(253) 853-3354 1016 29th Street NW,
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Harbor Place at Cottesmore named U.S. News best Senior Living community

Harbor Place at Cottesmore, premier senior living community in Gig Harbor, was recently named a 2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report best assisted and independent living community.

The inaugural U.S. News Best Senior Living ratings and profiles offer comprehensive information and exclusive analysis of consumer satisfaction data. The ratings are based on such factors as community and activities, food and dining, caregiving and management, and staffing for nearly 2,500 communities in the continental U.S. and Hawaii.

Discover independent living and assisted living in Gig Harbor, Washington

Harbor Place at Cottesmore in Gig Harbor, Washington, is a beautiful setting for seniors looking for an active and luxurious retirement community.

Offering the finest in independent living and assisted living, residents are proud to call Harbor Place at Cottesmore home. Our community features outstanding services and amenities and stunning interior design, as well as a friendly set of associates who are available 24/7.

Located on the bay of Puget Sound, Gig Harbor offers a gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. With access to nearby city and state parks, this town is full of gorgeous outdoor opportunities, as well as unique waterfront dining and shopping, something for everyone. It’s in this lovely setting that Harbor Place at Cottesmore strives to provide residents the retirement they deserve.


We understand that as residents age, some may need additional care. Harbor Place’s continuum-of-care campus creates a safe environment for residents to experience this transition. Working with affiliate Cottesmore of Life Care, Harbor Place offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehab services all on one campus.

Residents can focus on taking advantage of all our community has to offer, while their loved ones rest assured that we can accommodate a wide variety of senior needs.

The Accushield® 5-Star Safety Rating recognizes senior living and skilled nursing facilities that have prioritized health safety and visitor management through the utilization of advanced sign-in and health screening technology. 5-Star Safety Rated communities prioritize the need to identify, track, and screen all visitors, including family members, friends, third-party caregivers, and other vendors. These communities understand the risk that visitors and third-party care providers can pose for residents and staff and have put in place policies to help mitigate that risk. As a trusted symbol of Safety, the Accushield® 5-Star Safety Rating helps communities increase awareness of the importance of safety through defined visitor management, health screening, entry policies, procedures, and systems.


What will you fall in love with at Harbor Place at Cottesmore Maybe everything.

Take a tour to meet our associates and residents and see if our community is a good fit for your new home.

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Marykay Duran
Meet Our Executive Director

Marykay Duran

I grew up in Gig Harbor. After graduating from high school, I attended the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in health education.

My plan at age 20 was to work in the hospital setting and help people become educated about living a healthy lifestyle. A few years into my career, I was offered a marketing director position at a retirement community that was associated with a local church.

I quickly realized how my childhood had shaped my passion to care for seniors. I have loved working with older adults since I was a child, partly due to my dad, who often visited his bank clients in nursing homes. Starting in the 4th grade, I would ask him if I could tag along, so I could help brighten their day and so they could tell me about their lives. The rich history and legacy of each of my father’s clients made a lasting impression on me.

More than 30 years later, I have never wanted to be anywhere else. I have a passion for serving our seniors and giving them a safe and enriching environment at retirement and beyond.

My husband and I met at church when I began working in senior care. We’ve been married for 30+ years and have one son and four beautiful grandchildren. We moved from North Tacoma back to Gig Harbor eight years ago. I watched Harbor Place being built but never imagined I would one day be working here as the Executive Director, only 10 minutes from my home.

I've managed communities in Mercer Island, Silverdale, Tacoma, Auburn, and now, Gig Harbor. The most rewarding part of my life is that I still get to fulfill my passion and help people live a healthy lifestyle every day, thanks to Century Park and the standards of excellence we share with our residents.

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