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 quality independent senior living and assisted living from a family-owned company that knows connection is everything.
Visit And Enjoy A Meal On Us!
A message from the
As a native of the Puget Sound and long-time Seattle resident, I am proud to be part of a local company whose communities embrace and embody the neighborhoods they serve. This is very apparent at Merrill Gardens at The University, with its close proximity to the University of Washington and all the wonderful cultural and educational opportunities in Northeast Seattle.
With over 20 years’ experience in senior living, I have had the privilege to meet so many wonderful families. I look forward to continuing to do so here at Merrill Gardens at The University, all in the same community I call home.
– Michael Schaedig, General Manager
Our Simple Assessment
We know the decision to move yourself or a loved one to a senior living community can feel overwhelming. Our simple four-minute assessment can help you make more informed choices and match your needs with the right level of support.
A Vibrant Lifestyle
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.
Income Qualified Program
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.
Merrill Gardens at The University can help you find a lifestyle that meets your financial situation. If your income is less than $47,150* annually as an individual or $53,850* annually for a couple, enjoy all that Merrill Gardens has to offer at a discounted rate. Call today to see if you qualify!
*Amounts are subject to change by the WSHFC. Please ask for details.
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.
Meet your Neighbor
Kent Gibson is an Emmy and Grammy winning producer and sound designer. He was born and raised in New Orleans and received his education in Connecticut and California. His company was based in Los Angeles but his work took him from Europe to Australia to Japan.
“I moved to Merrill Gardens at The University two and a half years ago from a different retirement community, and I can say that it’s 10 times better here. I had an immediate, convincing feeling that I could be happy in this community. First of all, the food is very good and that’s important to me. I know a lot about it; I’ve worked in the food industry selecting and providing food for different communities in Los Angeles. All the staff here know who you are and what you like. It’s amazing to see this community work together to provide the best activities and services. This place is really quite good; there are so many things to do, everything is possible! It’s been a great experience.”
– Kent Gibson, Resident at Merrill Gardens at The University since 2020
We know you're going to love it here.
It's 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.
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