Your Home in the City
We offer quality 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.
Visit And Enjoy A Meal On Us!
A message from the
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
Our Simple Assessment
We know the decision to move yourself or a loved one to a senior living community can feel overwhelming. Our simple four-minute assessment can help you make more informed choices and match your needs with the right level of support.
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.
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!
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.
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
Choose Your Home
Love where you live. Choose from 101 studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments, memory care options, 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.
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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