A message from our President
We are passionate about what we do at Merrill Gardens and we can't wait to welcome you to our family. We don't throw that term around loosely – we are a long-time, privately-held family company and we truly embrace the people who choose to live and work at our communities. I am so proud of the lifestyle we offer - we are committed to providing an inspiring environment where every life is defined by the possibilities.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our family as well.
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
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. Merrill Gardens at First Hill is also very close to world-class healthcare like Harborview Medical Center, Virginia Mason Hospital, The Polyclinic, Swedish Hospital, and more.
We're Here For You
Let's Plan Ahead Together
We know the situation with COVID-19 has impacted everyone. We want to continue to be a resource and answer any questions you may have about senior living.
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 community, and give you a taste of what we’ve got cooking.
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 You 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.
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.
- Living Areas
- Meeting Spaces
- Central Air
- Chef's Garden
- Movie Theater
- 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
"I’ve lived here for over a year. I got totally involved, there are so many clubs and groups. I love the people that work here very much, the restaurant staff are such excellent people. Their warmth is so obvious and we know each other by name.
The maintenance manager is absolutely outstanding with all the things people give him to do. He is always smiling, and he knows what he is doing. It’s a great community."
Maggie Greene - Resident at Merrill Gardens at First Hill
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 First Hill
Located in the heart of the bustling Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, this brand new community is next door to shopping, retail and restaurants. It's just a short stroll to the famous Ballard Locks and gardens.
at The 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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