Senior living in Seattle, WA

Jered Fross, General Manager at Merrill Gardens at First Hill
Jered Fross
General Manager

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General Manager

Welcome to Merrill Gardens at First Hill! I am honored to be a part of a company that continually adapts to and embraces the community it serves.  I have over 14 years of experience in senior living and have always felt it to be a unique privilege to work with seniors every day. 

Along with a knowledgeable and professional staff, our goal is to ensure residents and their families feel welcome and cared for.  I am honored to welcome you to our Merrill Gardens family here at First Hill. 

Experience Counts

Our community features a seasoned team ready to meet each individual resident's needs.  We offer private apartments and cozy common areas with large picture windows with lots of natural light and a serene terrace garden to enjoy the outdoors. Our popular Eldergrow gardening program brings residents together to grow beautiful plants and flowers.

Enjoy more at Merrill Gardens at First Hill. Our community is designed to give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living, assisted living, and memory care from a family owned company that knows connection is everything

Community Connections

You’re going to love it here. Perched above downtown Seattle in the friendly First Hill neighborhood, the community is close to shopping, Pike Place Market, restaurants, theaters, concerts, and more. Top-notch medical facilities are nearby and easy to access.


Move in for the holidays and save up to $2,500!

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We're Proud of Our Community

Inside and out, it's designed to accommodate independence and activity perched above Seattle's downtown core. 

We’d love the opportunity to show you around our communityand give you a taste of what we’ve got cooking.

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Your Life, Your Choice

Choose from 98 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 Your Deserve

The Care You Need. When You Need It.

Care is more than a service we provide at Merrill Gardens at First Hill – 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.

Seniors living a happy life here at Merrill Gardens at First Hill

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 offers the innovative Eldergrow gardening program, a wonderful opportunity for residents to help our community bloom.

Click here to learn more about Active Living.


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A word from our residents

Meet Your Neighbor

"I have been part of the Seattle community for a long time - I have been a member of the Seattle Yacht Club for the past  60 years.  I am also a lifetime member of the Washington Athletic Club and I have been working out there three days a week since I was 27 years old! 

I joined the Navy at the end of World War II and served for two years before getting my degree in business at the University of Washington. My favorite life experience was my 59 year marriage to my wife, Beverly.

I love to sing and I really enjoy the weekly singalongs and other musical events at the community.  I am also a regular at our weekly Happy Hours and other special events."  

David Romano - Resident at Merrill Gardens at First Hill


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

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