Tacoma Independent Living

There are 12 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.

Tacoma Independent Living Facilities

  • Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

    Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

    Located in the heart of Tacoma, Merrill Gardens at Tacoma is a community with easy access to nearby amenities and leisure, and our dedicated staff makes us the perfect choice.

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    Tacoma, WA 98465
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Point Defiance Village

    Point Defiance Village

    Located on 28 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, Point Defiance Village is a lovely retirement community located in one of Tacoma’s most scenic neighborhoods.

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    Tacoma, WA 98407
    Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Gibson Gardens

    Gibson Gardens

    Located on the site of the former Gibson Nursery, Gibson Gardens provides an independent, comfortable community for active adults.

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    Tacoma, WA 98408
    55+ Communities, Independent Living
  • Villas at Union Park

    Villas at Union Park

    The Villas of Union Park located in Tacoma, Washington, with scenic views of Mt. Rainier offers exceptional Independent Living options for seniors.

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    Tacoma, WA 98405
    Independent Living, Retirement Communities

Nearby Independent Living Facilities

  • Village Green Retirement Campus

    Village Green Retirement Campus

    Surrounded by beauty wherever you look, Village Green Retirement Campus is the ideal place for comfortable and active senior living in Federal Way.

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    Federal Way, WA 98003 Distance: 5.7 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Mill Ridge Village

    Mill Ridge Village

    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.

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    Milton, WA 98354 Distance: 6.8 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Foundation House

    Foundation House

    At 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.

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    Federal Way, WA 98003 Distance: 7.0 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Emeritus at Gig Harbor

    Emeritus at Gig Harbor

    Located in beautiful Western Washington, the relaxing atmosphere at Emeritus at Gig Harbor is the perfect option for independent seniors and their families.

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    Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Distance: 7.6 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Emeritus at Puyallup

    Emeritus at Puyallup

    An active lifestyle, easy access to recreation and shopping and a caring staff are hallmarks of Emeritus at Puyallup. We have the welfare of your family in mind.

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    Puyallup, WA 98371 Distance: 7.8 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Peninsula

    Peninsula

    Just minutes from shopping, healthcare, dining and wonderful local attractions, Peninsula is a senior community that feels like family, and you’ll wish you’d joined us sooner.

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    Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Distance: 7.9 mi
    Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Emeritus at Federal Way

    Emeritus at Federal Way

    Emeritus at Federal Way provides services and accommodations for assisted living, and is located minutes away from shopping and medical services.

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    Federal Way, WA 98003 Distance: 8.1 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care
  • Sound Vista Village

    Sound Vista Village

    Offering security and freedom with the added support of assisted living services, Sound Vista Village helps bring retirement to life for Western Washington seniors.

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    Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Distance: 8.6 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Willow Gardens

    Willow Gardens

    Built atop 24 acres of beautifully landscaped woods with winding paths and a pond, Willow Gardens provides you with a comfortable setting you’ll be delighted to call home.

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    Puyallup, WA 98374 Distance: 9.9 mi
    Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Emeritus at the Courtyard

    Emeritus at the Courtyard

    Located in Puyallup, Emeritus at the Courtyard is a caring and professional provider of accommodations and services for independent living and assisted living.

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    Puyallup, WA 98374 Distance: 10.0 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care
  • Judson Park

    Judson Park

    Offering premium retirement living, Judson Park in Des Moines is a continuing care retirement community that provides an excellent senior living experience.

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    Des Moines, WA 98198 Distance: 11.5 mi
    Continuing Care, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Silver Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Silver Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    A community that provides a wide selection of services and amenities, Silver Creek Retirement & Assisted Living Community is an ideal community for senior living.

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    Puyallup, WA 98375 Distance: 12.1 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Farrington Court

    Farrington Court

    Review Average: 4.9(48 reviews)

    Located right in downtown Kent, residents of Farrington Court enjoy luxurious independent and assisted living in a fun and active environment.

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    Kent, WA 98031 Distance: 13.8 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Cedar Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Cedar Ridge Retirement & Assisted Living Community

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

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    Bonney Lake, WA 98391 Distance: 14.1 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Fernwood at the Park

    Fernwood at the Park

    Fernwood at the Park is a luxury retirement living community offering some of the finest services and amenities in the Puget Sound area.

