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25 Independent Living Communities in the Phoenix Area

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The Palazzo

Experience Living Like No Other

  •  6250 North 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85015 $$
  • 3 delicious meals served daily
  • 24-hour specially-trained on-site staff
  • Engaging Activities
  • Apartment maintenance
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
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La Siena

Welcome to La Siena Senior Living

  •  909 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85020 $$$
  • Grand Canal Restaurant, open 12 hours daily
  • Casual Bistro
  • Heated Pool and Spa
  • Venetian Theater
  • Dance Studio
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Zen Senior Living

Welcome To Zen Senior Living!

  •  11645 North 25th Place, Phoenix, AZ 85028 $
  • Online Credit Card Payments Accepted
  • On-site Management
  • On-site Maintenance
  • Disability Access
  • Easy Access to Freeways
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The Groves Senior Living

A Beautiful Retirement & Continuing Care Facility with All Care Levels Available in Goodyear, AZ

  •  2655 N Pebble Creek Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85395 $$
  • All-day, full-service dining (7:30 am-6:00 pm)
  • Weekly shuttle bus excursions
  • Gym & daily exercise classes
  • Weekly housekeeping & linen services
  • Individually controlled heating and air-conditioning
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Vi at Grayhawk

Come home to an intimate setting full of warmth and elegance.

  • Your low-maintenance lifestyle includes housekeeping, arranged transportation for errands and doctor’s appointments, landscaping and more.
  • Your contract covers one meal per day to enjoy flavorful cuisine — from bar bites to formal coursed dinners — in one of our three modern restaurants.
  • Improve your short game on our 18-hole putting course, enjoy a Friday night movie in our plush theater, cozy up with a book in the library and more.
  • Get the care you need and attention you deserve from qualified staff in assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care.
  • Maintain your quality of life and keep yourself moving — no matter your ability level — with state-of-the-art equipment, group classes, functional fitness and personal training.
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Pueblo Norte Senior Living

Your life, your way, every day.

  •  7090 East Mescal Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 $$
  • Olympic-sized heated swimming pool and spa
  • Assistance with personal hygiene, grooming, showering, bathing, dressing or clothing selection
  • Complementary cocktail hour
  • Trips to the theater, museum, symphony, and art galleries
  • Exercise, tai chi, and water aerobic classes



  •  4555 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85050 $$$$
  • Located on more than 85-acres of prime desert terrain
  • Spacious one- and two-bedroom styles with dens
  • You'll enjoy socializing around the full-service coffee bar or on the outdoor plaza, at lunch or dinner on the terrace, drinks around the fire pit or lounging by the swimming pool.
  • Use of your Preferred Choice Dining™ allocation to entertain friends in any of the dining venues or in the Cholla Room private dining room
  • Weekly Housekeeping services provided by residents' preference.

Brookdale Central Paradise Valley

Arizona Senior Living at its Finest

  •  13240 N Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85032 $$
  • Emergency Alert System
  • Therapy Pool
  • Concierge Service
  • Wi-Fi Access Throughout
  • Pet Friendly

Mountain Park Senior Living

This Feels Like Home.

  •  4475 E Knox Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044 $$
  • Casual, yet elegant dining with restaurant-style menu choices
  • Interior & exterior maintenance of buildings, grounds, apartment homes
  • Resource library with resident computers
  • Cozy lounges with fireplaces
  • Nurse call system in each room

The Heritage Tradition

Welcome to The Heritage Tradition - Senior Living in Sun City West

  •  19303 New Tradition Road, Sun City West, AZ 85375 $$$
  • Fresh, seasonal cuisine, served in the award winning Oasis Dining Room
  • Two heated outdoor pools with in-ground spas
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • State-of-the-art fitness facility
  • Monitored emergency response system

Solstice at Sun City West

Live. Life. Vibrantly.

  •  18626 N Spanish Garden Dr, Sun City West, AZ 85375 $
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • A comfortable room for shooting pool, working on a puzzle, or just relaxing with neighbors.
  • Catch your favorite shows in a relaxed, social atmosphere. Or participate in our renowned Wii bowling tournament.
  • Residents are welcome to reserve a private dining room for any function, be it for a family gathering or a special event with friends.

