It is no secret that Arizona’s ideal weather makes it a perfect place to spend your active adult life.  When choosing to retire in Arizona, you will not have a problem finding the right community.  Below is a list of senior living options in Phoenix for you to choose from.

Arizona Traditions (D.R. Horton Homes)

17212 N. White Tank Vis
Surprise AZ 85374

The age restriction is 55+ at this smaller adult community located at the foot of the White Tank Mountains about 33 miles northeast of Phoenix. While this as a smaller adult community it enjoys many of the amenities of larger communities including a golf course and club house fitness center swimming pools clubs and interest groups.


CantaMia (by Vitalia)

17700 West Star Point Drive
Goodyear AZ 85338

Life keeps getting better when you’re 55 in Estrella. CantaMia offers 14 single-story home plans each with three architectural styles that result in a beautifully composed neighborhood. An assortment of customized options will allow you to personalize your home to your comfort. At CantaMia residents will live in harmony with the greater Estrella community and join the environmental commitment involving sustainability and personal comfort. Homes from the mid $100000s.


Pebble Creek (a Robson Comm.)

3639 Clubhouse Dr
Goodyear AZ 85395

Pebble Creek is located 17 miles west of downtown Phoenix and Sky Harbor Airport and is close to shopping golf and medical facilities. This 55+ adult community offers green spaces recreational and social activities tennis and fitness centers as well as energy efficient homes. The Eagle’s Nest golf course has received numerous accolades and is friendly to golfers of all levels.


Solera at Johnson Ranch (by Del Webb)

713 W Twin Peaks Parkway
Queen Creek AZ 85243
602-957-9191 / 866-301-6050

The active adult portion at this gated community is provided a clubhouse and amenities exclusively for the 55+ population. As part of the Johnson Ranch Master plan community these residents have access to many of the amenities found in larger active adult communities. Homes are comprised of single family resale only.


Sun City (by Del Webb)

10401 W. Coggins Dr
Sun City AZ 85351

Sun City is the original and by far the largest active adult 55+ community in Arizona. There are 46000  resale only homes in this community including single family town homes and duplexes. Amenities located within this city are 8 golf courses 7 recreation centers 16 shopping centers 31 churches 2 libraries 2 lakes a hospital and over 200 clubs and interest groups.


Sun City Festival ( by Del Webb )

26415 W Desert Vista Blvd
Buckeye AZ 85369

Located behind the White Tank Mountains 45 miles northwest of Phoenix this 45+ community has 7200 new and resale homes. The Pioneer Golf course is open and another course is planned. Other amenities are indoor and outdoor pools hobby rooms tennis courts ball courts biking trails and an outdoor amphitheater. Single family homes both new and resale are offered.


Sun City Grand (by Del Webb )

19726 N. Remington Dr
Surprise AZ 85374
800-528-2604 / 480-391-6000

Located 32 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix Sun City Grand has 9600 resale only homes is  age restricted at 45+ and  amenities include 4 golf courses 3 clubhouses spas a variety of social clubs and nearby shopping and restaurants.


Sun City West ( by Del Webb )

19803 N. R.H. Johnson Blvd
Sun City West AZ 85375

Sun City West has 16900 resale only homes is age restricted at 45+ and one of the largest adult communities in Arizona. Amenities include 9 golf courses 3 indoor and 3 outdoor pools fitness center restaurants aquatic center and library. Homes are single-family and Patio styles.


Sunland Springs Village (by Farnsworth)

2233 S. Springwood Blvd
Mesa AZ 85209
480-984-4999 / 800-777-7358

In Mesa just off the Superstition Freeway this 2890 home 55+ community sets among great shopping and restaurants. Amenities include 27 holes of golf 2 outdoor pools tennis and volleyball courts several interest groups and social events. Home styles include single family townhouse and golf condos.


