A Guide to 55 and Over Communities in Washington

March 24, 2022


There are so many advantages to living in a 55+ community. You have access to exclusive amenities like indoor pools, sport centers, spas, and countless other resort-style options allowing you to prioritize enjoying your life in whichever way you please. These communities also offer opportunities to learn something new, expand your horizons, and continue to grow with educational seminars and classes in a variety of different subjects. Live an elevated life in a community of people who share your lifestyle and interests with plenty of opportunities to socialize and enjoy events.

Washington state has over one hundred and fifty different retirement communities to choose from. There are many options to sort through, so we’ve compiled a selection of some of the best in King, Pierce, and Kitsap Counties. Let’s take a look!

Trilogy at Tehaleh


Located in Bonney Lake, Trilogy at Tehaleh offers single-story homes with a yard, covered patio, and attached garage in a resort-style community. With a pool, art studio, kitchen, and multiple areas for sports and fitness, there is plenty to keep you active and healthy on-site.

You will also want to explore the over twenty five miles of walking trails and many gorgeous parks in the area - Victor Falls Park, for instance, has a seventy-foot waterfall you won’t want to miss. Trilogy at Tehaleh also offers ten different floor plans among their Tehaleh homes for sale. Options range from two bedrooms with two bathrooms up to three bedrooms with three bathrooms. All residences feature open floor plans and kitchen islands for entertaining and family gatherings, a laundry room, an office/den, and an easily accessible walk-in shower in the master bath. The living room is complete with a fireplace and oversized windows to enjoy cozy nights and views of Mt. Rainier and Lake Tapps.

Trilogy at Redmond Ridge


Trilogy at Redmond Ridge
is in a forested region between Duvall and Redmond. Located on the top of Novelty Hill, it is surrounded by miles of trails winding through the community and into the gorgeous local nature scenes.

Trilogy maintains all the landscaping including your front yard, allowing you to enjoy living amongst maintenance-free natural beauty. They have two clubhouses providing a bistro, indoor pool, fitness center, and more. Lawn bowling, bocce ball courts, and a community park with a children's playground are available for outdoor socializing and fun.

Housing options at Redmond Ridge are similar to Tehaleh. As a national company with fifteen different communities in nine different states, they offer enticing opportunities for bucket list worthy traveling opportunities. They even have a home swap program where you can spend time in a different community to add more variety to your life. You could even opt for a staycation and stay at a Tehaleh home, less than 2 hours away. 

Regency at Ten Trails



Be one of the first and get the best unit at Regency at Ten Trails. It is a new 55+ community opening soon in King County’s charming Black Diamond community – just thirty minutes from North Tacoma. They will have 403 luxury, single-story homes with four floor plans to choose from. Each Black Dimond home will come with an attached two car garage, yard, covered patio, an open floor plan, and oversized windows to enjoy the gorgeous views of Mt Rainier.

Regency has a 3.9-acre recreation center and a 10,000 square foot clubhouse featuring an indoor pool, pickleball courts, bocce ball, and fitness center. To enjoy the beautiful outdoors, they have sports courts, fire pits, an event stage, and even a screen for outdoor movie nights.

Tammaron at Lake Sawyer


The gated 55+ community in Black Diamond, Tammaron at Lake Sawyer, is developing 34 new homes with easy access to the nearby lake. At Lake Sawyer you can swim, paddle board, fish, and go boating. Tammaron will also be close to a golf course and nature preserves with lots of hiking trails to enjoy with the exciting variety of Seattle only thirty minutes away.

The homes will be designed in Shea’s Resort Collection style – single-level duplex homes which feel large and spacious with the covered outdoor patio and large kitchen providing plenty of room for entertaining. You will be able to choose your floor plan ranging from a two bedroom with two baths and 1,342 square feet up to a three bedroom with 2.5 baths and 1,678 square feet. For reference, the Lake Sawyer area is about forty minutes from Tehaleh.

Jubilee at Hawks Prairie



Multiple builders have worked to create a diverse selection of homes to choose from at Jubilee at Hawks Prairie. Located in Lacey, Washington, just ten minutes from North Tacoma real estate and with easy access to Puget Sound, Olympia, and Hawks Prairie Golf Course, there is plenty to enjoy in this community and the surrounding area.

The clubhouse provides a game room, fitness center, ballroom, coffee bar, indoor pool, spa, sauna, billiard room, and more. It is an active community with a plethora of educational seminars, book clubs, music groups, sports, and art shows. Homes built by Jenamar, Shea Homes, and Century Communities provide an impressive 34 distinct floor plans to choose from with yard space and an attached garage standard throughout.

Finding your community


A Realtor with intimate knowledge of the available communities in North Tacoma real estate, will take the time to understand your wants and needs when you’re choosing your next place to live. Each area has its own personality with residences boasting different features, and a realtor will help you sort through them so you arrive in a community where you can thrive. If you are moving from a different 55+ community, they can assist with negotiating terms.

The Realtors at Lynch Home Team are available to answer your questions about the different 55+ communities in North Tacoma, and enjoy helping their clients find the best one to fit their desired lifestyle.

*Header credit: Trilogy at Tehaleh




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