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The 7 Best Retirement Communities in Washington State

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 23, 2020 7:09:00 AM

If you're planning to retire soon you may be overwhelmed trying to find the best retirement communities in Washington State. As one of the top retirement destinations in the country Washington has thousands of retirement destinations. That’s why we compiled a list of the 7 best senior living communities in the area.

The Best Retirement Communities in Washington State


Your first criteria should be location. Most retirement communities in Washington State are on the eastern coastal area, so look for a city that is senior friendly, has the amenities you enjoy, and has easy access to any future medical care you might need. It is common to move closer to family, so consider the distance between the community you are eyeing and your children and grandchildren.


Related: 7 Best 55+ Communities in Washington State


Once you know your preferred location you can narrow your choices by your needs: if you just want a senior community look for Independent Living in Seattle and if you need some help with daily living chores or assistance while recovering from an illness you can further define your search by adding Seattle Assisted Living or Respite care in Seattle.

Here's a look at seven of the best assisted living facilities and retirement communities in Washington State:

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1. Holiday Retirement, Gig Harbor: Gig Harbor is the fourth most popular retirement destination in the country and Holiday Retirement showcases why. With living choices from independent living to full Alzheimer's and memory care Holiday offers a wide variety of apartment sizes and is also pet friendly.


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2. Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, Sequim: Suncrest offers independent living with a theater, salon, library, and raised garden beds, all within easy walking distance from town amenities such as shopping and dining.

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3. Sunrise of Edmonds, Edmonds: Sunrise doesn't offer independent living but offers both Assisted Living and Memory Care. Choose between one or two bedroom apartments and enjoy the spa and a coffee shop on site before participating in one of many activities on site.

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4. Village Green Retirement Campus, Federal Way: located just north of Olympia, Village Green is one of the best retirement communities in the state. Offering Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Respite Care, Village Green is located in a breathtaking natural setting, follows an eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle as much as possible, and offers a full range of amenities and both on-site and off-site activities.

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5. Daystar Retirement Village, West Seattle: designed to encourage personal growth, self-esteem and satisfaction, Daystar offers a wide range of activities, fitness choices, and social interaction as well as a full range of lifestyle choices. At our Seattle retirement community, residents will enjoy full independence with luxurious amenities and can easily transition to assisted living if needed down the road.



Also consider these 6 Reasons to Retire in West Seattle.



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6. Washington Oakes, Everett: Washington Oaks offers Independent Living with an option to switch to Assisted Living at a future date. With fine dining options, a wide range of fitness classes, and a diverse activities calendar you can enjoy life without limit at Washington Oaks. 


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7. Mountlake Terrace Plaza, Snohomish: Mountlake Terrace is a full service assisted living campus in Snohomish. Amenities include open dining, a salon, barbershop, on-site library, and a full activity program and exercise room. Residents are encouraged to maintain healthy lifestyles through fitness and socializing with their peers.



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