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The 8 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Tacoma, WA
The port city of Tacoma is the seat of Pierce County, Washington. The city is situated on Washington’s Puget Sound, and local seniors can travel 32 miles southwest to Seattle or 31 miles northeast for a day in the state capital, Olympia. Impressive Mount Rainier is less than an hour away for day trips with family and friends.
Over 216,000 people live in Tacoma, 13% of whom are seniors 65 or over. The City of Destiny has been named a top 4 place to retire, thanks to its low healthcare and utility costs, great hospitals and ample green spaces and golf courses. With a temperature range of 34-74, the city’s moderate weather is another draw for seniors who can expect just 4 inches of snowfall here.
Assisted living costs in the area can average $5,750 per month, much higher than the national average of $4,000 but somewhat lower than the state average cost of $5,135, according to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2018.
Note: Data wasn’t available for Tacoma, so figures for the closest city, Seattle, were used for the comparison.
Retiring in Tacoma offers exciting opportunities for exploring the area’s natural beauty, and its assisted living rates compare favorably to the rest of the state. Check out our guide to the top 8 assisted living facilities in Tacoma to schedule tours in the ones that fit your lifestyle.