Cities with Independent Living Communities in Washington

Claremont Senior Living

  2707 Clare Avenue
Bremerton, WA 98310


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

Sun Terrace Prosser

  2131 Wine Country Road
Prosser, WA 99350


Merrill Gardens at First Hill

  1421 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101


Merrill Gardens at Burien

  15020 5th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166


Merrill Gardens at Ballard

  5601 24th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107


Merrill Gardens at Auburn

  18 1st Street SE
Auburn, WA 98002


Peters Creek

  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

  1907 201st Place SE
Bothell, WA 98012

Spring Creek

  223 East Bakerview Road
Bellingham, WA 98226


Auburn Meadows

  945 22nd Street NE
Auburn, WA 98002


Madrona Park

  31200 23rd Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003


The Rivers at Puyallup

  123 4th Avenue NW
Puyallup, WA 98371

Cordata Court

  4415 Columbine Drive
Bellingham, WA 98226

Sun Terrace

  907 Ida Belle
Sunnyside, WA 98944


Golden Sands

  21608 O Lane
Ocean Park, WA 98640



  11700 NE Angelo Dr.
Vancouver, WA 98684


Monticello Park

  605 Broadway
Longview, WA 98632


Whitman Senior Living Community

  1285 SW Center Street
Pullman, WA 99163



  1800 Bellerive Dr
Richland, WA 99352


Mountlake Terrace Plaza

  23303 58th Avenue W
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043


La Conner Retirement Inn

  204 North First Street
La Conner, WA 98257


South Pointe

  10330 4th Avenue West
Everett, WA 98204


  215 Killion Rd. NW
Yelm, WA 98597


Columbia Heights

  1550 Cherry Street
Wenatchee, WA 98801


Silver Creek

  17607 91st Ave E
Puyallup, WA 98375


Avamere at Port Townsend

  1201 Hancock St.
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Park Vista

  2944 SE Lund Ave.
Port Orchard, WA 98366


Woodland by Bonaventure

  4532 Intelco Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503


Maple Ridge

  1767 Alliance Ave.
Freeland, WA 98249


Cedar Ridge by Bonaventure

  9515 198th Avenue East
Bonney Lake, WA 98391


Olympic Place

  20909 Olympic Place
Arlington, WA 98223

Northgate Plaza

  11030 5th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125


Merrill Gardens at Kirkland

  201 Kirkland Avenue
Kirkland, WA 98033


Brookdale Foundation House

  32290 First Avenue South
Federal Way, WA 98003

Dry Creek Assisted Living Community

  818 E. Mountain View Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926


Evergreen Court

  900 124th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA 98005

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


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

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


The Ridge

  1501 Tower View Circle Northwest
Silverdale, WA 98383


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.

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