Merrill Gardens at Ballard

2418 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107

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About the community Merrill Gardens at Ballard

We offer senior living in the heart of one of Seattle's most popular neighborhoods, close to the downtown core. Enjoy being part of the historic Ballard neighborhood close to shopping, dining and entertainment.

This community is modern yet intimate with a ton of amenities including a theater, library, bistro and large private apartments with a washer/dryer and full kitchen. Relax and enjoy the spectacular views from the rooftop deck.

Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in retirement living, assisted living and memory care from a family owned company.

Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for Merrill Gardens at Ballard

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Merrill Gardens at Ballard

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Private patio, deck, or balcony
Handicap accessible
Cable or satellite tv

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Memory care only community
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Fitness center
Game room
Movie or theater room

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room


Devotional activities offsite
Art classes
Cooking classes
Educational speakers / life long learning

Reviews for Merrill Gardens at Ballard


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1-5 of 5 reviews
September 17, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Parents are happy

We love Merrill Gardens at Ballard, my parents are very very happy here. The manager is wonderful and all of the staff are on top of everything. I would definitely recommend to others who are looking.

August 19, 2018
Anne Olson - Resident/client
Verified Review
Thank you

My life at Merrill Gardens has been very pleasant. There are more than enough activities to keep me busy, the food is fantastic with many options and the freedom to eat when I wish. All this and the independence to choise what and where I wish to be involved. My dog is in heaven as there so many people who love to pat and both of us take advantage of chearful and bright public spaces. Thank you for providing us with a safe place to live an independent and and active life.

May 3, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
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My tour

When we walked into this community we knew it was not the right fit for our loved one. The people we met were nice and the community looked clean. This community did not seem to have the homey atmosphere we were looking for. This community reminded us of a hotel.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

May 12, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write us this review. We are glad to hear that our team was nice during your visit. We hope you find the atmosphere you are looking for as you research senior living options.

March 8, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
I am super happy with it.

I am super happy with it. The staff is amazing. The food is amazing, you can eat anytime, instead of set meal times, they have a rotating menu, the head chef is awesome, and very accommodating. I really like that they make the activities as fun as possible, they take them out on activities, and again the staff are so good. I can't say enough about the staff, they do not tolerate error. The head of nursing, [Removed], is I feel, an angel on earth. They really go the extra mile. They have really figured out the showers, and every room has a washer and dryer, and a kitchenette. The only thing it's missing is an outdoor garden. It's lovely how they have situated what they have. It's a LOT less than where we were before.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

March 22, 2017

We are so happy to read such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you are really enjoying the Anytime Dining program and numerous activities.

February 22, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Outstanding care for mom

We found this to be an outstanding community for care. A new community with great care. the staff is outstanding and goes out. The food is restaurant style and excellent. My mom is very happy with the meals. She is active with the activities. My mom is active and independent. We would highly recommend this community for great care and value for family members.

Response from Merrill Gardens at Ballard

March 3, 2017

We are so pleased to hear that your mom is enjoying Merrill Gardens! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful feedback with us.

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Merrill Gardens at Ballard offers Studio, 1 Bedroom, 2 Bedrooms and Semi-Private. Learn more.

Merrill Gardens at Ballard has received an average review rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews. See all reviews.

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