A message from the
After almost 20 years in the hotel business, meeting hundreds of guests each day but rarely getting to know them, joining the Merrill Gardens family has been the most fulfilling endeavor of my life. Each day, I am privileged to be able to make real, meaningful connections with our amazing residents and their families.
I have the joy of working side by side with a talented, dedicated group of team members who all share my passion for service. We would be honored to welcome you to our home. I hope I have the chance to get to know you soon.
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy more at Merrill Gardens at Ballard. Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself.
Home for the Holidays
Ask about our spacious studios! Call today to schedule your personal visit.
2017 Award winner of Argentum's Senior Living by Design
2017 Award of Merit in the Gold Nugget Design Award Competition for Best Service Enriched Senior Community
Choose Your Home
Love Where You Live
Choose from 101 studio, one, and two bedroom private 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.
View our video postcard for a sneak peek at our community. You’re going to love it here!
The Independent Lifestyle You Deserve
A Caring Community
Care is more than a service we provide at Merrill Gardens at Ballard – 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.
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.
- Living Areas
- Meeting Spaces
- Central Air
- Rooftop Deck
- Wine Bar
- Fitness Area
- 24-Hour Staffing
- Resident Call System
- Transportation Options
- Anytime Dining
- On-Site Maintenance
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Wellness Program
- Pets Welcome
A word from our residents
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
In the community
Our urban lifestyle means more contact and connection with our community, and interaction with families, children, and people of all ages.
Merrill Gardens at Ballard
Located in the shadow of the University of Washington and close to shopping and dining at the University Village, this community provides a true intergenerational living experience.
at First Hill
Located close to downtown Seattle with shopping, dining and theaters, this urban community also provides easy access to some of Seattle’s best known medical practices.
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