The Montecito


17271 North 87th Avenue , Peoria, AZ 85382

(855) 840-7257

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The rooms at independent living of The Montecito were very nice. They had a little kitchen, small dining area, small living room, and OK bedroom. They had a dining area, and there's a room for entertainment. The food seemed good, and their staff was friendly. It's a fancier place than the other place I toured, plus there was a pool outside.

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The Montecito is attractive. The staff is wonderful and cooperative. I couldn't ask for more. I was even offered a discount. I have no problem with them. Everything looked good. They have a gym, a library, and a very good restaurant, they show movies, and they provide television. I had two meals with them already in the course of my visits. What we've seen, and the way people handled us was wonderful. The apartment we're getting is big. It has a master bedroom with a bath, a second bedroom with a bath, a full living room, full dining room, and a full kitchen. It's the biggest apartment that they have.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My friend is at The Montecito. It is a really good place with lots of things to do there. The rooms are large, clean, and modern. The staff seems to be very professional. They have a swimming pool and physical therapy room.

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I Am A Friend Or Relative Of A Current/Past Resident

My mom has lived here for 5 yrs. it was gorgeous when she moved in then. Today is another story. The grass is dying, bushes and trees are dying, the pool by her casita is green with algae...but no worries...she can't use it anyway since the gates to this pool are shackled with enormous chains and locks. The air conditioning died the other day and it took several calls to get a response and get a temporary AC unit installed. It took more calls the next day to get the actual AC unit repaired...even with temperatures near 100 degrees. A recent rain storm caused a leak over mom's shower with a big crack in the ceiling and Sheetrock hanging precariously. It has been "inspected" numerous times. But now it's 4 days into my visit here, 4 days since the damage was reported, and still we wait for any repair. In my opinion when it comes to this property ...run do not walk to the nearest exit.Management is only concerned about profit. Mom's rent was stable for 3 yrs. Since new management has taken over her rent has gone up 9 percent in year 4 and now another 9 percent in year 5 while services decline significantly. Staff has been reduced to the point where the concierge desk is frequently deserted, maintenance staff reduced, cleaning staff reduced and finally caregiver staff...reduced. Please ...the last person leaving The Montecito...turn off the lights.

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5 Stars all around! My 86 year old mother came to AZ for a visit and through a series of events is now living in The Montecito's Assisted Living Community. I did an extensive and exhaustive search of many communities in and around Sun City, Glendale and Peoria. Though I found several good campuses, none had quite the feel and graciousness of The Montecito. The management has highest standards of safety, cleanliness, friendliness and attends to every detail in my mother's care. I (and my picky mom) have found all staff caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and helpful; this includes the health, maintenance, housekeeping, kitchen and dining room, activities, and business/management teams. Don't let the intake paperwork overwhelm you! Fill it out completely and the entire staff goes from there. They know the residents by name and preferences, truly look at them, interact humorously and keep health and safety in the forefront of each resident's life. Mom's 1 bedroom apartment is spacious, bright and spotless. My mom can be as independent as she needs to be with the 3 daily visual checks, med management, 3 delicious meals. She enjoys the restaurant feel of fine dining and the attentive serving staff. The servers encourage residents to try a varied menu and pay attention to what residents are choosing. Housekeeping is provided once a week and the apartment is cleaned, linens changed, laundry done... all with a smile and friendly communication. She has her own full sized washer and dryer located in her apartment. A new feature is MD24 House Call medical group located onsite, in The Montecito's Wellness Center. The physicians come to the residents. I believe they now have: Internist, opthamologist, psychiatrist, neurologist, cardiologist as well as a full lab and they schedule appointments so your time visiting your loved one is not spent driving to doctor appointments all over town. (I'm learning more about this and will post again as Mom uses the service. Yet, so far, her doctor has been present, friendly and supportive.) There is a clean exercise room where residents can continue their physical therapy on their own or with the assistance of their Home Health Care provider. A library, chapel, beauty salon, game rooms, card tables, pool table, heated pool and spa, patio, upstairs deck and movie theatre with vibrating individual speaker controlled chairs and level concrete walking paths that meander through the 11 acre property are a few of the amenities we've seen and enjoyed. We love the little courtyards and fountains scattered throughout to sit and enjoy the beautiful AZ weather. The activities are set up to promote resident interaction with each other. Aromatherapy, movies, happy hour, meet and greets, shopping trips, local excursions, guest speakers, and special events fill the monthly calendar. The spacious and grand foyer is as welcoming as the receptionists who also know the residents & families, activities and keep an eye on the 'goings on' of the community. If anything, The Montecito is overstaffed (which I hope they never change) with happy competent people and a calm, consistent feeling of well-being. I truly feel my mom has come home.

