Cities with Retirement Communities in Virginia

Woodland Hills

  3365 Ogden Rd
Roanoke, VA 24018

540-682-7500

The Wellington at Lake Manassas

  7820 Baltusrol Blvd
Gainesville, VA 20155

703-468-2750

The Westmont at Short Pump

  14399 N Gayton Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

804-495-8880

Paul Spring

  7116 Fort Hunt Road
Alexandria, VA 22307

703-768-0234

Heatherwood

  9642 Burke Lake Road
Burke, VA 22015

703-425-1698

Ashleigh at Lansdowne

  44124 Woodridge Parkway
Lansdowne, VA 20176

703-828-9600

The Hidenwood

  50 Wellesley Drive
Newport News, VA 23606

757-930-1075

Aarondale

  6929 Matthew Place
Springfield, VA 22151

703-813-1800

The Arbors at Williamsburg

  1915 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-231-3825

The Arbors at Western Branch

  2500 Chesapeake Square Ring Road
Chesapeake, VA 23321

757-579-9326

Anthology of Tuckahoe

  567 N. Parham Road
Henrico, VA 23229

804-433-3016

The Jefferson

  900 North Taylor Street
Arlington, VA 22203

703-516-9455

The Fairfax at Belvoir Woods

  9140 Belvoir Woods Pkwy
Fort Belvoir, VA 22060

The Colonnades

  2600 Barracks Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

434-963-4198

Lake Prince Woods

  100 Anna Goode Way
Suffolk, VA 23434

757-923-5500

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

703-578-1000

Windsor Meade

  3900 Windsor Hall Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23188

The Barrington at Hioaks

  350 Hioaks Road
Richmond, VA 23225

804-320-1412

Harmony at Independence

  2077 S. Independence Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

The Chesapeake

  955 Harpersville Road
Newport News, VA 23601

Brightview Baldwin Park

  21 Woodlee Road
Staunton, VA 24401

540-885-1122

Discovery Village at the West End

  9801 Harmony Woods Drive
Richmond, VA 23233

804-562-2445

Mennowood Retirement Community

  13030 Warwick Boulevard
Newport News, VA 23602

Legacy at Imperial Village

  1717 Bellevue Avenue
Richmond, VA 23227

804-262-6537

The Devonshire

  2220 Executive Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

757-827-7100

The Chamberlin

  2 Fenwick Road
Hampton, VA 23651

757-637-7200

Silver Hill at The Arboretum

  101 Arboretum Way
Newport News, VA 23602

Mintbrook Senior Apartments

  4475 Bacon St.
Bealeton, VA 22712

540-402-6005

RoseWood Village at Wintergreen

  40 Mulligan Ln
Nellysford, VA 22958

Alexander Heights

  2704 Salem Church Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407

833-658-3553

Guardian Place Retirement Community

  1620 N. Hamilton Street
Richmond, VA 23230

804-355-3013

Acclaim at Carriage Hill

  7050 Coachman Lane
Richmond, VA 23228

804-492-7096

Haygood Halls

  1101 Ferry Plantation Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

757-807-2620

The Arbors at Shoulders Hill

  5616 Shoulders Hill Road
Suffolk, VA 23435

757-807-9381

900 Acqua Luxury Senior Apartments

  945 Legacy Landing
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

877-885-2678

Old Donation Apartments

  4441 East Honeygrove Court
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

757-460-0921

The Reserve at Greenbrier

  1005 Elysian Place
Chesapeake, VA 23320

757-361-0066

The Commons at Churchland

  3504 Executive Center Dr #108
Chesapeake, VA 23321

757-484-8697

John Knox Towers

  1210 Colonial Ave
Norfolk, VA 23517

757-622-5443

Greenbrier Senior Apartments

  1509 Ring Rd
Chesapeake, VA 23320

757-366-9676

Starling Village

  1921 Robert Hall Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23324

757-799-4336

Stonebridge Manor Apartments

  5432 Tidewater Dr
Norfolk, VA 23509

757-857-1351

Berkley Village

  900 Daphia Circle
Newport News, VA 23601

Beth Sholom Gardens

  2007 Lauderdale Dr
Richmond, VA 23238

804-421-5140

Williamsburg Landing LifePlan Community

  5700 Williamsburg Landing Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

757-565-6505

Cromwell House

  114 Cromwell Parkway
Norfolk, VA 23505

William H Plummer Retirement

  8520 Town Point Road
Suffolk, VA 23435

757-686-0755

Tuckahoe Pines Retirement Community

  12330 Patterson Ave
Richmond, VA 23238

804-708-1497

Anthology of Charlottesville

  343 Archer Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22911

434-227-4627

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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