McDowell Village Scottsdale, AZ

Offers Assisted Living and Independent Living

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8300 East McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
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Independent Living Reviews for McDowell Village

February 15, 2016

By E.R.

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My relative is in McDowell Village. The food is excellent. The staff is incredible. It is right next to the Scottsdale Senior Center. They have a variety of care, and activities. We are very happy with it. They have field trips, physical activities, brain games, bingo, all kinds of crafts, and all kinds of things. I like the location, the cleanliness, and the fact that it is new. I like that everything is in one place, and they are very active. It is not dark or boring.

October 28, 2015

By Julie T.

I visited this facility

I thought McDowell Village was an excellent place. We loved that place. That was actually the very nicest place we went, but they didn't have memory care for my mom. The rooms were lovely, the food was good, and the people were nice; however, my mom couldn't go there because she's got too much dementia. Nevertheless, it's a lovely facility, and I would recommend it to anybody that can handle it.

June 15, 2015

By Jennifer112471750

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My father lived in McDowell Village in Scottsdale. It was wonderful. The staff was fine. They had onsite and offsite activities.

May 22, 2015

By Caring107699250

I visited this facility

My husband has a couple of clients down here at McDowell Village, so he visited some people in the village, and they love it. The staff worked very hard. The problem with them is that they don't have a high level of care for someone who is very ill. They were very upfront about it, but it is fine for independent and some assisted living. As for activities, I don't know specifically, but they have the usual clubs and outings. The rooms were very nice, very big, and well laid out. A lot of them have decks, they have very nice appliances, and if I remember, they have stove in the kitchen too. I didn’t taste their food, but the dining area was very well staffed and very nicely setup. The place was very active because there are a lot of independent living people there. There was lot of activity and a lot of bustle. The problem is that they don't provide a high level of care for serious illnesses. But for what they are doing, I think they are doing a good job.

November 28, 2014

By Caring95016550

I am a friend or relative of a resident

McDowell Village is very nice. The staff is very friendly, and the grounds are well maintained. They have people come in and entertain. We don't get there very often, but every time we're there things are going on. They have church services, they take them out on scheduled trips, they go to games during the baseball season, they have a movie theater, and they have a popcorn machine. The staff treated my in-laws very well, and they seem to be very nice. Everybody seems to know who they are, and they addressed them by name. The food doesn't excite me, but they seem OK. The menu is the same every day with some specials thrown in. We had lunch and dinner there, and it's OK. The folks that are there seemed to be very happy. The ones who are a little more mobile than my in-laws seem to do an awful lot, and they seem very pleased with what's available there. The facility itself is clean and very well maintained. I was able to walk around every floor of the place, and I found a library and a bar where they can go during happy hour if they want. It's very nicely setup. I would say it's more for someone who doesn't necessarily need a lot of assistance.

August 18, 2011

By Emmyrose

I visited this facility

This is a beautiful facility. It is 5 years old. It is 3 stories with 270 apartments. forty of these are assisted. These are one and two bedroom apartments with full kitchens and washer dryers in apartments. the smallest is 648 square feet. All are handicapped equipped.. They have emergency pull chords. Also available are alert pendants. The grounds are shaped like a U around the building.They have walkways, greenery, flowers.benches for sitting and covered patio. There is a pool and hot tub. Housekeepin and laundry is available to be done. There is a restaurnt style ding roon that seats 106 residents. They are served meals. The food is good with a variety for specials and alternate menu. Snacks are always available.It is all home style cooking. There is a separate private family dining room. The director is an RN and there are 2 licensed nurses in duty during week and on call 24/7. All staff are certified caregivers. The staff seems very nice and caring. For a larger facility it seems very homey. There is a doctor who comes in. Transport is available for appointments. Activities seem plentiful with exercise programs, bingo. cards and other board games. There are bbqs and birthday parties and outside entertainment comes. Residents are taken on walks and outings to shopping, movies, restaurants and other places. This a very nice, clean, and friendly facility.

August 03, 2011

By Diversity#1

I visited this facility

My parents lived there for 6 months and I was very pleased with the facility. It is spotless, beautiful and offers a fill array of activities.
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Services and Amenities of McDowell Village


  • Rent Plus Care Fees
  • Entry Fee
  • Assisted Living Starting At: $4100/month
  • Independent Living Starting At: $3750/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Companion Suites: We Do Not Offer Companion Suites

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchens
  • Dining Room Shared Meals


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Resident Transportation
  • Party Space
  • Garden And Patio
  • Pool

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry For Clothing

Health services

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Medication Management
  • Nurse On Staff: Yes


  • Offsite Activities
  • Religious Services
  • Fitness Room

Guest services

  • Guests At Mealtime


  • English


  • Resident Capacity: 412
  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Yes


  • State Licenses: AL7944C

About McDowell Village

Our community offers the unique blend of senior living, senior recreation and the Granite Reef Senior Center, all in one location right in Scottsdale. This is truly an active, independent senior living community in beautiful surroundings, with elegant interior décor and amenities. We do include two meals a day, housekeeping, maintenance, all utilities except phone, transportation, lots of activities and entertainment and a great physical and brain fitness program.

As pretty as the brochure is, the community is much nicer. The very best thing about McDowell is the wonderful residents we have. They are truly a vibrant, energetic, charming group and are warm and welcoming to all our newcomers.

  • Steps away from the City of Scottsdale's Granite Reef Senior Center
  • Gym with full time fitness instructor
  • Movie Theater
  • Lounge/Bar
  • IT Lounge
  • Multipurpose room
  • Library
  • Swimming pool/hot tub
  • Private Dinning room
  • Chapel
  • Continual activities, exercises and events
  • Craft area
  • Fine Dining
  • Longevity of staff and residents who are open and welcoming and very caring

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