Senior living in Seattle, WA

Bethany Smith, Community Director at Merrill Gardens at Ballard
 Michael Fountain
 General Manager

A message from the
General Manager

I truly can say that I love what I do! I get to come to work everyday and interact with residents and team members with their wide array of personalities. I enjoy sitting in the bistro each morning, talking with residents and learning about their rich history and experiences. Our new community is beautiful and I would love to share it with you!

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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 brand new 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.

Enjoy more at Merrill Gardens at Ballard. Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in assisted living and memory care from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.

One bedroom apartments starting at $3,295!

We’re proud of our community. Inside and out it's designed to promote independence in the heart of downtown Ballard. 

We would love the opportunity to show you around!

Lobby at our senior living community in Seattle
Resident enjoying use of the fitness center
Dining hall of our senior living facility in Seattle
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Rooftop lounge at senior living in Seattle
Family time at senior living in Seattle

We know you're going to love it here.

It's all about choice.

Choose from 103 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.


Check out our new community in this video from our Grand Opening celebration!

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 lectures, parties, outings, political discussions, games, social meetups, and religious interest events. There are more choices than you'll have time for in your day!

Our community also offers the innovative Eldergrow gardening program as shown at left.

We care.

The care you need - when you need it

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.


  • 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 central air Central Air
  • Senior living in Seattle features a courtyard 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 a theater Movie Theater


  • 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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In the community

Making Memories

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

A word from our residents

Meet your neighbor.

Theresa was one of the first residents to move to this brand new community. She loves her apartment, the dining and the roof top deck is one of her favorite spots to spend time. She likes the location of Merrill Gardens at Ballard becasue she can walk to shops and restaurants easily.


Theresa - Resident at Merrill Gardens at Ballard

Meet your neighbor at Seattle senior living

Merrill Gardens at Ballard

Nearby Communities

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Merrill Gardens
at University

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.

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Merrill Gardens
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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