Assisted Living near Washington DC

Use our assisted living search tool to find the best options for your family - a FREE Service!
Location:
Only show communities within a mile radius.
Room Type:
Budget:

Many of our communities offer virtual tours. Call us now to schedule.

Searching for Assisted Living communities in Washington, DC?

Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Assisted Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Assisted Living communities in DC and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

See more information about Washington, DC:

Senior housing types near Washington, DC

  • The Residences at Thomas Circle

    The Residences at Thomas Circle

    1330 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
    (12)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    More than a great place to live, The Residences at Thomas Circle is a neighborhood within a neighborhood – where seniors can live life their way. LIFE AT ITS FINEST In the heart of downtown DC, just blocks from the White House and a short walk to museums and monuments, you will find seniors enjoying...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Maple Heights Senior Living

    Maple Heights Senior Living

    5100 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    At Maple Heights Senior Living, you will find that we give options to Senior Living. Whether you are in search of a more independent lifestyle with a variety of optional services, or a full complement of Assisted Living/Memory Care, Maple Heights offers the best of both worlds within our community....

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Forest Hills of DC

    Forest Hills of DC

    4901 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
    (2)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Inclusive Senior Living... Essential care and support for life Formerly known as the Methodist Home of DC, Forest Hills holds a tradition of excellence for over 125 years. Throughout our history, our focus has always been on people -- our residents and our staff who, together, make our community...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Ingleside at Rock Creek

    Ingleside at Rock Creek

    3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (7)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    With more than a century of service and sophistication, Ingleside at Rock Creek is the preferred address for Washington, D.C. retirement. There’s no setting quite like ours: 14 acres of wooded paths and flourishing gardens, bordering Rock Creek Park. In an elite Northwest Washington, D.C....

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

    Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

    5111 Connecticut Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20008
    (6)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Located in the heart of Washington, DC, Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue has been serving the Nation's Capital with quality assisted living and memory care programs since 2003. We are conveniently located near public transportation, restaurants, museums and shopping. Our tenured leadership team has...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Chevy Chase House

    Chevy Chase House

    5420 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015
    (1)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Experience luxury at Meridian Senior Living’s newly remodeled Chevy Chase House, the place where assisted living meets the style and comfort of a contemporary residence in the heart of Washington, DC. The Chevy Chase House was thoughtfully redesigned by an award-winning design firm to incorporate...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Grand Oaks

    Grand Oaks

    5901 MacArthur Boulevard Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
    (21)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Grand Oaks is located on the campus of Sibley Memorial Hospital. It is close to Georgetown, Bethesda and just minutes from the Potomac River and the Virginia Suburbs. Our residents feel inspired in their spacious, light filled apartments, dine in elegance with delicious meals and remain active with...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Brookdale Arlington

    Brookdale Arlington

    3821 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203
    (44)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    As one of the premier assisted living and memory care communities in the Washington, D.C., area, we are conveniently located in the heart of Arlington, Va., an upscale area consistently ranked among the wealthiest counties in the United States. We’re close to casual and fine dining establishments,...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • The Jefferson

    The Jefferson

    900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA 22203
    (21)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Welcome to The Jefferson, where ownership and a unique approach to active aging are conveniently located at The Gateway to Arlington Virginia, just minutes away from Washington, DC. The Jefferson has skillfully combined independence, luxury,services and amenities with the security of home ownership...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    2000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
    (11)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Positioned to enjoy the greenery & peacefulness of the Lexington Bike Path on one side and the bustling in-town location of Massachusetts Ave. on the other side, Sunrise of Arlington has the best of both worlds under one roof. Our community is perfect for the resident who prefers an urban...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Brighton Gardens at Friendship Heights

    Brighton Gardens at Friendship Heights

    5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (8)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Brighton Gardens provides personal care in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. A separate Special Care Center for residents with Alzheimer's or other memory related disorders...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Home Away From Home, LLC

