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University District Independent and Assisted Living Seattle

Something for everyone at this active retirement community

Merrill Gardens at The University provides desirable retirement living near the University of Washington. Take advantage of the University Village outdoor shopping center and tree-lined Burke-Gilman trail; both ideal for strolling and just steps from the front door.


Enjoy being close to a variety of stores, entertainment options and UW events. Medical practices—including those in downtown Seattle—are easy to get to. Merrill Gardens at The University shares its courtyard with an apartment complex that has created a multi-generational enclave and enhanced social opportunities. This complex, The Corydon, is owned and operated by the same parent company as Merrill Gardens.

Merrill Gardens at The University senior housing offers:

  • 123 senior living apartments
    Choose from studios, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Independent living, assisted living, and respite care services
    Take advantage of personal care services if needed
  • Anytime DiningSM
    Enjoy fresh, restaurant-style meals served on your schedule – 7 am to 7 pm – 7 days a week
  • Active LivingSM
    Pursue physical, social, intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests

In addition, Merrill Gardens at The University offers concierge services, scheduled transportation, weekly housekeeping and much more!


Many residents are Seattle natives. Several are volunteers and involved citizens with various UW affiliations. The residents share a strong sense of community. They are often involved with team members, creating new programs to make their retirement home even more enjoyable.

Team Members

Merrill Gardens team members receive additional training through our MG CARES quality service program. The MG CARES program strives to provide a customer service focus to everything that goes on at Merrill Gardens. This program focuses on communication, attitude, relationships, enthusiasm and sincerity.

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