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  • Murano Senior Living

    Murano Senior Living

    620 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98104
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    Specialized Care: Our community offers Enhanced Assisted Living in our Pearl program. We can help with rehabilitation and are trained in Parkinson's Disease Care. Our Opal program is for those needing a safe memory care environment. We focus on socialization and natural therapies to give our...

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  • Merrill Gardens at First Hill

    Merrill Gardens at First Hill

    1421 Minor Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
    (21)
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    Merrill Gardens at First Hill is perfect for those who like being near boutique shopping, theaters, concert and lecture halls and much more. This friendly retirement community is in the First Hill neighborhood, where many of Seattle's best known and highest quality medical practices are located. ...

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  • Cogir of Queen Anne Senior Living

    Cogir of Queen Anne Senior Living

    805 4th Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
    (11)
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    At Queen Anne Retirement Community, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home. Queen Anne Retirement Community offers luxurious independent living and assisted living, with stunning surroundings, amazing amenities, and...

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  • Bayview Retirement Community

    11 W Aloha St, Seattle, WA 98119
    (2)
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    Our continuing care retirement community is home to nearly 250 residents who value independence and friendship, healthy living and quality care. The convenience, amenities and safety of a retirement community combine with the freedom of residing in your own home. With a prime location on Queen Anne...

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  • Queen Anne Manor

    Queen Anne Manor

    100 Crockett St, Seattle, WA 98109
    (24)
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    Welcome to Queen Anne Manor Senior Living, one of the most beautiful and historic buildings in the Queen Anne neighborhood. You’ll find Queen Anne Manor located in the upscale upper Queen Anne neighborhood 1 block from Queen Anne Drive with convenient shopping and dining. VIBRANT LIFE Queen Anne...

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  • Brookdale Admiral Heights

    Brookdale Admiral Heights

    2326 California Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98116
    (11)
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    Premium Senior Living in the Vibrant Heart of Seattle There are a lot of senior living options in the Seattle area. But not many of them look like this. Not many of them feel like this either, as our residents enjoy a resort-style life, exploring creative pursuits, enjoying entertainment options and...

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  • Brookdale West Seattle

    Brookdale West Seattle

    4611 35th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98126
    (14)
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    At our retirement community offering independent and assisted living options for seniors, we’re here to help you seize your new opportunities and make the most of them. For independent living residents, it might mean trading in the chores of home and yard maintenance for time to pursue a...

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  • University House Wallingford

    University House Wallingford

    4400 Stone Way North, Seattle, WA 98103
    (9)
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    Welcome to University House Wallingford, an Era Living community. University House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. University House is nestled in the heart of Wallingford, just steps from...

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  • Bridge Park

    Bridge Park

    3204 SW Morgan St, Seattle, WA 98126
    (27)
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    Bridge Park provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on charmingly landscaped grounds in a peaceful corner of southwestern Seattle, you'll love the coziness of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of the nearby city. We're just minutes from...

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  • Merrill Gardens at The University

    Merrill Gardens at The University

    5300 24th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105
    (8)
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    Merrill Gardens at The University provides desirable retirement living near the University of Washington. Take advantage of the University Village outdoor shopping center and tree-lined Burke-Gilman trail; both ideal for strolling and just steps from the front door. Enjoy being close to a variety...

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  • Ida Culver House Ravenna

    Ida Culver House Ravenna

    2315 NE 65th Street, Seattle, WA 98115
    (9)
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    Welcome to Ida Culver House Ravenna, an Era Living community. Ida Culver House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. Ida Culver House Ravenna is a community of 90 residences, nestled in the heart...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Ballard

    Merrill Gardens at Ballard

    2418 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107
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    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,...

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  • Daystar Retirement Village

    Daystar Retirement Village

    2615 Southwest Barton Street, Seattle, WA 98126
    (8)
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    There is nothing so dear as family. The Daystar family tree started with the owners and has branched out through the years. Celebrating over 25 Years in West Seattle, we've shared and helped improve the lives of more than 2,500 families! That's a lot of folks that have called Daystar home! At...

