In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Seattle area, our team of researchers sorted through 278 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Seattle
  • Interviewed 15 facility staff members
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Seattle is $5,750, which is considerably higher than the state average of $5,135 and significantly higher than the national average of $4,000.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Seattle, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 278 communities in the Seattle area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Seattle area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Ballard Landmark
Studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom
Independent living, assisted living
Ballard Landmark is a high-rise senior living facility in a lively Seattle neighborhood. Located near the Ballard marinas and Market Street, this is a great facility for active seniors. This community also suits independent seniors who need assistance with activities of daily living. Residents enjoy activities like tai chi and yoga, book club discussions, gardening, and cooking. Amenities include an on-site pool and beauty/barber salon, and residents appreciate the healthy, fresh meal options. Residents have a wide variety of in-room amenities to make their homes feel more comfortable, including cable TV, Wi-Fi, washers and dryers, and pets are allowed. Lots of natural light gives the facility an open and attractive appearance.
What Residents are Saying:
Residents appreciate the wide variety of social outings in the community, like the symphony and the theater. Resident families appreciate that the facility is close to the hospitals. One resident family member said, “My mother lives here, and she loves the lively environment.”
4.5 out of 5
(6) Reviews
5433 Leary Rd. NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Bay Vista Commons
Daystar Retirement Village
Emerald City Senior Living
Evergreen Court Retirement
Foss Home and Village
Foundation House at Northgate
Fred Lind Manor
Lakeview of Kirkland
Laurel Cove Community
Nikkei Manor
Norse Home
Northaven Senior Living
Park Place
Patriots Glen
Queen Anne Manor
Sunrise of Mercer Island
The Gardens at Juanita Bay
The Summit at First Hill
Village Concepts of Burien — El Dorado West

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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