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Assisted Living in Sun City, Arizona

Sun City is a unique suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, one dedicated to creating a vibrant retirement lifestyle for active seniors. In fact, 75% of the town’s population of 38,000 are aged 65 and older. Sun City is a Master Planned Community, with small neighborhoods that combine independent living retirement cottages and luxurious assisted living communities, allowing seniors to age in place without leaving their sunny enclave. Sun City has several different neighborhood districts, with walking trails, golf courses and “town squares” consisting of walkable shopping and dining destinations and larger open spaces for community celebrations, live music or holiday celebrations. Seniors who choose to live in Sun City can reap the benefits of both a close-knit community and the amenities that nearby Phoenix offers, such as world-class health care, a major airport hub and proximity to many major highways. Living in this part Arizona may be especially attractive to seniors who have health conditions aggravated by cold weather, as Sun City is warm and sunny year-round, with dry air. 

Many of Sun City’s active seniors may choose to transition into assisted living as their needs change. The average monthly assisted living fees here are $3,500, although each facility varies according to amenities offered. 

Note: Data for Sun City was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Phoenix, was used instead.

6 Assisted Living communities in Sun City, AZ | 20 nearby communities

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1. The Palms at Sun City

10101 W. Palmeras Drive, Sun City, AZ, 85373

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. The Woodmark at Sun City

17207 Boswell Blvd., Sun City, AZ, 85373

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Arizuma Horizons Assisted Living

23221 North 121st Dr., Sun City, AZ, 85373

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $2950 / mo

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4. The Gardens of Sun City

17225 Boswell Boulevard, Sun City, AZ, 85373

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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Bethany Assisted Living, Sun City, AZ

5. Bethany Assisted Living

10846 West Deanna Drive, Sun City, AZ, 85373

Home Care, Personal Care

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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Bethany Assisted Living, Sun City, AZ

6. Bethany Assisted Living

10846 West Deanna Drive, Sun City, AZ, 85373

Residential Care

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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20 matching communities nearby Sun City

1. Glencroft Center for Modern Aging

8611 N 67th Avenue, Glendale, AZ, 85302

Assisted Living

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2. The Montecito

17271 North 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ, 85382

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Thunderbird Senior Living

5401 W Dailey St, Glendale, AZ, 85306

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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Park Terrace at Greenway, Phoenix, AZ

4. Park Terrace at Greenway

2577 West Greenway Road, Phoenix, AZ, 85023

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. The Palazzo

6250 N 19th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85015

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. La Siena

909 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ, 85020

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Hacienda Del Rey

12917 West Las Cruces Drive, Litchfield Park, AZ, 85340

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Brookdale Peoria

8989 West Greenbrian Drive, Peoria, AZ, 85382

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. My Parents Paradise

8838 W Brooklite Ln, Peoria, AZ, 85383

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $2800 / mo

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10. Legacy House of Avondale

2635 N. Dysart Road, Avondale, AZ, 85392

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Mariposa Point of Surprise

16650 No. Stadium Way, Surprise, AZ, 85374

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Solana at The Park

14581 W. Parkwood Dr., Surprise, AZ, 85374

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. A Sunny Pine Assisted Living

707 West Drey Drive, Phoenix, AZ, 85021

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3200 / mo

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14. Inspira Arrowhead

20240 N 78th Avenue, Glendale, AZ, 85308

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Orchard Pointe at Surprise

15048 W. Young Street, Surprise, AZ, 85374

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Sweet Home Adult Care Home

15973 N 77th Ave, Peoria, AZ, 85382

Assisted Living

From $3300 / mo

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17. MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Arrowhead

21432 N 75th Ave, Glendale, AZ, 85308

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Orchard Pointe at Arrowhead

17200 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, AZ, 85308

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Orchard Pointe at Terrazza

6775 W. Happy Valley Road, Peoria, AZ, 85383

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $3935 / mo

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20. Fairmont Village

10401 N 79th Ave., Peoria, AZ, 85345

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Sun City, Arizona

The Cost of Assisted Living in Sun City

The average cost for assisted living in Sun City is $3,500, which is a couple of hundred dollars less than the Arizona state average of $3,750 and substantially lower than the national average of $4,051. Compared to its neighboring states, Arizona falls in the middle for average monthly assisted living fees. Its neighbors to the east and west, New Mexico ($4,100) and California, ($4,500), are several hundred dollars more per month than Arizona, while Utah and Nevada to the north are a few hundred dollars less per month for assisted living, both of which are $3,400. 

$3500

Sun City

$3750

Arizona

$4051

The United States

$4100

New Mexico

$4500

California

$3400

Nevada

$3400

Utah

Within the state of Arizona, Sun City is one of the most affordable places for assisted living, with average monthly fees of $3,500 per month. Scottsdale is similar, at $3,500 as well. Flagstaff, far to the north, is the most expensive metro area for assisted living, at $5,000 per month. Tucson and Sierra Vista are both about a thousand dollars more per month than Sun City, at $4,695 and $4,410, respectively. 

$3500

Sun City

$3750

Arizona

$3500

Scottsdale

$4410

Sierra Vista

$4695

Tucson

$5000

Flagstaff

Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Arizona Medicaid, Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), provides a waiver to help seniors pay for assisted living or an in-home caretaker, in lieu of accommodations in a nursing home. The program, called the Elderly & Physical Disability (E/PD) Program, pays for the cost of care for those who qualify. Caseworkers determine the applicant’s needs in order for placement. Eligibility is financially based and placement is according to the health care needs of each individual. 

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Arizona page.

Assisted Living Resources

 ContactDescription
VA Phoenix Regional Office(800) 827-1000Military veterans can receive help accessing VA benefits here, including medical care, pensions, disability benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation. Surviving spouses may also receive assistance with benefits and counseling as well as survivor benefits.
Area Agency on Aging, Region One(602) 264-4357The AAA offers programs designed to enhance the lives of seniors and their caretakers, including counseling, social engagements such as games and lunches and help to access benefits, including healthcare, social security and other needs.
City of Phoenix Public Transit Department(602) 253-5000The City of Phoenix operates a fixed route bus system and light rail transportation throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. Seniors may be eligible for reduced fares for both. Handicapped shuttles and paratransit services are available by appointment.
Banner Olive Branch Senior Center(623) 465-6000Banner Olive Branch gives Sun City seniors a place to gather, make new friends and engage in different social, physical and educational activities. Card games and Bingo are scheduled regularly as are gentle fitness classes. Holiday celebrations and dances are scheduled throughout the year.
Arizona Senior Citizens Law Project(602) 264-HELPLocal attorneys provide pro bono legal aid for seniors who meet income eligibility guidelines. These are mainly civil cases, including divorce and bankruptcy and drafting wills, as well as the pursuit of claims of elder abuse or complaints against a senior care home.
Corporation for National and Community Service AZ(800) 942-2677Seniors aged 55 and older have the opportunity to volunteer locally according to their levels of independence and skills. 
Ability 360 Loan Closet(602) 296-0536Sun City seniors may borrow durable medical equipment such as walkers and canes, manual wheelchairs and chair cushions or toileting chairs. Some communications equipment like TTY may also be available. Eligibility is need-based, and items are donated, so the loan closet offerings can vary.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

Assisted living in communities in Sun City, as in all of Arizona, are licensed and regulated by the Arizona Department of Health Services. These regulations cover the certification and training for caretakers and nursing staff, the accessibility of common areas and private accommodations, meals, safety and supervision and the overall cleanliness of the facility.  Visit our Assisted Living in Colorado page for more information about these regulations.