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206-965-9370

2418 NW 56th St, Seattle, WA 98107

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Your Home in the City

We offer senior living in the heart of one of Seattle's most popular neighborhoods, close to the downtown core. Our community is an urban paradise with fantastic shops and restaurants. Salmon Bay and the famous Ballard Locks and Gardens are just a short stroll away.

Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself.

Enjoy $7K Your Way!*

*Contact us for details.

A message from the
General Manager

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Hello and welcome to Merrill Gardens at Ballard! I am a Seattle native and have been part of the Merrill Gardens family since 2009. After a wonderful experience helping my grandmother find a new home at Merrill Gardens, it is an honor to serve this wonderful community of residents and work with a fantastic team.

Outside of Merrill Gardens I love spending time traveling, connecting with close friends, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest playground with my husband and two kids. I look forward to meeting you!

Lisa Palm, General Manager

A resident reading club at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.

A Vibrant Lifestyle

This is not your grandmother's retirement community! Enjoy being part of the cozy, historic Ballard neighborhood close to shopping, dining, and entertainment. Top-notch medical facilities are nearby and easy to access.

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We're Proud of Our Community

Inside and out it's designed to promote independence in the heart of downtown Ballard.

This 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. Relax and enjoy the spectacular mountain and water views from the rooftop terrace. We would love the opportunity to show you around our community!

A resident enjoying a mug of coffee outside at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.

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.

Our community also offers the innovative Eldergrow gardening program.

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Jack, resident at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.

Meet your Neighbor

Jack was the very first resident to move to our community in 2016. He loves his apartment and spending time on the roof top deck. He enjoys the Anytime Dining program and the activities available at the community. He also likes the location of Merrill Gardens at Ballard because he can walk to shops and restaurants easily.

Jack, Resident at Merrill Gardens at Ballard

Lobby at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.
Resident and staff member talking at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.
Dining hall at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.
A resident and family member at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.
Paint night at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.
Rooftop lounge at Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington.

Choose Your Home

Love where you live. Choose from 101 studio, one, and two bedroom apartments and enjoy concierge services, scheduled transportation, 24-hour 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.

Community Amenities

Senior living in Seattle features a library Library

Senior living in Seattle features living areas Living Areas

Meetings at senior living in Seattle Meeting Spaces

Senior living in Seattle features a salon Salon

Senior living in Seattle features a Rooftop Deck Rooftop Deck

Senior living in Seattle features garages Garage

Senior living in Seattle features a wine bar Wine Bar

Senior living in Seattle features a patio/balcony Patio/Balcony

Senior living in Seattle features a washer/dryer Washer/Dryer

Senior living in Seattle features a kitchen Kitchen/Kitchenette

Senior living in Seattle features central air Central Air

Senior living in Seattle features a fitness area Fitness Area

Community Services

Senior living in Seattle features 24-Hour Staffing 24-Hour Staffing

Senior living in Seattle includes a resident call system Resident Call System

Senior living in Seattle includes many transportation options Transportation Options

Seattle senior living includes anytime dining Anytime Dining

Senior living in Seattle includes on-site maintenance On-Site Maintenance

Weekly Housekeeping at senior living in Seattle Weekly Housekeeping

Wellness at senior living in Seattle Wellness Program

Pets Welcome at senior living in Seattle Pets Welcome

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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.

Contact us today to schedule a virtual tour!

award for Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington 2017 Award winner of Argentum's Senior Living by Design

 

 

2017 award for Merrill Gardens at Ballard in Seattle, Washington 2017 Award of Merit in the Gold Nugget Design Award Competition for Best Service Enriched Senior Community