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There are a total of 1975 senior housing options in Arizona. Some people may refer to them as Arizona senior apartments or Arizona 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Arizona senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Arizona, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Arizona may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Arizona residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Arizona. Older adult apartments in Arizona may also be part of larger Arizona continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Arizona are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Arizona, please use our Arizona senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Arizona has long been one of the most popular destinations for retirees and seniors. The state features some of the mildest weather year-round, with especially warm winters and ample sunshine. Senior living facilities in Arizona are in high demand, but if you are willing to pay more you will surely love the weather!

Arizona is the sixth largest state in America yet also the 14th most populated. As a result, senior apartments for rent in Arizona are far from cheap. However, Arizona senior citizen housing complexes frequently rank among some of the best in the country in terms of luxuries and amenities.

Where to Find the Best Senior Housing in Arizona

Did you know that the very first independent senior living community in the United States was built in Arizona over a half-century ago? Arizona has long led the nation in terms of its care of the elderly, with perhaps Florida being the only other state that can rival its features.

Senior condos and housing complexes in Arizona generally have pools and spas to help keep you cool during intense summers that reach well in the 100s, especially in Phoenix and Tucson.

These two cities are especially sought after by 55+ age adults as the top ranked senior housing destinations in Arizona and have so many amenities that older Arizonians feel like they are living at a 5-star resort. The floor plans are especially spacious, with ramps at entrances and exits, along with non-slip floors. Moreover, many senior apartment units in Arizona allow pet owners to bring their dogs and cats. All of your family will want to travel and visit you here!

Popular Cities in Arizona for Senior Housing and Rentals:

Phoenix, representing the most popular city in the state also has a large number of retirement communities. Suburbs Scottsdale and Glendale are great locations. Tucson is also very popular. Mesa and Chandler rarely get recognized as often, though they also compete with Phoenix and Tucson for the best apartments for seniors with a fixed income in Arizona.

Monthly Expenses at Arizona Senior Housing Complexes:

The monthly rent for senior housing in Arizona can vary depending on the size of a place you need (apartment vs. condo, for example) as well as extra amenities provided. Because Arizona is in high demand for the elderly, especially since the state is friendly towards low taxes, it is a good idea to inquire in advance. Some housing or apartment complexes for senior citizens even have waiting lists so make sure that you don’t wait for the last minute and not get into the place you really want to live in.

Arizona has an average monthly rate of around $2,350 per month for senior housing and apartments for rent. Apartments on the lower end of the spectrum average around $1,050 per month, yet can get as high as $4,550+ per month. It is important to note, however, that the higher priced senior living facilities often include utilities with the monthly rent charge. Before you sign a lease, it is always a good idea to check for hidden costs or association fees. Some senior living apartments in Arizona do have extra fees. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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