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Blossom Place

5100 W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima, WA 98908

(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Blossom Place is located on the south side of Yakima Washington, just one half mile north of Randall Park. Yakima is known for its apple orchards and natural beauty and we provide transportation to town for dining, enjoying community events and scenic drives. Our community offers activities to...

Brookdale Yakima

4100 Englewood Avenue, Yakima, WA 98908

(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

In our assisted living community, located in Yakima, Wash., and conveniently close to restaurants, medical offices, churches, coffee houses, banks and a post office, you can fill in your social calendar and focus on fun, and we’ll provide just the right amount of personal assistance and care to...

Pacifica Senior Living Ellensburg

818 E Mountainview Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

(86 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living Ellensburg offers independent and assisted living accommodations to seniors in the greater Kittitas Valley area in Central Washington in Kittitas County. Our residents enjoy mountain views, easy access to shopping, dining, entertainment and medical services. Ellensburg has...

Orchard Park

620 North 34th Avenue, Yakima, WA 98902

(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Orchard Park provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Orchard Park offers you a comfortable, welcoming home in the heart of Washington's grace and splendor. We're close to all of life's necessities like shopping, dining, entertainment and healthcare. You'll want to...

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Peach Tree Retirement

2800 W Viola, Yakima, WA 98902

(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

During the Pandemic/Covid-19 we have reserved some units for Seniors in need of a safe place and assistance with meals, housekeeping and peace of mind having someone just down the hall 24/7. We have Video Tours Available. You have discovered senior living in style! Peach Tree Retirement Center is...

Elmcroft of Chesterley

1100 N 35th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902

(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

Meadows Place

1008 E Mountain View Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Meadows Place is located in a quiet residential neighborhood in the small city of Ellensburg, Washington. Ellensburg is home to Central Washington University which is one mile north of us, and our residents enjoy the many cultural, educational and entertainment options available there. Our...

Prestige Senior Living at Hearthstone

802 E Mountain View Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Prestige Senior Living at Hearthstone is located in Ellensburg, Washington in beautiful Central Washington. Hearthstone is a perfect option for those who wish to maintain different levels of independence, and enjoy the comfort of home, but prefer the specialized programming, amenities, and...

Avamere at Englewood Heights

3710 Kern Rd, Yakima, WA 98902

(10 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Avamere at Yakima offers memory care and assisted living services to seniors in the Yakima Valley area of central Washington. Our campus enjoys a quiet location with wonderful valley views, while still being near exciting attractions. Our residents enjoy day trips through the Columbia Gorge,...

Sun Terrace Prosser

2131 Wine Country Road, Prosser, WA 99350

(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sun Terrace Prosser'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...

Sun Tower

6 North 6th Street, Yakima, WA 98901

(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sun Tower is a non-profit community that has been serving the Yakima Valley for over 39 years, providing services to people 62 years of age and older without regard to race, color, sex, creed, disability or national origin. Located downtown, within walking distance of shopping, the theater, the...

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Cost of independent living in Yakima, WA

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,257
  • $3,472
  • $2,125
    Yakima, WA
  • $2,590
    Ellensburg, WA
  • $1,792
    Yakima, WA
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Learn More About Independent Living in Yakima, WA

Welcome to Yakima! This small city is located in the heart of the Yakima Valley, a region known for having some of the most fertile farmland in the entire Pacific Northwest. Yakima is home to many of the state’s wineries and some of the highest-producing apple orchards in the world.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Yakima 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 Yakima retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Yakima, WA

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $2,200 in Yakima and the greater metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Washington was around $2,600.

Learn More About Yakima, WA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Yakima are rated 4 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are fairly equivalent to the national average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
96 111 90 85 100 95

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$49,398 per year $34,996 per year $41,497 per year $20,848 per year $42,490 per year $2,111 per year $628 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Yakima include:

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 220+
  • Specialties: emergency services, home care, hospice care, diagnostic imaging

Astria Toppenish Hospital

  • Facility type: proprietary, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 25+
  • Specialties: emergency services, Level IV trauma care, intensive care unit

Weather and Climate

Yakima has a warm-summer Mediterranean type of climate. This means that the city experiences a temperate climate with warm, dry summers and cool, rainy winters. On average, the humidity level in Yakima is roughly 71%. Humidity levels are often highest during the month of December at about 83%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
29°F 38°F 21°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
69°F 87°F 51°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 98

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.


  • Average annual precipitation: 8.3″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35.1 15.0% 96,165 3,410.1 per square mile 2.7

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
1.9% 1.3% 2.0% 45.7% 0.2% 3.8% 47.9%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Vancouver: 30/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 72/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Yakima County

Democratic Republican Other
45.1% 52.8% 2.1%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Yakima is a small city in Washington located in the heart of the fertile Yakima Valley. The region is well-known for its wineries, as well as its apple orchards, which are some of the highest-producing apple orchards in the world. Those interested in learning more about the agricultural history of Yakima should visit the Yakima Valley Museum, which features exhibits on local area history.

Yakima is a city filled brimming with culture, and some of the best times to experience what the city has to offer are during the local festivals. The largest festival held in Yakima is the Central Washington State Fair, held at State Fair Park each year in late September. Other popular festivals include Yakima Folklife Festival, Fresh Hop Ale Festival, and A Case of the Blues and All That Jazz music festival. Fans of the performing arts should visit downtown Yakima’s historic Capitol Theatre, the Seasons Performance Hall, and the Allied Arts Center, all of which put on numerous theatrical and musical performances throughout the year.


Public transportation in Yakima is provided by the city-owned Yakima Transit, which services the greater Yakima county. Yakima Transit offers reduced fares to seniors 62 years of age and above, and persons with disabilities. Air travel is available from the Yakima Air Terminal, with daily flights to and from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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Meadows Place, Pacifica Senior Living Ellensburg and Orchard Park are the top rated independent living facilities near Yakima, Washington. See full list of communities.

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