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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 Independent 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 Independent 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 Independent 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 Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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