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Beautiful and Active 55+ Communities in Seattle, WA

Beautiful and Active 55+ Communities in Seattle, WA

From scenic views to lively activities, health care to economic stability, sports to museums, shopping to eateries, Seattle entertains almost everyone. The Emerald city is the birthplace of Starbucks and is home to many top companies, including Microsoft and Amazon. 

Seattle, one of the most expensive cities in the U.S., counts 68th in the top cities rankings for senior citizens as per a study of 2020. Still, Seattle has a lot for retirees to relax and enjoy nature-driven attractions, health care, and tax exemptions in 55+ communities. 

55+ communities are neighborhoods dedicated to active and independent adults aging 55 or above are also called retirement communities, age-restricted communities, and active adult communities. This article aims to give you an insider look at some beautiful and active adult neighborhoods.

Benefits of 55+ Communities

It's not easy to move away from your home, but to retire in a stress-free, friendly and active environment is totally worth it. Many retirement communities are built in neighborhoods with scenic views and offer amenities like fitness centers, dining, housekeeping, laundry, maintenance services, security, and safety. So, people living in these adult communities enjoy a hassle-free lifestyle. Moreover, you can interact with neighbors to keep yourself busy and active with healthy activities. 

5 Beautiful and Active 55+ Communities in Seattle

Although Seattle has many 55+ adult living communities to cater to senior people, these communities offer an age-friendly and peaceful lifestyle.

Reserve at SeaTac

SeaTac is a peaceful Active 55+ community. It is a budget-friendly senior living with beautiful surroundings. Angle Lake is a walk away to enjoy and relax. The residents have nearby access to light rail, parks, eateries, and shopping. 

Reserve at SeaTac has apartments of one bedroom, two bedrooms, and studios. The community has a capacity of 289 residents. There are beautifully designed apartments with patios or balconies to enjoy scenic views, large windows, modem kitchens, washers/dryers, and vinyl floorings. Moreover, adults are free to live with their beloved pets. 

The view of the balcony of the Reserve at SeaTac in Seattle, Washington.
There are beautifully designed apartments with patios or balconies to enjoy scenic views, large windows, modem kitchens, washers/dryers, and vinyl floorings. (Credit: A Place for Mom)

The Reserve facilitates its residents with 24-hour emergency, maintenance, and well-being services, including a wellness office, spacious elevators, railings throughout hallways, and ADA-compliant apartments. The Reserve living also has a rain garden, social gathering areas, a library, an indoor pool, a spa, a recreation room, and a walking trail. That’s why it is an ideal place to retire while enjoying social activities like movie nights, music, dinners, and more. 

Ballard Landmark

Ballard Landmark is located in historic Ballard Seattle and is one of a kind, active retirement community. The nearby attractions of the community include shops, restaurants, farmers market, Ballard art walk, Ballard seafood festival, and Nordic Museum.

Ballard living offers beautifully designed apartments of one to two bedrooms and studios. They have a capacity of 155 residents in this worry-free housing. The elderly residents can live with their pets. 

The front view of Ballard Landmark in Seattle, Washington.
Ballard has a capacity of 152 residents, and they offer apartments with one to two bedrooms and studios. (Credit: GenCare Lifestyle)

The apartment-style houses feature safety controls, general maintenance, weekly housekeeping, local transportation, a fitness center, a computer center, an indoor pool, a movie theater, group activities, and well-being programs.

Glen Acres Condominiums

A scenic golf course and active adult community date back to 1966, covering 20 acres. A 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, clubhouse, and tennis courts are some major attractions for retirees of 55 and above.

The living has 225 budget-friendly condominiums ranging from 2 to 4 bedrooms. Moreover, the nearby location of Glen Acres provides easy access to walk around downtown Seattle. 

The residents of Glen Acres enjoy the amenities of an exercise area, meeting rooms, a patio, a social lounge, and a restaurant. Glen Acres has a beautiful driveway of one and a half miles surrounded by cherry trees. Many club activities in the community keep adults fresh and active.

The nearby location of Glen Acres provides easy access to walk around downtown Seattle.

Daystar Retirement Village

The story of Daystar Retirement Village dates back around forty years. They came up with the idea of Independent and Assisted living at a time when such living was rare. Here, we are narrowing down its Independent version. This retirement village offers studios and apartments homes of one-bedroom and two-bedrooms to senior adults. 

Daystar is a choice for senior adults who are happy to limit their responsibilities and enjoy active and depression-free life. The community offers full meals three times a day with evening snacks and 24- hours access to a juice bar. Though, Independent apartments have full kitchens to cook if you want to. Daystar residents also enjoy many social and healthy activities like Zumba, aerobics, yoga, walking clubs, outdoor activities, enhancing hobbies, and crafting. Not only this, Daystar offers gaming activities for seniors to keep them fresh. 

The Savoy at Lake City

The Savoy is a community to call home for adults aged 55 and above. Located north of downtown Seattle this Washington Lake neighborhood is a 10-minute drive. Scenic views and outdoor recreational activities like Matthews Beach, Burke Gilman trail, parks, restaurants, and shopping areas are easy to go to. 

The Lake City neighborhood has modern and luxury homes of 1-2 bedrooms having modern appliances and installations. Spacious homes feature several amenities like large windows, walk-in closets, spacious living rooms, and more.

The Savoy offers community amenities like maintenance services, a fitness center, a garden area, a gazebo and a pet area on the rooftop, an elevator, and a media room. The Savoy offers storage, garage, handrails, and transportation services for the residents. 

If you are 55 or approaching, start planning your transit to a retirement living of like-minded people and enjoy the perks of worry-free life.