Sunland Village East (by Farnsworth)

2145 S Farnsworth Dr
Mesa AZ 85209

This  55+ 2435 new and resale single family home and townhouse community is located near the intersection of Hwy 60 and Hwy 202 close to retail outlets and dining facilities. Residents can enjoy a golf course 2 club houses a fitness center three pools and lighted tennis courts.


Trilogy at Power Ranch (by Shea Homes)

4331 E Chestnut Lane
Gilbert AZ 85297

Located south of the San Tan Freeway (202) in Gilbert this 55+ age 2035 single family resale only community offers close in shopping and is 5 miles from Mercy Hospital. Amenities in this gated community include the Trilogy Golf Course a Center for higher learning a state of the art culinary teaching kitchen restaurant and luxury homes


Trilogy at Vistancia (by Shea Homes)

27980 N. Trilogy Blvd.
Peoria AZ 85383
623-215-6315 / 866-505-9518

Surrounding mountain and desert vistas enhance the quality of this 55+ 2450 single family homes new and resale resort style community in Peoria. Amenities include the Trilogy at Vistancia Golf Course and clubhouse indoor and outdoor pools fitness center and spa.


Westbrook Village (by UDC)

19281 N Westbrook Pkwy
Peoria AZ 85328

This 3922 attached and single family home community has a  40+ age restriction.  It is located close to Phoenix and benefits from shopping malls and retail outlets in the area. Amenities include access to 2 golf courses 2 clubhouses hobby and game rooms numerous clubs and interest groups.


Retirement & Assisted Living Communities


(RET) Retirement/Indepenent Living

(SNF) Skilled Nursing Facility

(AL) Assisted Living

(RSP) Respite Liviing

(ALZ) Alzheimer’s Care


Arcadia Estate (AL)

5825 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix AZ 85018

This elegant one floor assisted living home provides private bedrooms with call buttons  private bathroom patio storage room and three meals per day. All areas are wheelchair accessible. The home has a library with computers for email and internet access. Also included is a home theater with a wide screen projection TV.


Arizona Grand (SNF AL)

4602 N. 24th Street
Phoenix AZ 85016

Located in the Biltmore corridor this community is within walking distance from shopping entertainment and restaurants and offers a full range of services and care including independent living assisted living and skilled nursing services. Meals and dining are exceptional.


Bella Vista Active Senior Living (RET AL)

1825 W. Emelita Ave
Mesa AZ 85202

This 200 apartment community enhances independent living with nearby shopping restaurants churches entertainment and medical facilities. Bring your own furniture to these one or two bedroom apartments with kitchens patios or balcony. Beautiful courtyards walkways and landscaped garden areas make outdoor strolling enjoyable.


Bethesda Gardens (SNF AL)

13825 Cave Creek Rd
Phoenix AZ 85022

There are six apartment styles ranging from 312 to 589 square feet to choose from in this 114 apartment unit community. Special services include assistance with personal needs R.N. supervision and health assessments on site pharmacy on-site rehab facilities and transportation to Med/Dental appointments


Brighton Gardens of Scottsdale (SNF AL ALZ)

6001 E. Thomas Road
Scottsdale AZ 85251

Apartment style assisted living with personal care services including assisted living Alzheimer’s care nursing/rehabilitative care and hospice care.  3 meals a day housekeeping monthly wellness visits by an on staff nurse medication management and activities are some of the amenities.


Chris Ridge (RET AL)

6250 N. 19th Ave
Phoenix AZ 85015

Chris Ridge is a senior living community that prides itself on offering choices that allow you to live as you so choose.  The community offers three meals per day a 24 hour specially trained staff activities weekly housekeeping service emergency call systems in each apartment and emergency detection systems and personalized assistance plans.


Desert Springs Senior Living (RET AL)

350 E. Eva Street
Phoenix AZ 85020

At Desert Springs assisted living is designed for senior adults to engage in an independent lifestyle but have available personalized assistance plans if needed. Services  include 3 meals per day 24 hour trained staff activities apartment maintenance scheduled transportation emergency call and protection systems weekly housekeeping and all utilities paid.


