Located on the picturesque Puget Sound, Snohomish County is part of the Seattle metropolitan area. The city has a population of 822,083 people, of whom 14% are 65 or older. Its climate is tempered by the nearby Pacific Ocean, the area gets warm, rainy summers and mild winters with low snowfall levels. The varied landscape provides a wide variety of natural attractions, ranging from freshwater lakes to saltwater beaches, mountains, forests and waterfalls. Seniors who prefer to stay indoors can take in cultural attractions such as the Cascadia Art Museum or the Museum of Flight.

In Snohomish County, there are dozens of assisted living communities. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, they share an average cost of $6,750, which is higher than both national and state averages. However, Washington’s lack of state income tax can help make assisted living here more affordable.

Directory of Assisted Living Facilities in Snohomish County, WA

Mountlake Terrace Plaza

23303 58th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 98043

Mountlake Terrace Plaza is located in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, near I-5, close to medical offices, restaurants and shopping venues, and just a short drive from Seattle. Residents and loved ones … (read more)
Mountlake Terrace Plaza is located in Mountlake Terrace, Washington, near I-5, close to medical offices, restaurants and shopping venues, and just a short drive from Seattle. Residents and loved ones … (read more)

Cogir of Mill Creek

14905 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Mill Creek, WA, 98012

I would just say that I had a very positive impression of Cogir of Mill Creek. It seemed to be a wonderful environment. They have quite a chef there and quite a food program going. They have a quite f … (read more)
I would just say that I had a very positive impression of Cogir of Mill Creek. It seemed to be a wonderful environment. They have quite a chef there and quite a food program going. They have a quite f … (read more)

Brookdale Arbor Place

12806 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Everett, WA, 98208

Brookdale Arbor Place is nestled away in a private area of Everett, Washington, a short distance from a shopping center, restaurants and medical facilities. The facility has numerous signature program … (read more)
Brookdale Arbor Place is nestled away in a private area of Everett, Washington, a short distance from a shopping center, restaurants and medical facilities. The facility has numerous signature program … (read more)

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Quail Park of Lynnwood

4015 164th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA, 98087

Quail Park in Lynnwood was almost resort-like. It’s very large and very well kept and the staff was extremely helpful. The gal that gave us the tour was fantastic. The dining areas are excellent; they … (read more)
Quail Park in Lynnwood was almost resort-like. It’s very large and very well kept and the staff was extremely helpful. The gal that gave us the tour was fantastic. The dining areas are excellent; they … (read more)

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Brookdale Stanwood

7212 265th Street NW, Stanwood, WA, 98292

Brookdale Stanwood was awesome. I loved it. The rooms were pretty good and the grounds were OK. They had a place for dementia and Alzheimer’s in a different area where they can keep track of them bett … (read more)
Brookdale Stanwood was awesome. I loved it. The rooms were pretty good and the grounds were OK. They had a place for dementia and Alzheimer’s in a different area where they can keep track of them bett … (read more)

North Creek by Bonaventure

1907 201st Place SE, Bothell, WA, 98012

North Creek by Bonaventure is a busy community. It’s fairly impacted by roads. They’re friendly but limited in space and amenities. The person who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. … (read more)
North Creek by Bonaventure is a busy community. It’s fairly impacted by roads. They’re friendly but limited in space and amenities. The person who gave us the tour was very knowledgeable and friendly. … (read more)

Cascade Valley Senior Living

8400 207th Place NE, Arlington, WA, 98223

The tour at Cascade Valley Senior Living was very good. The staff showed us around the building and their activities. They were very thorough. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms … (read more)
The tour at Cascade Valley Senior Living was very good. The staff showed us around the building and their activities. They were very thorough. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms … (read more)

Olympic Place by Bonaventure

20909 Olympic Place, Arlington, WA, 98223

My father-in-law used to stay in the Olympic Place by Bonaventure two years ago. My mother-in-law also chose that place now because she has friends there. She’s on the assisted side and she’s been the … (read more)
My father-in-law used to stay in the Olympic Place by Bonaventure two years ago. My mother-in-law also chose that place now because she has friends there. She’s on the assisted side and she’s been the … (read more)

