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The Arbors at Western Branch

  2500 Chesapeake Square Ring Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321


The Commons at Churchland

  3504 Executive Center Dr #108
Chesapeake, VA 23321


John Knox Towers

  1210 Colonial Ave
Norfolk, VA 23517


William H Plummer Retirement

  8520 Town Point Road
Suffolk, VA 23435


Harmony at Harbourview

  5871 Harbour View Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23435

The Arbors at Shoulders Hill

  5616 Shoulders Hill Road
Suffolk, VA 23435


Starling Village

  1921 Robert Hall Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23324


Stonebridge Manor Apartments

  5432 Tidewater Dr
Norfolk, VA 23509


The Reserve at Greenbrier

  1005 Elysian Place
Chesapeake, VA 23320


Greenbrier Senior Apartments

  1509 Ring Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320


Harbor's Edge

  One Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

900 Acqua Luxury Senior Apartments

  945 Legacy Landing
Virginia Beach, VA 23464


Cromwell House

  114 Cromwell Parkway
Norfolk, VA 23505

6 Featured 55 Plus Living Communities in the Portsmouth Area

The Arbors at Western Branch

Luxury Senior Apartments Coming Soon To Chesapeake, VA

  •  2500 Chesapeake Square Ring Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321
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  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
    Income Restrictions Income Restrictions
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
  • Now Accepting Applications for Our Waitlist for Apartment Rentals for Ages 62+
  • Two-Story Luxury Clubhouse and Fitness Center with Smart Cardio Equipment
  • Open Kitchens with Breakfast Bar, Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances, Microwave and Granite Countertops
  • Energy Star Certified Living
  • Slip-Resistant Tubs and Grab Bars

John Knox Towers

Affordable Living with High Rise Lifestyle

  •  1210 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517
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  • All Inclusive All Inclusive
    Community Garden Community Garden
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks

Starting at $970 for 1 Bedroom and $1190 for 2 Bedroom

  • All Utilities Included! Write One Check!
  • Harris Teeter Grocery Store Right Next Door
  • Pergola with Grilling Area, Gardens and Park Benches
  • Gorgeous Views of Norfolk Skyline and Beyond
  • Controlled Entry with Intercom, Assigned Parking and Near Bus Line

The Arbors at Shoulders Hill

Where Neighbors Become Friends

  •  5616 Shoulders Hill Road, Suffolk, VA 23435
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  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
    Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation

Rents to start at $854 per month

  • Beautiful Affordable Housing and an EarthCraft Certified Community
  • Open Kitchen with Breakfast Bar and Spacious Floor Plan Layouts
  • Two-Story Luxury Clubroom and Solar Powered Common Areas
  • Proximity to Northern Suffolk’s Fine Dining and Shopping
  • Beautiful Lush Landscaped Grounds with Plant Covered Porches and Views Surrounding Countryside and Tree-lined Neighborhood

Starling Village

Where Residents Become Neighbors and Neighbors Become Friends!

  •  1921 Robert Hall Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23324
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  • Community Garden Community Garden
    Income Restrictions Income Restrictions
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation

1 Bedroom starting at $879, 2 Bedrooms starting at $1049

  • New Fitness Center with Large Screen TVs
  • Conveniently Located Near Kroger Marketplace, Wal-Mart Way Crossing and Greenbrier for Shopping, Dining, Medical Facilities and more!
  • Accessible Elevators, Emergency Pull Cords and Vinyl Plank Flooring Available
  • Fully Equipped Kitchens with All Appliances Including an Ice Maker and Full Size Washer & Dryer
  • Caring and Professional Management and Maintenance Teams

Stonebridge Manor Apartments

A Senior Community for Those Young in Heart, Mind and Spirit!

