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Phoenix-Scottsdale is one of the nation’s retirement hot spots. Local seniors choose not to leave, and Americans from colder climates opt to relocate to the area. There are many senior living communities in the metro area. Find out which are the 22 most popular senior living/assisted living sites.

The 22 Most Popular Senior Living Communities in Phoenix-Scottsdale

Phoenix-Scottsdale is ranked as the nation’s fifth-largest metropolitan area, and is one of the most popular retirement destinations. Whether you’re a local senior looking for assisted living near you in the Valley of the Sun, or relocating in search of a comfortable senior living community, you’ll find various options for senior living and assisted living in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Below, Seniorly.com runs down the 22 most popular senior living communities in the metropolitan area and is presented in no particular order.

Here are the Top Senior Living Communities in Phoenix-Scottsdale:

  1. Sunshine Village
  2. Bethesda Gardens
  3. Aurora Place
  4. Solterra Senior Living
  5. Scottsdale Memory Care
  6. Chandler Memory Care
  7. Pennington Gardens
  8. Atria Chandler Villas
  9. Courtyard Towers
  10. Elmcroft of Tempe
  11. Arbor Rose Senior Care
  12. Brookdale Desert Ridge
  13. Brookdale North Mesa
  14. MorningStar at Arcadia
  15. Sunrise of Scottsdale
  16. Brookdale Springs Mesa
  17. Sunrise of Chandler
  18. Woodmark at Sun City
  19. Brookdale Tempe
  20. The Gardens of Sun City
  21. MorningStar of Fountain Hills
  22. MorningStar at Arrowhead

   

1. Sunshine Village

  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Sunshine Village is located in the beautiful Paradise Valley area of Phoenix-Scottsdale and offers a cottage-style memory care residence for senior living. It’s a family-style senior living community designed with an emphasis on compassion and dignity for residents. Levels of care include short-term respite, long-term care, and memory care options for seniors in Phoenix-Scottsdale. Click here for more information on Sunshine Village.

    

2. Bethesda Gardens

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Bethesda is a faith-based assisted living community situated at the foothills of the beautiful Phoenix Mountains Preserve along Cave Creek Road in northern Phoenix. The senior living community at Bethesda Gardens provides assisted living and memory care services with a residential focus on social, spiritual, and physical health through personalized care and enriching activities. Click here for more information on Bethesda Gardens.

    

3. Aurora Place

  • Assisted Living
  • Respite Care

The senior living community of Aurora Place is located in Apache Junction, and is a compassionate care community that offers a wide variety of service levels to its residents. These options range from short-term stays and urgent placement to assisted living and respite care. Aurora Place offers 24-hour oversight from a registered nurse to provide clinical oversight and coordination of care, as well as an engaging schedule of activities that includes Qiqong, a walking club, sing-along groups, ice cream socials, and even movie hour. Click here for more information on Aurora Place.

   

4. Solterra Senior Living

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Hospice

Solterra is located in southeast Phoenix-Scottsdale in the suburb of Chandler, and provides a Live Well program designed to address the whole-body needs of residents and their families. This includes programs and amenities focusing on the body, mind, and spirit through care levels that include independent living, assisted living, memory care, and dementia services. Click here for more information on Solterra Senior Living.

    

5. Scottsdale Memory Care

  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Scottsdale Memory Care is a stunning, modern short-term and respite care community located along Mountain View Road in the metropolitan area of Phoenix-Scottsdale. The very design of the community and its layout are meant to enhance the quality of life for residents while allowing them to maintain a sense of independence and dignity. Scottsdale Memory Care provides comprehensive, holistic health care that enables seniors to live a full, rich life. Click here for more information on Scottsdale Memory Care.

     

6. Chandler Memory Care

  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Located in the growing southeastern suburb of Chandler, Chandler Memory care is a unit of Avenir Senior Living. Like the Scottsdale Memory Care location, Chandler Memory Care has been specifically designed and built to help seniors preserve quality of life and independence in a senior living community that also utilizes the latest advancements in memory care for its short-term and respite care residents. Chandler Memory Care provides a supportive, compassionate environment for those struggling with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Click here for more information on Chandler Memory Care.

