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16 Independent Living Communities in the Olympia Area

Premium Community

Harbor Place at Cottesmore

It's Your Life. Live Comfortably.

  •  1016 29th St NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
  • With your independence in mind, our beautifully designed studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are serviced weekly by our housekeeping team. And, our pet friendly policy makes it easy to have your animal companion close by.
  • Putting green, billiards, fitness classes, water aerobics
  • Scheduled transportation: Doctor appointments (Gig Harbor & Tacoma Clinics), shopping, preplanned field trips & outings (museums, theaters, sporting events, casinos, etc.)
  • Full dining service & menu options in our dining rooms, bistros/coffee shops with flatscreen TVs
  • Continuous 24-hour response system, monitored by our on-site staff
Premium Community

Holiday South Hill

Welcoming senior living community, just a mile from South Hill Mall’s shops and restaurants.

  •  4502 6th Street SE, Puyallup, WA 98374 $
  • Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping
  • Pets Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Brookdale Olympia East

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  616 Lilly Road NE, Olympia, WA 98506
  • Studio, one and two bedroom apartments with kitchens
  • Library, comfortable living rooms and social meeting areas
  • Month to month rental, no buy-in required
  • Anytime Dining served restaurant style
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Bonaventure of Lacey

Welcome to Retirement Perfected™

  •  4528 Intelco Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503
  • 24-hour staff
  • Delicious meals every day, plus snacks
  • Rooms filled with natural light
  • Wireless emergency call system
  • Activities center

Woodland by Bonaventure

Welcome to Retirement Perfected™

  •  4532 Intelco Loop SE, Lacey, WA 98503
  • 24-hour staff
  • Delicious meals every day, plus snacks
  • Rooms filled with natural light
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Handicapped accessible bathrooms

Prestige Senior Living Rosemont

Celebrate Life at Every Age

  •  215 Killion Rd. NW, Yelm, WA 98597
  • Restaurant-style dining with all day menu
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and cleaning service
  • Social events calendar with activities, happy hours and educational opportunities
  • Active resident council
  • Short-term retreat stays

The Village

Your Loved One in Great Hands

  •  4707 S Orchard St, Tacoma, WA 98466
  • Utilities are included with the monthly rate (with the exception of personal telephone)
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Life enrichment activities and exercise classes, planned social events and outings
  • 24-hour onsite wellness staff in assisted living and memory care

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma


  •  7290 Rosemount Circle, Tacoma, WA 98465 $$
  • We offer private apartments with generous living spaces and a choice of floor plans. Bring your small pet and all the personal touches that make your house a home.
  • Dine when you want, as often as you like. Anytime Dining gives you the flexibility to enjoy your meals just like you did at home—on your schedule.
  • Our Active Living calendar is driven by the desires of the people who live here—from fitness classes to charity work to games to outings—it's all at your fingertips.
  • Services we can assist with may include bathing, dressing, grooming, medication management, safety checks, and more.
  • Garden House is our memory care specific community created around the unique needs of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Residents enjoy an inviting environment with a team who are always warm and happy to help.


Welcome Home Rise Above. Reach Beyond.

  •  1301 N Highlands Parkway, Tacoma, WA 98406 $
  • A full continuum of lifestyle options. From independent, early retirement living to end of life care
  • Our five star dining and catering service team is really top notch!
  • Our Salon is open Tuesday through Saturday by appointment.
  • Our TLRC Theater has a cozy sitting area, a resident computer station, a large screen Television, and even a table top Pac-man Machine for a spirited battle with the grandchildren!
  • The Aquatic Center is complete with a salt water hot tub & pool with an optional generated current for stationary lap swimming.

Brookdale Allenmore

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  2010 S Union Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405
  • Socialize With Friends - Start your day with coffee on the patio, and then head to the art studio for a crafting class. Here there are great ways to spend your days and exciting people to spend them with.
  • Explore New Passions - Need a little inspiration? Afternoon social hours, billiards and bingo—our calendar changes monthly, so you’ll have inspiring options to choose from.
  • Trade-In Home Maintenance - Imagine the benefits of your own home without any of the work. Cooking, cleaning and home upkeep are all included in your monthly service fee.
  • Enjoy A Convenient Lifestyle - A fitness center, a therapy room and a hair salon are just a few of the amenities we offer on campus. We’ve designed our community to feel like a relaxing vacation but with the comforts of home.

The Lodge at Mallard's Landing

Your Loved One in Great Hands

  •  7083 Wagner Way, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
  • Monthly rental with no buy-in
  • Dining in the Grand Lodge and adjoining patios
  • Cozy lounges including: Bistro Lounge and Eagle's Nest Lounge
  • State-of-the-art salon and fitness center
  • Theater, library, and computer room

Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance

Tacoma Washington Independent Senior Living

  •  6414 N Park Way, Tacoma, WA 98407 $
  • Comfortable apartments in a variety of sizes that allow you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.
  • Perfectly balanced, perfectly delicious meals made from scratch and served in our restaurant-style dining room.
  • We love having cats and dogs as part of our community. After all, they are part of the family.
  • All of your utilities are included in your monthly rent. That includes cable TV, heat, and air conditioning,” everything except your phone bill.
  • We know how much seniors value their freedom, so we offer month-to-month leases with no long-term commitment. Enjoy this all-inclusive lifestyle on your terms.

Harbor View Manor

Affordable Senior Housing in Tacoma, WA

  •  919 South Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
  • ADA-accessible elevators
  • Library, computers for resident use with free internet service
  • Mini-mart, exercise room, community space for parties and events, on-site laundromat
  • Daily coffee service, evening social events, neighborhood excursions
  • Service coordinator for connecting residents to community and medical services

Silver Creek by Bonaventure

Welcome to Retirement Perfected™

  •  17607 91st Ave E, Puyallup, WA 98375
  • 24-hour staff
  • Delicious meals every day, plus snacks
  • Rooms filled with natural light
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Handicapped accessible bathrooms

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.