Seattle Independent Living

There are 28 Independent Living Facilities in Seattle, WA and 30 Independent Living Facilities nearby. The average cost of Independent Living in Seattle, WA is $2,163 per month.

Average Cost: $2,163

Nearby Independent Living Facilities

  • Aljoya Mercer Island

    Aljoya Mercer Island

    Mercer Island, WA 98040 5.6 miContinuing Care, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    With 114 residences, ranging from 1,000 to 2,000-square-feet, Aljoya Mercer Island is located in the heart of the Island, close to shops, restaurants and the Sculpture Park.

  • Island House, A Merrill Gardens Community

    Island House, A Merrill Gardens Community

    Mercer Island, WA 98040 5.9 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, Island House, a Merrill Gardens community, has everything seniors want, from our beautiful location to our dedicated staff.

  • The Gardens at Town Square

    The Gardens at Town Square

    Bellevue, WA 98004 7.2 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    The Gardens at Town Square is located within walking distance of Bellevue Square, the Bellevue Public Library, art galleries, Overlake Hospital and a fine selection of restaurants.

  • Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

    Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

    Kirkland, WA 98033 7.6 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Merrill Gardens at Kirkland is situated just 3 blocks from the scenic Kirkland waterfront. Our community offers all the amenities you've been looking for with none of the hassles.

  • The Garden Club

    The Garden Club

    Bellevue, WA 98005 8.9 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Conveniently located in Bellevue, The Garden Club offers a friendly, quiet home for seniors seeking vibrant retirement living in the shopping hub of the northwest.

  • El Dorado West

    El Dorado West

    Burien, WA 98146 9.5 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Established more than 30 years ago, El Dorado West offers gracious accommodations and services to Burien seniors looking for independent or assisted living.

  • Overlake Terrace

    Overlake Terrace

    Redmond, WA 98052 9.9 miAdult Day Care, Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Nestled amongst towering evergreens in the beautiful city of Redmond, Overlake Terrace is a full-service retirement community providing senior services to Washington retirees

  • Crossroads Retirement Center

    Crossroads Retirement Center

    Bellevue, WA 98008 10.1 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    When you join Crossroads Retirement Center, you are joining a community that is a fabulous place to retire because of a laid-back Pacific Northwest setting and plentiful activities.

  • Madison House Retirement & Assisted Living

    Madison House Retirement & Assisted Living

    Kirkland, WA 98034 10.2 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Madison House Retirement & Assisted Living of Kirkland provides luxurious services and amenities for independent living and assisted living.

  • Redmond Heights Senior Living

    Redmond Heights Senior Living

    Redmond, WA 98052 10.5 miAdult Day Care, Assisted Living, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Redmond Heights Senior Living offers not only the assisted care you would expect but also very high levels of nursing care, as well.

    RENT PROMOTION: If you have been considering joining Redmond Heights Senior Living, make this summer the time to move in because we are offering new residents a welcome gift! Click “Get Info” to learn more.

  • Evergreen Place

    Evergreen Place

    Renton, WA 98056 11.4 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Evergreen Place is a truly exceptional retirement living community designed to please even the most discerning of Washington seniors.

  • Riverside East

    Riverside East

    Bothell, WA 98011 11.5 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    We take great pride in providing quality and comfortable retirement living and invite Washington seniors to come and experience the difference at Riverside East.

  • Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Renton, WA 98057 11.5 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Located in the heart of Renton, Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre is a conveniently placed community, a perfect choice for seniors and their families.

  • Mountlake Terrace Plaza, A Merrill Gardens Community

    Mountlake Terrace Plaza, A Merrill Gardens Community

    Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043 11.6 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Mountlake Terrace Plaza offers all the amenities of a home without the work, and is conveniently located in the City Center close to parks, shopping and restaurants.

  • Fernwood at the Park

    Fernwood at the Park

    Normandy Park, WA 98148 12.2 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Fernwood at the Park is a luxury retirement living community offering some of the finest services and amenities in the Puget Sound area.

  • GenCare Renton at The Lodge

    GenCare Renton at The Lodge

    Renton, WA 98055 12.6 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Offering spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains, GenCare Renton at The Lodge provides accommodations and services for independent living and assisted living.

  • The Creekside - A Merrill Gardens Community

    The Creekside - A Merrill Gardens Community

    Woodinville, WA 98072 13.2 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Perfect for independent seniors, Our residents enjoy all the benefits of homelife without any of the hassles. A perfect choice for seniors and their families.

  • Fairwinds - Brighton Court

    Fairwinds - Brighton Court

    Lynnwood, WA 98036 13.8 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Fairwinds - Brighton Court, located near the heart of downtown Lynnwood in a beautiful wooded area, offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community.

  • Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Port Orchard, WA 98366 14.2 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
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    Designed with both beauty and comfort in mind, Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community is ideally located and offers a host of services.

  • Wesley Homes Des Moines

    Wesley Homes Des Moines

    Des Moines, WA 98198-0000 14.6 miIndependent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Wesley Homes Des Moines is a vibrant, 45-acre senior living community with beautifully landscaped grounds, flower gardens and commanding views of the Puget Sound.

  • Spiritwood at Pine Lake

    Spiritwood at Pine Lake

    Issaquah, WA 98029 14.8 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
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    Spiritwood at Pine Lake offers seniors the opportunity to enjoy an active retirement lifestyle with the peace of mind and support of assisted living and memory care services.

  • North Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    North Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Bothell, WA 98012 15.0 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Providing delicious meals and a host of amenities in a gracious setting, North Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community is a great place to live.

  • University House Issaquah

    University House Issaquah

    Issaquah, WA 98029 15.4 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    University House Issaquah offers elegant interior designs and comfortable surroundings, as well as 185 residences ranging from studios to three-bedroom suites.

  • Farrington Court

    Farrington Court

    Kent, WA 98031 17.5 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Located right in downtown Kent, residents of Farrington Court enjoy luxurious independent and assisted living in a fun and active environment.

  • Brookdale Mill Creek

    Brookdale Mill Creek

    Mill Creek, WA 98012 17.7 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Located in the heart of town, Brookdale Mill Creek is a retirement community dedicated to the health and wellness of its residents.

  • Garden Court Retirement

    Garden Court Retirement

    Everett, WA 98204 19.6 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    A community designed to provide seniors with the opportunity to enjoy life, Garden Court Retirement offers both independent and assisted living accommodations and services.

  • Harbour Pointe Retirement

    Harbour Pointe Retirement

    Mukilteo, WA 98275 19.9 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Nestled in the charming waterfront community of Mukilteo, Harbour Pointe Retirement offers independent and assisted living to seniors in the north Puget Sound region.

  • Brookdale Foundation House

    Brookdale Foundation House

    Federal Way, WA 98003 21.3 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    At Brookdale Foundation House, we offer convenience in location as well as a variety of services and amenities. We have unmatched convenience and a quiet, serene setting.

  • Village Green Retirement Campus

    Village Green Retirement Campus

    Federal Way, WA 98003 23.3 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Surrounded by beauty wherever you look, Village Green Retirement Campus is the ideal place for comfortable and active senior living in Federal Way.

  • Brookdale Monroe

    Brookdale Monroe

    Monroe, WA 98272 23.3 miAssisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Brookdale Monroe is situated in a charming, rural setting perfect for encouraging relaxation and the personal well-being of our residents.

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Reviews of Seattle Independent Living Facilities

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    The Lakeshore

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    Family or friend of a resident

    The Lakeshore is a beautiful senior living facility off of Lake Washington. The grounds are well maintained, and there are benches where the residents can sit and enjoy the view. There is a lovely garden area for the residents my guy has a rose garden he cherishes. Inside the building, there are plenty of sitting...

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    Ballard Landmark

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    Visitor

    The Ballard Landmark is located on a busy street with a shared parking area with a Health Club. The back of the building is on a lovely quiet street that on Sundays becomes part of a 3 block farmers market. The saltwater swimming pool area is heated and feels like a sauna so no cold shivers when you get out of the...

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    Horizon House

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    Family or friend of a resident

    Let me start by saying Horizon House is a big place. There are two buildings 19 stories high and a smaller one. The location is great and the view from the Sky lounge is stunning. There are art pieces throughout the facility. It is definitely a vibrant community. With an endless amount of things to do, the saline...

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    Daystar Retirement Village

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    Family or friend of a resident

    Daystar Retirement Village is located in a great location in West Seattle, close to the Westwood Village shopping center and all the great things to do and see in and around the area. It could benefit to have more parking for visitors. The grounds were well kept and the garden area is beautiful, I walked the walking...

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    Daystar Retirement Village

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    Review by Amy
    Family or friend of a resident

    My father chose Daystar for his assisted living apartment, and has been really happy with everything about his move. The staff and residents have been friendly, welcoming, and helpful. The buildings and grounds are warm and homey. He is trying out some new activities and has so far been pleased. He is still...

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Information About Independent Living in Seattle

Information About Independent Living in Seattle

Seattle Independent LivingSituated between Lake Washington to the east and an inlet of the Pacific Ocean to the west, Seattle is a major coastal city, with a population that makes it the largest city in the Northwest region of the United States. The city boasts of a thriving economy that is driven by a mix of old-age industrial businesses and newer industries involved in technology and services. Seattle enjoys temperate weather with mild winters and dry summers. Being a major hub, Seattle independent living options have the best of both worlds: convenience of city living as well as the tranquility of being part of a quiet and close-knit community.

