Cities with Independent Living Communities in Arizona

Foothills Place

  3701 North Swan Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

The Hacienda at The River

  2720 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

Brookdale Santa Catalina

  7500 N. Calle Sin Envidia
Tucson, AZ 85718

The Palazzo

  6250 North 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85015

The Forum at Desert Harbor

  13840 North Desert Harbor Drive
Peoria, AZ 85381

The Forum at Tucson

  2500 North Rosemont Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85712

Fountain View Village

  16455 East Avenue of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Sierra Winds

  17300 North 88th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382


Friendship Village Tempe

  2645 East Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85282

Freedom Plaza Arizona

  13373 Plaza del Rio Boulevard
Peoria, AZ 85381

North Chandler Place

  2555 North Price Road
Chandler, AZ 85224


  4555 East Mayo Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Pueblo Norte Senior Living

  7090 East Mescal Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Atria Campana del Rio

  1550 East River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718

Sunrise of Gilbert

  580 South Gilbert Road
Gilbert, AZ 85296

The Fountains at La Cholla

  2001 West Rudasill Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

Sierra Del Sol Memory Care

  8151 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710

The Groves, A Merrill Gardens Community

  2655 N Pebble Creek Pkwy
Goodyear, AZ 85395

The Oaks, A Merrill Gardens Community

  3675 S Rome Street
Gilbert, AZ 85297

Merrill Gardens at Anthem

  2800 West Rose Canyon Circle
Anthem, AZ 85086

Brookdale North Tucson

  2650 West Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85741

Mountain View Retirement Village

  7900 North La Canada Drive
Tucson, AZ 85704

Atria Chandler Villas

  101 S. Yucca Street
Chandler, AZ 85224

Brookdale Central Paradise Valley

  13240 N Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Silver Springs

  500 West Camino Encanto
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Amber Lights

  6231 North Montebella Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

The Palms at Sun City

  10101 W. Palmeras Dr.
Sun City, AZ 85373

Brookdale Apache Junction

  2080 S. Ironwood Dr
Apache Junction, AZ 85120

The Woodmark at Sun City

  17207 North Boswell Blvd
Sun City, AZ 85373

The Garnet of Casa Grande

  510 East 8th Street
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

Brookdale Springs Mesa

  6220 E. Broadway Road
Mesa, AZ 85206

The Citadel

  520 South Higley Road
Mesa, AZ 85206

Mountain Park Senior Living

  4475 E Knox Road
Phoenix, AZ 85044

Palos Verdes Senior Living

  18441 North 87th Avenue
Peoria, AZ 85382

Villa Hermosa

  6300 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85710

Cottonwood Village

  201 E Mingus Ave
Cottonwood, AZ 86326

The Village at Ocotillo

  990 West Ocotillo Road
Chandler, AZ 85248

La Siena

  909 East Northern Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020

The Heritage Tradition

  19303 New Tradition Road
Sun City West, AZ 85375

McDowell Village

  8300 East McDowell Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Atria Bell Court Gardens

  6653 E. Carondelet Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710

Atria Valley Manor

  5549 East Lee Street
Tucson, AZ 85712

Majestic Rim Retirement Living

  310 East Tyler Parkway
Payson, AZ 85541

Vista del Rio

  13619 N 94th Dr
Peoria, AZ 85381

Solstice at Sun City West

  18626 N Spanish Garden Dr
Sun City West, AZ 85375

Holiday Madison Meadows

  7211 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Desert Rose

  1545 S 14th Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

Mountain View Gardens

  3477 Rodeo Drive
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

Desert Springs Gracious Retirement Living

  30 West Lambert Lane
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

The Peaks at Santa Rita

  661 W. Calle Torres Blancas
Green Valley, AZ 85614

Broadway Proper

  400 South Broadway Place
Tucson, AZ 85710

Fairwinds - Desert Point

  10701 North La Reserve Dr.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

The Fountains at Lake Pleasant

  10134 West Mohawk Lane
Peoria, AZ 85382

Copper Springs Retirement

  3303 East Gary Way
Gilbert, AZ 85234


Tuscany at McCormick Ranch

  9000 E San Victor Dr.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

CantaMia at Estrella

  17700 W Star Point Dr
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Vista de la Montana

  18510 N Parkview Place
Surprise, AZ 85374

Zen Senior Living

  11645 North 25th Place
Phoenix, AZ 85028

Las Fuentes Resort Village

  1035 Scott Drive
Prescott, AZ 86301

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.