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    Normandy Park, WA 98148 Distance: 14.7 mi
    Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Radcliffe Place

    Radcliffe Place

    Whether you're looking to simplify your life or eliminate the daily demands of home ownership, Radcliffe Place in Kent is the perfect solution for your needs.

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    Kent, WA 98042 Distance: 15.4 mi
    Independent Living, Retirement Communities, Senior Apartments
  • El Dorado West

    El Dorado West

    Review Average: 4.5(2 reviews)

    Established more than 30 years ago, El Dorado West offers gracious accommodations and services to Burien seniors looking for independent or assisted living.

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    Burien, WA 98146 Distance: 17.1 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • GenCare Renton at The Lodge

    GenCare Renton at The Lodge

    Review Average: 5.0(2 reviews)

    Offering spectacular view of the Olympic Mountains, GenCare Renton at The Lodge provides accommodations and services for independent living and assisted living.

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    Renton, WA 98055 Distance: 19.0 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Daystar Retirement Village

    Daystar Retirement Village

    Review Average: 5.0(1 review)

    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.

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    Seattle, WA 98126 Distance: 19.4 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Review Average: 4.7(3 reviews)

    Located in the heart of Renton, Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre is a conveniently placed community, a perfect choice for seniors and their families.

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    Renton, WA 98057 Distance: 19.8 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
  • The Lakeshore

    The Lakeshore

    Review Average: 5.0(1 review)

    The Lakeshore is located on the southern shore of Lake Washington, offering beautiful panoramic views and a variety of apartments to choose from.

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    Seattle, WA 98178-3940 Distance: 20.4 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community

    Designed with both beauty and comfort in mind, Park Vista Retirement & Assisted Living Community is ideally located and offers a host of services.

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    Port Orchard, WA 98366 Distance: 20.5 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
  • High Point Village

    High Point Village

    Sitting just a mile away from downtown Enumclaw, High Point Village boasts stunning views of the Cascades as well as excellent retirement living options.

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    Enumclaw, WA 98022 Distance: 20.5 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Bridge Park

    Bridge Park

    Situated on charming grounds in a peaceful corner of West Seattle, you’ll love the coziness of Bridge Park’s facilities while enjoying the convenience of the nearby city.

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    Seattle, WA 98126 Distance: 21.0 mi
    Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Evergreen Place

    Evergreen Place

    Review Average: 5.0(1 review)

    Evergreen Place is a truly exceptional retirement living community designed to please even the most discerning of Washington seniors.

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    Renton, WA 98056 Distance: 22.0 mi
    Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Emeritus at West Seattle

    Emeritus at West Seattle

    Located just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Seattle, Emeritus at West Seattle is the ideal senior living community for independent and assisted living.

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    Seattle, WA 98126 Distance: 22.1 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • The Firs

    The Firs

    An ideal community for seniors on the go, The Firs is an independent living community located on the edge of a beautiful, picturesque forest.

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    Olympia, WA 98506 Distance: 22.9 mi
    55+ Communities, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Emeritus at Olympia

    Emeritus at Olympia

    Emeritus at Olympia offers a great location near shopping, dining and healthcare. Our caring community offers active living in a warm atmosphere.

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    Olympia, WA 98506 Distance: 22.9 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
  • Panorama

    Panorama

    Set on more than 100 acres near Olympia, Panorama is a diverse community of more than 1200 retirees who have come together to create an embracing and warm lifestyle.

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    Lacey, WA 98503 Distance: 23.5 mi
    Continuing Care, Independent Living, Nursing Homes, Retirement Communities
  • Emeritus at Admiral Heights

    Emeritus at Admiral Heights

    Emeritus at Admiral Heights is located in West Seattle close to numerous amenities, including healthcare, shopping and recreation.

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    Seattle, WA 98116 Distance: 23.5 mi
    Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities

Other Independent Living Facilities

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

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 Cost Maximum Cost Median Cost
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.

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