    4002 Ingraham St, Hyattsville, MD 20781
    (5)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    We know how difficult a decision it is to entrust your loved one to an assisted living home, rest assured that taking care of your loved one is our number one concern.  We provide a safe, caring, loving, and nurturing environment for our residents.  We are waiting to welcome you...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Independence Court of Hyattsville

    Independence Court of Hyattsville

    5821 Queens Chapel Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782
    (15)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Independence Court of Hyattsville is an elegant assisted living home that is available to residents who are looking for a peaceful place to live. This community offers its residents access to the historic city of Hyattsville, MD. Guests of the residents of this community will find that they have...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Hands & Heart Assisted Living Hyattsville

    Hands & Heart Assisted Living Hyattsville

    6612 24th Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20782
    (5)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    We are devoted to meeting the unique needs of each resident through a variety of senior care living options ASSISTED LIVING AT HANDS & HEART ALLOWS SENIORS TO REMAIN INDEPENDENT IN A PROFESSIONALLY MANAGED AND CAREFULLY DESIGNED COMMUNITY SETTING. ENJOY VIBRANT SOCIAL ACTIVITIES, PERSONALIZED...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    5900 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205
    (23)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Our 35 year mission at Sunrise Senior Living has been to champion the quality of life for all seniors. Our approach is simple; resident centered care. This approach helps seniors live the life they want to live by providing options to meet their individual needs and wishes. Sunrise offers a variety...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Avalon House on Woodacre Drive

    Avalon House on Woodacre Drive

    1505 Woodacre Drive, McLean, VA 22101
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon House on Woodacre Drive is one of many residential assisted living Avalon Homes located in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Specializing in residents with Alzheimer's and other types of memory loss difficulties, the Woodacre Drive residence is conveniently situated west of George Washington...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • The Fountains at Washington House

    The Fountains at Washington House

    5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311
    (51)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Welcome to Alexandria's number-one continuing care RENTAL community! Located near Washington DC, The Fountains at Washington House offers nine (9) floor plans in both assisted and independent living in a boutique-hotel style environment. Our community provides independent living, assisted living and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Avalon House of Hardwood Lane

    Avalon House of Hardwood Lane

    1518 Hardwood Lane, McLean, VA 22101
    (3)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon House Of Hardwood Lane offers internationally recognized levels of care and comfortable living in an environment of world-class, well-designed accommodations. With support services that are unmatched, Avalon House provides attentive, loving, individualized levels of assistance while...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Mama's Care Assisted Living Inc

    4111 East West Highway, University Park, MD 20782
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to create services for seniors that enhance the value of the entire span of life In a residential, and safe environment. ABOUT US: Mama's Care Assisted Living is a single family house located at 4111 East West Highway in University Park Maryland, and it's on half an...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    Sunrise of Chevy Chase

    2201 Colston Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    At Sunrise of Chevy Chase, conveniently located adjacent to Washington, DC, in Maryland’s Montgomery County, we provide a safe, comfortable living environment and excellent care delivered by an experienced, compassionate team of caregivers. Our beautiful community, nestled in a desirable...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    Five Star Premier Residences of Chevy Chase

    8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (19)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Five Star Senior Living, founded in 2001, is a trusted name in senior care with over 200 facilities and communities in 33 states. The standards that we have set inspire us to exceed what is expected — becoming a valued member of our community, striving to surpass every standard, and keeping...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise of Alexandria

    Sunrise of Alexandria

    3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
    (20)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Avalon House on Gerard Court

    Avalon House on Gerard Court

    6442 Gerard Court, Falls Church, VA 22043
    (10)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon House on Gerard Court is a high quality assisted living facility located in Falls, Church Virginia. We pride ourselves in offering a first class facility to seniors. We also provide nursing care, an on staff physician, podiatrist, dentist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Avalon House on Oakview Drive

    Avalon House on Oakview Drive

    1503 Oakview Drive, McLean, VA 22101
    (3)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon House on Oakview Drive is an assisted living facility located on Oakview Drive in McLean, Virginia. While we specialize in providing help for older residents, we also offer some memory care services for those suffering from Alzheimer's or dementia because we want the families of those...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise of Bethesda

