Aside from seemingly endless Mesa assisted living options, you’ll also found a city full of history and attractions.
Mesa’s selection of museums rivals that of other cities. Don’t miss the Arizona Museum of Natural History, the Commemorative Air Force Aviation Museum, Arizona Museum for Youth and the Mesa Historical Museum.
Arizona (home to 22 Native American tribes) has lots to offer history buffs. And Mesa alone has some impressive attractions that pay tribute to their Indian heritage that began about 2,000 years ago. The first civilization was the agricultural-minded Hohokam (meaning those who are gone), who engineered hundreds of miles of irrigation canals, creating acres of life-sustaining crops. You can see their work at the 31-acre Park of the Canals, featuring ancient canals dug around 700 B.C. and a desert botanical garden.
The Mesa Grande Ruins, 27 feet tall and longer than a football field, is a Hohokam temple mound. At the Pueblo Grande Museum, see an 800-year-old mound, ball court and replicas of prehistoric homes. The HuHuGam Heritage Center contains prehistoric artifacts and cultural materials from Gila River Indian Community.
Where else can you see more than 200 Major League Baseball games in just 30 days? Arizona’s Cactus League Spring Training from March to early April.
Mesa’s overall cost of living is 2% above the national average. A one-bedroom in a Mesa assisted living facility averages $3,000 a month, according to a recent Genworth Financial survey. A private room in a nursing home averages $226 a day while a semi-private averages $183. Home health aide services average $45,188 a year based on a 44-hour workweek.
To see just Mesa assisted living options, click on Assisted Living just below. To learn more about the different types of Arizona senior living options, read Senior Living Communities.