Attractions

Seattle has more than its fair share of attractions to keep anyone busy during the day and world-class dining options and cultural events to entertain anyone during the night. For example, seniors can go to Seattle Center and enjoy a wide range of activities. The iconic Space Needle that offers panoramic 360 degree view of the Seattle area is wheelchair accessible. For science and culture buffs, a tour of the Pacific Science Center is in order; while those who dig concerts and events can come and watch something that suits their fancy at KeyArena, McCaw Hall, SIFF Cinema or Seattle Repertory theatre. Additionally, nature-loving seniors residing in Seattle independent living centers have their choice of parks and gardens, such as Discovery Park, Green Lake Park and Lincoln Park.

Senior Activities

Seniors in Seattle independent living centers can participate in Lifelong Recreation, a program organized by Seattle Parks and Recreation Board for people aged 50 years and up. The program includes a wide range of activities that change with each season. During fall, seniors may sign-up to join activities like bird walks, tandem biking, field trips, botanical art, and African dance. Winter activities, on the other hand, include zumba, yoga, field trips, and pottery. Additionally, they also organize sports events like Northwest Senior Games, lawn bowling and softball.

The Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens provides assistance and information for those who care for seniors as well as seniors themselves. An employment resource center provides training referrals, career information and job search guidance for those residents who are 55 years of age or older. There are a number of senior centers scattered throughout the metro area that offer enrichment classes, field trips, educational opportunities and other resources.

Medical Facilities

Seattle Independent LivingIn terms of medical facilities, Seattle independent living seniors can take advantage of the best tools and skills the country has to offer. The city has 3 of the top-ranked hospitals in Washington, namely: University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and Virginia Mason Medical Center. These top-ranking hospitals offer the best medical services in specialties like cancer, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, and many others. Additionally, these medical centers are recipients of many awards, and their physicians are among the best in their area of specialty.

Transportation

Seattle’s main modes of public transportation are buses and mass transits operated by two agencies - Sound Transit and King County Metro Transit. The government has also rolled out a bicycle program, which makes it possible for cyclists to travel safely on a bike using the city’s bike maps and facilities. Seniors with limited mobility may also take advantage of government-initiated transportation programs like Metro’s ADA Paratransit Program and Access Transportation Service. Moreover, many Seattle independent living centers have their own fleet of transportation for senior activities, medical appointments, and events.

With all the trappings evident in most economic hubs like Seattle, the sense of community is still very palpable. That’s why it’s truly no wonder why many seniors across America choose Seattle independent living center as their home of choice. After all, with buzzing city scenes as well as mind-stimulating and scenic attractions, Seattle makes an awesome place for adventures and recreations.

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Seattle, WA Independent Living Costs

Seattle, WA Independent Living Costs

The median cost of Independent Living in Seattle is $2,163 per month. Independent Living costs range from $1,495 to $3,000 depending on location and other factors.

Cost of Independent Living Facilities near Seattle, WA

CityMinimumMaximumMedian
Seattle, WA$1,495$3,000$2,163
Portland, OR$1,550$2,710$1,909
Tacoma, WA$631$2,235$1,550
Vancouver, WA$1,500$2,939$2,138
Bellevue, WA$1,990$3,800$2,630
Gresham, OR$1,595$2,995$2,295
Everett, WA$2,100$3,291$2,557
Hillsboro, OR$1,585$2,087$1,836
Renton, WA$1,450$2,620$1,941
Federal Way, WA$2,318$2,395$2,357
Source: SeniorHomes.com - 2012

Cost of Independent Living in Washington

Washington is one of only seven states in the nation that does not have a personal income tax. However, it has relatively high state and local sales taxes that equate to about 8-9% depending on geographic area. The state also incurs additional taxes on gasoline, cigarettes and alcoholic beverages. This is in stark contrast to neighboring Oregon, which has no sales tax, and British Columbia, Canada which has a fluctuating exchange rate and the opportunity for duty-free shopping.

Although Washington residents have the 10th highest per capita personal income in the nation ($52,403 annually in 2009), they enjoy a cost of living that is comparable or even slightly below the national average. The overall cost of living, including housing, transportation, and goods and services, is highest in the greater Puget Sound area. The cost of living is much lower in Eastern and Central Washington.

Utility costs in all areas of Washington State are also significantly lower than the national average due to the presence of the Grand Coulee Dam on Washington’s Columbia River. The state is the leading producer of hydroelectric power, producing nearly 30% of the country’s net electricity.