Emerald Heights

10901 176th Circle NE
Redmond, Washington 98052
Profile updated on: 01-02-2024
Year Established
Type of Retirement Community
CCRC/Life Plan 
Name of Parent Organization
Emerald Communities  
Name of Management Company
Emerald Communities  
Total Units
Independent Living Units
Tax Status
Community Overview
Emerald Heights has been a not-for-profit, retirement living community in Redmond, WA since the early '90s, and we know what it takes to create remarkable retirement experiences. We've been the choice of thousands of area seniors seeking a self-driven lifestyle with value, stability, health care and true independence. People are drawn to our warm, friendly neighborhood feel, top notch amenities, services, and the security of Life Care, all in a beautifully natural setting. 
Top Resident Hobbies/Interest
Residents interests are wide-ranging. The following were selected by staff as the top six among a large list of options.
  • Lifelong learning
  • Model trains
  • Resident committees
  • Swimming
  • Walking/trail walking
  • Woodworking

Pets allowed?
Pet restrictions
Types of Residential Living Options Offered
  • Apartments
  • Cottages/Villas (single-story, connected)
  • Studio Apartments

Maximum Number of Bedrooms Offered
2 Bedrooms 
Maximum Number of Bathrooms Offered
2 Bathrooms 
Range of Floorplan Sizes
704 - 1,800 square feet
Basements/bonus rooms available with any residences?
Any Current Expansion or Renovation Plans for Independent Living?
Emerald Heights is refreshing and expanding to meet the changing needs and interests of our vibrant community. A refresh to the exteriors of our original buildings was completed in 2023 and a new "grab-n-go" dining space was introduced; construction is also underway on a new 42 apartment home building scheduled for completion in 2024. Construction on a new Assisted Living building is scheduled to begin in the fall of 2023. 
Other Details about Independent Living
Independent Living at Emerald Heights provides a maintenance-free lifestyle, allowing you to spend your time doing what you enjoy most and find most meaningful. With approximately 40 apartment or cottage floor plans, you'll be able to find the right one to call home. 

Types of Residency Contracts Offered : learn
Lifecare (Type A) 
Refund Options (for entry fee contracts) : learn
Declining Balance Refund, 50% Refund, 90% Refund 
Entry Fee Refund Requirements:
Paid when a new entry fee is received for your residence. 
Range of Entry Fees- Single Occupancy
$133,000 - $2,154,400 
Range of Entry Fees- Double Occupancy
$168,000 - $2,220,900 
Range of Monthly Fees- Single Occupancy
$2,872 - $7,847 
Range of Monthly Fees- Double Occupancy
$4,372 - $9,302 

Pricing Note: Entrance fees are based upon the size of apartment or cottage home selected, from a cozy studio to expansive 2-bedroom/2-bath/with den apartment homes, and the type of Residency Agreement selected (from traditional, non-refundable to 90% refundable plans.) 

