Maybe there was a time when owning a house made sense. You wanted the space for your family, or to build your personal business, to explore new passions, or simply to serve as a stable base of operations while establishing your career. But now things are different. Your priorities have changed and you’re looking ahead with eager anticipation of what’s next. What’s possible. And what’s rightfully yours as an active adult thinking about retiring in Washington.
One of the biggest draws of retiring in Washington is the state’s natural beauty. From the beaches and islands of the Puget Sound to the forests and mountains of the Cascade Range, there are endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. In the summer, you can enjoy hiking, camping, fishing, and water sports. Winter is just as exciting with many ski resorts and snow sports areas to have fun in all the wintery white stuff. (And yes, there is a lot of it).
You probably already know that Seattle is home to Starbucks, but did you know it’s also where you’ll find Microsoft and Amazon? Seattle is a vibrant city with a unique arts and culture scene all its own. From museums and music to some of the best fine dining menus in the Pacific Northwest, retiring in Seattle could keep you busier than ever! Everything you love about this diverse, inclusive city is at your fingertips when retiring in Washington as an Upside member.
Spokane is a charming city with an affordable cost of living, especially compared to other cities in the Pacific Northwest. That makes retiring in this Washington city a great choice for getting more bang for your buck without sacrificing quality of living. Plus, Spokane is totally gorgeous! You’ve got the one-of-a-kind forests and mountains of the Cascades and the ridiculously picturesque hills of the Palouse.
Tacoma is where you’ll find incredible institutions like the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, and Tacoma Symphony Orchestra. Like Spokane, retiring in this Washington city comes with a lower cost of living when compared to Seattle and nearby Portland. And when you factor in the added benefits of Upside membership, like your personal Upside Manager, it’s an attractive option if you want something different than traditional senior living apartments in Washington.
Retiring in Washington State is delightfully atypical with an Upside membership. While we are exclusively for older adults, we don’t look the part – at least not when compared with traditional senior living apartments. There’s a good reason for that. Upside is anything but traditional senior living in Washington!
As a member of Upside, you’ll pick your new home from a large selection of bespoke apartments in Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma. They’re the same types of apartments in the same great buildings, but they’re specially reserved for Upside members. Another benefit of joining Upside? Your personal Upside Manager who is always on hand to help you get the most out of your experience living in this beautiful Pacific Northwestern state.
With Upside+ Powered by TheKey, seniors live in their own apartment in a luxury building, not a sterile facility. But they still have access to support and living assistance from certified on-site care professionals. It’s the perfect solution for seniors who want care and community without the stigma or cost of senior living facilities—and with much more flexibility.
Joining Upside and retiring in Washington State is a great idea for anyone ready to start a new chapter – one without annoying home maintenance and expensive repairs. With us, there are no hidden fees to surprise you down the road, and no rigid daily schedules to tie you down. Learn more about our senior living apartments in Washington and find out what sets them apart from traditional 55+ communities in Seattle, Spokane, or Tacoma.