional $2 for each mile after that. Sign up and determine your eligibility by calling 602-716-2111.

WalkScore.com rates cities on their walkability, and each score is out of 100. The following scores have been given to Mesa, Arizona:




Senior activities in Mesa

Whether you enjoy hiking a nature trail, birding from a comfortable lounge, trying new food, or exploring museums, Mesa has options for you. The city of Mesa has access to many of the same activities and amenities that put Phoenix on the map for senior living, including golf courses, casinos, and resorts. What sets Mesa apart from its bustling counterpart is its family-friendly demeanor. Explore some of the best senior-friendly things to do in Mesa.

Senior Centers in Mesa

In Mesa, senior centers are part of the Aster Senior Centers network. Seniors can buy yearly memberships for $20. Registration can be found on the Aster website. Membership in the senior centers include the following:

  • Daily lunch (you can view the current menu here)
  • Exercise, art, and dance classes
  • Educational events
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Games, live music, and movies
  • Members-only parties and events

Outdoor activities in Mesa

Mesa is right next to the Superstition Mountain range, and unsurprisingly, hiking abounds. Whether or not you’re up for a rugged hike or a short walk, you can find great options in and around Mesa.

  • Sun Circle Trail. This is a leisurely 8.2-mile point-to-point path with only 19 feet of elevation gain.
  • Merkle Trail. This 1-mile loop is perfect for seniors looking for a short stroll to enjoy the sunset or sunrise.
  • Hawes Ridge Loop. This loop in Tonto National Forest is only 2 miles and takes you through saguaro cactus groves.

Museums in Mesa

The museums in Mesa tend to reflect the outdoorsy, independent ethos of the city. These options are within Mesa, but you can find even more in nearby Phoenix.

  • Commemorative Air Force Airbase Arizona Museum. What once started as a collection of World War II planes is now an exhibit with planes from over the last 100 years.
  • Arizona Museum of Natural History. Discover ancient civilizations, dinosaurs, and more. Seniors receive discounted admission.
  • Mesa Arts Center. Explore each season’s rotating performers on the website, and enjoy attending live performances based on your interests. The center offers accommodations for people with low vision, those who have difficult hearing, or those with mobility impairments.

Religious attractions in Mesa

Mesa is home to a higher percentage of Mormons than Phoenix, and the Mesa Temple and Visitors Center is one of the top attractions of the city. This is a religious site, so while you can visit, do so respectfully. It includes family-friendly activities, beautiful architecture, and landscaped grounds.

Attractions in Phoenix

Phoenix is only about 30 minutes away from Mesa by car, and many of Phoenix’s famous resorts, casinos, and golf courses are within a short drive from Mesa. Tempe is between Mesa and Phoenix, and it, too, has some must-do activities.

  • Papago Golf Course. This is the premier golf course in a state known for its exceptional golf courses. Enjoy a leisurely game with a pristine view of the Papago Bluffs, and make sure to visit historic Lou’s Bar Grill.
  • Taliesin West. A UNESCO Heritage site and the self-designed home of Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin West makes a great day trip.
  • Desert Botanical Garden. Walk amongst unique cacti and other desert flora at the Desert Botanical Garden. Tours are available upon request.
  • SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium. Located in Tempe, the SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium is the region’s best marine life exhibit.

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