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 mi Continuing 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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.

    SPECIAL EVENT: Join us Wednesday, April 29th for wine, hors d'oeuvres, and art!

  • Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

    Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

    Kirkland, WA 98033 7.6 mi Assisted 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.

  • El Dorado West

    El Dorado West

    Burien, WA 98146 9.5 mi Assisted 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 mi Adult 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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.

  • Riverside East

    Riverside East

    Bothell, WA 98011 11.5 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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.

  • GenCare Renton at The Lodge

    GenCare Renton at The Lodge

    Renton, WA 98055 12.6 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Independent 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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.

  • Brookdale Foundation House

    Brookdale Foundation House

    Federal Way, WA 98003 21.3 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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 mi Assisted 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.

  • Sound Vista Village

    Sound Vista Village

    Gig Harbor, WA 98335 23.4 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Offering security and freedom with the added support of assisted living services, Sound Vista Village helps bring retirement to life for Western Washington seniors.

  • The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

    The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

    Gig Harbor, WA 98335 23.6 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    A brand new, premier community, The Lodge at Mallard's Landing offers elegant living, the latest amenities, and first-class service.

  • Brookdale Gig Harbor

    Brookdale Gig Harbor

    Gig Harbor, WA 98335 24.7 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Located in beautiful Western Washington, the relaxing atmosphere at Brookdale Gig Harbor is the perfect option for independent seniors and their families.

  • Mill Ridge Village

    Mill Ridge Village

    Milton, WA 98354 25.6 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Tucked away in the tree-filled community of Milton, Mill Ridge Village offers retirees the freedom of an active, independent lifestyle without the hassles of home maintenance.

  • Washington Oakes

    Washington Oakes

    Everett, WA 98201 26.6 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Quite simply, at Washington Oakes, it’s your life, on your terms. We help make it all possible with our luxury senior apartments and services. Come join us for Five-Star Fun!

Other Independent Living Facilities

  • Ballard Manor

    Seattle, WA 98107 Assisted Living, Independent Living
  • Bayview Manor

    Seattle, WA 98119 Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
  • Bridge Park

    Seattle, WA 98126 Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Fred Lind Manor

    Seattle, WA 98122 Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Horizon House

    Seattle, WA 98101 Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Hospice Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Ida Culver House Broadview

    Seattle, WA 98133 Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Mirabella - Seattle

    Seattle, WA 98109 Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Nursing Homes, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Norse Home

    Seattle, WA 98103 Assisted Living, Independent Living
  • Park Shore Retirement Community

    Seattle, WA 98112 Assisted Living, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
  • Queen Anne Manor

    Seattle, WA 98109 Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
  • The Cannon House

    Seattle, WA 98144 Assisted Living, Independent Living
  • The Kenney

    Seattle, WA 98136 Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
  • The Stratford at Maple Leaf

    Seattle, WA 98115 Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
  • The Viewpointe on Queen Anne

    Seattle, WA 98109 Assisted Living, Independent Living

Reviews of Seattle Independent Living Facilities

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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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    Aljoya Thornton Place

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    Review by Katy
    Current resident

    Living at Aljoya Thornton Place is like living in a 5 star hotel. Your every need will be taken care of, all you need to do is ask. Within the first Three days of living there, everyone seemed to know my name. I have lived there almost five months, and I have noticed a slight decline in the food, which may be do...

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    Ballard Landmark

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    Review by Pat
    Visitor

    Excellent location. Very convenient for my family to visit. Good choice of activities and entertainment programs. I liked the facility it is very neat and well taken care of.

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    Northgate Plaza, A Merrill Gardens Community

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    Review by Retirement Bound!
    Visitor

    We toured and had dinner. What a wonderful staff. The location is great for me and my husband. We visited many retirement communities and Merrill Gardens Northgate Plaza is the best. The food is outstanding and there are tons of activities. We put our house on the market and moved in. We are very happy.

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    The Stratford at Maple Leaf

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    Review by Sarah, Resident Family Member
    Family or friend of a resident

    What a GREAT place to have parents. The nursing staff is great, everyone is friendly, many activities, it is the perfect place. My loved one can go from her Independent Lifestyle to Assisted Living and into Memory Care later if she needs to later as her disease progresses. All in one place and it is so convenient.

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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

City Minimum Maximum Median
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.