Welcome to The Montecito!

Celebrate the Art of Life – Where Your Adventure Begins

Are you ready to leave cleaning, mowing, and home maintenance behind so that you can fully enjoy your Independence? Our private entrance, single-story,  Casitas and Villas are designed for residents wishing to retain maximum Independence. They come in one and two-bedroom styles with a patio, access to a private bistro and pool, plus all the amenities and services our community offers.

Do you or your loved one need some Assistance throughout the day? Check out our large one- and two- bedroom Apartments, featuring full kitchens, laundry rooms and high ceilings.

Is someone you love either no longer safe on their own due to memory loss, or simply exhausted from caring for that loved one? You owe it to yourself to check out our Memory Care Community.

Now that you or a loved one is ready to experience life’s next chapter, your team at The Montecito writes the book on how to enhance your quality of life.

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Living Options


Our single-story Casitas and Villas are designed for residents wishing to retain maximum independence while enjoying all of the amenities available that we offer, these homes are located throughout the campus, have large covered patios and are surrounded mature landscaping and walking paths.

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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, getting dressed or be as simple as bathing and grooming.

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We take pride in how we care for our seniors with Dementia, memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease who need daily services and support. Our Memory Village provides full care along with daily activities, meals, socialization, and love. Learn more about our Memory Care Village today.

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Your New Home

The Montecito is a vibrant community where seniors can enjoy a rewarding lifestyle that promotes independence.  Located in the heart of Peoria, Arizona,  our beautifully landscaped campus offers private courtyards, walking paths surrounded by mature landscaping, two swimming pools & heated Jacuzzis, shuffleboard court, bocce ball and covered parking.  Activities and events are developed in conjunction with our residents’ requests, creating engaging and purposeful opportunities for everyone. Our Food Committee made up of residents, our Chef and Executive Director meets monthly, ensuring that our menu reflects the tastes and desires of our community members. When the management team knows and partners with residents – amazing things happen! The Montecito offers just the right setting to enjoy retirement the way you want it.

Whether in your car or on our bus, get ready to enjoy the unique beauty of Arizona’s deserts and mountains, as well as the vibrant local community and nearby cities of Glendale and Sun City West. Sports stadiums, live theater, a plethora of restaurants and shops are close at hand. Enjoy the outdoors? ATV across desert or mountain terrain, kayak on Lake Pleasant, and make use of the bike paths throughout the city. Want to stay closer to home? Water aerobics, walking club, games, parties, lectures and events are all right here. You will live well, have fun and make great friends as you enjoy all that The Montecito Senior Living community has to offer!

Enjoy Your New Life With Us…

As an Artegan managed community, we recognize that you are retired from work, not from life. We take care of the details of running a home and property so that you can get on with living life. Afterall, you have better things to do; invent, create, give back, learn, mentor, play, relax, and dream. Discover the opportunities waiting for you now that you have time to ask, “What’s Next?”. At Artegan, the answer is: Celebrating the Art of Life!

We are a private company owned and operated by families, for families, no layers of corporate folks between our residents and our owners. Whether your retirement includes Independent, Assisted Living, or Memory Care for a loved one, we are confident you will love our communities as much as we love serving you.

Still Not Sure?

Not quite sure if this is the lifestyle for you? We invite you to come stay for a few days and try us on for size. Enjoy our food, meet new friends, and take part in some of our activities without moving in just yet. We would like to get to know you, and we believe you are going to like what you find. Ask about our Pampered Stay!


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Common Questions


Please call us for up to date availability. We are here to help with your planning and answer any questions.


Our rates start at $3105 per month. Contact us and we will explain our rates and the extraordinary value of what we offer. You may be pleasantly surprised.


Walk in anytime. Though we’d love to know you’re coming, we are always here to greet you. You can call or email if you like.
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“Good place you have here. I don’t like to clean, so it’s nice that you do! I don’t like to cook either, so I enjoy the meals here. Thank you for all your help moving my wife Helen and I here…So much better”

John. Resident



“You have assembles a truly remarkable staff. I have not had one problem that wasn’t solved immediately. Keep up the great work!”

Nancy G.



“This was my first time ever visiting a senior living community. I was so impressed! I want to thank you for everyone for doing your jobs so well.”

Joanne H.



“Thank you for taking the time to forge such a wonderful connection with my dad. That trust made such a difference in trying to help him through his medically tough times.”

Harry’s “Kids”



“I can’t say enough what a joy it is to hear from my parents how much they enjoy living here. Dad told me the food was better “here” than it was back in their old home. After leaving their home of 41 years they have settled in and found a new, easier life.”

D. Oliver, Child of Resident



“The activities you plan that allowed my mom to still feel useful and involved are wonderful. No she realizes she can be an active involved member of the community. Thank you for your creativity, compassion and friendship to mom and all the residents. You are amazing at what you do.”

Ann W.



“Your team put my mother at ease and made her feel welcome, but most of all, my mother felt valued as a person. She understood that her opinion still counted. In our short impromptu visit, you made time for an unscheduled tour and changed a person’s life.”

A Grateful Daughter



“After my husband’s passing my friends here. and all the staff, have helped me to come out of my shell, to teach me all the games like Pokeno and Poker that I never played before. I go to exercises every day, I stay busy and I am happy I live here.”

Verna. Resident



“Whenever we walked in the caregivers were always cheerful and welcomed us. The help they gave Dad cannot be measured. You & your staff paid extra attention, took care to be sure Dad was in the best possible situation.  No matter what care he needed, it was done with respect and kindness. You & your staff have much to be proud of. Thank you for taking care of Dad.
Please extend our appreciation to your staff. Many become more than caregivers, they became Dad’s friends”

Tony + Sue



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We’d like to meet you and answer any questions you may have.
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Located near the cities of Glendale, Sun City West and Surprise AZ, The Montecito, is a vibrant community where seniors can enjoy a rewarding lifestyle that promotes independence. Surrounded by beautiful desert, mountains and The Montecito is a community unto itself.
17271 N 87th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382

  • Friends of Artegan

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

    In an effort to keep up the communication with each of you, Artegan will continue to share what our communities are doing, what we learn and what measures we are taking to safeguard our residents, staff, families and communities. We want you to understand how our procedures and protocols will affect the day-to-day life of you and your families.

    Artegan is implementing the following requirements at all of our locations per the department of health to combat the COVID-19 virus:

    • No visitors shall visit our community until further notice. If you have a loved one that is unfortunately at the end stages of life, one person will be allowed to visit the resident at a time.
      • Screening and temperature monitoring is required for entry. If you do not meet our screening requirements, you will be turned away to protect the safety of all of the residents.
    • If you need assistance, we will help you stay connected to your loved one through phone calls, skype and face time.
    • Daily temperature monitoring and oxygen saturations levels for each of our residents will continue. Should we see an increasing temperature or decreasing oxygen saturation, we will notify you and the primary care provider listed in your loved ones’ record as soon as possible.
    • All communal dining and activities have been closed. We will provide room service for three meals/day until further notice.
    • We are continuing to monitor our staff temperatures at the beginning of each shift as well.
    • We have increased all of the personal hygiene requirements for more frequent completion.
    • We are regularly cleaning all common areas.
    • We will continue to follow our rigorous protocol for resident care.
    • We will implement any new measures or guidelines advised by the CDC as they come to our attention.

    It is important to not panic.  However, the virus is spreading and we need to take aggressive measures to protect our residents and you.  We will keep you posted on updates as we navigate through this unfortunate global pandemic. Please don’t hesitate to call the Executive Director at any of our communities should you have questions.

    Wishing everyone wellness!

    Ronnie Cook – Artegan