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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 19, 2023

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Nestled between the Catalina and Tortolita mountain ranges, Oro Valley offers beautiful desert scenery and an abundance of opportunities for outdoor adventure, including hiking, biking, birding and golf. The area also features numerous destinations for arts and entertainment, upscale dining and shopping.

Oro Valley is a suburban town home to nearly 48,000 residents. More than 34% of the town’s population are seniors aged 65 and older. From its hot, desert climate to its abundance of culture and low crime rates, Oro Valley has plenty to offer retirees. Despite a high overall cost of living, seniors can benefit from the area’s low health care costs and access to premier medical facilities such as Oro Valley Hospital

According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, the average cost of assisted living in the Oro Valley area is $4,050 per month, which is similar to the Arizona state median of $4,000. This makes the city an affordable option compared to the national average of $4,500.

Note: Data for Oro Valley was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Tucson, was used instead.

Here’s a list of the 10 best assisted living communities in Oro Valley to assist you and your family in your search for quality long-term care.

Fairwinds - Desert Point

Fairwinds - Desert Point is considered to be one of the area's top assisted living communities for its hospitality-based care and programming that embrace a holistic approach to well-being. The community features resort-style amenities, including a swimming pool, a movie theater, a state-of-the-art fitness center and a full-service beauty salon and barbershop. Through the community's PrimeFit Wellness program, residents can engage in activities that promote healthy minds, bodies and spirits. Seasonal, made-from-scratch meals are served three times daily in the community's on-site restaurant, while coffee and snacks are available throughout the day in the bistro and hospitality bar.

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The Watermark at Oro Valley

At The Watermark at Oro Valley, seniors can enjoy a laid-back lifestyle with the support of trained staff members who help with their personal needs. From housekeeping and home maintenance to complimentary transportation and restaurant-style dining, the community offers a full range of on-site services and amenities that take the stress out of daily living. Residents can spend their time enjoying community spaces such as a theater, a library, a creative arts studio and outdoor gardens. The community engages in holistic practices, offering signature programs including its Watermark University life-long learning program and EngageVR interactive technology program.

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Atria Campana Del Rio

Residents of Atria Campana Del Rio can enjoy stunning views, an active lifestyle and the convenience of upscale amenities and services. Across the campus, seniors can relax and socialize in numerous outdoor areas, including a heated swimming pool, courtyards with walking paths and a dog park. The community also features a movie theater, fitness center, games room and full-service salon and spa. Seniors are free to schedule their days however they choose, whether that means attending an exercise class in the fitness center, getting creative in the art studio, joining aqua aerobics in the pool or simply meeting friends for coffee and conversation in the bistro.

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Brookdale Santa Catalina

Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Brookdale Santa Catalina is a gated senior living community that offers scenic views and a relaxed atmosphere. The 20-acre campus features beautifully landscaped grounds with fountains, a swimming pool, a putting green and walking paths. As a continuing care retirement community, seniors have access to a full spectrum of care, so they can receive the support they need through every stage of aging. Caregivers can offer personalized assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, dressing and taking medications, and staff members are available 24/7 for peace of mind.

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  • Personal care product delivery service
  • Over 12 organized fitness classes each week

Sunrise at River Road

Sunrise at River Road is an award-winning community known for its quality care, elevated dining and thoughtfully curated programs. From bird watching to afternoon socials and evening movies, residents have a full calendar of activities and events to fill their days. Services are specially tailored to each resident's individual needs, preferences and personal strengths, so they can receive the support they needed while remaining as independent as possible. The community is pet-friendly and designed with warm, welcoming spaces for seniors to relax and socialize with fellow residents. An innovative family engagement app helps residents stay actively connected with their loved ones.

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  • State-of-the-art electronic health record system
  • Monthly wellness visits by a licensed on-staff nurse

The Country Club of La Cholla

The Country Club of La Cholla was included on this list for its efforts to create a warm, homelike environment where seniors can receive quality care and enjoy enriching daily experiences. The community is designed to provide all the comforts of home with the additional luxury of on-site amenities, including a fitness center, heated outdoor pool and spa, greenhouse and fireside piano lounge. Caregivers are available to provide around-the-clock, personalized assistance with daily tasks. Residents have the option of one- or two-bedroom floor plans, which feature private balconies or patio areas.

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  • Individualized life-enrichment and wellness programs
  • Medication reminders and management

The Ranch Estates of Tucson

Quality care and engaging everyday experiences are what make The Ranch Estates of Tucson stand out among other local communities. The community focuses on providing seniors with a vibrant lifestyle, offering a full calendar of life enrichment programs designed to accommodate residents' interests and abilities. Residents can enjoy daily restaurant-style dining and access to a wealth of amenities, such as a movie theater, fitness center, library and putting green. The campus is pet-friendly and even features an on-site dog park. The community also offers opportunities for relaxation with spa services and pampering available at the in-house beauty salon and barbershop

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Amber Lights

Amber Lights is a luxurious, hacienda-style community located right in the heart of Tucson. The community earned its spot on this list for its whole-person approach to wellness, which considers seniors' unique needs in developing highly personalized care plans. Weekly housekeeping, laundry and flat linen services allow residents to relax and live with ease. With their free time, residents may choose to participate in the offerings from the communities full calendar of social, cultural, educational and recreational activities and programs. Daily options include fitness classes, live musical entertainment, local excursions and thoughtfully curated lifelong learning opportunities.

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  • 24-hour emergency call system and staffing
  • Scheduled transportation to doctors’ appointments, shopping and entertainment

Brookdale North Tucson

Brookdale North Tucson receives recognition as one of the top assisted living communities in the area for its well-rounded signature programming. Daily activities, such as fitness classes, cognitive exercises and educational seminars, can help seniors to thrive in mind, body and spirit. Just minutes from downtown, residents can enjoy a peaceful, relaxed environment while maintaining access to shopping, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions. The community's concierge can assist with scheduling transportation services and coordinating residents' medical appointments. Designed to feel like home, the community offers comfortable, well-appointed accommodations and is outfitted with welcoming common areas such as a fireside living room, library and spacious front porch.

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Inspirations of River Centre

Inspirations of River Centre was included on this list for its efforts to make seniors feel like they're part of a family. Staff members are warm, welcoming and available around the clock to assist residents with daily tasks and personal care needs. The community offers a wide range of activities and amenities that allow seniors to enjoy their retirement years on their own terms. Each day, residents can choose to participate in a variety of thoughtfully curated wellness, cultural and educational programs, ranging from exercise classes and games to arts and crafts projects, Bible studies and organized group excursions.

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