Washington Retirement Communities


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Best Places to Retire in Washington

Bellingham – Bellingham (population 70,000) is located on Puget Sound, 90 miles north of Seattle. It is home to Western Washington University, with 13,000 students. Nearby Mt. Baker (10,778-foot elevation) offers outstanding skiing. The city has stunning panoramic views, a thriving arts community, an active arts calendar, and outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. The area has been cited in national publications as “a great place to live.” (Click here to view a full report)

Coupeville – See See Whidbey Island report.

Friday Harbor – See San Juan Islands report.

Langley – See See Whidbey Island report.

Lopez Island – See San Juan Islands report.

Oak Harbor – See See Whidbey Island report.

Olympia -Olympia (population 44,000) is the capital of Washington. It is located at the southern tip of Puget Sound, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle. The city has a very lively arts scene with an estimated 100 arts organizations and venues. It offers many amenities, good healthcare, extensive continuing education opportunities, and a good quality of life. (Click here to view a full report)

Orcas Island – See San Juan Islands report.

Port Townsend – Port Townsend (population 8,500) is on Olympic Peninsula, about 50 air miles north and west of Seattle. This historic seaport has a wealth of musicians, artists, writers, and artisans. It is in a magnificent setting, surrounded by water on three sides and with views of both the Cascade and Olympic mountains. (Click here to view a full report)

San Juan Islands – The San Juan Islands (total population of all islands 14,200) are a cluster of islands in Puget Sound, 80 air miles from Seattle. This is a spectacularly beautiful area with forested islands, protected waters, breathtaking panoramic views, and populated with bald eagles, Orca whales, falcons, blue herons, and seals. There are 247 days of sunshine and moderate temperatures. The islands have attracted talented artists, craftsmen and others who enjoy the pleasures of its somewhat secluded lifestyle. (Click here to view a full report)

Sequim – Sequim (population 5,000) is located on the north Olympic Peninsula, about 20 miles west of historic Port Townsend. It is a magnificent setting in the fertile farmalnds of the Dungeness Valley, with the Olympic Mountains on one side and the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the other. It is a “senior friendly” small town with outstanding opportunities for outdoor activities year-around. Sequim is about 90 minutes via ferry to Seattle. (Click here to view a full report)

South Whidbey Island – See Whidbey Island report.

Spokane – Spokane (population 415,000) is the hub of the inland Northwest. It is located near the eastern border of the state, about 34 miles from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. This “All American City” offers all the amenities you would expect from a much larger city, including arts, culture, entertainment, theater, dance, fine dining and excellent healthcare. It also has its own international airport. Spokane rests between the Cascade and Bitterroot mountain ranges and is surrounded by great natural beauty with outstanding opportunities for outdoor activities. (Click here to view a full report)

Whidbey Island – Whidbey Island (population 70,000) is a 45-mile-long island in Puget Sound, 35 miles north of Seattle. The island consists of a number of small communities and open lands with pine forests, meadows and a number of small lakes. There is an active arts program, shopping, good beach access, sailing, clamming, golf, and more. Free bus service transits the length of the island. It is populated by artists, musicians, retired executives, pilots, attorneys, and others. It is also a weekend get away for many. (Click here to view a full report)

Retirement Community Directory

Find Washington retirement communities, including active adult communities, independent living, assisted living, memory care, nursing care and more.

Active Adult Communities

Bellevue Silver Glen (Visit our site)
1750 152nd Avenue
Bellevue, WA  98007
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425-957-1032
Lacey Panorama (Visit our site)
1751 Circle Lane
Lacey, WA 98503
— E-mail us —
360-456-0111
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Independent Living Communities