Grandview Village

5800 64th Street NE, Marysville, WA, 98270

Grandview Village seemed to be a very nice facility. They’ve got very nice people. I don’t know anything about the food other than what they told me. They seemed to have activities and exercises. Thei … (read more)
Grandview Village seemed to be a very nice facility. They’ve got very nice people. I don’t know anything about the food other than what they told me. They seemed to have activities and exercises. Thei … (read more)

Brookdale Everett

11333 – 3rd Place West, Everett, WA, 98204

Brookdale Everett is located in Everett, Washington, near the spectacular Olympic Mountains. This facility offers assisted living options to seniors. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to … (read more)
Brookdale Everett is located in Everett, Washington, near the spectacular Olympic Mountains. This facility offers assisted living options to seniors. Residents and their loved ones give high marks to … (read more)

Sunrise of Edmonds

750 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA, 98020

Sunrise of Edmonds is located in Edmonds, Washington, near shopping destinations, boutiques and Edmond’s beach. Residents say they feel at home here, for the management truly care for them. Visitors a … (read more)
Sunrise of Edmonds is located in Edmonds, Washington, near shopping destinations, boutiques and Edmond’s beach. Residents say they feel at home here, for the management truly care for them. Visitors a … (read more)

Cogir of Edmonds Assisted Living & Memory Care

21500 72nd Ave. W, Edmonds, WA, 98026

My brother was in Cogir of Edmonds Assisted Living & Memory Care. My brother liked it, and that was the one major criteria. They offer a basic level of care and for the time frame that we needed t … (read more)
My brother was in Cogir of Edmonds Assisted Living & Memory Care. My brother liked it, and that was the one major criteria. They offer a basic level of care and for the time frame that we needed t … (read more)

MorningStar of Silver Lake

520 112th St. SW, Everett, WA, 98204

It was beautiful. I’d love to stay there myself. They had lots of activities, and everybody was extremely friendly. They had a library, little craft areas, and quite a few people doing gardening and p … (read more)
It was beautiful. I’d love to stay there myself. They had lots of activities, and everybody was extremely friendly. They had a library, little craft areas, and quite a few people doing gardening and p … (read more)

Edmonds Landing

180 Second Ave., Edmonds, WA, 98020

Edmonds Landing is a coastal community and it’s friendly. They have adequate but small kitchens and the staff was really helpful. The people there were having lunch and that’s what we saw. Their dinin … (read more)
Edmonds Landing is a coastal community and it’s friendly. They have adequate but small kitchens and the staff was really helpful. The people there were having lunch and that’s what we saw. Their dinin … (read more)

South Pointe Assisted Living

10330 4th Ave W, Everett, WA, 98204

My aunt is in South Pointe. It is beautiful. We chose it because we think it is perfect fit for her. However, it is like a condo style, and my aunts like living in a home. This is a small community. T … (read more)
My aunt is in South Pointe. It is beautiful. We chose it because we think it is perfect fit for her. However, it is like a condo style, and my aunts like living in a home. This is a small community. T … (read more)

Brookdale Monroe

15465 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA, 98272

I toured Brookdale Monroe for my dad, and it was very clean and seemed to be a happy place. The staff was excellent. The bathrooms in the rooms were large and spacious. The rooms were carpeted, but I … (read more)
I toured Brookdale Monroe for my dad, and it was very clean and seemed to be a happy place. The staff was excellent. The bathrooms in the rooms were large and spacious. The rooms were carpeted, but I … (read more)

Gencare Lifestyle at Granite Falls

302 N. Alder Avenue, Granite Falls, WA, 98252

My mother lives in Gencare Lifestyle at Granite Falls. It’s a very good place. We like it real well. She’s been there for seven years. The community is very caring and loving. They make it feel like f … (read more)
My mother lives in Gencare Lifestyle at Granite Falls. It’s a very good place. We like it real well. She’s been there for seven years. The community is very caring and loving. They make it feel like f … (read more)

Harbour Pointe Assisted Living and Memory Care

10200 Harbour Place, Mukilteo, WA, 98275

Harbour Pointe Senior Living is located in Mukilteo, Washington, just south of Everett. It sits just east of Whidbey Island, giving residents easy access to boating and other outdoor activities. Resid … (read more)
Harbour Pointe Senior Living is located in Mukilteo, Washington, just south of Everett. It sits just east of Whidbey Island, giving residents easy access to boating and other outdoor activities. Resid … (read more)

