Cities with 55 Plus Living Communities in Virginia

Woodland Hills

  3365 Ogden Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018


The Westmont at Short Pump

  14399 N Gayton Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059


The Arbors at Williamsburg

  1915 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185


The Arbors at Western Branch

  2500 Chesapeake Square Ring Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321


Lake Prince Woods

  100 Anna Goode Way
Suffolk, VA 23434


Harbor's Edge

  One Colley Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510

Goodwin House Bailey's Crossroads

  3440 S Jefferson St
Bailey's Crossroads, VA 22041

Goodwin House Alexandria

  4800 Fillmore Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311

Windsor Meade

  3900 Windsor Hall Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

The Barrington at Hioaks

  350 Hioaks Road
Richmond, VA 23225


Harmony at Independence

  2077 S. Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Harmony at Harbourview

  5871 Harbour View Blvd
Suffolk, VA 23435

The Chesapeake

  955 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA 23601

Discovery Village at the West End

  9801 Harmony Woods Drive
Richmond, VA 23233


Mennowood Retirement Community

  13030 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23602

Legacy at Imperial Village

  1717 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227


The Devonshire

  2220 Executive Drive
Hampton, VA 23666


The Chamberlin

  2 Fenwick Road
Hampton, VA 23651


Silver Hill at The Arboretum

  101 Arboretum Way
Newport News, VA 23602

Mintbrook Senior Apartments

  4475 Bacon St.
Bealeton, VA 22712

RoseWood Village at Wintergreen

  40 Mulligan Ln
Nellysford, VA 22958

Alexander Heights

  2704 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

Guardian Place Retirement Community

  1620 N. Hamilton Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Acclaim at Carriage Hill

  7050 Coachman Lane
Richmond, VA 23228


Haygood Halls

  1101 Ferry Plantation Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


The Arbors at Towne Park

  101 Roscoe Crossing
Williamsburg, VA 23188

The Arbors at Shoulders Hill

  5616 Shoulders Hill Road
Suffolk, VA 23435


900 Acqua Luxury Senior Apartments

  945 Legacy Landing
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Old Donation Apartments

  4441 East Honeygrove Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23455


The Reserve at Greenbrier

  1005 Elysian Place
Chesapeake, VA 23320

The Commons at Churchland

  3504 Executive Center Dr #108
Chesapeake, VA 23321


John Knox Towers

  1210 Colonial Ave
Norfolk, VA 23517


Greenbrier Senior Apartments

  1509 Ring Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320


Starling Village

  1921 Robert Hall Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23324


Stonebridge Manor Apartments

  5432 Tidewater Dr
Norfolk, VA 23509


Tribute at the Glen

  4151 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192


Williamsburg Landing LifePlan Community

  5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185


William H Plummer Retirement

  8520 Town Point Road
Suffolk, VA 23435


Tuckahoe Pines Retirement Community

  12330 Patterson Ave
Richmond, VA 23238


Harper's Station Yorktown

  4501 Victory Blvd.
Yorktown, VA 23693


Harper's Station Gainesville

  15951 Loves Mill Lane
Gainesville, VA 20155


Era at PARK 216

  901 Beringer Road
Suffolk, VA 23435


Virginia Greens Retirement Community

  4301 Battery Blvde
Williamsburg, VA 23185


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.