Best Master Planned Communities in Washington State

Washington State offers a unique blend of natural beauty, vibrant culture, and tax-friendly living, making it an ideal destination for retirees. From the bustling city of Seattle to the serene shores of Puget Sound, Washington's master planned communities provide luxurious living with a focus on convenience and an active lifestyle. Discover the best master planned communities in Washington and find your perfect place to call home.

Why Choose a Master Planned Community in Washington?

Tax-Friendly Living

Washington State collects no income tax, which is a significant benefit for retirees. This means that income from Social Security benefits, pensions, and retirement accounts is not taxed at the state level, allowing you to keep more of your money.

High Quality of Life

Washington boasts an excellent quality of life, with top-tier healthcare facilities, low crime rates, and a thriving cultural scene. The state's natural beauty and commitment to environmental protection add to its appeal.

Ideal Climate

Washington offers a mild, temperate climate that allows for year-round outdoor activities. The western part of the state enjoys moderate temperatures and ample rainfall, while the eastern part experiences a drier climate with more sunshine.

Abundant Recreation and Entertainment

From hiking and biking in the Cascade Mountains to sailing on Puget Sound, Washington provides endless recreational opportunities. The state's vibrant cities offer cultural attractions, fine dining, and entertainment options.

Benefits of Living in a Master Planned Community

Master planned communities in Washington are designed to provide a luxurious and convenient lifestyle. These communities often feature a range of amenities such as golf courses, fitness centers, clubhouses, and walking trails. Residents enjoy a sense of security with gated entrances and on-site management, ensuring a well-maintained and safe environment.

Enhanced Social Life

Living in a master planned community fosters strong social connections. Organized events, clubs, and activities offer ample opportunities to make new friends and engage in shared interests.

Convenient Amenities

Everything you need is within reach. From shopping centers and restaurants to healthcare facilities and recreational activities, master planned communities are designed for convenience and ease of living.

Active Lifestyle

Washington's focus on outdoor recreation and wellness is reflected in its master planned communities. With access to fitness centers, swimming pools, sports courts, and extensive walking trails, residents can maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

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The Uplands 55+ Active Adult Community in Suncadia

Cle Elum, WA
Homes from $1.4M - $1.8M

Announcing a new way to live at Suncadia: The Uplands 55+. Exclusive to residents 55 and older, this new, private gated neighborhood will nestle high on a forested ridge overlooking the Cle Elum River valley. Creating the tight-knit feel of a private retreat — but with access to Suncadia’s resort amenities too.

The Uplands 55+ will be an intimate neighborhood of only 60 homes gathered around a private clubhouse, trails and a three-acre woodland meadow.

The community clubhouse will include indoor and outdoor gathering spaces including a pool, pickleball court and more. A large, protected meadow will provide another connection point for social events, nature walks and impromptu gatherings.


Active Adult Community near Seattle WA | Port Ludlow | Waterfront Homes

Port Ludlow

Port Ludlow, WA
Homes: $490K+

For retirees, active adults, and remote workers, Port Ludlow is an inviting resort-style community on the shores of Puget Sound in the state of Washington.

Westharbor Homes is building new Port Ludlow residences to the highest environmental standards with energy-saving appliances. In the Ludlow Cove Cottages and Olympic Terrace II neighborhoods, you’ll find a delightful variety of floor plans, including beachfront single-family homes, waterfront condominiums, and spacious villas with fairway views.

The amenities and activities at Port Ludlow start with play on the community’s 18-hole golf course, a scenic layout along the water and through the maritime forest. The 300-slip marina offers complete boating services and launches for kayaks and paddleboards. In addition, there are two community clubhouses with fitness centers, swimming pools, and tennis/pickleball courts. You can also enjoy 30+ miles of walking trails, more than 100 community social clubs, and genuine farm-to-table dining with fresh seafood always on the menu at the Fireside Restaurant.

The nearby towns of Chimacum and Port Townsend feature cafes, bakeries, artisan shops, and grocery markets, plus convenient health care services that include specialty practices. And just a 30-minute ferry ride away is the dynamic city of Seattle, home to some of the nation’s leading hi-tech companies, a thriving cultural arts scene, and major professional sports teams.

When you request more information below, you’ll be on your way to discovering the waterfront lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest at Port Ludlow.
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