Seattle Independent Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Seattle Independent Living Facility Costs

The median cost of Independent Living in Seattle for a single-occupancy apartment is $2,453/month (SeniorHomes.com - 2015). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Seattle Independent Living Communities

Community Starting Price
Merrill Gardens at First Hill $3,895/month
Daystar Retirement Village $1,995/month
Northgate Plaza $2,310/month
Merrill Gardens at the University $2,950/month
GenCare Seattle: Ballard Landmark $3,000/month
Bridge Park $1,824/month
Maple Leaf Assisted Living & Memory Care $2,595/month

Cost of Nearby Independent Living Communities

Community City Starting Price
Washington Oakes Everett $2,680/month
University House Issaquah Issaquah $2,950/month
Silver Creek by Bonaventure Puyallup $3,115/month
Cedar Ridge by Bonaventure Bonney Lake $3,345/month
North Creek by Bonaventure Bothell $3,045/month
Sagebrook at Bellevue Bellevue $2,895/month
Weatherly Inn Tacoma Tacoma $2,800/month
Cascadian Place Everett $1,949/month
Solstice Senior Living at Renton Renton $2,200/month
Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Normandy Park $2,095/month
Peninsula Gig Harbor $2,174/month
Solstice Senior Living at Tacoma Tacoma $1,890/month
The Garden Club Bellevue $2,224/month
Willow Gardens Puyallup $2,124/month
Madrona Park Federal Way $3,000/month
Harbour Pointe Senior Living Mukilteo $2,785/month
Farrington Court Kent $2,850/month
Overlake Terrace Redmond $3,295/month
The Meridian at Stone Creek Milton $3,300/month
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.
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Reviews of Seattle Independent Living Communities

Merrill Gardens at First Hill

Review by Local Professional

Expert

This community is a high level care community that recently went through a change of management company's and a substantial remodel and updating of the apartments. They have a high level of nursing hours and can do two person transfers and other high care requirement for their residents...

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Merrill Gardens at First Hill

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Not your typical Merrill Gardens community. This is a moderate to higher acuity assisted living building that specializes in catered care to meet the unique needs of their residents.

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Merrill Gardens at First Hill

Review by Betty

Consumer

My mother toured the home and was very impressed with the staff. She liked the location and how nice the home looks.

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Merrill Gardens at First Hill

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Great location in Seattle this Merrill Gardens community offers a moderate to higher acuity assisted living level of care. They have good food and dining anytime with a lot of choices to please everyone. They also offer a secured memory care and are priced competitively...

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Merrill Gardens at First Hill

Review by Stephen

Consumer

Merrill Gardens at First Hill didn?t look as robust as the other place we visited. The atmosphere felt a little bit depressing, but it was a good place. There were many active residents there. The staff seemed adequate and very good, but not quite as welcoming as in the other place we saw...

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Daystar Retirement Village

Review by Local Professional

Expert

This community has a great location in West Seattle. It is close to everything. They have a beautiful outside walking trail great for walking around on a sunny day. They provide a large selection of activities, something for everyone. The food is excellent and you get choices...

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Map of Seattle Independent Living Facilities

Information About Independent Living Facility 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. Back to Top