Sun City is a residential community conveniently located within the Phoenix metropolitan area, with a neighboring sister city named Sun City West. Both of these communities are retirement areas popular with snowbirds. The region’s population as of the 2010 census was 37,499, with over 79% of the residents being 65 years of age or older.
Senior citizens looking to maintain an active, vibrant lifestyle will find Sun City to be an ideal location. With eight golf courses, seven recreational centers, four bowling spots and over 130 special-interest clubs, there’s always something to do in the vicinity. Residents enjoy quality entertainment with weekly concerts at the Sun Bowl amphitheater, and exciting shows, including tribute bands, comedy acts and magic shows, at the Sundial Auditorium. Quality shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare facilities are also within proximity.
According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, the average cost of assisted living in Sun City is $3,500 per month, which is lower than the national average of $4,051 and the Arizona State median of $3,750.
Note: Information for Sun City was not available, so data from the greater Phoenix area was used.
If you’re planning a retirement move to Sun City, check out our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the area to see if any are right for you.
Atria Heritage Sun City
10101 W. Palmeras Dr.
Sun City, AZ 85373
Atria Heritage Sun City is an assisted living community located in Sun City, Arizona, just one block north of Nell Road and one block west of 99th Avenue. The community is ideal for senior citizens who want to spend more of their retirement time doing what they love most without worrying about home maintenance. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, and each day is an opportunity to engage in fun activities and connect with fellow residents, family and staff members, knowing assistance from compassionate caregivers is available whenever it's needed. Regular outings to Turf Paradise Race Track, an outdoor swimming pool and a full-service salon and spa are some of the amenities residents enjoy.
The Woodmark at Sun City
17207 Boswell Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85373
Conveniently located in the heart of Sun City, Arizona, The Woodmark at Sun City offers senior citizens easy access to prime shopping, dining, and recreational areas. Residents can take advantage of the community’s broad range of wellness programs and activities designed to help them learn and grow, as well as an extensive list of resort-style amenities alongside continual on-call medical care. Assisted living amenities include personalized care plans, 24-hour emergency response systems, award-winning Wellness Everyday programs, medication management and housekeeping and laundry services.
Orange Garden Assisted Living
10858 West Carlota Ln.
Sun City, AZ 85373
Orange Garden Assisted Living community is situated in a safe and quiet neighborhood within beautiful Sun City, Arizona, with the Banner Del E Webb Medical Center only a few miles away from the facility. The large fenced yard with lots of flowers and lush grass provides the perfect relaxation place for residents. Seniors can also take advantage of the facility’s patio and shaded areas to have fun outdoor conversations with friends and family, or unwind with a book or board game. A team of friendly caregivers is available around the clock to help residents with their activities of daily living, meal preparation and medication management.
The Gardens of Sun City
17225 Boswell Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85373
The Gardens of Sun City is a senior living community offering retirees plenty of opportunities to enjoy their golden years within a safe, inviting environment. The facility is strategically located near numerous golf courses, parks, cultural attractions, shopping and dining destinations and entertainment venues. There's also plenty to explore within the community, including a full calendar of on-site games and other recreational activities. Regular wellness checks are carried out to ensure residents' health, and seniors are urged to stay active by joining fitness classes. All the comforts of home are assured through amenities such as a beauty salon and barbershop, gardening activities and a garden and patio.
The Illingworth Assisted Living Center at Royal Oaks
10015 W. Royal Oak Rd.
Sun City, AZ 85351
Residents at The Illingworth Assisted Living Center at Royal Oaks have a choice of one-and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes and featuring all the necessary safety and security systems essential to senior living. The facility offers many exciting activities throughout the day for its residents, including gardening, cooking, Wii Sports, tai chi, book clubs and art classes. The on-call nursing staff is available to assist seniors with medication management and health monitoring, and physical and occupational therapy services are also offered. This community made it to our top 10 list due to its comprehensive offering of senior-friendly amenities, including entertainment space, hiking trails, outdoor pool, auditorium and several sun porches.
The Heritage Legacy
13813 West Woodside Dr.
Sun City, AZ 85375
Located right in the heart of Sun City West, The Heritage Legacy offers the perfect blend of elegance and comfort, with residents enjoying endless fun experiences alongside an array of social and educational opportunities. Senior citizens can expect to find enticing, chef-prepared meals at the facility’s on-site restaurant, and friends and family are welcome to join. Residents can enjoy their free time with a good read at the library, a card game with fellow residents or staff members in one of the common areas, a swim at the outdoor heated pools and spa or a stroll at the facility’s picturesque walking paths.
Sun Valley Lodge
12415 North 103rd Ave.
Sun City, AZ 85351
Sun Valley Lodge is a not-for-profit organization offering a continuum of care that ranges from independent and assisted living to memory care, privately paid nursing and Parkinson’s care. The facility is located near numerous medical centers such as Boswell Hospital, and excellent shopping, entertainment and dining areas are also within proximity. Residents can relax in the facility’s beautiful rose garden with a fountain while reading a magazine or join in on fun activities such as musical performances, exercise classes, games and group discussions to stay active. Sundays are fun with nondenominational religious services available in the facility’s on-site chapel.
18170 N. 91st Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382
Amethyst Gardens is an assisted and independent living community purposefully designed to provide senior citizens with a nurturing, comfortable, homelike environment that’s attractive and easy to move around. The community nurtures a sense of belonging and family-like relationships by hosting many activities and events that bring residents together, including gardening and cooking activities, lectures, discussions, fitness exercises and themed holidays. Transportation, housekeeping, laundry and medication management are just some of the services provided by the staff available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Hiking trails are open for exercise or a relaxing stroll, and residents can explore them with friends and family or the staff members.
The Forum at Desert Harbor
13840 North Desert Harbor Dr.
Peoria, AZ 85381
The Forum at Desert Harbor is a full service senior living community offering a range of care services, including independent and assisted living, as well as nursing care. We included this facility on our list because of its commitment to delivering quality senior care and support services, which earned it recognition by the U.S. News & Work Report as one of the best nursing homes in the country in 2014 and 2015. Located on a 10-acre parcel and with a 46-acre lake next to the community, residents enjoy expansive spaces for a relaxed lifestyle and fun recreational activities such as pontoon boat rides.
17271 North 87th Ave.
Peoria, AZ 85382
Located in the heart of Peoria, The Montecito is a vibrant senior care community that offering elderly citizens a rewarding lifestyle. The facility is surrounded by beautiful desert vegetation and cascading mountains in the backdrop, presenting the ideal retirement setting for most. From beautifully landscaped gardens and courtyards to resort-style amenities that include a swimming pool and heated spa, a beauty salon and barbershop, restaurant-style dining and library, game and activity rooms, residents have plenty to explore within the facility. Shopping and recreational excursions to nearby destinations are also regularly scheduled. There’s a medical facility on-site, and medication management services are provided by the attentive staff to ensure residents’ wellness around the clock.