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  • Aljoya Thornton Place

    Aljoya Thornton Place

    450 NE 100th Street, Seattle, WA 98125
    (6)
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    Welcome to Aljoya Thornton Place, an Era Living community. Aljoya offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and nursing care. Just steps from shops, restaurants, theaters, and more, Aljoya Thornton Place...

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  • Northgate Plaza

    Northgate Plaza

    11030 5th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
    (32)
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    Conveniently located in the heart of Northgate with easy access to I-5, Northgate Plaza offers high-quality care and an enriched senior living lifestyle within a familiar North Seattle neighborhood. The community is close to the Northgate Mall shops and restaurants as well as public parks, houses of...

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  • Cogir of Northgate Senior Living

    Cogir of Northgate Senior Living

    11501 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
    (20)
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    At Northgate Retirement Community, our exceptional staff, engaging activities, and active social life make our residents happy to call our community home. Northgate Retirement Community is located in the quiet neighborhood of Pinehurst, just minutes away from Northgate Mall and its many shops and...

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  • Ida Culver House Broadview

    Ida Culver House Broadview

    12505 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98133
    (21)
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    Welcome to Ida Culver House Broadview, an Era Living community. Ida Culver House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory and Skilled Nursing care. Located in the Seattle neighborhood of Greenwood, Ida...

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  • The Lakeshore

    The Lakeshore

    11448 Rainier Ave South, Seattle, WA 98178
    (25)
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    Welcome to The Lakeshore, an Era Living community. The Lakeshore offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. The Lakeshore is located on the southern shore of Lake Washington with beautiful panoramic...

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  • Norse Home

    5311 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
    (5)
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    One of the most difficult times in a family's life is having to find a senior home for their beloved elderly family members. As people age, they require a type of care that isn't necessarily easy to tend to. They require a type of assistance that is there for every hour of the day. With the amount...

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  • The Kenney

    7125 Fauntleroy Way SW, Seattle, WA 98136
    (2)
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  • Aljoya Mercer Island

    Aljoya Mercer Island

    2430 76th Avenue SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    (9)
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    Welcome to Aljoya Mercer Island, an Era Living community. Aljoya offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and nursing care. Aljoya is located in the heart of Mercer Island, surrounded by shops, restaurants,...

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  • Island House

    Island House

    7810 SE 30th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    (3)
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    A new way of life awaits you at Island House Assisted Living. Located near I-90 in the heart of Town Center, our senior living community in Mercer Island, WA raises the bar. With easy access to Seattle and Bellevue, our upscale community offers close proximity to urban delights and serves as a...

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  • The Bellettini

    The Bellettini

    1115 108th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
    (3)
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    Blaze Your Own Retirement at The Bellettini Retirement Community. With so many choices in dining, health and wellness, travel, social, and philanthropic opportunities, you will make yourself dizzy as you discover all the ways you can enjoy life. Live simply or scale up services as you wish. Work out...

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  • The Gardens at Town Square

    The Gardens at Town Square

    933 111th Avenue Northeast, Bellevue, WA 98004
    (13)
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    Welcome to The Gardens at Town Square, an Era Living community. The Gardens offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care. Located in the heart of downtown Bellevue, The Gardens is just steps from...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

    Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

    14 Main Street South, Kirkland, WA 98033
    (4)
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    Enjoy all bustling downtown Kirkland offers at Merrill Gardens at Kirkland: a wide range of cultural activities, international cuisine and several parks within walking distance. The Kirkland location is an excellent example of how retirement homes fit into their surroundings and take advantage of...

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  • The Garden Club

    The Garden Club

    13350 Southeast 26th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005
    (28)
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    The Garden Club provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently located in Bellevue, we offer a friendly, quiet home in the shopping hub of the northwest. You'll love the convenience of being close to world-class shopping, healthcare and a peaceful home to...

