The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Peoria, AZ

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A major suburb of Phoenix, Peoria is popular with retirees, who make up over 16% of the city's 172,000-resident population. In fact, the city was listed as one of Forbes' 25 best places to retire for its mild winterslow crime rates and access to top medical facilities. Seniors have access to a wide variety of arts and culture in Peoria's P83 Entertainment District, and with over 25 miles of trails and an urban fishing lake, active seniors have plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Sports fans can also visit the Peoria Sports Complex for several MLB teams' spring training camps.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, Peoria is slightly more cost-effective for seniors than other Arizona cities, with assisted living services costing an average of $3,500 per month, compared to the statewide median of $3,750 per month. Seniors in the Peoria area also have the options of home care services for $5,005 per month, nursing home care for $6,327 per month and adult day health care for $2,427 per month.

Note: Assisted living cost data wasn’t available for Peoria, so data for the closest city, Phoenix, was used.

Have a look at our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Peoria to see which one is right for you.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Peoria

Amethyst Gardens

Address: 18170 N. 91st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone Number: (623) 974-5848

Amethyst Gardens is considered one of the city’s premier assisted living communities for its beautiful surroundings, resort-style amenities and full spectrum of senior care services. The facility is purposefully designed as a homelike environment that’s easy for seniors to navigate independently. Residents have access to a host of luxurious amenities, such as an outdoor swimming pool, beauty salon and barbershop, manicured lawns and cozy fireplace. Assistance with daily activities, transportation to appointments and medication management offer peace of mind, so seniors can relax and participate in some of the facility’s many engaging daily activities and events.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,689
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 149

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 158

The Forum at Desert Harbor

Address: 13840 North Desert Harbor Drive, Peoria, AZ 85381
Phone Number: (623) 972-0995

Located on the shore of Desert Harbor Lake, The Forum at Desert Harbor offers an award-winning waterfront living experience. We included it in our list for its friendly staff, restaurant-style dining experience and array of on-site recreational activities. The facility offers a full continuum of care services, and personalized plans to meet the individual care needs of each resident. With the help of celebrity chef Brad Miller, the culinary team has developed a menu of signature recipes for an elevated dining experience. In their free time, residents can relax by the pool, get pampered at the spa, catch up with friends at the coffee shop or simply relax on the patio and enjoy the picturesque lakeside view.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,149
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 155

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 172

The Montecito

Address: 17271 North 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone Number: (623) 972-1400

Surrounded by desert and mountains, The Montecito offers comprehensive senior care services in a picturesque environment. Located right in the heart of Peoria, residents have easy access to some of the city’s top dining, shopping and entertainment venues. With its flexible care program, seniors can maintain a sense of independence while receiving the level of assistance they need with tasks, such as bathing, grooming and medication management. The facility also offers a state-of-the-art emergency call system in each residence for added peace of mind. Residents can take advantage of the facility’s maintenance-free lifestyle and enjoy its many on-site amenities, including an art studio, bistro lounge, swimming pool with heated spa, movie theater and large outdoor courtyards.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,850
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 166

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 127

Brookdale Peoria

Address: 8989 West Greenbrian Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone Number: (623) 207-7398

We included Brookdale Peoria in our list for its commitment to the health and happiness of each resident, creating customized care plans to meet each senior’s individual needs and preferences. The care team is available on the campus 24 hours a day to help with daily tasks, medication management and household chores, and with its full spectrum of care services, seniors can comfortably age in place. The community is pet-friendly and features amenities, such as a fireside living room, beauty shop, private dining room and landscaped courtyard. Each day, residents have a full schedule of activities available, including morning walks, yoga, bingo, art seminars and off-site outings.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 66

The Mission at Agua Fria

Address: 8880 N. 107th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone Number: (623) 266-0999

At the foundation of the care services offered at The Mission at Agua Fria, is a commitment to helping seniors age with dignity. Set on a secure 7-acre campus, the facility features a wide variety of amenities to enhance residents’ daily living experience, including a theater, gym, solarium, chapel and enclosed outdoor courtyard with walking paths. With the comfort and safety of residents considered a top priority, each apartment features a walk-in shower with grab bars and emergency response pull cords, and specially-trained, licensed staff are on-site to offer personalized care services. The facility provides a full calendar of daily enrichment programs that offer opportunities for seniors to stay socially, intellectually and physically active.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,200
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: 90

