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Washington Senior Housing & Apartments

There are a total of 3361 senior housing options in Washington. Some people may refer to them as Washington senior apartments or Washington 55+ apartments while others may think of them as Washington senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in Washington, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in Washington may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help Washington residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in Washington. Older adult apartments in Washington may also be part of larger Washington continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in Washington are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in Washington, please use our Washington senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

Washington Senior Apartments

The state of Washington, not to be confused with Washington, D.C., is located in the Pacific northwest region of the United States. Washington has experienced significant growth over the last couple of decades and is now the 13th most populous state in the country with more than 7.4 million residents. Approximately 60 percent of residents in Washington live in the Seattle metropolitan area which is also popular among seniors in the state and is an excellent area for senior living.

Senior housing in Washington is also on the rise because of the incredible scenery and quality of life the state has to offer to retirees. The state is also known to be progressive and liberal, which fits the ideals of certain seniors compared to the more conservative Midwest and southern states of the country.

Benefits of Senior Living Apartments in Washington

Washington senior living apartments for rent provide a unique experience. Along with a progressive cultural and political environment, the outstanding Puget Sound inlet of the Pacific Ocean presents rare, once in a lifetime kind of photos and sightseeing opportunities. Your family will want to visit you here!

The rest of the terrain is known for its lush rainforests as well as mountain ranges that stretch in every direction not facing the Pacific Ocean. Mount Rainier is the most noteworthy mountain on the west coast with an elevation that exceeds 14,400 feet. Washington receives far more precipitation than other states in the country. Older adults can expect cooler temperatures yet less sun as the state, especially the Seattle-area is known for its cloudy weather.

Washington regularly ranks among the best for life expectancy, low employment, quality of life and unemployment. It is why so many seniors have relocated to Washington and continue to flock to the state in search for senior housing.

Washington Senior Condos / Housing Complexes

Washington is one of the wealthier states in the U.S., so cost of living here is higher than the national average. The trend continues with senior living apartments and condos for rent in Washington, as the average price for a unit is over $2,200 per month. Luxury condos or apartment suites for seniors can reach monthly rents as high as $3,500 per month.

Affordable Washington senior housing is available in certain neighborhoods of Seattle, as well as more rural settings in the inner part of the state. Prices for these units can begin as low as $850 per month and peak at $1,800. Expect fewer amenities as well as smaller apartments, but aside from that, the quality of units is still top-notch.

Best Cities for Senior Housing in Washington

Do you settle for only the best? You should treat yourself in retirement. These neighborhoods are often regarded as the best places to live for senior living apartments in Washington:

  1. Mercer Island
  2. Sammamish
  3. Newcastle
  4. Redmond
  5. Kirkland
  6. Brier
  7. Snoqualmie
  8. Mill Creek
  9. Woodinville
  10.  Duvall

Can’t afford the high costs of a luxurious senior living suite or senior condo? Consider these cities for their well-regarded affordability for Washington seniors living on a fixed income:

  1. Olympia
  2. Richland
  3. Bothell
  4. Auburn
  5. Redmond

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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