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Ballard Community Grand Opening!


The first thing you notice when you walk into our brand new community in Ballard, Washington is that this is not your grandmother’s retirement community. 

With its open floor plan, high ceilings, large windows and modern finishes, the community is an exceptional urban haven.  The community is modern yet intimate with a ton of amenities including a theater, library, bistro and large private apartments with a washer/dryer and full kitchen.

The grand staircase is the centerpiece of the expansive living room with cozy seating areas and a large fireplace. 

The rooftop deck has a fireplace too and it’s the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain and water views.

 “Our community is different from what you may expect from a traditional retirement community.  The location means residents can maintain their independence as they enjoy the Ballard neighborhood.  When they are done exploring, they come home to the community and enjoy the comforts of their private apartments or gather with friends in our numerous common areas.  We are really proud of the lifestyle we offer – there is something for everyone and it’s a truly wonderful way to enjoy your retirement,” says Michael Fountain, general manager.

The community recently welcomed new residents with a big grand opening party...check out the video below!

The Ballard team is thrilled to welcome residents to their new home!

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