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Merrill Gardens at Ballard

2418 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107

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About the community

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 Housing Types

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing at 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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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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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.


Health Care Services

Memory care
Ambulatory care
Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site
Physical therapist
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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

On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room

Transportation & parking

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


Dogs allowed
Cats allowed

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon

Recreational areas

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


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Memory care services

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

Primary language spoken by staff



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



(4 reviews)

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August 19, 2018
Anne Olson - I live or lived in this community
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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.

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May 3, 2017
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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.

Reviewed on SeniorAdvisor.com

March 8, 2017
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.

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Frequently asked questions about Merrill Gardens at Ballard

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 4.75 based on 2 reviews. See all reviews.

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