Tacoma Independent Living

There are 13 Independent Living Facilities in Tacoma, WA and 30 Independent Living Facilities nearby. The average cost of Independent Living in Tacoma, WA is $1,550 per month.

Average Cost: $1,550

Nearby Independent Living Facilities

  • Village Green Retirement Campus

    Village Green Retirement Campus

    Federal Way, WA 98003 5.7 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.

  • Mill Ridge Village

    Mill Ridge Village

    Milton, WA 98354 6.8 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.

  • Brookdale Foundation House

    Brookdale Foundation House

    Federal Way, WA 98003 7.0 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.

  • Brookdale Gig Harbor

    Brookdale Gig Harbor

    Gig Harbor, WA 98335 7.6 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.

  • Brookdale Puyallup

    Brookdale Puyallup

    Puyallup, WA 98371 7.8 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    An active lifestyle, easy access to recreation and shopping and a caring staff are hallmarks of Brookdale Puyallup. We have the welfare of your family in mind.

  • Sound Vista Village

    Sound Vista Village

    Gig Harbor, WA 98335 8.6 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 8.9 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.

  • Silver Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Silver Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Puyallup, WA 98375 12.1 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    A community that provides a wide selection of services and amenities, Silver Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community is an ideal community for senior living.

  • Wesley Homes Des Moines

    Wesley Homes Des Moines

    Des Moines, WA 98198-0000 12.8 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.

  • Farrington Court

    Farrington Court

    Kent, WA 98031 13.8 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.

  • Cedar Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Cedar Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Bonney Lake, WA 98391 14.1 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Cedar Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living Community, nestled in the heart of picturesque Bonney Lake, is conveniently located close to shopping, services and nearby hospitals.

  • Patriots Landing

    Patriots Landing

    Dupont, WA 98327 14.4 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
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    The only retirement community in the Pacific Northwest dedicated to serving former military personnel, Patriots Landing offers exceptional services and care.

  • El Dorado West

    El Dorado West

    Burien, WA 98146 17.1 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.

  • GenCare Renton at The Lodge

    GenCare Renton at The Lodge

    Renton, WA 98055 19.0 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.

  • Daystar Retirement Village

    Daystar Retirement Village

    Seattle, WA 98126 19.4 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Every day at Daystar Retirement Village is filled with opportunities that inspire and activities that delight. We provide the very best in both independent and assisted living.

  • Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Renton, WA 98057 19.8 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.

  • The Lakeshore

    The Lakeshore

    Seattle, WA 98178 20.4 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    The Lakeshore is located on the southern shore of Lake Washington, offering beautiful panoramic views and a variety of apartments to choose from.

  • Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Port Orchard, WA 98366 20.5 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.

  • High Point Village

    High Point Village

    Enumclaw, WA 98022 20.5 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Sitting just a mile away from downtown Enumclaw, High Point Village boasts stunning views of the Cascades as well as excellent retirement living options.

  • Brookdale West Seattle

    Brookdale West Seattle

    Seattle, WA 98126 22.1 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Located just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle, Brookdale West Seattle is the ideal senior living community for independent and assisted living.

  • The Firs

    The Firs

    Olympia, WA 98506 22.9 mi 55+ Communities, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    An ideal community for seniors on the go, The Firs is an independent living community located on the edge of a beautiful, picturesque forest.

  • Emeritus at Olympia

    Emeritus at Olympia

    Olympia, WA 98506 22.9 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Emeritus at Olympia offers a great location near shopping, dining and healthcare. Our caring community offers active living in a warm atmosphere.

  • Brookdale Admiral Heights

    Brookdale Admiral Heights

    Seattle, WA 98116 23.5 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Brookdale Admiral Heights is located in West Seattle close to numerous amenities, including healthcare, shopping and recreation.

  • Woodland Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Woodland Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Lacey, WA 98503 24.8 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Spacious accommodations, modern amenities, a compassionate staff, and a friendly atmosphere are just a few things you’ll find at Woodland Retirement & Assisted Living Community.

  • Island House, A Merrill Gardens Community

    Island House, A Merrill Gardens Community

    Mercer Island, WA 98040 25.4 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.

  • Aljoya Mercer Island

    Aljoya Mercer Island

    Mercer Island, WA 98040 25.6 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.

  • Merrill Gardens at First Hill

    Merrill Gardens at First Hill

    Seattle, WA 98101 26.0 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite Care
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    A progressive, high-quality community for seniors, Merrill Gardens at First Hill is conveniently located in Seattle’s desirable First Hill neighborhood.

