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206-926-9738

5300 24th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105

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.

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A message from the
General Manager

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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.

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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.

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We're Proud of Our Community

Inside and out, it's designed to accommodate independence and activity in the shadow of one of 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.

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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.

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.

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Meet your Neighbor

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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

Residents enjoying company and snacks at Merrill Gardens at The University in Seattle, Washington.
Resident theater at Merrill Gardens at The University in Seattle, Washington.
Happy resident couple at Merrill Gardens at The University in Seattle, Washington.
Main entrance to Merrill Gardens at The University in Seattle, Washington.
Daytrip near Merrill Gardens at The University in Seattle, Washington.
Resident game room at Merrill Gardens at The University in Seattle, Washington.

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.

Community Amenities

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 greenhouse Greenhouse

Senior living in Seattle features a piano Piano

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 Movie Theater Movie Theater

Senior living in Seattle features a fitness area Fitness Area

Senior living in Seattle features a Wine Bar Wine Bar

Community Services

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

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Making Memories

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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