    

7. Pennington Gardens

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Situated within the city of Chandler, Pennington Gardens is a diverse senior living community with various levels of care available to residents. The senior living community at Pennington Gardens offers the feel of home with the social interaction of community living, while focusing on family connections. Pennington Gardens offers independent living, assisted living, memory care, respite care, and adult day care options for seniors in Phoenix-Scottsdale. Click here for more information on Pennington Gardens.

    

8. Atria Chandler Villas

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living

Atria Chandler Villas provides accessibility to the Phoenix-Scottsdale metro area, sitting just 12 miles from the city center, with a relaxed and comfortable senior living community in a quiet suburb. Its proximity to the city center offers access to local shopping, dining, entertainment, and places of worship, while also providing onsite amenities such as a heated pool, spa, library, putting green, and scenic walking paths to take in the beauty of the Valley of the Sun. Click here for more information on Atria Chandler Villas.

   

9. Courtyard Towers

  • Retirement Living
  • Memory Care
  • Assisted Living

Located in the city of Mesa, Courtyard Towers is an assisted living and memory care senior living community with a variety of lifestyle options and amenities. The community has floor plans ranging from companion suites and private studios to one- and two-bedroom units. Amenities at Courtyard Towers include private kitchenettes, WiFi in common areas, individual climate control, guest suites in the community for visitors, and a pet-friendly senior living community so your four-legged friends can retire in comfort as well. Click here for more information on Courtyard Towers.

    

10. Elmcroft of Tempe

  • Assisted Living
  • Respite Care

Elmcroft is an assisted living community situated just south of the immediate Phoenix-Scottsdale metro area in Tempe. Residents enjoy access to customized care designed to promote a comfortable, independent lifestyle in a senior living community that feels like home. Elmcroft offers 24-hour resident care staff, planned social events, customized care plans, scheduled transportation around town, and a variety of activities/outings to keep life interesting. Click here for more information on Elmcroft of Tempe.

    

11. Arbor Rose Senior Care

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Arbor Rose believes deeply in a sense of family at its assisted living community in Mesa. From the design and layout of the units to the staff employed, Arbor Rose offers a family-style culture that focuses on providing sincere, compassionate care for all of its residents. Phoenix-Scottsdale seniors living at Arbor Rose also have access to memory care and respite care service levels. Click here for more information on Arbor Rose Senior Care.

    

12. Brookdale Desert Ridge

  • Assisted Living

Brookdale Desert Ridge is a modern senior living community that offers assisted living to residents of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Paradise Valley. Trained caregivers assist with medication management, daily living, and coordinate engaging activities for residents. Onsite amenities include concierge services, library, arts & crafts studio, and a wellness center to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Click here for more information on Brookdale Desert Ridge.

    

13. Brookdale North Mesa

  • Assisted Living 
  • Memory Care

Just three miles from the city center of Phoenix-Scottsdale, Brookdale North Mesa is situated off Highways 202 and 60. Its location keeps residents away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but close enough to take advantage of local dining, shopping, and entertainment. Residents of Brookdale North Mesa have access to memory care and assisted living within a pet-friendly senior living community with emergency response in each room, concierge services, and a library among the onsite amenities. Click here for more information on Brookdale North Mesa.

   

14. MorningStar at Arcadia

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Dedicated to making your retirement years carefree, MorningStar at Arcadia offers an atmosphere of love and community, built one loving relationship at a time. Team members focus on the needs of the individual with customized care and countless activities to keep the body able, and the mind sharp. By this, we can—and do—offer the very best in senior assisted living in Phoenix, memory care and respite care. MorningStar at Arcadia is conveniently located in the heart of the Valley, adjacent to the popular neighborhoods of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. Click here for more information on MorningStar at Arcadia.

     

15. Sunrise of Scottsdale

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Respite Care

Sunrise of Scottsdale is located in the heart of Scottsdale at the intersection of Scottsdale Road and Shea Boulevard, placing residents ideally within range of world-class shopping, culture, dining, and golf courses. At the same time, Sunrise is a neighborhood setting that offers onsite amenities that include sitting parlors, patios, gardens, and activities geared toward the promotion of a healthy mind, body, and soul. Sunrise offers levels of care that include independent living, assisted living, memory care, and respite care that includes coordination of hospice care. Click here for more information on Sunrise of Scottsdale.