    Sunrise of Bethesda

    4925 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    At Sunrise of Bethesda, located northwest of Washington, DC, in Montgomery County, our residents receive the highest level of care inside our community while enjoying access to some of the nation's premiere hospitals, located just minutes away. Our beautiful community offers assisted living and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise of Falls Church

    Sunrise of Falls Church

    330 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (19)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Located just minutes from historic downtown Falls Church and only a few miles from the national capital, our setting is convenient for families living throughout Fairfax and Arlington counties and beyond. Sunrise of Falls Church is nestled in the heart of the scenic City of Falls Church, just a few...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Brandywine Living at Alexandria

    Brandywine Living at Alexandria

    5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    An Outstanding Location Located next to Cameron Station and just minutes from historic Old Town, Brandywine Living at Alexandria provides a convenient location for seniors to reside close to their children, grandchildren, and friends, while remaining in the community they love. This 116-suite,...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Avalon House on High Street

    Avalon House on High Street

    6712 High Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (6)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon House on High Street is an assisted living facility located in Falls Church, Virginia. At Avalon House we recognize the importance of balancing a warm, homelike environment with comprehensive medical care. When your loved one is no longer able to live at home, the decision to seek out an...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Avalon House on Woodland Drive

    Avalon House on Woodland Drive

    6809 Woodland Drive, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (8)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon House on Woodland Drive is an Alzheimer's Care provider located in the independent city of Falls Church, Virginia. We are known for providing dedicated memory care programs as well as following the philosophy of aging in place. Our intent is to provide senior citizens with the comfort and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Harbor Park Estates Assisted Living

    625 River Bend, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    (1)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Welcome to Harbor Park Estates Assisted Living Harbor Park Estates is an upscale, assisted living facility dedicated to providing each of our Residents a caring, nurturing environment with dignified and respectful services in a special place fitting to call 'home'. There is no greater comfort in...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Kensington Park Senior Living

    Kensington Park Senior Living

    3620 Littledale Road, Kensington, MD 20895
    (25)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    At Kensington Park Retirement Community, our services and setting are as unique as the residents we serve. Whether you are seeking Independent Living, Assisted Living, or Alzheimer's/ Memory Care, Kensington Park is designed to provide an encouraging and comprehensive continuum of services. ...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Cresthaven

    1020 Cresthaven Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20903
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Cresthaven is a small, female only senior care home located in the unincorporated area of Silver Spring, Maryland, which is located in Montgomery County. Silver Spring is a bustling business hub adorned with many parks and recreation areas, including sections of Rock Creek Park, which is well known...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • AlfredHouse Andrus

    AlfredHouse Andrus

    10910 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20852
    (3)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon Assisted Living Facilities Avalon Assisted Living Facilities is a residential care home for seniors located in Bethesda, Maryland in Montgomery County. Bethesda is a thriving community just Northwest of Washington D.C., so you can share in the joy of all the historical, cultural, and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Good Samaritan Assisted Living

    Good Samaritan Assisted Living

    707 Kerwin Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Good Samaritan Assisted Living is located in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The comprehensive service and amenities are specially designed to promote well-being and personal satisfaction in all areas of a resident's life: physical, emotional, social and recreational.  This approach to service...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • The Cottage at Curry Manor

    The Cottage at Curry Manor

    6501 Curry Manor Ct, Bethesda, MD 20817
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Cottage at Curry Manor is a safe, secure senior care home located in the Montgomery Count, MD, community of Bethesda. Bethesda is a historic medium-sized city with slightly over 55,000 residents that has the distinction of having been named by Forbes Magazine as the most educated community in...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise at Fox Hill

    Sunrise at Fox Hill

    8300 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
    (7)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Sunrise at Fox Hill is Sunrise Senior Living's premier community! With easy access to Washington, DC and northern Virginia, our residents and families love our location which is just minutes from downtown Bethesda's exciting shops, restaurants and cultural activities. Fox Hill Assisted Living...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • In Loving Hands

