A message from the
Although I have been in the senior living industry for a number of years with excellent companies on both coasts, I have never worked for a company that I resonated with as perfectly as Merrill Gardens.
I am so grateful to be working with such wonderful people and to have the chance to serve the extraordinary residents in this community. I learn something new from them every day! Merrill Gardens at the University is truly a special community that cares about each other, the community around us and every new resident who we are blessed to welcome home.
You’re going to love it here. Enjoy being close to a variety of stores, entertainment options and all things University of Washington, including games and events. Medical facilities are abundant and easy to access. The spacious apartments offer full kitchens and there are numerous cozy amenity spaces, including a bistro style wine bar.
Merrill Gardens at The University shares a huge courtyard with a fountain and greenhouse with The Corydon apartment complex, creating a multi-generational enclave and enhanced social opportunities. The apartments are owned and operated by the same parent company as Merrill Gardens.
If you are 62 or older with a moderate income you may be eligible for the Income Qualified Program - call us today to see if you qualify.
Enjoy more at Merrill Gardens at The University. Our community is designed to meet your individual needs and give you the freedom to be yourself. We offer the best in independent senior living and assisted living from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.
Stop in for a visit and stay for lunch on us!
We’re proud of our community. Inside and out, it's designed to accommodate independence and activity in the shadow of one the Northwest’s finest schools of higher learning.
We’d love the opportunity to show you around and give you a taste of what we’ve got cooking.
We know you're going to love it here.
Its all about choice
Choose from 123 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.
The care you need - when you need it
Care is more than a service we provide at Merrill Gardens at The University – 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 lectures, parties, outings, political discussions, games, social meetups, and religious interest events. More choices than you'll have time for in your day!
Check out our Wii bowling team - they take their game seriously and have tons of fun along the way!
- Living Areas
- Meeting Spaces
- Central Air
- Wine Bar
- 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.
Coach Jim Lambright loves living near the University of Washington where he was the head coach for the football team. Jim often walks to the UW to watch games and meet his pals.
Jim is a busy guy so he appreciates that he can eat whenever he wants in the dining room. He and his pet cat Casey enjoy lots of socializing with residents and team members at the community.
Jim Lambright - Resident at Merrill Gardens at The University since 2014
Merrill Gardens at The University
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 First Hill
Merrill Gardens at First Hill is close to downtown Seattle with shopping, dining, theaters, concert and lecture halls and much more. The neighborhood is home to Seattle’s best known medical practices.
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