    

16. Brookdale Springs Mesa

  • Assisted Living
  • Independent Living

Brookdale’s Mesa location offers independent and assisted living options for Phoenix-Scottsdale residents. In total, there are more than 29 exciting amenities at Brookdale Springs Mesa including a pet-friendly community, concierge service, library, barber/beauty shop, and a fitness center. Like all Brookdale communities, residents enjoy resort-style living with personalized care customized for each individual. Click here for more information on Brookdale Springs Mesa.

    

17. Sunrise of Chandler

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Located in the heart of the City of Chandler, Sunrise of Chandler is at the intersection of Gila Springs Road and Chandler Boulevard, conveniently located between I-10 and Highway 101. The Sunrise Chandler location offers proximity to Chandler Fashion Center for boutiques, shops, theaters, and banks, as well as onsite amenities like bistros, sunrooms, gaming areas, and libraries. Sunrise of Chandler offers assisted living, Alzheimer’s care, memory care, and short-term stays. Click here for more information on Sunrise of Chandler.

    

18. Woodmark at Sun City

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living

Located on the western edge of Phoenix-Scottsdale in Sun City, Woodmark is an independent living community that also offers assisted living and memory care service levels. Woodmark is a residential community that offers transition to new levels of care as seniors’ age, making it easier to pick a senior living community and stay there. Woodmark’s services include spacious common areas, private dining rooms, serene atrium, and transportation to nearby Sun City stops such as Arrowhead Mall and local AMC theaters. Click here for more information on Woodmark at Sun City.

     

19. Brookdale Tempe

  • Memory Care

Brookdale’s Tempe location is specially designed for Alzheimer’s and dementia care in a senior living community that meets the special-care needs of all residents. Brookdale Tempe offers a daily check-in system for residents, as well as emergency response in each room and private bathrooms. Concierge services take care of resident needs and the onsite café/bistro provides nutritious meals each day. Click here for more information on Brookdale Tempe.

     

20. The Gardens of Sun City

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Respite Care

Gardens of Sun City offers a variety of senior living services for Phoenix-Scottsdale residents in the western suburb of Sun City. The Gardens provides memory care, and Alzheimer’s/dementia care, as well as assisted living in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Services include restaurant-style dining, exercise classes, regular wellness checks, recreational activities, and even shopping outings. Click here for more information on The Gardens of Sun City.

     

21. MorningStar of Fountain Hills

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care
  • Independent Living
  • Respite Care

At MorningStar of Fountain Hills, they make your retirement years as carefree as possible. Having opened in November 2016 in the center of beautiful Fountain Hills, Arizona, their home offers 63 assisted living suites on two levels, with spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. In addition, their "Reflections Neighborhood" offers 28 secure suites devoted to the individualized care of those with memory impairment from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related conditions. While designed with warm and inviting interiors as well as scenic exterior strolling paths and patios, it is Fountain Hills’ caring and dedicated staff who make the community a true home. Click here for more information on MorningStar of Fountain Hills.

    

22. MorningStar at Arrowhead

  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Opened in 2015 in Glendale on the northwest side of Phoenix-Scottsdale, MorningStar at Arrowhead is a warm, inviting senior living community with contemporary décor and a staff that wants to make every resident feel at home at MorningStar. Levels of care include assisted living and memory care, with additional services that include short-term respite care. MorningStar focuses on providing a warm, loving community that provides endless activities and opportunities for seniors to maintain their independence and dignity. Click here for more information on MorningStar at Arrowhead.

We developed this list through an analysis of online search popularity, social media sentiment and user reviews across multiple sites like Yelp and Facebook.

We've also compiled a list of 28 apps and websites that provide home delivery services to seniors in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area. Click here to see that senior living list.

If you are a caregiver in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, click here to see a list of 14 local caregiver resources we have identified to help you through many aspects of caregiving.

For more helpful resources on senior living, click here.


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