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  • Regency Newcastle

    Regency Newcastle

    7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road, Newcastle, WA 98059
    (11)
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    Welcome home to Regency Newcastle Retirement and Assisted Living Community. Our newly renovated building offers studio, one and two bedrooms in a variety of floor plans. Regency Newcastle is an active community that features lovely common areas, including a TV/Media Room, Exercise/Fitness Center...

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  • Overlake Terrace

    Overlake Terrace

    2956 152nd Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    (29)
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    Nestled amongst the tall evergreens of Redmond, Overlake Terrace takes advantage of its suburban surroundings. Our accessible yet scenic location makes our community a wonderful place to call home. Overlake Terrace is dedicated to the belief that mature adults deserve to live in a caring community...

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  • Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue

    Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue

    15750 NE 15th St, Bellevue, WA 98008
    (14)
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    Sagebrook Senior Living at Bellevue is in the town of Bellevue, King County, Washington, situated between Lake Washington to the east and Lake Sammamish to the west. It is a suburb of Seattle and gets its name from the French, meaning 'beautiful view.' Surrounded by mountain views, it is deserving...

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  • Peters Creek Retirement & Assisted Living

    Peters Creek Retirement & Assisted Living

    14431 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA 98052
    (17)
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    Peters Creek's assisted living options offer personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, retirement community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't need 24-hour...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Renton

    Solstice Senior Living at Renton

    1414 Monroe Avenue Northeast, Renton, WA 98056
    (13)
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    Solstice Senior Living at Renton provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled amid evergreens in the highlands overlooking the city of Renton and set against the backdrop of Mount Rainier, you'll love coming home to the stunning beauty of our landscaped grounds....

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  • Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

    104 Burnett Avenue South, Renton, WA 98057
    (16)
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    Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre offers a newer retirement community in downtown Renton across from the transit center, near shopping, restaurants and medical practices. Enjoy all this thriving community has to offer in its charming historic downtown district, just outside of Seattle. Explore nearby...

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  • Redmond Heights Senior Living

    Redmond Heights Senior Living

    7950 Willows Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    (35)
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    Redmond Heights Senior Living, at the intersection of Willows Road and Redmond Way, is located on 3 acres of landscaped grounds and is within easy walking distance of downtown Redmond's shops, restaurants, library and parks. Microsoft offices are a very short drive, as are Hwys. 520 and 405,...

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  • Madison House

    Madison House

    12215 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
    (23)
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    Independent Living Independent living at Madison House provides all the benefits of being at home without the burden of household chores; cooking, cleaning and maintenance. This is a lifestyle that facilitates independence as you age and give you the freedom to pursue your own interests without the...

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  • Laurel Cove

    Laurel Cove

    17201 15th Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
    (6)
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    ANDERSON COMMUNITY Vibrant Lifestyle * Exceptional Care * Amazing Friendships Our goal is to help residents stay active and involved, while supporting independence for as long as possible. Whether you’re a senior looking for a short-term stay or you’d like to settle down with us, we offer a wide...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Burien

    Merrill Gardens at Burien

    15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166
    (5)
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    Merrill Gardens is located in downtown Burien and offers a blend of traditional architecture and modern elements. The community has a courtyard and amphitheater, open to the public, right next door to the existing town center park. Merrill Gardens at Burien offers a well-appointed library, theater,...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park

    Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park

    17623 1st Avenue South, Normandy Park, WA 98148
    (15)
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    Live. Life. Vibrantly. Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled close to Puget Sound, you'll feel right at home with the casual elegance of Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park. We're conveniently located in the heart...

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  • Marvelle at Southcenter

    Marvelle at Southcenter

    411 Baker Blvd., Tukwilla, WA 98188
    (1)
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    Marvelle Southcenter is raising the bar on the active adult experience so you can focus on living your best life. Our diverse assortment of special events and social activities are guaranteed to inspire and create a sense of belonging. Maximize your free time and let us take card of the details...

