Cities with Independent Living Communities in Virginia

Woodland Hills

  3365 Ogden Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018


The Wellington at Lake Manassas

  7820 Baltusrol Blvd
Gainesville, VA 20155


The Westmont at Short Pump

  14399 N Gayton Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059


Paul Spring

  7116 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22307



  9642 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015


Ashleigh at Lansdowne

  44124 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176


The Hidenwood

  50 Wellesley Drive
Newport News, VA 23606



  6929 Matthew Place
Springfield, VA 22151


The Arbors at Williamsburg

  1915 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185


The Arbors at Western Branch

  2500 Chesapeake Square Ring Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321


Anthology of Tuckahoe

  567 N. Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23229


The Jefferson

  900 North Taylor Street
Arlington, VA 22203

The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods

  9140 Belvoir Woods Pkwy
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

The Colonnades

  2600 Barracks Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Our Lady of Peace Retirement Community

  751 Hillsdale Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901


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

Commonwealth Senior Living at Radford

  7486 Lee Hwy
Radford, VA 24141

Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House

  1111 Main Street
Danville, VA 24541

Sunrise at Countryside

  45800 Jona Drive
Potomac Falls, VA 20165

First Colonial Inn

  845 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23451


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

Brightview Baldwin Park

  21 Woodlee Road
Staunton, VA 24401

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

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


Park View at South Pantops

  210 S. Pantops Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Beth Sholom Gardens

  2007 Lauderdale Dr
Richmond, VA 23238

Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg

  3500 Meekins Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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


Anthology of Charlottesville

  343 Archer Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22911


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


Martha Jefferson House

  1600 Gordon Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Elance' at Alexandria

  5100 Fillmore Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311


Elance' at Old Town

  400 N Washington St
Alexandria, VA 22314


Elance' at West End

  5550 Cardinal Pl
Alexandria, VA 22304


Valley View Retirement Community

  1213 Long Meadows Dr
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Runk & Pratt at Liberty Ridge

  30 Monica Blvd
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Edinburgh Square

  129 Hershberger Rd
Roanoke, VA 24012

Brandon Oaks

  3804 Brandon Ave SW
Roanoke, VA 24018

Acclaim at the Hill

  10651 Spotsylvania Ave
Fredericksburg, VA 22408


Alate Old Town

  1112 First Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


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.