2023 Top Virginia Senior Living Communities

Thousands of Virginia seniors depend on the care and safety of senior living facilities. If you’re starting to look for senior living options for yourself or a loved you know it can difficult it can be. What is the right living type, is a small residential care home the right choice, or a large resort-style community the better option? The decision is an important one but what are all the things you should be considering in your search?  

We’ve completed the research for you, choosing the 15 top assisted living homes in Virginia listed below. You might not see your neighborhood in the top listings below, but don’t worry. There is also our senior living directory that has additional quality, highly rated senior living communities near you. If you have any questions or further guidance, we have professional advisors on call to aid you in this process. Please do not hesitate to contact us

Paying for Virginia Assisted Living Expenses: A Life Insurance Settlement 
There is a little-known option with some life insurance policies. If you’re in need of cash to help pay for long-term, assisted living expenses, depending on the insurer, converting the policy into cash via a life settlement is a viable alternative. A third party purchases your policy and pays a lump sum to you that is typically less than the death benefit amount. The third party is then responsible for the premium payments and is the new beneficiary of the policy. 

Ranking The Best Senior Living Facilities in Virginia

To arrive at the top 15 assisted living providers listed below, our team first reviewed hundreds of comments and reviews on Facebook, Google, and similar platforms to gather user opinions. We then added the reviews left on our site and ranked the communities on a 1 to 5 scale. While the list began to take shape, we took a final look at the Virginia Department of Health website to make sure our top choices were clear of any citations or violations. 

Most Virginia homes for seniors provide the basic amenities – meals, services, and community programming. On average, Virginia assisted living costs $2,500 per month. Memory and nursing care provide higher-end medical equipment and specialized staff like RNs that will result in thousands more dollars per month. Independent living and senior apartments cost about the same as rent, but don’t provide any care.

Top Rated Virginia Senior Living Facilities

4.78 stars

4.88/5 Average Rating of Facilities
686 Total Reviews

Blue Ridge Senior Living of Richmond

12411 Gayton Road
Richmond VA 23238

Living Types Available: Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.5/5 Average Rating
11 Total Reviews

Blue Ridge Senior Living of Richmond

What residents and loved ones have to say about Blue Ridge Senior Living of Richmond:

The new management Team is awesome. A collaborative effort by everyone to make Symphony Manor the #1 Assisted Living Community in Richmond is underway.

-Steven Grey

Woodland Hills Community

3365 Ogden Rd
Roanoke VA 24018

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
26 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Woodland Hills Community:

Everything done here is done with excellence. Everyone one is passionate about what they do and go above and beyond to make it a warm welcoming community.

-Zachariah J. Krecidlo

The Westmont at Short Pump Community

14399 N Gayton Rd
Glen Allen VA 23059

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
7 Total Reviews

the westmont at short pump community glen allen va

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Westmont at Short Pump Community:

The Westmont is a beautiful Retirement Living Community that truly does stand out the moment you walk in. The double staircase is breathtaking and the team there truly does ensure you are welcomed with smiling “eyes”!! They are wearing masks and you can clearly see that they are passionate about the care they provide to your loved ones. Will recommend The Westmont to any one and hope you will stop by for a tour!!

-Micah Hunt

Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community

4225 Shore Dr
Virginia Beach VA 23455

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
50 Total Reviews

bay lake retirement and assisted living community virginia beach va

What residents and loved ones have to say about Bay Lake Retirement and Assisted Living Community:

As soon as I walked in I felt welcomed. Every staff said hello and asked did I need anything. It was inviting and welcoming. This is truly a great place to be!

-A Collins

Imperial Plaza Senior Living

1717 Bellevue Ave
Richmond VA 23227

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.6/5 Average Rating
29 Total Reviews

Imperial Plaza Senior Living

What residents and loved ones have to say about Imperial Plaza Senior Living:

My 87-yr old mother moved to Imperial Plaza in August, so far so good. She has a nice clean cozy apartment and all the utilities work well. We had a small issue with her landline but Dawna and Casey got right on it and fixed the problem immediately. She’s also getting two free meals a day and there’s a Pharmacy and convenient store on the premises. Their security is very tight so I know Mom is safe. I highly recommend Imperial Plaza.

