Are you ready to launch your dream retirement life? To leave behind the responsibilities of careers and other obligations – and look forward to the active and engaged lifestyle you so richly deserve?
Choosing the right community can make all the difference. If you haven’t discovered everything that retirement in Tukwila, Washington has to offer, you’ll want to take a look.
Living Well – Retirement in Tukwila, WA
Whether you’re new to the area or a long-term resident, the city of Tukwila has everything you need for an enriched retirement lifestyle.
Located near Seattle and close to the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Tukwila offers both the convenience and warmth of smaller town living with the advantages of city life.
The following are only a few suggestions for great ways to spend your time and enjoy everything the area has to offer:
Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Delicious and healthy food options
Enjoy access to the area’s fresh food at the Tukwila Farmers Market, featuring tasty produce and diverse vendors Wednesdays 4-7 p.m. mid-June through early October. Burien Farmers Market is open all year on Thursdays with live music, fresh produce, homemade foods and craft vendors. Or stop by the West Seattle Farmers Market with a variety of fresh produce and vendors Sundays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. year-around.
Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Fitness opportunities
For seniors, the city of Tukwila offers fitness, recreation and wellness programs including strength training, line dancing and Zumba. Consider Karmic Yoga for small group sessions indoors and out or Aya Yoga Oasis for different types of yoga and Pilates in a beautiful historic building.
Or tackle your fitness goals while enjoying nature. Visit Crystal Springs Park with trails and historic springs. The Green River Trail has more than 19 miles of trails with excellent views or hike in Grand Ridge Park, which rises 1,000 feet along the seven-mile, multi-use trail, with diverse wildlife throughout.
Refresh your mind and body with a visit to Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park and its 35 miles of trails among forests, streams and wetlands, as well as cliffs and caves. Carnation Marsh Natural Area boasts 67-acres of wetlands. Next to the Seattle Audubon Society property, it’s perfect for birdwatching and viewing wildlife.
If fishing is your passion, head to the Des Moines Marina Pier or if gardens make you smile, visit the Highline Seatac Botanical Garden. Enjoy nature while playing 18 holes of golf when visiting the Riverbend Golf Complex or the revamped historic Foster Golf Links.
Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Destinations to visit
Sky View Observatory
You won’t want to miss the breathtaking sights of the mountains, volcanoes, Puget Sound and Lake Washington from the highest observation point in the Pacific Northwest – located at Columbia Center in downtown Seattle.
Point Robinson Lighthouse
Visit historic Point Robinson Lighthouse and take in the view of majestic Mt. Ranier, sandy beaches and the surrounding nature.
Tukwila Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle Restaurant
If the grandkids are visiting, take them to the Tukwila Family Fun Center and Bullwinkle Restaurant. Be a kid again yourself and join them in miniature golf, go karts, bumper cars and bowling.
iFly Indoor Skydiving
Learn to fly like a bird when you visit the wind tunnel at iFly Indoor Skydiving. You’ll discover everything you need to know to spread your wings and soar.
Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Festivals to enjoy
Duwamish River Festival
The Duwamish River Festival in August celebrates the first Duwamish People. Enjoy great food, games, prizes, educational booths and live entertainment.
Northwest Ukrainian International Festival
In September, attend the Northwest Ukrainian International Festival for live stage performances and authentic Ukrainian food.
You’ll find something for everyone from December through August at the Seafair Festival, including holiday cruises, fireworks, parades, runs and musical events.
Retirement in Tukwila, WA: Discover the Arts
Rainier Arts Center
The Rainier Arts Center is the place to be for live theatrical, cinematic, cultural, and musical performances – both indoors and outdoors.
Burien Arts Association
Enjoy the Burien Arts Association, home to featured artist exhibits, Shakespearean theatre productions, storytelling, programs and classes.
Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center
Experience the culture of the Native Duwamish people at the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center. Visit the museum and gift shop.
Life at a Milestone Community
If you’re looking at options for retirement living, we invite your family to visit one of our Milestone communities - designed to support your loved ones to live their highest quality of life.
We offer studio and one-bedroom private apartments for our assisted living residents as well as private or shared memory care suites for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. We also offer studio, one and two-bedroom apartments in our independent living communities.
Our memory care residents are cared for by our compassionate and specially trained team who meet them wherever they are in their journey with patience and kindness. The residents also have access to customized activities, programs and secured outdoor courtyard spaces.
Our amenities and services encourage our residents in assisted living to engage with others, remain as independent as possible and be reassured that help is available whenever needed.
In addition to our personalized services, we offer:
Full-service dining room and bistro/bar
Clubroom with large screen and theater style seating
Family gathering room
Resident accessible chef’s kitchen garden
Senior-inspired fitness center
Hair and nail salon
Resident-shared laundry rooms
Elegantly designed common areas
24-hour on-duty care staff
Direct access to adjoining walking paths and parks
If your family is considering retirement living, we hope you will visit one of our communities. We are a trusted resource and are here to answer any questions. Please contact us with any questions you may have or to arrange a personal tour.
We invite you to download our complimentary Senior Living Options Guide.