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  • Reserve at SeaTac

    Reserve at SeaTac

    19707 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA 98188
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    Imagine living in a place where comfort and convenience are treated as essentials, not extras. The Reserve at SeaTac provides stylish, state-of-the-art housing for those who qualify. Explore our site to learn more about the wonderful amenities available to you when you call The Reserve at SeaTac...

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  • Woodland Terrace

    Woodland Terrace

    17502 102nd Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011
    (6)
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    PICTURE YOUR RETIREMENT IN BOTHELL Welcome to Woodland Terrace, where your retirement adventure awaits. When you visit our retirement community in the heart of Bothell, you'll notice something unexpected the minute you walk through the doors. You can see, hear, and feel the energy and vibrancy of...

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  • Fairwinds - Redmond

    Fairwinds - Redmond

    9988 Avondale Road NE, Redmond, WA 98052
    (11)
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    Located in the heart of Redmond at the corner of Avondale and Novelty Hill Road, Fairwinds - Redmond offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are very proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who, for over 30 years, has led the industry in the development and...

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  • Mountlake Terrace Plaza

    23303 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
    (37)
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    Conveniently located in downtown Mountlake Terrace just 20 minutes north of Seattle. Mountlake Terrace Plaza is known for delivering a service-enriched lifestyle and high-quality care within a warm, friendly community setting. Explore the area's large parks with walking paths and discover why it's...

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  • Fairwinds - Brittany Park

    Fairwinds - Brittany Park

    17143 133rd Avenue Northeast, Woodinville, WA 98072
    (19)
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    Fairwinds - Brittany Park is proud to be managed by Leisure Care, who, for nearly 40 years, has led the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities. We offer independent living and assisted living services and have set exceptional standards for quality and choice in...

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  • Revel Issaquah

    Revel Issaquah

    2450 Newport Way NW, Issaquah, WA 98027
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    INDEPENDENT LIVING, REIMAGINED Revel Issaquah is reimagining independent living in a vibrant community where personalized experiences meet comfortable living. A place where good food and good friends go hand-in-hand, and fun is never far from home. Here, you’ll laugh, learn, and make some of the...

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  • The Creekside

    The Creekside

    18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, Woodinville, WA 98072
    (12)
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    Located in quaint downtown Woodinville along a protected greenbelt, The Creekside offers a service-enriched lifestyle for active engaged seniors within a warm, friendly community setting. The Creekside is close to scenic walking paths, golf courses, and award-winning wineries. The nearby mountains...

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  • Vintage at Seatac

    Vintage at Seatac

    21212 International Blvd, Seatac, WA 98198
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    Opening in April 2020! Vintage at Seatac is a brand new, modern 55+ independent senior living community located in Seatac, Washington that offers one and two bedroom apartment homes at affordable prices. Residents will enjoy an array of amazing amenities that include a movie theater, computer room,...

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  • Reserve at Lynnwood

    Reserve at Lynnwood

    19815 Scriber Lake Rd, Lynnwood, WA 98036
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    The Reserve at Lynnwood Brings Affordable 55+ Active Senior Living to Western Washington Come join us at The Reserve at Lynnwood, where comfort and convenience are treated as essentials, not extras. Our affordable community offers modern, state-of-the-art accommodations for active seniors 55+ who...

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  • Destinations Lynnwood 61+ Apartment Homes

    Destinations Lynnwood 61+ Apartment Homes

    19501 40th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036
    (6)
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    Welcome to a newfound sense of freedom and exhilaration at Destinations Lynnwood by Overture. Life here is carefree and vibrant. Enjoy spacious living with your choice of 1- and 2-bedroom residences and hand-selected amenities. Scenic and tranquil Lynnwood is just 16 miles north of Seattle and 13...

