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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 15, 2022

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Maricopa is a desert city on the southern outskirts of the Phoenix metro area with a population of about 62,000. While adults aged 65 and older only make up 13.1% of residents compared to the Arizona average of 18.3%, this community has plenty of qualities that make it attractive to seniors. The area features several shopping centers, movie theaters and a casino.

Maricopa has warm weather through most of the year and an astonishing 296 days of sunshine per year, 91 days more than the national average. While summers can be very hot, assisted living communities usually have reliable air conditioning. The cost of living in Maricopa is 2.9% lower than the average for Arizona, an appealing rate for seniors. 

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey for 2021, seniors pay an average of $3,975 per month for assisted living in Maricopa. This is about average for Arizona, but significantly lower than the national median rate. Families in Yuma and Tucson pay similar prices, but costs in Flagstaff to the north are significantly higher at $5,000 per month.

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

This guide provides descriptions of the top-rated assisted living facilities available to families in Maricopa.

Glencroft Center for Modern Aging

Located just north of Highway 60 between several large stores, parks and hotels, Glencroft Center for Modern Aging offers residents and families a convenient and modern solution to senior living. This facility ranks highly for its ZoeLife program, which gives seniors purpose and fulfillment in each aspect of their lives. Campus amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, crafts room and beauty salon. A massage therapist is available for appointments on-site.

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Sunrise of Gilbert

Sunrise of Gilbert has a convenient location just minutes from Banner Gateway Medical Center, Mercy Gilbert Medical Center and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The community features large indoor communal areas, game and activity rooms, sunrooms, and outdoor spaces with walking paths and covered seating. The restaurant-style dining room serves homemade bread and other delicious items created by the full-time, on-site chef. Sunrise of Gilbert has won several awards for assisted living, memory care and short-term care.

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  • Family engagement app connects residents with loved ones
  • Full activity schedule with games, clubs, happy hours and classes

Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley

Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley is located right next to the Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, which has a hospital, fire station, pharmacy and specialty clinics. One reason this community has a high ranking is its life enrichment activities, which include coffee chats, creative crafts, life skill classes and devotional services. Seniors here also enjoy a beauty salon, a clubhouse, and outdoor spaces for walking and socializing. Pacifica Senior Living Paradise Valley provides customized dining options to cater to the different tastes and dietary needs of all residents.

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  • Large communal spaces with beautiful southwestern decor
  • Transportation to off-site activities and appointments

Brookdale Springs Mesa

Brookdale Springs Mesa is a resort-style senior community that takes advantage of Arizona's warm weather and sunny skies. Residents enjoy a large outdoor pool, a walking path, landscaped grounds, and a courtyard and garden. A library, a game room, a business center and a barber shop are just a few of the indoor amenities available on-site. Concierge services connect residents and guests with all the products and amenities they need. Brookdale Springs Mesa is located a block from Banner Baywood Medical Center and numerous other medical facilities that complement the hospital's services.

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  • Therapy room and clinic on-site
  • General store and personal solutions services

The Woodmark at Sun City

The Woodmark at Sun City earned a high ranking for assisted living by offering its residents a rich variety of luxury amenities, including a movie theater, a game room, a library, a beauty salon and a sunny atrium. Seniors who love the outdoors can enjoy covered patios and nearby walking paths. The Woodmark at Sun City is close to Abrazo Arrowhead Hospital, Banner Boswell Medical Center & Rehabilitation Hospital and Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center.

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  • In-house restaurant and coffee shop
  • Safe and secure environment with an emergency call system

The Palms at Sun City

The Palms at Sun City is located in a beautiful neighborhood near a large shopping center and several golf courses. Banner Thunderbird Medical Center is a few minutes away. Seniors in the community experience a resort lifestyle with an abundance of on- and off-site activities. Amenities include an arts and crafts studio, a beauty salon and a library with a computer room. The Palms at Sun City provides transportation to medical appointments and fun excursions to regional attractions.

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Brookdale Baywood

Brookdale Baywood has an appealing location between several golf courses and Banner Baywood Medical Center. The facility itself has keypad access points and an emergency response system, providing further peace of mind for families. Visitors and residents enjoy a well-stocked library, billiards, a game room and a barber shop. The concierge can arrange additional services in or outside the facility upon request. The daily activity schedule at Brookdale Baywood includes exercise classes, arts and crafts, bingo, karaoke and movie screenings.

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  • Guest suites and private dining rooms
  • Walking paths and an outdoor courtyard

Thunderbird Senior Living

Located just north of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center, Thunderbird Senior Living is a desert oasis with beautiful landscaping, walking paths, courtyards and a resort-style pool. Inside, seniors stay cool in the billiards room, game room and movie theater. Staff is available for assistance 24 hours per day, and there is a telehealth room where residents can speak with a medical professional online in a private setting. Thunderbird Senior Living has an elegant dining room with gourmet cuisine and a more casual spot called The Birds Nest Café, which serves coffee, pastries and snacks.

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Brookdale Central Paradise Valley

Brookdale Central Paradise Valley ranks as one of the top assisted living communities in the Maricopa area by offering luxury amenities. Residents enjoy both an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a billiards room, arts and crafts studio, game room, beauty salon and fitness center. Meals are available in a restaurant-style setting or in a private dining room. Brookdale Central Paradise Valley is within walking distance of Paradise Valley Mall, which has dozens of shops, restaurants and entertainment options.

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  • Large communal living room with piano
  • Concierge services for residents and their guests

Atria Park of Sierra Pointe

Situated in a quiet neighborhood in North Scottsdale, Atria Park of Sierra Pointe is minutes away from shops, hotels and restaurants. Residents enjoy beautiful views of the McDowell Mountains at several spots in the community, and the outdoor courtyard and pool offer shaded sanctuaries during hot days. For meals, residents and guests can get table service in the Pinnacle Restaurant or dine casually at the Camelback Bistro Lounge. The movie theater and game room are just a couple of the entertainment options at Atria Park of Sierra Pointe.

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