Additional Note:
Three contract options are available for you to choose from allowing you to decide what works best for your personal financial situation and future estate planning desires. 
Types of Assisted Living Residences Offered
Studio Apartments 
Licensed Assisted Living/Personal Care Residences
Maximum number of Assisted Living Bedrooms Offered
1 Bedroom 
Maximum number of Assisted Living Bathrooms Available
1 Bathroom 
Range of Assisted Living Floorplan Sizes
400 - 420 square feet
Is direct entry into assisted living allowed? Direct entry means that residents who are not currently residing in the community may enter directly into care at the then-current market rates for care.
Availability of In-Home Assisted Living Services?
  • Resident may hire in-home caregivers
Can residents hire their own in-home care in independent living?
Yes- if using an approved provider 
Additional Notes:
Direct admission to Assisted Living is available if Assisted Living apartments are available beyond the requirements of existing Emerald Heights residents. 
Number of licensed semi-private nursing care beds
Number of licensed private nursing care beds
10 or fewer 
Number of licensed memory care beds
Is healthcare center/nursing care available on-site or off-site?
Is direct entry into nursing/skilled care available?
Healthcare center licensing
Medicare Certified
CMS Rating for Healthcare Center (as of profile date)
5 stars 
Type of Memory Care Availability
Separately licensed memory care units
Additional Notes:
Emerald Heights is looking forward to the addition of a new Assisted Living building on campus that will provide one-bedroom apartment homes for residents, and allow renovation of the current, mostly semi-private skilled nursing rooms to all private accommodations. 
Services and Amenities Offered
The services shown below may be included or available at an additional cost. Check with a member of the staff for details.
  • Community Spaces Indoor
    • art gallery
    • art studio
    • billiards table
    • cards/game area
    • chapel/meditation room
    • convenience store
    • extra storage spaces
    • gift shop
    • hair salon
    • library
    • multi-purpose room
    • nail salon/services
    • performing arts/event center
    • pool-indoor heated
    • pool-indoor jacuzzi/hot tub
    • woodworking shop
  • Community Spaces Outdoor
    • bocce court
    • community garden
    • croquet
    • patio/outdoor sitting area
    • walking/nature trails
  • Food & Beverage Options
    • casual dining (bistro/cafe)
    • main dining room
    • outdoor dining area
    • private dining areas
  • General Services
    • chaplain/religious counselor
    • guest lodging
    • guest suites
    • parking-assigned spaces
    • parking-covered
    • scheduled transportation
    • unscheduled transportation
  • Health & Wellness Services
    • fitness center
    • healthcare center
    • personal trainers/fitness instructors
    • spa/massage services
  • Organized Activities
    • community outreach programs
    • community social events
    • fitness classes
    • group outings
    • lifelong learning classes
    • performing arts events
    • religious services
    • religious study groups
    • special interest clubs
  • Security & Technology Services
    • gated security
    • wi-fi residences
Nearest Hospitals (Within a 15-mile radius)
EvergreenHealth Kirkland 
Nearest Colleges or Universities (Within a 15-mile radius)
Additional Notes


Unlike a studio apartment, this floorplan includes at least one-bedroom that is separate from the living area, and possibly multiple bedrooms. A full kitchen may also be available.

Assisted Living

State regulated facility offering supportive care to residents who are unable to live independently and require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) including management of medications, bathing, dressing, toileting, ambulating and eating.

Contract Type (Residency Contract)

CCRCs offer a variety of contract types that define the costs and services related to the resident's agreement with the community. There are basically five contract types: Lifecare, Modified, Fee for Service, Rental, and Equity. A single community can offer more than one contract type. See below or get additional details on contract types here.


Also referred to as patio homes, this housing option typically includes two or three single-story adjoining homes. Usually larger floorplans than an apartment.

Entry Fee

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities'') often require an entry fee prior to occupancy. The entry fee may be refundable at some point in the future. Be sure to read the residency contract for details on refundable entry fees.

Equity Contract

This contract involves the actual purchase of real estate or a membership. The level of residential services and amenities included in monthly fees or membership dues will vary by community. The cost of assisted living or nursing care will also vary by community. An equity contract may provide some discount for assisted living or nursing care but others may be fee-for-service.

Fee for Service (Type C)

Residents transitioning from independent living to assisted living, memory care, or nursing care will begin paying the then-current market rate for those services. All other things equal, it offers the lowest entry fee compared to other entry fee arrangements. Communities with no entry fee, but a contractual obligation to provide healthcare are also considered Fee for Service for the purposes of these profiles.

Independent Living

Residents generally lead an independent or mostly independent lifestyle. Independent living is not licensed to provide assisted living or other types of care, although these services may be delivered as in-home care. There are no skilled nursing beds in independent living.

Licensed Provider

If a community is a part of a broader network of communities, the publicly used name of the CCRC may not be the same as the name of the licensed provider. The licensed provider is the entity that is actually licensed with the state to provide services, if state licensing is required.

Lifecare (Type A)

Residents transitioning from independent living to assisted living, memory care, or nursing care will continue paying the then-current rate for the independent living residence in which they were residing. Requires the highest entry fee relative to other entry fee arrangements. Monthly fees may increase for inflation adjustments or other operational reasons. With this type of contract a resident is essentially pre-paying for health-related services such as assisted living or nursing care that may be needed in the future.

