As the first city in Washington to become a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, Puyallup is an ideal suburb. Its pleasant year-round climate allows seniors to enjoy Mount Rainier’s majestic view and the city’s urban forest, parks, farms and golf courses. This community also has its own A-rated hospital and provides easy access to Tacoma, Olympia and Seattle.
Older adults looking for enriching arts and culture experiences don’t need to look far, as Puyallup is the home of the Washington State Fair and Daffodil Festival Parade. The Arts Downtown outdoor art gallery and Antique District make strolling worthwhile, while The Liberty Theatre offers older adults 55+ discounted ticket prices for live shows. Even the annual Puyallup Farmers Market that runs from April to October features live entertainment.
Puyallup’s cost of living is relatively high, and the average assisted living cost of $5,250 is more expensive than in most areas nationwide. However, retirees enjoy significant tax savings as personal income, Social Security income, pensions and other retirement benefits are not taxed in Washington.
Note: Information for Hackensack was not available, so data from the nearest city, Olympia, was used.
Seniors who find Puyallup well worth retiring in may find our below top 9 list of assisted living facilities helpful. Check them out below to find out which one fits your lifestyle.
Brookdale Courtyard Puyallup
4610 6th Street Place Southeast
Puyallup, WA 98374
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood yet just a few blocks from the Meridian Place Shopping Center, Brookdale Courtyard Puyallup gives seniors a true sense of home and community. This pet-friendly assisted living facility is one of our top picks due to its variety of activities that cater to different interests. There are also plenty of options for supportive aid to let residents maintain as much independence as possible.
Silver Creek by Bonaventure
17607 91st Avenue East
Puyallup, WA 98375
Residents are always on vacation at Silver Creek by Bonaventure, that’s why this retirement facility is among our top choices. This pet-friendly senior apartment complex is ideally situated in a modern residential neighborhood in South Hill and just minutes from local shopping centers. There are multiple floor plans for studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units to suit different preferences. Silver Creek’s monthly and weekly calendars are full of events and daily activities by the hour, offering residents plenty of choices to spend leisure time.
The Rivers at Puyallup
123 Fourth Avenue Northwest
Puyallup, WA 98371
The Rivers at Puyallup is perfectly located in a downtown residential area, providing residents quick access to the city’s major amenities. We included this Pegasus Senior Living community facility in our top 9 list because of its spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans, giving seniors ample room for their favorite furnishings and allowing them to comfortably entertain their visiting loved ones. Some of the amenities and special services that benefit assisted living residents include salon/barbershop services, diabetic care, handicap accessibility, and shopping, medical and church transportation.
Life Care Center of Puyallup
511 10th Avenue SouthEast
Puyallup, WA 98372
For seniors who prefer assisted living while requiring skilled nursing or long-term care, Life Care Center of Puyallup is our top pick. This facility is conveniently within the downtown area and just a mile from MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital. Its spacious outdoor grounds feature three courtyards with landscaped gardens and a gazebo. Residents are welcome to enjoy sweet treats at the ice cream parlor and get pampered at the salon/barbershop. The rehabilitation center boasts state-of-the-art amenities such as the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill and NuStep cross-trainers. Life Care Center of Puyallup also has the largest Parkinson’s support group in Washington.
Vineyard Park of Puyallup
1813 South Meridian Street
Puyallup, WA 98371
We added Vineyard Park of Puyallup among our recommended assisted living facilities for its homelike environment, where residents are free to plan their day with their choices of social and recreational activities. Three nutritious home-cooked meals are served daily, and there are patio areas and landscaped grounds for gardening and outdoor relaxation. The facility’s wellness program and health care services including medication assistance and diabetic care are provided by the 24-hour nursing staff. Vineyard Park of Puyallup is just less than half a mile from MultiCare Good Samaritan Hospital and minutes from the city center.
The Meridian at Stone Creek
1111 South 376th Street
Milton, WA 98354
The resort-style amenities of The Meridian at Stone Creek offer seniors luxury living, that’s why this continuum of care facility is one of our top picks for assisted living. This Pacifica Senior Living community is conveniently located next to Interstate 5, providing easy access to Tacoma, Federal Way and Seattle. Its studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments are pet-friendly and elegantly appointed with full kitchenettes and walk-in closets. Life-enriching activities include daily exercise classes, bingo six days per week and live entertainment.
Mill Ridge Village
607 28th Avenue
Milton, WA 98354
Mill Ridge Village supports the Edgewood Community Nourish Food Bank, VFW Post 11401 and local senior centers. This makes the facility our top recommendation for seniors who want to get involved with community work. Residents enjoy a clean, smoke-free environment and are served three delicious meals daily. This Village Concepts retirement community has a library and media room for quiet time and entertainment. There are social and recreational activities, as well as exercise classes and church services. Mill Ridge Village is just a few steps from Milton Plaza, Edgewood Square and Surprise Lake Square, keeping seniors close to plenty of shopping and dining options.
Cedar Ridge by Bonaventure
9515 198th Avenue East
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Nestled in a wooded campus yet just a block from shopping and dining establishments at Bonney Lake Center, Cedar Ridge by Bonaventure lets seniors enjoy a serene environment and easy access to city conveniences. This retirement community is in our top 9 because its monthly and weekly calendars are always packed with activities and events that keep residents busy, productive and socially active. Residents enjoy a carefree lifestyle while they enjoy free Wi-Fi, restaurant-style dining, salon/barbershop services, outdoor walking paths and coffee and pastries at the cafe.
8609 Portland Avenue East
Tacoma, WA 98445
King’s Manor Senior Living Community, A Ministry of the Lutheran Church of Christ the King, is a faith-based assisted living facility with a homelike atmosphere. We recommend this mid-size facility to seniors who prefer a smaller yet comfortable setting. It’s located in a quiet neighborhood in Milford and is near commercial amenities in southern Tacoma. The studio and one-bedroom apartments come in different layouts and are inclusive of utilities and weekly housekeeping. The variety of activities, including daily exercises and religious services, keep residents engaged and well-rounded.