Senior living in Seattle, WA

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Lisa Palm, General Manager
DeAngelo Hall
General Manager


A message from the
General Manager

I wake up each day with a grateful heart and work hard to engage and inspire my residents, supporting their families and encouraging my teams.

One of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes is, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you say, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”. I believe building strong relationships with solid communication, good follow up and strong empathy is key to sustainable success. It is an honor to serve seniors and I am thrilled to join the Merrill Gardens team.

I am excited to welcome you to The Groves family!


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.

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

Studios starting at $2,650!*

Ask about our 60 day guarantee. 

*Call today to learn more. 

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 our community!

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Gold Nugget Award of Merit

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

Senior Living by Design award
Lobby at our senior living community in Seattle
Resident and daughter enjoying the living room
Dining hall of our senior living facility in Seattle
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Rooftop lounge at senior living in Seattle
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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.

Create a garden at Merrill Gardens at Ballard

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.

Click here to learn more about Active Living.


  • 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 fitness area Fitness Area


  • 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

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


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In the community

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 Ballard

Nearby Communities

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.

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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