-Christine Kolebas

Ashleigh at Lansdowne

44124 Woodridge Pkwy
Lansdowne VA 20176

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
97 Total Reviews

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What residents and loved ones have to say about Ashleigh at Lansdowne:

We had such a wonderful time with our mother at Ashleigh’s Winter Holiday party on December 11, 2019. We thought we were going to have to park a little ways away because we knew there would be a lot of people coming to this, and to our surprise we were met with valet’s to park our car. That was the beginning of a magical night. We walked into the building and were met with many people welcoming us and cocktails to start. The dining room was gorgeous with beautiful flower arrangements on every table and harp music playing. The best part of the night though was the glorious food that was prepared by the Chef and all his very hard working staff. The creations of food and the display were by far the best I have ever experienced in all my years. Thank you so much for the experience and for making my mother’s days so joyous! Happy Holidays to you all!

-Caroline Ott

The Colonnades

2600 Barracks Road
Charlottesville VA 22901

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
25 Total Reviews

the colonnades charlottesville va

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Colonnades:

We are so happy to be in Charlottesville at the Colonnades. First the location is almost perfect. We still have 2 cars and find we are only a few minutes from everything in Cville (family, hobbies, stores etc). If you want to drive less, there are cars and buses to deliver you to the door — we have learned that this is great for going to UVA to the doctors. Basically you can get where you want in your own car and, or with Colonnades transportation. When you are home, it really seems like home. We moved from a large 2 story house (after 35 years ) and our apartment is about half the size (1,400 sq. ft) but it is bright and open and wonderful lighting — you do not feel small. Our furniture fit in well and we are very comfortable. The kitchen is small but totally what you need to fix a lunch or breakfast or the occasional food for a guest. Main meal of the day is in the Dining Room and the food is very nice (I don’t lie, it is an adjustment after cooking and making all the food choices for 50 years but the food is good and the effort — not! No prep and no cleanup! The best part of Colonnades are the people. They are experienced — they have been great places and done interesting things and they continue to do so. They are nice to talk to and welcoming. Almost all are happy and still involved fully in life. If you are nice, you will find people that are nice to spend time with. Lots of activities but you are also free to do your own thing — participate or not. The opportunities are here to fashion the rest of your life to your specifications. If you need more care at some point, you will get the support and facilities right here on campus. We are among the youngest here — I am so glad we have made our move and finished the work of home ownership while we were in charge. The only one happier is our family who know we chose where we wanted to be and are living the good life as defined by us. Join us.

-Walter Trafton

The Woodland

2003 Cobb St
Farmville, VA 23901

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.9/5 Average Rating
17 Total Reviews

the woodland farmville va

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Woodland:

Both my parents were taken care of there the last years of their lives. We had them in there for 15+ years and never regretted one day. Excellent staff, friendly, courteous always and willing to help. I also got to see many others of my parents generation as I went to school with their children as classmates who graduated from PEA in 1968. My name is Jimmy Nixon and I have visited classmates of mine as well there. I fully expect I will also be a “Woodland Resident” before my final resting place at Westview Cemetery there in Farmville. My Thoughts and Prayers, Jimmy Nixon Parents, Hugh & Willye Nixon

-Jimmy Nixon

Marian Manor

5345 Marian Ln
Virginia Beach VA 23462

Living Types Available: Assisted Living

4.5 stars

4.8/5 Average Rating
31 Total Reviews

marian manor virginia beach va

What residents and loved ones have to say about Marian Manor:

My Father has been a resident at Marion Manor for one year. Our experiences have been far above expectations. The staff is kind, courteous and most importantly loving. They truly care about their residents. They call if there has been any type of incident and we talk about how we may prevent it from happening again. They are always open to my opinions and thoughts. I was surprised to see how fast Dad adjusted to his new surroundings and I credit that to the love and care he received from the moment he moved in and trust me…that care still goes on! There are so many activities provided on not only within the facility but trips outside too. I’m amazed when I read the Chatterbox and monthly calendar. ts a pleasure to visit and enter the beautiful front porch which is always seasonally decorated with such charm. would highly refer anyone looking for an assistant living facility to please visit Marion Manor to see and feel the kindness, thoughtfulness, caring and love that is provided there. D. Smith

-Debbie Smith

The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community

7820 Baltusrol Blvd
Gainesville, VA 20155

Living Types Available: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

5 stars

5.0/5 Average Rating
30 Total Reviews

the wellington at lake manassas community gainesville va

What residents and loved ones have to say about The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community:

This community deserves 6 stars. First class all the way. A beautiful setting, delicious menu, and very knowledgeable staff, the full package. No need to look elsewhere, this community has everything you need for independent and assisted living.

-Gloria Jean

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Province Place of DePaul Assisted Living

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Willow Creek Gracious Retirement Living

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The Hidenwood Retirement Community

Regency at Augusta

Paramount Senior Living at Manassas

Oakmont at Gordon Park

Vitality Living Arlington

Nurse Next Door Home Care – Hampton Roads

Commonwise Home Care – Richmond, VA