Cities with Independent Living Communities in Washington

Laurel Glen at Bremerton Senior Living

  2707 Clare Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310


  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

Cogir of Vancouver

  10011 NE 118th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98682

Brookdale Park Place

  601 S. Park Road
Spokane, WA 99212

Brookdale Stanwood

  7212 265th Street NW
Stanwood, WA 98292

Brookdale Monroe

  15465 179th Avenue SE
Monroe, WA 98272

Sun Terrace Prosser

  2131 Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA 99350

Truewood by Merrill, First Hill

  1421 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Merrill Gardens at Burien

  15020 5th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166

Merrill Gardens at Ballard

  2418 NW 56th St
Seattle, WA 98107

Merrill Gardens at Auburn

  18 1st Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002

Peters Creek Retirement & Assisted Living

  14431 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052

Bonaventure of Lacey

  4528 Intelco Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Bonaventure of East Wenatchee

  50 29th St NW
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

North Creek by Bonaventure

  1907 201st Place SE
Bothell, WA 98012

Spring Creek by Bonaventure

  223 E Bakerview Rd
Bellingham, WA 98226

GenCare Lifestyle Federal Way

  31200 23rd Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003

Brookdale Canyon Lakes

  2802 West 35th Avenue
Kennewick, WA 99337

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

  7290 Rosemount Circle
Tacoma, WA 98465

Brookdale West Seattle

  4611 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Merrill Gardens at The University

  5300 24th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Cogir of Queen Anne

  805 4th Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Cogir of Northgate

  11501 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125

Brookdale Admiral Heights

  2326 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98116

Merrill Gardens at Renton Centre

  104 Burnett Avenue S
Renton, WA 98057

Brookdale Olympia East

  616 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506

Island House

  7810 SE 30th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Cordata Court

  4415 Columbine Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226

Cogir of Mill Creek Senior Living

  14905 Bothell-Everett Highway
Mill Creek, WA 98012

Sunnyside Assisted Living

  907 Ida Belle
Sunnyside, WA 98944

Golden Sands

  21608 O Lane
Ocean Park, WA 98640

Prestige Senior Living Bridgewood

  11700 NE Angelo Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98684

Prestige Senior Living Monticello Park

  605 Broadway
Longview, WA 98632

Regency Pullman

  1285 SW Center Street
Pullman, WA 99163

Bonaventure of Tri-Cities

  1800 Bellerive Dr
Richland, WA 99352

La Conner Retirement Inn

  204 North First Street
La Conner, WA 98257

South Pointe

  10330 4th Avenue West
Everett, WA 98204

Prestige Senior Living Rosemont

  215 Killion Rd. NW
Yelm, WA 98597

Avamere at Wenatchee

  1550 Cherry Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Silver Creek by Bonaventure

  17607 91st Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98375

Avamere at Port Townsend

  1201 Hancock St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Park Vista by Bonaventure

  2944 SE Lund Ave.
Port Orchard, WA 98366

Woodland by Bonaventure

  4532 Intelco Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Cedar Ridge by Bonaventure

  9515 198th Avenue East
Bonney Lake, WA 98391

Olympic Place by Bonaventure

  20909 Olympic Place
Arlington, WA 98223

Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

  14 Main Street S
Kirkland, WA 98033

Brookdale Foundation House

  32290 First Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Pacifica Senior Living Ellensburg

  818 E Mountain View Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Bishop Place Senior Living

  815 SE Klemgard
Pullman, WA 99163

Regency on Whidbey

  1040 SW Kimball Dr
Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Overlake Terrace

  2956 152nd Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Prestige Senior Living at Hearthstone

  802 E Mountain View Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Cogir of Glenwood Place

  5500 NE 82nd Ave
Vancouver, WA 98662

Harbor Place at Cottesmore

  1016 29th St NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

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

Prestige Senior Living at Colonial Vista

  601 Okanogan Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

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

The Lodge at Eagle Ridge

  1600 S Eagle Ridge Dr
Renton, WA 98055

Truewood by Merrill, Vancouver

  13303 SE McGillivray Boulevard
Vancouver, WA 98683

Solstice Senior Living at Bellingham

  2818 Old Fairhaven Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225

Holiday Capital Place

  700 Black Lake Blvd SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Holiday Bridge Park

  3204 SW Morgan Street
Seattle, WA 98126

Kamlu Retirement Inn

  1000 NE 82nd Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98664

Holiday Park Plaza

  1400 Dalles Military Road
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Holiday Harvard Park

  1616 E 30th Avenue
Spokane, WA 99203

Solstice at Kennewick

  8264 W Grandridge Boulevard
Kennewick, WA 99336

Harbor View Manor

  919 South Fawcett Ave
Tacoma, WA 98402

Arrowhead Gardens Apartments

  9220 2nd Ave 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

Holiday Willow Gardens

  4502 6th Street SE
Puyallup, WA 98374

Holiday The Garden Club

  13350 SE 26th Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Solstice Senior Living at Point Defiance

  6414 N Park Way
Tacoma, WA 98407

Holiday Peninsula

  3445 50th Street Court NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Holiday Orchard Park

  620 N 34th Avenue
Yakima, WA 98902

Solstice Senior Living at Normandy Park

  17623 First Ave S
Normandy Park, WA 98148

Solstice Senior Living at Renton

  1414 Monroe Ave NE
Renton, WA 98056

Holiday Cascadian Place

  3915 Colby Avenue N
Everett, WA 98201

Brookdale Allenmore

  2010 S Union Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405

Fairwinds - Redmond

  9988 Avondale Rd NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Farrington Court

  516 Kenosia Ave
Kent, WA 98030

Park 3025

  3025 NE 137th St
Seattle, WA 98125

GenCare Lifestyle Scriber Gardens

  6024 200th Street SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036

The Village at Granite Falls

  302 N Alder Ave
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Sullivan Park Assisted Living Community

  421 South Adams Road
Spokane, WA 99216

Kenmore Senior Living

  7221 NE 182nd Street
Kenmore, WA 98028

Mountain Meadows Senior Living Campus

  320 Park Avenue
Leavenworth, WA 98826

Avamere at Moses Lake

  8425 Aspi Blvd. NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837

The Village

  4707 S Orchard St
Tacoma, WA 98466

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.