Peoria is a city in Maricopa County with a reputation for being a desirable place to live. It’s approximately 20 minutes northwest of downtown Phoenix and has a population of almost 191,000, 16.9% of whom are in the 65+ age group. Old Town Peoria and its historic square are the heart of the growing city. Plays and musical shows are regularly performed in the area and Osuna Park provides plentiful opportunities for casual walks, family picnics and making music with the interactive display of percussive instruments in Harmony Park.
Assisted Living communities in Peoria provide residents with safe and comfortable homes; many including landscaped grounds. All have staff to help seniors with daily tasks, such as personal grooming and managing medications. The 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey revealed the median cost for Assisted Living in Peoria is $3,975 per month, which is more affordable than the state and national averages.
This guide considers the advantages and disadvantages of living in Peoria. It also compares the costs of Assisted Living in other cities and fees for alternative types of senior care. It ends with a list of useful resources for Peoria’s older residents.