Senior living in Auburn, WA

David Eskenazy, President at Merrill Gardens at Auburn
 James Culmore, CDAL
 General Manager

A message from the
General Manager

At the early age of twelve, I was fixing cabinets, mowing lawns, extracting carpets and other odd jobs in my aunt and uncle's retirement community. Almost thirty years later, as the general manager at Merrill Gardens at Auburn, I find myself doing many of the same things. I love being around seniors on a daily basis and positively impacting the quality of their lives.

I invite you to come experience the love, the dining, the activities, the care, the customer service and the fun!

Argentum Certified Director of Assisted Living

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Live Brilliantly.

We know you’re going to love it here! Enjoy living in the middle of the action in downtown Auburn, close to a variety of stores, multiple restaurants, entertainment options and the Sounder train station. Medical facilities are abundant and easy to access.

The community offers spacious private apartments and great amenity spaces including a theater, library and bistro. Each apartment home has a washer and dryer and a full kitchen.

Enjoy More at Merrill Gardens at Auburn

Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living, assisted living and memory care from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.

Memory Care with Compassion

Contact us today to schedule your personal visit.


We're Proud of Our Community

Call to learn about our apartments that include a washer/dryer, air conditioning and more.

We’d love the opportunity to show you around and give you a taste of what we’ve got cooking. 

2018 Best of Assisted Living Award won by Merrill Gardens at Auburn

Merrill Gardens at Auburn is honored to be recognized as "Best of Assisted Living 2018" for excellence in assisted living.

Positive consumer ratings led to this industry leading distinction from

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We know you're going to love it here.

It's all about choice.

Choose from 129 studio, one, and two bedroom private apartments and enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24/7 staffing, and weekly housekeeping. 

Our Anytime Dining program keeps up with your schedule with fresh, restaurant style meals served from 7am to 7pm, seven days a week. 

You'll live a full and happy life built around your delights and hobbies.


View our video postcard for a sneak peek at Merrill Gardens at Auburn!

We care.

The care you need - when you need it.

Care is more than a service we provide at Merrill Gardens at Auburn – it’s a way of life.

You choose the way you want to live, and we'll help you get there, whether you want to live a fully independent lifestyle, or require some assistance. We are here to help.

Seniors living a happy life here at Merrill Gardens at Auburn

An Active Life is a Happy Life

Managing a packed calendar of enriching activities is a full-time job and our Active Living Program Director is up to the task. We're driven by the desires of the people who live here and our days are jam packed with more choices than you'll have time for in your day. 

Click here to learn more about Active Living.



  • Senior living in Auburn features a library Library
  • Senior living in Auburn features living areas Living Areas
  • Meetings at senior living in Auburn Meeting Spaces
  • Senior living in Auburn features a salon Salon
  • Senior living in Auburn features central air Central Air
  • Senior living in Auburn features a courtyard Courtyard
  • Senior living in Auburn features garages Garage
  • Senior living in Auburn features a wine bar Bistro
  • Senior living in Auburn features a patio Patio/Balcony
  • Senior living in Auburn features a washer/dryer Washer/Dryer
  • Senior living in Auburn features a kitchen Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Senior living in Auburn features a theater Movie Theater
  • Senior living in Auburn features a fitness area Fitness Area


  • Senior living in Auburn features 24-Hour Staffing 24-Hour Staffing
  • Senior living in Auburn includes a resident call system Resident Call System
  • Senior living in Auburn includes many transportation options Transportation Options
  • Auburn senior living includes anytime dining Anytime Dining
  • Senior living in Auburn includes on-site maintenance On-Site Maintenance
  • Weekly Housekeeping at senior living in Auburn Weekly Housekeeping
  • Wellness at senior living in Auburn Wellness Program 
  • Pets Welcome at senior living in Auburn Pets Welcome

Meet Your Neighbor

Marie Petersen was the first resident to reserve an apartment at Merrill Gardens of Auburn.  Marie loves living here because it is convenient and people are so friendly and nice. “ We really look out for each other.  I try to sit with a new person every night at dinner so I can meet a lot of new people.”

Marie Petersen - Resident at Merrill Gardens at Auburn



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Making Memories

Our urban lifestyle means more contact and connection with our community, and interaction with families, children, and people of all ages.

Merrill Gardens at Auburn

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