  • Brookdale Queen Anne

    Brookdale Queen Anne

    Seattle, WA 98109 26.7 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Brookdale Queen Anne offers downtown living close to social events, dining, shopping and medical care, allowing residents to take advantage of all Seattle has to offer.

  • University House Issaquah

    University House Issaquah

    Issaquah, WA 98029 28.3 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.

  • The Gardens at Town Square

    The Gardens at Town Square

    Bellevue, WA 98004 28.4 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!

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Information About Independent Living in Tacoma

Information About Independent Living in Tacoma

Tacoma Independent LivingTacoma, Washington, is a mid-size port city located on Puget Sound, a complex system of estuarine waterways off the Pacific Ocean. For thousands of years, the area was occupied by American Indians, mostly of the Puyallup people. A small sawmill was constructed in 1852 by a Swedish man named Nicolas Delin. What really put Tacoma on the map was its establishment as the terminus of the Transcontinental Railroad around 1864. Nicknamed the City of Destiny, Tacoma was formally incorporated on November 12, 1875. From a population of 1,098 in 1880, as of the 2010 census Tacoma had grown to 200,000. This translates to a population density of 3,865 people per square mile, slightly higher than Denver, Colorado or Houston, Texas.

The region enjoys a Mediterranean Oceanic climate. This means it is warm, but not hot, in summer; cool, but not cold, in winter and rare is the month when it does not rain. From the 1930s to the late 1990s, the city was famous for its ‘Tacoma ‘roma, ‘ a distinctive local pong caused by the local paper industry. Between the abundant evergreen trees, the constant rainfall and the comforting presence of Mt Rainier in the background, Tacoma independent living is green, pleasant and odor-free since sulfur emissions were reduced shortly before the new millennium.

Tacoma Attractions

Along with the advantages of living in a marine environment, Mt Rainier National Park is only a 90 minute drive south on Interstate 5 and State Highway No. 7. Less than an hour’s drive to the west is Olympia, the state capital, and Tumwater, home of the famous Olympia Brewery until its closure in 2003. The Tacoma independent living community wants for nothing as far as shopping is concerned. Replete with malls, boutiques and shopping districts, everything you might conceivably need is right at your doorstep.

Tacoma Senior Activities

The City of Tacoma itself has two senior activity centers. These are Lighthouse Activity Center on the east side and Beacon Activity Center located in the downtown area. Free van transportation is provided to the Tacoma independent living seniors who live within the city limits. As well as participating in programs designed to support independence, improve skills, promote healthy aging and encourage community involvement among the over-50s, these centers also serve as meal sites, where healthy lunches are served Mondays through Fridays.

Tacoma Medical Facilities

Tacoma Independent LivingEasy access to quality medical services are a critical component of Tacoma Independent Living. St Joseph Medical Center, the flagship hospital of the Franciscan Health System, is a 366-bed regional medical center and Level II trauma center. Of particular interest to seniors are the orthopedic services, heart and cancer centers and diagnostic imaging services. Doctors here are pioneering a new, easy and less painful technique in angiography. A half hour’s drive north on I-5 is Seattle’s University of Washington Medical Center. UW Medical Center scores well in the 2011 edition of the U.S. News & World Report publication, “America’s Best Hospitals.” It is also an Aetna Institute of Quality for its cardiac medical intervention and has appeared in the Honor Roll of the U.S. News since rankings began in 1990.

Tacoma Transportation

Successful Tacoma independent living depends on a well-run transportation system. The major public transport provider in Tacoma is Pierce Transit, which provides daily commuter buses to Olympia and Seattle. The ten-year transportation plan for the area includes commuter rail, light rail, high-occupancy-vehicle expressways, regional bus routes and bicycle paths. Discount fares apply for those who are over the age of 65, have a disability verifiable by a doctor or who have a valid Medicare card.

Summing Up

This is an attractive area for Tacoma independent living. The climate is pleasant and recreational facilities, shopping, senior activity centers and medical facilities are all accessible. Special discounted fares are available on public transport for those who are eligible.

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Tacoma, WA Independent Living Costs

Tacoma, WA Independent Living Costs

The median cost of Independent Living in Tacoma is $1,550 per month. Independent Living costs range from $631 to $2,235 depending on location and other factors.

Cost of Independent Living Facilities near Tacoma, 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.