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University House Issaquah, one of Era Living’s eight premier retirement communities, offers a warm, vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, rich programming, and exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living care.

University House is nestled among the foothills of the beautiful Cascade Mountains, and is just minutes from the arts, fine dining, and shopping.

With the maintenance free lifestyle that University House offers, residents enjoy regular outings to the symphony and other cultural events, a variety of fitness and health classes, lectures, chef demos, wine and jazz concerts, professionally curated art galas, and much more. Residents find that there are endless opportunities to pursue their passions, mingle with good friends, or simply sit back and enjoy the ambiance.

*Rates are subject to change; care fees are not included in the monthly rate.

Reviews of University House Issaquah

Average Rating: 4.7 based on 3 Reviews

University House Issaquah
Posted by Caring89830350 July 22, 2014

I visited this facility

We went to University House very briefly, and I like the facility, but my mom needed a higher level of care that they weren't able to provide. The facility is very nice. It's very well kept, and it's kind of a higher scale facility. The decorations are nice. It's more focused on independent people, and they donÕt cater to dementia patients. Their apartments are lovely, and the dining area is very nice. I saw the staff, and I thought that they were good, but I feel that they weren't being realistic about what they were able to do when you need higher care. My mother should not have ever been left alone, and that wasn't something that they insisted upon. I feel my mom needs to have a caregiver, and they were resistant to have her needing that. They weren't realistic about how much help she needed.

University House Issaquah
Posted by poppers67 August 28, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

the grounds a clean, safe, and easy to get around. the staff is very friendly and professional- excellent bedside mannor. and they manage multiple levels of need, from hardly any, to total dependance with care and respect. the food is often locally sourced and was better than expected, with a great deal of variety. most importantly the community is very strong. not just the staff, but he residents as well. the whole buliding is very clean, and never felt sickly.

University House Issaquah
Posted by Mitzy May 19, 2012

I visited this facility

If there's a place I would want to be, it's definitely in this facility. They seem to have everything here.

The amenities include: an entry area that looks like a fancy hotel, saltwater swimming pool, a salon that opens more often, a large dining room and larger variety of rooms configuration. It also has a broader mix of people; active seniors and some using walkers or in wheel chairs.

This place has a unique policy, a policy to be actively friendly. If someone is new, one resident acts as a mentor to show the new one around. They also try to match up similar interests and likes. For instance, a woman started a painting group. They meet on their own every week to do some activities.

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Features of University House Issaquah

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency call system

Health services

  • Medication Management

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • 3-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments


  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Pool
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Features extra: Library, Fitness Room/Gym, Theater


  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Games
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Tai chi

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Private services

Dining options

  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)
  • Dining extra: Private dining room


  • Lowest monthly rate: 2,950
  • Highest monthly rate: 7,900


  • Minimum age: 62