Scottsdale Retirement Communities

There are 12 Retirement Communities in Scottsdale, AZ and 30 Retirement Communities nearby.

Average Cost: $4,500

Map of Scottsdale Retirement Communities

Information About Retirement Community in Scottsdale

Scottsdale, a city in eastern Maricopa County, Arizona, boasts a population of about 217,385, according to the 2010 United States Census. Settled by Hohokam, a prehistoric culture of the American Southwest, Europeans laid claim to the region in 1868. Originally known as Orangedale when its first resident settled there in 1864, the name was changed to Scottsdale and the city was incorporated in 1951. With an arid climate, residents living in Scottsdale retirement communities can enjoy mild winters and very hot summers.

Attractions for Seniors in Scottsdale

Those who reside in Scottsdale retirement communities can enjoy a range of activities in a city known for its extensive Western history. These include the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, established in 1955, and featuring about 2,000 Arabian horses competing and performing in a variety of different categories for recognition and prizes. Since 1954, the city has enjoyed the Scottsdale Jaycees Parada del Sol, a month long event that features cultural and historical activities, including the PRCA Rodeo which was added in 1956. Scottsdale Fashion Square, located downtown, offers unique Southwestern marquee brands. In addition, this 2 million square foot mall also has many prominent retailers and restaurants in which to enjoy browsing and relaxing.

Senior Activities in Scottsdale

Seniors living in Scottsdale retirement communities can enjoy access to two senior centers. Via Linda and Granite Reef Senior Centers provide support services for seniors and their families, programming, special events and recreational classes. The Paiute Neighborhood Center has a building devoted to senior services and offers a host of programs designed especially for this segment of the population.

Medical Facilities For Scottsdale Residents

For people living in Scottsdale retirement communities, access to top notch medical care is nearby thanks to the number of top ranking medical facilities in the area. Scottsdale Healthcare Shea Medical Center is a 409 bed hospital that U.S. News ranked as performing at near national rank in 12 specialties for adults, including geriatrics, urology, cancer and pulmonology. According to the U.S. News report, this general medical and surgical hospital performed more than 20,000 surgeries during the last year that data was available. With 332 beds, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center performed well in seven specialties for adults, according to U.S. News. These include neprology, orthopedics, geriatrics, diabetes and endocrinology. During the last year data was gathered, this teaching hospital performed more than 14,000 inpatient and outpatient surgeries and had 17,689 admissions.

Transportation Options For Seniors

Seniors living in Scottsdale retirement communities will find frequent public bus service, overseen by Valley Metro, that runs regular routes throughout the city, including the entire downtown Scottsdale area. The Scottsdale Trolley, buses that are actually trolley replicas, run two routes in the city, the Downtown Trolley route and the Neighborhood Trolley route. This trolley is free to ride. In addition to its wide range of cultural and other activities, mild weather, expansive senior programs, and easy transportation options, seniors living in Scottsdale can also enjoy high quality medical care. These attributes make this growing and vibrant city the ideal place to retire. Back to Top