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5 Reasons Senior Living in Peoria AZ Is a Great Option

Choosing where to live can be a big decision at any time in our lives.

Choosing where to live can be a big decision at any time in our lives. Factors like safety, diverse entertainment, and cost of living are often factors in a search. As you consider locations and communities for senior living, these factors are still just as important. We love Peoria, Arizona, because the area itself compliments and elevates the lifestyles of our residents here at the Mission at Agua Fria.

While you compare various senior living communities’ services and resources, and whether they will fit your needs, we want to touch on the heart of our community and highlight what it has to offer. Senior living in Peoria, AZ, is more than just the services and amenities we provide, it’s a true community and that’s because of where we are. We’d love to share with you five reasons senior living in Peoria, AZ, will elevate your lifestyle.

1. Community

Connection to those around us always brings joy and a sense of belonging. That feeling of belonging is easy to find in Peoria. As one of the fastest-growing cities in an equally fast-growing state, everyone can find something to connect with and enjoy in this vibrant suburb. The city has many great qualities, one of which is the effortless community feel.

While it’s near a major metropolitan city—about 30 minutes away from the heart of downtown Phoenix—you can still find families and friends congregating at favorite local hot spots, like Pioneer Community Park. With so much open space and activity, kids can play games on the ball field, couples can picnic in the grass, dogs can stretch their legs in the dog park, and you will likely spot some fish being reeled in on the line from the fully-stocked lake.

If local favorites like this aren’t enough, Peoria is also full of art and activities and strong support for the health and wellness of its citizens. The city also prides itself on the safety and compassion of its neighbors.

2. Healthcare

Peoria has been quickly becoming an epicenter of world-renowned, top-quality health care. Over the past few years, there have been multiple new health centers and hospitals opened, with another multi-specialty facility set for completion in 2020. Top-notch health care is something we think is vital for great senior living. Currently, there are 5 fully equipped hospitals within a 15-minute drive of any part of the city. Peoria is also home to the Plaza Del Rio health care campus, the largest off-hospital campus medical community in all of Arizona.

While we pride ourselves here at the Mission at Agua Fria on our medical care staff and services for our community residents, having such highly regarded practices, specialties, and doctors nearby is just another great compliment to our senior living community.

3. Nature

Who doesn’t want to live their life surrounded by beauty and natural wonder? Senior living in Peoria, AZ, comes with a beautiful backdrop for refreshing day trips to local parks and lakes. We think the vibrant sunsets over the desert are a particular highlight as well.

Because of the great sun-shining weather you can experience here in Peoria, excursions out to places like Lake Pleasant are something that can be enjoyed year-round. With over 10 miles of pedestrian trails, water activities, top-notch stargazing, and delicious dining options, it’s a great place to connect with nature when you’re looking for more than a stroll through our well-maintained outdoor courtyard.

4. Activity

Being on the edge of a major metropolitan area like Phoenix brings vibrant life and activities to the surrounding suburbs. Peoria, AZ, is bursting with art, shopping, and activity. No one said senior living was supposed to be boring. Quite the opposite, in fact, as you have worked hard to be able to enjoy these years of retirement as you see fit. So why not plan a night of theater and take in a show at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, which produces more than 200 events a year. You could also plan a visit to the West Valley Art Museum or take a stroll through Historic Old Town and soak up the history and public art scene. For those wanting to shop for the latest fashions, see a movie, or dine out, there is the outdoor Peoria West Shopping Center.

Throughout the year, you can also find fun festivals and events to attend in this active city. Celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, tournaments, eating contests, and games at the All-American Festival at the Peoria Sports Complex. Take in live music and entertainment, along with a variety of traditional foods, at Somos Peoria. During the holidays you can also enjoy the Old Town Holiday Festival and Gingerbread House Competition. Senior living in Peoria, AZ, is truly what you want it to be with all the options you will find here.

5. Safety

As we touched on before, senior living in Peoria, AZ is elevated by the community safety of the city. Just as the Mission at Agua Fria prioritizes the safety and care of our residents, so does the city of Peoria. Crime rates are low. Community members and neighborhoods take active parts in watching out and caring for each other. This reflects in their ranking in the top 20 safest cities in the state of Arizona, coming in at number 14 for 2020.

While there is always a lot to consider when choosing where you want to live, senior living in Peoria, AZ, has the whole package. Not only will you get the best services and amenities provided at the Mission at Agua Fria, but also the city itself will ensure your life is fun, full, and vibrant. It’s hard not to get out, explore, and fall in love with Peoria. Join us here, and we think you will agree. We are here and available to answer questions about our community whenever you are ready.