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Senior living in Seattle, WA

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

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.



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. 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 communityand give you a taste of what we’ve got cooking.

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Front entrance at Merrill Gardens at First Hill in Seattle, WA
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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 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.

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.


  • 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 Courtyard
  • Senior living in Seattle features garages Garage
  • Senior living in Seattle features a chef's garden Chef's Garden
  • 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

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


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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 First Hill

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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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