The Fountains at Lake Pleasant

Change Your Address, Not Your Lifestyle.

  •  10134 West Mohawk Lane, Peoria, AZ 85382 $
  • Maintenance-Free Lifestyle; Interior & Exterior
  • Private Balcony
  • Restaurant-Style Dining with Chef-Prepared Meals & Table Service
  • Community Clubhouse with Daily Events, Weekly Happy Hour and Live Entertainment
  • Seasonally Heated Pool & Spa

The Palms at Sun City

Premier Retirement Living offering the Largest Apartments in Sun City, AZ

  •  10101 W. Palmeras Dr., Sun City, AZ 85373 $$$
  • Largest Floor plans in Sun City
  • Full-Size Kitchen
  • Restaurant style dining - 3 meals served daily
  • Fully-Equipped Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool/Spa

The Woodmark at Sun City


  •  17207 North Boswell Blvd, Sun City, AZ 85373 $$
  • 24-hour Beverage and Snack Bar
  • Billiards Room
  • Private Dining Room
  • Full Kitchen
  • Pet Friendly

Palos Verdes Senior Living

This Feels Like Home.

  •  18441 North 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382 $$$
  • Casual, yet elegant dining with restaurant-style menu choices
  • State-of-the-art fitness and physical therapy center
  • Greenhouse and outdoor gardening areas
  • Theater for ongoing resident entertainment
  • Full service beauty salon and day spa

Sierra Winds


  •  17300 North 88th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382
  • Wide array of meal selection each day in the dining room
  • Heated swimming pool & jacuzzi
  • Large, comfortable community/entertainment center
  • Fashionable beauty salon and barbershop
  • Studio for arts & crafts

Holiday Vista del Rio

Thriving senior living community in Peoria, AZ, minutes from Arrowhead Towne Center’s outdoor shopping and restaurants

  •  13619 N 94th Dr, Peoria, AZ 85381 $
  • Three Homestyle Meals Prepared Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
  • Most Utilities Included

The Forum at Desert Harbor

Luxury Lakefront Senior Living

  •  13840 North Desert Harbor Drive, Peoria, AZ 85381 $$
  • Apartments with full kitchens or kitchenettes
  • Welcoming common areas with comfortable furnishings and tasteful artwork, including: elegant lakeside dining room, private dining room for entertaining, library, fitness room, and movie theater
  • Outdoor swimming pool and spa
  • All utilities included in monthly rent, including basic cable, except for telephone and internet
  • Fully furnished apartments for short-term or respite stays

Freedom Plaza Arizona

Arizona Senior Living at its Finest

  •  13373 Plaza del Rio Boulevard, Peoria, AZ 85381 $$$$
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Courtyard
  • Laundry room
  • Library

Merrill Gardens at Anthem

Senior Living in Anthem!

  •  2800 West Rose Canyon Circle, Anthem, AZ 85086 $$
  • 93 senior living apartments. Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Independent living, assisted living, memory care and respite care services. Take advantage of personal care services if needed
  • Anytime Dining. Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule - 7 am to 7 pm - 7 days a week
  • Active Living. Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests

Tuscany at McCormick Ranch

Enriching your mind, body, and spirit to make each day your personal best!

  •  9000 E San Victor Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85258 $$$
  • A variety of floor plans to choose from based on your lifestyle preferences and needs
  • Exclusive Da Vinci's restaurant with three distinctive rooms for elegant dining
  • Cicero's Cocktail Lounge
  • Heated swimming pool, spa and outdoor barbeque/patio area
  • The Salon at Tuscany featuring a professional hair stylist

CantaMia at Estrella

A boutique gated community in Goodyear, AZ for adventurers 55 or better.

  •  17700 W Star Point Dr, Goodyear, AZ 85338
  • CantaMia is part of the beautiful master-planned community of Estrella, in the town of Goodyear
  • 1,700 homesite enclave where you can relax, learn, grow and truly enjoy the best years of your life
  • A wide range of styles and floor plans
  • Amenities are designed for today's retiring, 55 and over Baby Boomers, interested in a fun and engaging lifestyle
  • 30,000 square foot Village Center including Outdoor heated resort pool, Indoor lap pool with spa, Upstairs event room with balconies and more!

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.