  •  5432 Tidewater Dr, Norfolk, VA 23509
  • Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks

1 Bedroom - $815.00: 2 Bedrooms - $970.00

  • One of the Largest Floor plans available in Norfolk
  • 24 Hour Laundry Center, Extra Closet Space
  • Convenient To Shopping, Medical Facilities & Places of Worship
  • Secure Entry System and Handicap Accessible
  • Accommodating and Caring Team

900 Acqua Luxury Senior Apartments

Welcome Home to 900 Acqua

  •  945 Legacy Landing, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour

Rates beginning from - 1 Bedroom $1250; 2 Bedrooms $1391

  • Resort Style Pool with Sundeck and Grill, Recreation Room, and 24 hour Fitness Center
  • Controlled Access Buildings with Elevators and On-Site Professional Management and Maintenance Teams
  • Open Floor Plans with Breakfast Bar and 9' Ceilings with Crown Molding
  • Fun Activities along with Water, Sewer and Trash Utilities Included
  • Close to Dining, Shopping, Medical and Entertainment

7 55 Plus Living Communities in the Portsmouth Area

The Commons at Churchland

Relaxed Living. Experience Life at The Commons at Churchland

  •  3504 Executive Center Dr #108, Chesapeake, VA 23321
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  • Arts and Crafts Studios Arts and Crafts Studios
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation

Starting From $878 Per Month

  • Community Room with Scheduled Events, Elevators
  • Pet Friendly, Washer& Dryer (in select homes) Dishwasher Included
  • Beautifully Landscaped Courtyard with Sitting Area
  • Conveniently Located Near Shopping, Entertainment & Medical
  • On-Site, Professional, Caring and Friendly Management & Maintenance Teams

William H Plummer Retirement

Affordable Senior Living in Suffolk VA

  •  8520 Town Point Road, Suffolk, VA 23435
  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
    Income Restrictions Income Restrictions
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation
  • Government Subsidized/Income Qualified
  • 24 Hour Emergency Call System and Maintenance Team
  • Community Center with Planned Activities & Outings. Social & Wellness Program
  • Transportation For Medical & Shopping
  • Fully Equipped Kitchens / Laundry Center

Greenbrier Senior Apartments

At Greenbrier, you will find the retirement setting you have always wanted

  •  1509 Ring Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23320
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  • Income Restrictions Income Restrictions
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour

Please Call for Pricing

  • Roomy 2-bedroom Apartments, Pet Friendly, Please Call for Details
  • Keypad Entry, Interior Elevator Access, and Some Utilities Included
  • Media Lounge, Fitness Center, Hair Salon
  • Interior Mailboxes and Trash Disposal, Maintenance-Free Living
  • Clothes Care Centers on Each Floor, Reserved Parking Available

Harmony at Harbourview

Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care

  •  5871 Harbour View Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23435
  • No large, upfront entrance fees / Spacious one & two-bedroom apartments
  • Washer and Dryer in all apartments / Elegant Dining Room / Theater / Pub
  • Three hospitals located within seven miles
  • Adjacent to small retail center, featuring Starbucks Located across the street from Harbour View West Shopping Center
  • As a Harmony Senior Services community, you can expect a caring, passionate, and professional staff committed to creating an active environment at The Crossings at Harbour View

The Reserve at Greenbrier

Active Adult Luxury Living

  •  1005 Elysian Place, Chesapeake, VA 23320

From $1,150.00 per month

  • The Clubhouse with Bar, Fireplace, Conversation Areas and a Grand Piano
  • A State-Of-The-Art Demonstrator Kitchen With Attached Dining Room
  • 24 hour Fitness Center
  • 24 hour Library and Business Center/Multi Purpose Media and Meeting Room
  • Some apartments with Vaulted and Nine Foot Ceilings With Crown Molding

Harbor's Edge

A Hampton Roads full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community.

  •  One Colley Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
  • Restaurant style dinning, 3 meals daily
  • Personalized activities program with organized outings/Holistic fitness program
  • 24-hour nursing coverage/Medication administration
  • Utilities included (except telephone)/Emergency response system
  • 33 private spacious apartments/Daily housekeeping

Cromwell House

Quality Affordable Senior Living. Let Us Help You Find Your New Home

  •  114 Cromwell Parkway, Norfolk, VA 23505

From $800 per month

  • FREE Deluxe Cable, Water and Sewer Utilities Included
  • Small Pets Welcome - Please Call for Details
  • Picnic and Grilling Area, Café and Covered Outdoor Space
  • Bus Service, Planned Social Activities and Large Activities Room with TV
  • Convenient Central Location with a Caring, Compassionate Staff

