Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Washington

Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community

  1301 N Highlands Parkway
Tacoma, WA 98406


Cogir at The Quarry

  415 SE 177th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98683

Sullivan Park Cottages

  411 South Adams Road
Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Bishop Place

  815 SE Klemgard
Pullman, WA 99163


Regency on Whidbey

  1040 Kimball Drive
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Overlake Terrace

  2956 152nd Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Hearthstone Cottage Retirement and Assisted Living

  802 East Mountain View Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926


Glenwood Place

  5500 NE 82nd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98662


Parkview Estates

  7820 West Sixth Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99336


Van Mall

  7808 NE 51st Street
Vancouver, WA 98662


Fairwinds - Spokane

  520 East Holland Avenue
Spokane, WA 99218


Hawthorne Court

  524 North Ely
Kennewick, WA 99336


Regency Newcastle

  7454 Newcastle Golf Club Road
Newcastle, WA 98059


Fred Lind Manor

  1802 17th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122


Fairwinds - Brittany Park

  17143 - 133rd Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA 98072


Fairwinds - Brighton Court

  6520 - 196th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036


Washington Oakes

  1717 Rockefeller Avenue
Everett, WA 98201

The Bellettini

  1115 108th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98004


The Lodge at Mallard's Landing​

  7083 Wagner Way
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Ballard Landmark a GenCare Lifestyle Community

  5433 Leary Avenue NW
Seattle, WA 98107

GenCare Renton at The Lodge

  1600 S. Eagle Ridge Drive
Renton, WA 98055


Kamlu Retirement Inn

  1000 NE 82nd Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98664


Park Plaza

  1400 Dalles Military Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362


Harvard Park

  1616 E. 30th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99203



  8264 W Grandridge Boulevard
Kennewick, WA 99336


Harbor View Manor

  919 South Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402


Arrowhead Gardens Apartments

  9220 2nd Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98106


Timber Ridge At Talus

  100 Timber Ridge Way NW
Issaquah, WA 98027

The Creekside

  18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Road NE
Woodinville, WA 98072


Willow Gardens

  4502 6th Street SE
Puyallup, WA 98374


The Garden Club

  13350 SE 26th Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance

  6414 N Park Way
Tacoma, WA 98407


  3445 50th Street Court NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335


Orchard Park

  620 N 34th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902


Fernwood at the Park

  17623 First Avenue S
Normandy Park, WA 98148


Evergreen Place

  1414 Monroe Avenue NE
Renton, WA 98056


Cascadian Place

  3915 Colby Avenue N
Everett, WA 98201

Villas at Union Park

  2010 South Union Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98405


Fairwinds - Redmond

  9988 Avondale Rd. NE
Redmond, WA 98052


Farrington Court

  516 Kenosia Avenue
Kent, WA 98030


GenCare Lake City at Remington Place

  3025 NE 137th Street
Seattle, WA 98125


Scriber Gardens

  6024 200th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

The Village at Granite Falls

  302 N Alder Avenue
Granite Falls, WA 98252


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:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
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.

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