Lifecare (with Equalized Rates)

Residents transitioning from independent living to assisted living, memory care, or nursing care will begin paying a monthly rate equal to the then-current rate of a pre-specified independent living residence, which is typically somewhere in between the lowest and highest priced residences. This means that some residents could pay more when they require care services and others could pay less, depending on what they were previously paying for their independent living residence.

Medicaid Certified

This means the community’s skilled nursing and assisted living facilities are Medicaid certified, and when applicable, accepts Medicaid reimbursements for residents who no longer have the financial means to pay for care themselves. Learn more about Medicaid eligibility.


This means the community’s skilled nursing facility is Medicare certified, and when applicable, accepts Medicare reimbursements. Learn more about Medicare eligibility. Keep in mind that unlike Medicaid, Medicare does not cover non-medical care such as assisted living or custodial care if that is the only care required.

Medicare Nursing Home (CMS) Star Rating

In the case where the skilled nursing facility is Medicare-Certified then the Centers for Medicare Services (CMS) publishes a rating based on a five star rating scale, with five out of five being the best. Learn more about ratings. Learn more CMS star ratings.

Memory Care

A specialized type of care provided to those with varying degrees of dementia or Alzheimer’s. It may be provided in an assisted living community or nursing home. A more comprehensive approach may be found in a memory care facility, designed specifically for those with memory care needs.

Modified Contract (Type B)

Residents transitioning from independent living to assisted living, memory care, or nursing care will begin paying the then-current market rate for those services, less a discount. Alternatively- or additionally- residents may receive a certain number of service days in the healthcare center at no additional monthly charge, before they begin paying the market rate.

Parent Company

If the CCRC is owned by a larger organization, the parent company may have a different name than any of the individual communities that it owns or operates.

Private Pay

A healthcare center or assisted living facility that is private pay does not accept reimbursements from Medicare or Medicaid.

Rental Contract

There is no entry fee associated with this type of arrangement. Residential services, amenities, and care may sometimes be less available than an entry fee community. Residents under contract may not be provided guaranteed or priority access to assisted living and nursing care. As with a fee for service contract, the resident will pay for care at the full per diem cost.

Single-site / Multi-site

A community may be a stand-alone organization on a single-site, or may be owned by an organization that operates more than one community; i.e. multi-site.

Skilled Nursing Care

Aside from hospital care, this represents the highest level of care, which may be acute or long-term. The majority of individuals in skilled nursing require 24-hour nursing and/or medical care. In most cases, these properties are licensed for Medicaid and/or Medicare reimbursement, but some are private pay. Skilled Nursing Care facilities may include a minority of assisted living and/or Alzheimer's/dementia care.

Studio Apartments

A floorplan where the living room doubles as the single bedroom. Usually includes a small kitchen area. Smallest type of floorplan available within a retirement community and is more common in assisted living settings.


This housing option typically includes two or three multi-story adjoining homes. Usually larger floorplans than an apartment.

Third-party Manager

It is common practice for communities, including single-site facilities, to contract with a professional services firm to manage daily operations. The third-party manager will have a different name from the retirement community.

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Questions to Ask
In addition to the information provided in this report, the following questions may also be useful in your decision process. Also visit the learn section of our website to find out more about what to ask.
  1. Are you offering any assistance in helping prospective residents sell their homes or pay the entrance fee?
  2. Are there any additional contracts or refund options available which are not included in this profile?
  3. Is any portion of the entrance fee deductible for tax purposes? If so, what was the deductible amount in the most recent tax year for those who qualified?
  4. How can I be sure the community is well-managed financially, and prepared to meet all current and future obligations to residents?
  5. Is there a wait list? If so, how long, and for which units?
  6. Is there an active residents’ association? If so, how are they represented in terms of decisions made by the board/management/ownership?
  7. Do you have any plans for expansion or renovation? How is that to be financed and what impact will it have on current residents?
  8. What services are included in my base monthly fee? What services are available at an extra cost?