Other 55 Plus Living Communities in the Portsmouth Area

The Commons at Greenwood

Affordable Senior Apartments in Portsmouth, VA

  •  205 Bedford Court, Ste. 108, Portsmouth, VA 23701
  • Income Restrictions apply/ Quiet Neighborhood with beautiful courtyard and sitting areas
  • Wall-to-Wall Carpet/Mini Blinds/Cable Hook up/Trash pick up at your door
  • Scheduled Transportation
  • Community room with scheduled activities
  • Full size Washer and Dryer in each apartment with Dishwasher & Disposal

Victory Square

Now Leasing - Portsmouth's newest senior community

  •  900 County St., Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Emergency Call System
  • On-going Social Activities
  • Community Room & Fitness Center
  • Shuttle Bus & Planned Outings
  • Clothes Care Center

Harbor Tower

Life as it should be...

  •  One Harbor Court, Portsmouth, VA 23704
  • Concierge Service/Evening & Weekend Valet Service
  • Controlled Access
  • Reserved Garage Parking
  • Community Room & Social Activities
  • Outdoor Riverside Pool & Deck/BBQ Grilling & Picinic Area

Sunstone Apartments

Surprisingly affordably – an active, independent lifestyle, and a small, inviting community of new friends to enjoy it with!

  •  4600 Peek Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23321
  • 24 Hour Exercise Center
  • Eat-In Kitchen with Granite Breakfast Bar
  • Shower with seat
  • Individual Monitoring Systems with Medical Panic Button
  • 9 Foot Ceilings Throughout.

The Orchards at Belleville Harbour

Affordable Living, Priceless Lifestyle for Adults 62 and Better!

  •  1050 Belle Orchard Lane, Suffolk, VA 23435
  • Apartments starting in the $600's
  • Large One and Two Bedroom Floor Plans with your choice of a patio, balcony or solarium
  • Fully equipped kitchens in all apartments with washer and dryer connections
  • Worry free living with full maintenance staff around the clock
  • A library on site with FREE internet access.

Willow Creek Gracious Retirement Living

Gracious Retirement Living In Chesapeake VA!

  •  516 Great Bridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Three chef-prepared meals served each day, Caring on-site managers
  • Walking paths, Resident travel program
  • Scheduled transporation, Planned activities, events and day trips
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service, library and excercise room
  • All utilites, except phone, Free laundry facilities, No buy-in fees or leases

The Talbot on Granby

Norfolk's first full service luxury apartment community just for active seniors

  •  6311 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505
  • Services include bi-weekly housekeeping, all utilities and basic cable (telephone excluded)
  • Nine ft. ceilings with crown moulding,Walk-in closets,laundry room in each apartment
  • Emergency medical pendant and 24-hour security included
  • Ask about our monitored medication dispensing program. No more pill boxes!

The Commons At Chesapeake

55 plus, Living at its best...

  •  116 Gainsborough Square #112, Chesapeake, VA 23320
  • Beautiful courtyard setting/picnic area with grills, small pets welcome
  • Community center with scheduled events/scheduled transportation
  • Handicap accessible/ elevators/sprinker system
  • Caring Management and maintenance team
  • Walking Distance To Shopping & Banks, conveniently located near Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

Jamestown Commons

More Than A Home....A Lifestyle

  •  1025 College Park Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23464
  • 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms available
  • Full Time Social and Activities Director
  • Controlled Access Building, Interior hallways and mail room
  • Private patios and balconies overlooking the pond
  • Resident rose and vegetable garden, courtyard walking trail

Holiday Lighthouse Pointe

Welcome to Holiday. Welcome Home

  •  933 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322
  • Great Call Lively emergency pendant that works nationally with GPS provided 3 Chef prepared meals made from scratch daily
  • 3 restaurant style meals provided per day from an award winning chef Innovative Travel Program, Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Pet Friendly, Transportation to Shopping and Doctors appointments
  • Daily Enrichment of activities and events, On-site Beauty Salon and Barber Shop
  • Now accepting in person visits after pre-screening and with a mask

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.

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