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The services provided have decreased in the time since new ownership. The women left to run the facility do not care if residents are unhappy. The actual owner seems to leave it to these women. Maybe they will question what went wrong after everyone moves out.

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This facility accepted a deposit for a waiting list on November 27, 2013. By March 30, 2014 they could not provide the type unit I requested and I have no complaint in that regard. However, trying to get my deposit back has been another story. I requested the return of the $500 from two separate "Marketing Directors", each of whom left employment in this facility apparently without forwarding the request to the corporate office for refund. Ultimately I reached a person who asserted she would "be here" and would see that the money was refunded. That has been 10 days and I'm still without a refund.

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Costs for The Montecito

Assisted Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 3,580

Independent Living Starting Cost per Month:

$ 2,630

Memory Care Starting Cost per Month:

$ 5,075

Medicaid/Medicare Not Accepted

Amenities at The Montecito

Property Info

Resident Capacity: 200

State License #: AL9308C

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Description of The Montecito

At The Montecito, seniors can enjoy a rewarding lifestyle that promotes independence. We have created choices for our residences with many distinctive floor plans ranging from maximum independence to assisted living.

All of our apartments offer full kitchens, washers and dryers and patios or balconies with storage. Our newest addition is the expansion of our Assisted Living capacity to include 92 apartments in our main building.

The Montecito is a community unto itself. We strive to offer you all of the freedom and independence you wish while assuring you receive all of the attention and peace of mind you desire.

The Montecito has just the right setting to enjoy retirement — the way you like. Located in the heart of Peoria, our beautifully landscaped campus offers a private courtyard with resort style amenities, swimming pool with heated spa, covered parking, walking paths and shopping excursions to be enjoyed by residents and their families. Live life well with all that The Montecito Senior Living has to offer.

The Montecito Assisted Living Communities provide special places for seniors who want to live in a comfortable atmosphere that engages each resident as an individual with their own specific likes and needs. We are dedicated to helping you and your loved one enhance the quality of your relationship by guiding them through every step of this meaningful time in their life.

At The Montecito our team of caring professionals takes pride in delivering a comprehensive menu of services for seniors requiring assistance with activities of daily living. These may include medication management and monitoring, or be as simple as bathing and grooming.

Each resident is treated as an individual at The Montecito, and their unique needs are our top priority as we develop a better understanding of their areas of interest, socially and individually. Our extended family of caregivers brings this same approach to the development and delivery of resident-specific care plans that focus on each aspect of the resident’s lifestyle.


The services and amenities delivered at each Montecito Assisted Living Community represent the cornerstone of our success in delivering assisted living care with a personal touch to the senior population in need of a little extra help. Our mission is to ensure your loved one is our priority in everything we do.Let us meet your needs and exceed your expectations. Call us today to learn more about our community or schedule a tour with one of our care professionals.

The Montecito provides services and amenities dedicated to providing the best possible lifestyle for each of our residents. Our comprehensive assisted living services are for those who choose or require assistance with their daily needs, but wish to remain as independent as possible. Spend time enjoying your interests, social calendar and community amenities, knowing we will provide you with an expert level of care and attention.

  • Spacious apartments – plenty of space to furnish as you desire
  • Private bathrooms with accessible showers
  • Full size kitchens – your choice…..cooking or dining with us
  • Utilities – no more surprising bills
  • Weekly housekeeping – hassle free lifestyle
  • 24/7 staffing with personal pendant communication system and security cameras – peace of mind knowing someone is close by
  • Extended cable TV with premium channels – you watch, we pay
  • Landscaped gardens and over 2 miles of beautiful walking paths – fresh air when you want it
  • Heated pool and Spa – relax or exercise in comfort
  • Senior friendly fitness center with state of the art equipment – promote a healthy lifestyle
  • Intriguing educational programs – continued life long learning
  • Restaurant Style Dining – Five star quality meals with full menu options
  • Movie Theater – let your favorites come to you among friends
  • Complimentary/Scheduled transportation – Doctor appointments and outings
  • Personalized Care Plan based on Individual Needs – individualized way of life
  • Private Dining Room – Continued Family Traditions
  • Beauty Salon – walk to your salon appointment
  • Medication Management Available – right medication at the right time
  • Laundry Service – Two loads per week plus weekly linen changes
  • Activities Program – multiple choices left up to you
  • Library, Game & Activity Rooms – the whole community is your residence
  • Pet Friendly – because your best friend may have fur
  • 24 Hour Concierge – we never sleep
  • Medical Facility on Site – we make house calls

Thank you for your interest at The Montecito. Please give us a call to schedule a free tour.