Independent Living in Gig Harbor, WA


Heron’s Key fits perfectly in Gig Harbor—recognized by SmartAsset™ as the best place to retire in Washington, and the fourth best in the nation. Residents and visitors alike love Gig Harbor’s active, independent spirit characterized by outdoor activities, cultural events, small-town atmosphere and waterfront lifestyle. Heron’s Key embraces all of these elements—providing the perfect home base for you to make the most of this exceptional location.

Enjoy life exactly as you please.

Our resident-first, maintenance-free lifestyle lets you focus on the things you want to do rather than the things you have to do. You’ll appreciate a full array of top-notch services and amenities, including a wide array of wellness programs, walking trails, scheduled entertainment and much more. Plus, you can enjoy this lifestyle with confidence thanks to our valuable Life Care concept—assuring you unlimited days of Assisted Living, Memory Care or Skilled Nursing Care at predictable costs, if ever needed.

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  • Maintenance-free apartment homes and cottages in a variety of floor plans
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Private dining room
  • Housekeeping services
  • Washer and dryer in each residence
  • Fitness center
  • Salon & spa
  • Multipurpose spaces
  • Building and grounds maintenance
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Scheduled entertainment and educational events
  • Wellness programs
  • Cultural, social and educational opportunities
  • Workshops
  • Designated parking spaces
  • Walking trails
  • Easy walking distance to dining and shopping
  • Scheduled transportation for doctor’s appointments, shopping and events
  • Health clinic and continuum of on-site health care, if ever needed

Just your style.

Heron’s Key offers a variety of floor plans to fit your lifestyle and budget, with customizable features to suit your style and preferences.

  • One-bedroom apartment homes starting at: $206,000 entrance fee with monthly fees starting at $3,941
  • Two-bedroom apartment homes starting at: $328,300 entrance fee with monthly fees starting at $5,493

Second person entrance fee starting at $31,000 with monthly fees of $1,598.

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Independent Living Frequently Asked Questions

Independent Living communities are designed for older adults who want the conveniences of community life without the burdens of home maintenance. Some communities, like Heron’s Key, offer an enriched lifestyle with recreational, social and educational opportunities, while others provide housing and only a minimal number of services and amenities.

Heron’s Key offers a comprehensive array of services and amenities, including restaurant-style casual dining, full-service salon and spa, fitness center and more. Plus, our complimentary transportation will take you shopping and to scheduled medical appointments in the area.

We encourage residents to participate in our community resident committees – special committees focused on different aspects of community life. Residents are able to actively participate in decisions that decide social programming, activities, outings and more.