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 8

MorningStar Senior Living at Golden Ridge

Address: 6735 W Golden Lane, Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone Number: (623) 244-2468

What sets MorningStar Senior Living at Golden Ridge apart from other communities in the area is its mission to honor God, value all seniors and invest in staff, so its residents can experience an environment that truly feels like home. Set on an 8.8-acre campus, the facility offers a carefree lifestyle with access to amenities, such as a saline swimming pool, fitness center, courtyards and outdoor dining patios. Residents can choose from a variety of floor plans to suit their needs and preferences. Centrally located in Glendale, residents can enjoy easy access to shopping, entertainment and dining venues, and sports fans can catch a Cardinal’s game at the nearby stadium.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,350
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites; Casitas
Number of Beds: 144

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 7

Amethyst Arbor

Address: 9257 West Union Hills Drive, Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone Number: (623) 974-2255

The charming community of Amethyst Arbor provides a homelike environment where seniors can enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle. The facility’s floor plan is easy to navigate and is purposefully designed with thoughtful details to help seniors live as independently as possible. It’s considered to be one of the area’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its distinctive services and dedication to fostering a sense of community through its robust offering of activities and events. Residents receive comprehensive, personal care and can enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle with services, such as housekeeping, laundry and daily meals provided.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,059
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 4.5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 42

Paseo Village

Address: 10420 N. 89th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone Number: (623) 878-5115

Paseo Village offers a safe and comfortable environment for seniors with access to multiple levels of care. The facility is known for its spacious accommodations, dedicated 24-hour healthcare staff and beautiful outdoor setting. Resident suites feature private bathrooms and modern furnishings, and residents are encouraged to decorate with personal items, artwork and family photos. Staff is available to provide assistance with daily tasks, and residents receive personalized laundry services and housekeeping as a part of their all-inclusive monthly rate. A full calendar of daily activities is offered, including chair yoga, crafts, golf, pet therapy and outdoor lawn games, and the facility also hosts happy hour socials, special events and regular group outings to the casino, movies, library and shopping destinations.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,700
Room Types: Studio Apartments
Number of Beds: 115

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 10

Palos Verdes Senior Living

Address: 18441 N. 87th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone Number: (623) 866-5758

The care offered at Palos Verdes Senior Living is centered on creating an environment of happiness, health and vibrancy for its residents. It’s included in our top 10 list for its holistic approach to senior living and attention to detail in every aspect of care. From its thoughtfully designed floor plan to its caring 24-hour staff and robust activities calendar, everything at the facility is done with respect for each resident’s individuality and freedom. Residents are also welcome to bring their furry friends to live with them. With respect to independence and autonomy, residents can choose how they spend their days, whether that be relaxing by the pool, enjoying a movie in the theater, joining a volunteer group or participating in an exercise class.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,730
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 73

Desert Winds Retirement Community

Address: 20554 N. 101st Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382
Phone Number: (623) 322-0600

Located on the border of Sun City and Peoria, Desert Winds Retirement Community offers seniors a lifestyle that’s flexible and engaging. The facility is conveniently located near a number of retail, dining and entertainment venues, as well as golf courses, sports arenas and medical offices. It’s listed as a top facility for its abundance of daily activities, choice of amenity packages and varied levels of care. Its central courtyard serves as a focal point for the community, offering a lush garden setting with a patio for seniors to relax and socialize in the sun. Residents enjoy daily chef-prepared meals served in the restaurant-style dining room and access to personalized, 24-hour care services.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 38

Learn More About Assisted Living in Peoria

Peoria offers a relaxing lifestyle for seniors with warm year-round weather and access to cultural attractions and outdoor recreation. While the cost of living is high, Arizona also doesn't charge a state income tax on Social Security benefits, which could leave additional funds for seniors to put toward care services. For more information about paying for assisted living in Peoria, visit our city page here.