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7 55 Plus Living Communities in the Granite Falls Area

The Village at Granite Falls

An Idyllic Setting for an Active Lifestyle

  •  302 N Alder Ave, Granite Falls, WA 98252
  • 62 spacious apartment homes: studio, one- and two-bedrooms
  • Healthy, fresh, made-from-scratch meals, with all-day dining including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and diabetic menu options
  • Weekly housekeeping and on-site maintenance
  • All-inclusive month-to-month rental, no buy-in required
  • Respite care services

Washington Oakes

THE LIFE YOU WANT. THE CARE YOU NEED IN EVERETT, WA

  •  1717 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
  • Three-story historic building
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Built-in emergency communication systems
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Restaurant dining open to the public, featuring fresh, seasonal menus

The Creekside

YOUR ADVENTURE CONTINUES in woodinville, washington

  •  18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Road NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 $$
  • All Utilities Except Telephone Included in Monthly Fee
  • Emergency Alert System in Each Apartment
  • Pet-Friendly Community
  • Light Housekeeping Services
  • MBK Cuisine Restaurant-Style Dining and Casual Bistro with All-Day Snacks

Fairwinds - Brittany Park

It's More Than Retirement. It's Five-Star Fun.

  •  17143 133rd Avenue NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 $$
  • Beautifully appointed three-story building situated in the heart of Woodinville with convenient shopping and recreational areas located nearby
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments homes
  • True restaurant dining in our elegant dining room
  • Emergency communication system in each apartment home
  • PrimeFit membership gym with personal trainer and state-of-the-art Kaiser equipment

Fairwinds - Brighton Court

It's More Than Retirement. It's Five-Star Fun.

  •  6520 196th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036 $$
  • Beautiful building, quietly situated on landscaped grounds in the Edmonds/Lynnwood area
  • Spacious studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes
  • Weekly housekeeping services provided
  • True restaurant dining in our elegant dining rooms
  • Emergency pendants for each resident

Fairwinds - Redmond

It's More Than Retirement. It's Five-Star Fun.

  •  9988 Avondale Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052 $$
  • True restaurant dining at Red Sky, our onsite restaurant
  • Activities room for cards, games, arts and crafts
  • Bare Essentials Salon and Day Spa
  • Indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen services

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Golf
Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Pools
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.