Senior living in Tacoma, WA

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Rob Brock, General Manager
Rob Brock
General Manager

A message from the
General Manager

When I first walked into Merrill Gardens at Tacoma in 2011, I felt at home right away! Our community is filled with wonderful residents, all with different and interesting stories to tell. Our team takes pride in caring for residents – this is evident every day, and in every area. Being the General Manager is such an amazing responsibility and I love leading this community to provide an inspiring environment for everyone. I can’t wait to welcome you here!

Welcome Home!


A Vibrant Lifestyle 

We are close to shopping, dining, and other services in University Place and Fircrest. We are across the street from Sunset Terrace Park. Top notch medical providers are nearby too.

Relax in the warm and friendly community with spacious apartments and cozy amenity spaces - including comfortable living rooms, a game room, wine bar style bistro, and library. The extensive community grounds include walking paths and lush landscaping. The community also has a salon, garage parking, and storage.

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 Tacoma

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, assisted living and memory care from a family owned company that knows connection is everything.

One bedrooms starting at $3,650!*

Ask about our 60 day guarantee. 

*Call today to learn more. 

Income Qualified Program

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma can help you find a lifestyle that meets your financial situation. If your income is less than $28,100* annually as an individual or $32,100* annually for a couple, enjoy all that Merrill Gardens has to offer at a discounted rate. Apartments start at $1,675. Call today to see if you qualify!

*Amounts are subject to change by the WSHFC. Please ask for details.

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Caring Star Community - Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

Merrill Gardens at Tacoma is honored to be recognized as "Caring Star of 2018" for excellence in senior living.

Positive consumer ratings led to this industry leading distinction from

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We know you're going to love it here.

It's all about choice

Choose from 120 apartments (studios, one, and two bedrooms), 14 cottages and 12 private memory care studios.

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!

We care.

The care you need - when you need it

Care is more than a service we provide at Merrill Gardens at Tacoma – 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 Tacoma

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. 

Have a green thumb? You will love our Eldergrow gardening program!

Click here to learn more about Active Living.


  • Senior living in Tacoma features a library Library
  • Senior living in Tacoma features living areas Living Areas
  • Meetings at senior living in Tacoma Meeting Spaces
  • Senior living in Tacoma features a salon Salon
  • Senior living in Tacoma features central air Central Air
  • Senior living in Tacoma features a courtyard Courtyard
  • Senior living in Tacoma features garages Garage
  • Senior living in Tacoma features a greenhouse Greenhouse
  • Senior living in Tacoma features a piano Piano
  • Senior living in Tacoma features a patio/balcony Patio/Balcony
  • Senior living in Tacoma features a washer/dryer Washer/Dryer
  • Senior living in Tacoma features a kitchen Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Senior living in Tacoma features parking Parking
  • Senior living in Tacoma features a fitness area Fitness Area


  • Senior living in Tacoma features 24-Hour Staffing 24-Hour Staffing
  • Senior living in Tacoma includes a resident call system Resident Call System
  • Senior living in Tacoma includes many transportation options Transportation Options
  • Tacoma senior living includes anytime dining Anytime Dining
  • Senior living in Tacoma includes on-site maintenance On-Site Maintenance
  • Weekly Housekeeping at senior living in Tacoma Weekly Housekeeping
  • Wellness at senior living in Tacoma Wellness Program
  • Pets Welcome at senior living in Tacoma Pets Welcome

A word from our residents

Meet Your Neighbor

"I really enjoy the many activities and outings that are offered at Merrill Gardens. My apartment provides the privacy and comfort I desire. I even have transportation to medical appointments and regular grocery shopping trips. I also love the Anytime Dining program. I have found people that have similar interests as me.

The staff is also amazing at every level of service. My children are grateful that I live in a place that I enjoy and call home. 

I can only hope that you find a Merrill Gardens community that meets your needs as well as Merrill Gardens at Tacoma meets mine."

Beatrice Roy - Resident at Merrill Gardens at Tacoma

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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 Tacoma

Nearby Communities

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at Auburn

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at Renton Centre

Located in the heart of downtown Renton, this community is next door to shopping, retail, and restaurants. It's just a short stroll to city parks.

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