Desert Winds Assisted Living (AL ALZ)

20545 N. Lake Pleasant Rd
Peoria AZ 85382

Assisted Living and Memory Loss Care are provided at this separate facility.  The highly qualified licensed staff is available 24 hours a day for these special care residents. For quality resident care the ratio of care givers is higher in this memory loss facility.


Desert Winds Independent Living (RET)

20554 N. 101st Ave
Peoria AZ 85382

This retirement community bordering Sun City and Peoria and is located near shopping sports arenas great restaurants golf courses cultural centers and medical offices. The community offers several floor plans and a variety of amenities for its senior residents.


Fiesta Village (AL)

5602 N. 7th Street
Phoenix AZ 85014

This assisted living center is located on 2 acres in Phoenix. Some of the assisted services include 3 meals per day Diabetic emergency and inpatient care medication assistance and management and preventive care.


Freedom Inn Sun City West (AL)

13810 W. Sandridge Dr
Sun City West AZ 85375

This Sun City West facility provides residents with respect for individual preferences in housing services and amenities by customizing care for individual needs with personal support and accommodating changes in care as needed.


Maravilla Scottsdale (RET AL ALZ)

7221 E. Princess Blvd
Scottsdale AZ 85255

Situated on 25 acres in north Scottsdale adjacent to the TCP Golf Course Maravilla Scottsdale is scheduled to open by spring 2011. This 410 unit “Resort” retirement community will feature casitas for retirees’ assisted living and Alzheimer residents. Amenities include restaurants clubhouse indoor and outdoor pools chip & putt golf course and more.


McDowell Village (RET)

8300 E. McDowell Rd
Scottsdale AZ 85257

When chosing a home in this community you have access to a large variety of amenities and services. Just a few of these include a restaurant lounge and game room with billiards and card tables TV and a multi-denominational chapel. Some added amenities are a Beauty/barber shop library heated pool and spa nearby shopping entertainment retail shops and cultural activities.


Paradise Valley  Retirement Community (RET AL)

11645 N. 25th Place
Phoenix AZ 85028

Designed for those seniors wishing to maintain an independent lifestyle this facility offers trained on-site staff activities household maintenance scheduled transportation emergency call and fire systems in each apartment


Sierra Pointe Retirement Community (RET AL)

14500 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd
Scottsdale AZ 85260

Sierra is a luxury community with resort style living and the availability of assisted living quarters. Apartment homes are available. Amenities include a fitness center heated pool and spa movie theatre library and computer center. Assisted living is available for those needing additional care.


Sterling House of Peoria (RET AL)

8989 W. Greenbrian Dr
Peoria AZ 85382

Independence and daily assistance is provided at this facility enabling a 24 hour staff  to individualize residents needs. Amenities include studio and one bedroom apt’s with furnishings housekeeping supervision of medication attention to residents personal needs and three meals a day.


Sunrise of Gilbert (RET AL)

580 S. Gilbert Rd
Gilbert AZ 85296

Private companion suites dining media TV room nursing visits weekly housekeeping trained staff three meals a day social and educational programs and personal services are some of the amenities available.


Thunderbird Retirement Resort (RET AL)

5401 W. Dailey St
Glendale AZ 85306

This 62+ senior adult apartment complex is conveniently located within minutes of restaurants shopping malls medical offices and hospitals. Several styles of housing are available from studio to one bedroom/one bath or two bedroom/two bath units. Amenities and services include restaurant style dining on site nurse daily scheduled activities security medical transportation and pets are welcome.


Village Oaks at Chandler (RET AL)

1919 W. Carla Vista Dr.
Chandler AZ 85224

The 62 apartments in this assisted living compound is a one story home set on 5 acres and is accessed from highways 10120260 and I-10. The at home atmosphere allows residents to enjoy a comforting and homelike environment and offers help from a welcoming staff should you need it.  Depending on your health concerns special services are available.