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  • Claremont East

    Claremont East

    2707 Clare Avenue, Bremerton, WA 98310
    (16)
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    Claremont East is an assisted living community in beautiful Bremerton, Kitsap County, Washington. Bremerton is a small city on the Kitsap Peninsula that juts out into Puget Sound, just a ferry ride away from downtown Seattle. Claremont East is conveniently located near numerous parks, waterfront...

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  • University House Issaquah

    University House Issaquah

    22975 SE Black Nugget Road, Issaquah, WA 98029
    (37)
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    Welcome to University House Issaquah, an Era Living community. University House offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care. University House is nestled among the foothills of the beautiful Cascade...

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Independent Living in Seattle, WA

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Seattle, Washington, are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Seattle retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

The median monthly cost of independent living in Seattle is around $2,617 in the city proper, and $3,044 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of Washington is around $1,203.

For this type of senior living, Seattle, Washington offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Cost of Living in Seattle

The cost of living in Seattle, Washington has been on a rapid rise in recent years due to the success of locally based tech companies such as Amazon and Microsoft. Seattle has a cost-of-living index that is more than double the national average. These index ratings are based on a sliding scale where 100 is equal to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
205 100 $1,992 20.1% $537,711 $79,565 top estate tax rate is 20% with an exemption threshold of $2.193 million 6.5%

Local Hospitals

In total, there are 9 hospitals located in Seattle which offer emergency services and other healthcare to the metropolitan area. Top hospitals in Seattle include:

  • The University of Washington Medical Center Montlake
  • Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center
  • Swedish First Hill Campus

Weather and Climate

Seattle has a Mediterranean type of climate with oceanic and warm-summer weather. This means that the city tends to experience dry summers and extremely rainy winters with lots of overcast cloud cover. Seattle winters are renowned for their greyness, but the summers are beautiful and sunny and best spent on the shores of Lake Washington or Puget Sound. On average, the humidity level for Seattle is roughly 72%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 81%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
67°F 79°F (July) 54°F (June) 43°F 52°F (February) 36 °F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
52.8 (Moderate) 94.3 (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 7” (November) 4.6”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election Results for King County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
69.8% 21.0% 9.1%

Population statistics

Density Rate of growth
3,336 people per square mile growing at a rate of 0.021%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
36 21.9% 9.8% 4.5% 3.3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
10% 62% 26%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more Other or Not Specified
14.5% 7.1% 6.5% 6% 0.4% 68.6% 6.6% 2.2%

Religious Denominations

Nonbelievers, agnostic, or atheist Judaism Eastern religion Islam Catholicism Church of Jesus Christ Other Christian faith
61.3% 0.8% 1.5% 0.7% 15.5% 3.1% 7.4%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 residents Violent crimes per 1,000 residents
43,947 54.3 6.3

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
5% 73% 9% 13% 4% 5%

Seattle is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Cultures, Entertainment, and Recreation

Seattle is renowned for its proximity to nature and its vibrant arts and music scene. Whether you are hiking in Discovery Park or catching a show in Capitol Hill, the opportunities for fun are limitless. Local hotspots include the Pikes Place Market, the annual Seattle International Film Festival, Volunteer Park, and the iconic Space Needle. Some of the most-visited museums in the city include the Museum of Pop Culture, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.

The city has one of the largest international districts on the West Coast encompassing Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon. Here you can find a plethora of different cuisine options with every block featuring a hidden gem. The Old Norwegian neighborhood of Ballard is also a popular destination. Both Ballard Avenue and the historic Market Street are filled with vintage stores and restaurants.

Transportation

Seattle has a number of different options to get around the city. Public transportation in Seattle is run by King County Metro, which operates the buses, and Sound Transit, which operates the light rail. The link light rail extends from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport all the way north to the University of Washington. Currently, the light rail is being extended to Northgate and Ballard over the next decade. The streetcar runs from Capitol Hill, through Downtown, and into the SODO and International Districts. Seattle is also filled with tons of bike and walking trails that allow you to get anywhere in the city with ease.

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