Bellevue Silver Glen (Visit our site)
1750 152nd Avenue
Bellevue, WA  98007
— E-mail us —
425-957-1032
Des Moines Wesley Homes (Visit our site)
815 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
— E-mail us —
206-824-5000
Everett Cascadian Place (Visit our site)
3915 Colby Avenue N
Everett, WA  98201
800-209-8955
Issaquah Timber Ridge at Talus  (Visit our site)
100 Timber Ridge Way NW
Issaquah, WA  98027
— E-mail us —
425-427-2929
Lacey Bonaventure of Lacey (Visit our site)
4528 Intelco Loop SE
Lacey, WA  98503
360-455-8500
Panorama (Visit our site)
1751 Circle Lane
Lacey, WA 98503
— E-mail us —
360-456-0111
Redmond Emerald Heights (Visit our site)
10901 176th Circle NE
Redmond, WA 98052
— E-mail us —
425-556-8100
Seattle Cristwood Retirement Community (Visit our site)
19303 Fremont Avenue N. MS 85
Seattle, WA 98133
877-639-3292 or 206-546-7565
Horizon House (Visit our site)
900 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
— E-mail us —
206-624-3700
Skyline at First Hill (Visit our site)
725 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
— E-mail us —
800-865-3763
Stratford at Maple Leaf (Visit our site)
9001 Lake City Way Northeast
Seattle, WA  98115
206-729-1200
Tacoma Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community (Visit our site)
1301 N. Highlands Parkway
Tacoma, WA 98406
— E-mail us —
253-752-7112
Vancouver Van Mall (Visit our site)
7808 NE 51st Street
Vancouver, WA 98662
— E-mail us —
360-896-9140
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Des Moines Wesley Homes (Visit our site)
815 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
— E-mail us —
206-824-5000
Issaquah Timber Ridge at Talus  (Visit our site)
100 Timber Ridge Way NW
Issaquah, WA  98027
— E-mail us —
425-427-2929
Lacey Panorama (Visit our site)
1751 Circle Lane
Lacey, WA 98503
— E-mail us —
360-456-0111
Redmond Emerald Heights (Visit our site)
10901 176th Circle NE
Redmond, WA 98052
— E-mail us —
425-556-8100
Seattle Bayview Retirement Community (Visit our site)
11 West Aloha Street
Seattle, WA 98119
–E-mail us —
206-284-7330
Cristwood Retirement Community (Visit our site)
19303 Fremont Avenue N. MS 85
Seattle, WA 98133
877-639-3292 or 206-546-7565
Horizon House (Visit our site)
900 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
— E-mail us —
206-624-3700
Skyline at First Hill (Visit our site)
725 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
— E-mail us —
800-865-3763
Stratford at Maple Leaf (Visit our site)
9001 Lake City Way Northeast
Seattle, WA  98115
206-729-1200
Tacoma Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community (Visit our site)
1301 N. Highlands Parkway
Tacoma, WA 98406
— E-mail us —
253-752-7112
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Assisted Living Communities

Issaquah  Timber Ridge at Talus  (Visit our site)
100 Timber Ridge Way NW
Issaquah, WA  98027
— E-mail us —
425-427-2929
Lacey Bonaventure of Lacey (Visit our site)
4528 Intelco Loop SE
Lacey, WA  98503
360-455-8500
Seattle Cristwood Retirement Community (Visit our site)
19303 Fremont Avenue N. MS 85
Seattle, WA 98133
877-639-3292 or 206-546-7565
Horizon House (Visit our site)
900 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
— E-mail us —
206-624-3700
Skyline at First Hill (Visit our site)
725 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
— E-mail us —
800-865-3763
Stratford at Maple Leaf (Visit our site)
9001 Lake City Way Northeast
Seattle, WA  98115
206-729-1200
Tacoma Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community (Visit our site)
1301 N. Highlands Parkway
Tacoma, WA 98406
— E-mail us —
253-752-7112
Vancouver Van Mall (Visit our site)
7808 NE 51st Street
Vancouver, WA 98662
— E-mail us —
360-896-9140
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Alzheimer’s Care

Lacey Bonaventure of Lacey (Visit our site)
4528 Intelco Loop SE
Lacey, WA  98503
360-455-8500
Seattle Cristwood Retirement Community (Visit our site)
19303 Fremont Avenue N. MS 85
Seattle, WA 98133
877-639-3292 or 206-546-7565
Horizon House (Visit our site)
900 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
— E-mail us —
206-624-3700
Skyline at First Hill (Visit our site)
725 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
— E-mail us —
800-865-3763
Stratford at Maple Leaf (Visit our site)
9001 Lake City Way Northeast
Seattle, WA  98115
206-729-1200
Tacoma Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community (Visit our site)
1301 N. Highlands Parkway
Tacoma, WA 98406
— E-mail us —
253-752-7112
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Nursing Care

Des Moines Wesley Homes (Visit our site)
815 S. 216th Street
Des Moines, WA 98198
— E-mail us —
206-824-5000
Issaquah Timber Ridge at Talus  (Visit our site)
100 Timber Ridge Way NW
— E-mail us —
425-427-2929
Seattle Cristwood Retirement Community (Visit our site)
19303 Fremont Avenue N. MS 85
Seattle, WA 98133
877-639-3292 or 206-546-7565
Skyline at First Hill (Visit our site)
725 9th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
— E-mail us —
800-865-3763
Tacoma Tacoma Lutheran Retirement Community (Visit our site)
1301 N. Highlands Parkway
Tacoma, WA 98406
— E-mail us —
253-752-7112
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