Flagstaff is almost unrecognizable from its sister cities—Phoenix and Tucson—in the south. At 7,000 feet elevation, it sits among the largest contiguous ponderosa pine forest in the world. This is just one reason why many seniors choose the area for assisted living or retirement. Mount Elden looms nearby, as does Humphreys Peak, the highest point in Arizona at 12,633 feet. And Flagstaff area experiences four distinct seasons.
Seniors looking for retirement options will have no trouble finding Flagstaff assisted living facilities. And no problem finding fun ways to spend their days.
For a city of only 60,000, Flagstaff offers a number of cultural attractions. The Coconino Center for the Arts features local and regional artwork, concerts, and performances. The Museum of Northern Arizona is a gem. Housed here is the award-winning anthropology exhibit, Native Peoples of the Colorado Plateau, which documents 12,000 years of native peoples in the region. There’s the Harold S. Colton Library and its extensive collection of resources in the fields archaeology, ethnology, and geology. And The Old Courtyard features a Life Zone Exhibit, exhibiting the diversity of the Colorado Plateau’s climate.
Flagstaff offers 33 miles of urban trails for easy hikes and walks. Nearby is the 245-acre Hart Prairie Preserve, which features a historic lodge, cabins, trails, herds of elk, prairie dogs and more than 40 species of birds. And of course, the magnificent Grand Canyon and its natural wonders are only 83 miles away.
Here’s what you can expect from costs in Flagstaff. The overall cost of living is 15% above the national average. According to a Genworth Financial survey, Flagstaff assisted living facilities average $4,099 a month for a one-bedroom. A private room in a nursing home averages $247 a day while a semi-private averages $210 a day.
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