Scriber Gardens

6024 200th Street SW, Lynnwood, WA, 98036

We went to see Gencare Lifestyle Lynnwood at Scriber Gardens about a week and a half ago. It had a gym but we couldn’t afford it. It’s back to the money thing. It was clean though and they were friend … (read more)
We went to see Gencare Lifestyle Lynnwood at Scriber Gardens about a week and a half ago. It had a gym but we couldn’t afford it. It’s back to the money thing. It was clean though and they were friend … (read more)

Fields Senior Living at Smokey Point

3607 169th St. NE, Arlington, WA, 98223


Paying for Assisted Living in Snohomish County

As part of the greater Seattle area, Snohomish County shares the city’s assisted living price, which comes to an average of $6,750 per month. This price is higher than the state average of $5,750. According to Genworth’s 2020 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living in Snohomish County is significantly more expensive than the national average price of $4,300.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Assisted living in Snohomish County is more expensive than anywhere else in the state. Nearby Mount Vernon is a little cheaper, at $5,850 per month. In the center of the state, the Wenatchee area averages $5,473 per month. Olympia is even more affordable, with an average cost of $5,138. Moving toward the state’s northeastern corner, Spokane is also more affordable, at $5,084. Next to Puget Sound, Bremerton has a median assisted living price of $5,000 per month. Meanwhile, Walla Walla has the lowest assisted living costs in the state, at $3,800 per month, making it approximately $2,950 more affordable than Snohomish County. Traveling north, next to the Canadian border, Bellingham has the second-lowest prices in the state, at $4,738. Although Snohomish County’s assisted living costs are higher on average than other Washington cities’, its close proximity to Seattle’s amenities makes it a desirable place to live. 

$6750

Snohomish County/Seattle

$5750

Washington

$4300

The United States

$3800

Walla Walla

$4738

Bellingham

$5000

Bremerton

$5084

Spokane

$5138

Olympia

$5473

Wenatchee

$5850

Mount Vernon

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Snohomish County

Qualified Medicaid recipients throughout Washington can get help paying for assisted living through the Medicaid Personal Care (MPC) program or the Community First Choice Option (CFCO). Eligible residents may also be entitled to The Washington Medicaid COPES (Community Options Program Entry System) waiver program. There are no non-Medicaid programs.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Washington page.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Snohomish County

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Washington page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Snohomish County

ResourceContact Service
Snohomish County Aging and Disability Services Division(425) 388-7377This Area Agency on Aging supports the well-being of local seniors with a range of advocacy, education and assistance programs. Aging adults can access benefits counseling, case management and health screenings through this organization. A volunteer transportation initiative helps seniors get around, and a long-term care ombudsman helps residents of assisted living communities resolve concerns about their safety or welfare.
Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett(425) 257-8780The City of Everett runs this senior center, which offers a calendar of enriching activities. Seniors can participate in crafts, games, exercise classes and lifelong learning opportunities or enjoy communal meals in a social setting. This senior center also has a resource center where older citizens can get connected to trusted local health and social service providers.
Everett Vet Center(425) 252-9701This federal organization supports veterans as they age with an array of specialized initiatives. Financial aid programs can help cut the costs of health care and housing. Through the VA medical system, veterans can access laboratory, pharmaceutical and medical services as well as assistive technology. This vet center also provides mental health care in both group and individual settings.
Snohomish County Legal Services(425) 258-9283This pro bono law firm has a Wills Clinic where seniors can obtain help creating health care directives and end-of-life plans. A notary is on hand to make these documents official. Pro bono attorneys offer help with housing, tax and bankruptcy issues. Assistance is also available for debt and consumer credit matters.
Snohomish Senior Center(360) 568-0934Seniors can access an array of health promotion activities here, including foot and acupuncture clinics and support groups for Alzheimer’s and other conditions. Social events, including movie nights and ice cream parties are available here, as are language classes and hobby groups. Seniors can also participate in woodworking classes, Bible study groups and technology courses.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Snohomish County

Snohomish county-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Washington are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Washington page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Snohomish County