Seattle, Washington is
the biggest city in the state of Washington and the
16th largest in the United States. A very wealthy city
due to its aviation, information technology, recreation,
and architecture industries, Seattle is the 17th highest
out of 363 metro areas in terms of per capital income.
This means that a lot of businesses can exist in this
city so your retirement will be full of different shops
Seattle is a very educated city. It
has the highest percentage (53.8%) of residents with
at least a bachelors degree of any major American city.
A city that values education like this is great for
retirement since you'll be able to find educated people
to talk to and the populace wants to visit museums and
other cultural attractions.
For coffee-loving retirees, there's
probably no better place than Seattle which is home
to many major coffee chains including Starbucks as well
as many independent specialty coffeehouses.
Seattle WA has grown to be a very car-congested
city. In recent years though, the government has tried
to alleviate this congestion. Commuter rails, light
rail, and a downtown trolley network all can provide
easy to use public transportation to reduce the need
Housing Options: In Seattle there are unique
housing options which include condos, apartments for
rent, hi-rises, retirement communities, lofts, co-ops,
luxury condominiums, top end townhouses and other housing
for over 55 boomers and seniors.
- Seattle WA - The word mirabella translates
from Italian as “beautiful vision” –
and that’s exactly what you’ll find for
yourself at these brand-new, not-for-profit Continuing
Care Retirement Communities (CCRC). At Mirabella, you’ll
find a vision of your future that is bright, vibrant,
and exciting. One that is rich with friends, fun, and
personal fulfillment. And you’ll find all the
senior-living and health care services you’ll
ever need: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory
Care, and Skilled Nursing Care in all-private suites.
Mirabella Seattle enjoys a spectacular location in South
Lake Union’s Cascade Neighborhood. The area consists
of a wonderful blend of housing options, retail establishments,
small businesses, educational facilities, places of
worship, cultural venues, restaurants, and an array
South Lake Union also offers
residential developments designed for people of all
ages. The brand-new 2200 Condominiums and Alley 24 are
now open, and their first floors are home to a variety
of new retail venues including day spas, furniture stores,
pet stores, a children’s boutique, and more.
AT FIRST HILL • NOT-FOR-PROFIT SENIOR LIVING
725 9th Avenue • Seattle, WA 98104
As downtown Seattle’s only true Life Care retirement
community, Skyline combines:
* The excitement and energy of urban living.
* A premier location in First Hill, a walker’s
paradise that’s home to dozens of one-of-a-kind
cafes, restaurants and boutiques.
* Maintenance-free independent living for comfort and
Seattle Luxury Boutique 744 Harvard Ave E, Seattle,
WA 98102 206 999 0206
Situated in North Capitol Hill's Historic Harvard/Belmont
district this new steel & concete structure offers
4 lovely condominiums flats from 980-2300 sq ft. each
with elevator access & secure parking. Lovely residential
enclave for easy living.
House is a Continuing Care Retirement Community,
designed to provide a spectrum of services and care
for residents, from complete independence to individualized
care in Supported Living ranging from light assistance
to daily living to 24-hour-a-day nursing care. Located
in downtown Seattle, as a Horizon House resident, you'll
enjoy all the city has to offer, just steps from your
new home. Restaurants, theatre, art galleries, Pike
Place Market, and Freeway Park are all part of your
new neighborhood. Your new home also offers the health
care security of the area's finest hospitals and clinics
within walking distance.
Communities and Homes
Lake 55+ Residential Community WA
18050 32nd Avenue South, Seatac, WA 98188
Bow Lake 55+ Residential Community is a safe, secure
and well-maintained manufactured home community located
in SeaTac. Committed to being here for the long-term,
we provide residents 55 and over a desirable retirement
at Redmond Ridge - Seatte WA New 55+ Homes
23215 NE Greens Crossing Rd, Redmond, WA 98053
Trilogy at Redmond Ridge is delightfully secluded, yet
is less than 10 miles from the sophisticated shopping
and restaurants of Bellevue, and only 20 minutes from
downtown Seattle and all its attractions.
Many consider Seattle
to be among the best retirement cities in the U.S. Here
are some other reasons to choose living in Seattle.
studies have shown that a good group of friends is more
important to a happy retirement than money or health.
Seattle offers many opportunities with civic groups
and hobby clubs to generate a solid core group of friends.
These friends can help ward off the problems of aging
like dementia and health issues. # South Lake Union
Friends and Neighbors - www.SLUfan.org
rural living isn't good for seniors who can't drive
since they require someone's help to get around. The
expenses of transportation add up quickly for fixed-income
seniors so the public transportation of Seattle is quite
beneficial. Even better is that most public transit
systems have senior rates that are much cheaper than
normal. # Metro - www.transit.metrokc.gov
Access to Medical Services:
it's pretty obvious that if you live near a hospital,
you're more likely to survive a medical emergency. Despite
how your mind feels, the body starts to break down and
there's a good chance you'll need a hospital visit during
your retirement years. Living in Seattle is great since
there are more specialists and medical services available
and at cheaper rates.
Access to Local Businesses:
city living offers walking distance to most businesses
that you'll ever use in your retirement years. Even
if you need to travel, there are a lot more shopping
centers and discount stores in urban areas.
# Discover South Lake Union www.discoverslu.com
# Denny Triangle - www.dennytriangle.org
# Space Needle - www.spaceneedle.com
# Cornish College of the Arts - www.cornish.edu
# Kenmore Air - www.kenmoreair.com
# Center for Wooden Boats - www.cwb.org
Fitness: exercise is
critical to keeping healthy during your retirement years.
Cities have every type of fitness facility from standard
fitness centers to niche fitness places like indoor
rock climbing walls so there's something for everyone.
Even if you want to exercise on your own, there's tons
of parks or indoor malls to enjoy walking in.
today’s seniors know the importance of exercising
their brains, as well as their bodies. Urban living
provides access to a wide range of classes, through
local universities, museums, city recreation departments,
etc. Enrolling in these types of courses can help stave
off the depression that some people feel once they stop
working full time.
Food and Entertainment:
retirement should be full of activities you never had
a chance to enjoy while working. Dinners out to fancy
restaurants or weekend getaways to a nearby city or
historical site are all possible living in a city. Usually,
cities have tons of entertainment venues like theaters
and museums and there's always something going on.