    In Loving Hands

    8402 Lucille Court, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    (5)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    At In Loving Hands Assisted Living Facility, our mission is to provide quality care in a home like environment. All residents will be treated with respect and dignity. When individuals can no longer live independently, we are an option to consider. We are able to assist with all levels of care. In...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Paul Spring Community

    Paul Spring Community

    7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307
    (23)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Paul Spring Community, located in the Mt. Vernon community of Alexandria, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited, Inc community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Elder Estates, LLC

    Elder Estates, LLC

    6409 85th Ave, New Carrollton, MD 20784
    (17)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Elder Estates, LLC is located in New Carrollton, MD in Prince George's County. This residential care home provides the care that you are seeking in a setting that is twelve miles east of Washington, D.C.. Those who spend time in the New Carrollton are will enjoy visiting New Carrollton Park and...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Miracle Hands Care Services Assisted Living

    Miracle Hands Care Services Assisted Living

    5705 Misty Drive, Lanham, MD 20706
    (2)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Miracle Hands Care Services LLC has been in business for 5 years, we opened up in 2012. All of our staff combined have over 20 years of senior care experience, and the owner is a LPN(Licensed Practical Nurse) over 18 years of health are experience. We are the best in the industry. We care for our...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Avalon House on Gelston Circle

    Avalon House on Gelston Circle

    1011 Gelston Circle, McLean, VA 22102
    (5)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon House on Gelston Circle is a residential care home located in the beautiful McLean City, Virginia in Fairfax County. Our community is located in a quiet, upscale, and friendly neighborhood. Beautiful trees that bring about a cool breeze and fresh air surround our home. Our home is a few...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane

    Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane

    5550 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD 20852
    (17)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Just a few minutes from Pike and Rose, Rockville Town Square Metro Station,Westfield Montgomery Mall, 495 access and Strathmore Music Center, Brighton Gardens of Tuckerman Lane is both centrally located and beautifully situated. Surrounded by mature tree and garden,and the CO walking path, this...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Hillhaven Assisted Living

    Hillhaven Assisted Living

    3210 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783
    (6)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Welcome to Hillhaven, where compassion and healing come together. The Malin Family has worked to create a homelike environment for our residents since 1978. Our professional team members are committed to each resident's quality of life. Residents and their families also share the satisfaction that...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Williams House Assisted Living

    Williams House Assisted Living

    3702 La Dova Way, Springdale, MD 20774
    (2)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    The Williams House is an assisted living provider that offers the following services: A residential or facility-based housing and supportive services, or combination of services to meet the needs of there residents who are unable to perform, or who needs assistance in performing, the activities of...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Aarondale Community

    Aarondale Community

    6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151
    (14)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Aarondale Community, located in Springfield, offers Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Inspiritas - Memory Care. You'll have peace of mind knowing we are a Retirement Unlimited community, family-owned and operated in Virginia with a proud 35+ year tradition of providing exceptional care for...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Amazing Life Assisted Living Services

    9007 Pinehurst Drive, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    (1)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    We are pleased to announce our lift is installed! Amazing Life Assisted Living Services offers a clean fresh facility, beautifully furnished rooms, delicious food, outside activities, and happy residents. We provide frequent updates to the family, photos of events and activities, full laundry...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Jobean Assisted Living #1

    Jobean Assisted Living #1

    8201 Birdsong Dr, Fort Washington, MD 20744
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Testimonials "Jobean’s care of it residents is it’s first priority! The owner is aware of each resident’s need and she insures that staff provides care and respect to each one. My mom’s bedroom is clean, spacious and decorated like a hotel room. There is ample space in the common areas for everyone....

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Sunrise of Silver Spring

    Sunrise of Silver Spring

    11621 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904
    (34)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Welcome to Sunrise of Silver Spring, an assisted living community in Silver Spring, Maryland, just minutes from Route 495 and just off Route 29, north on New Hampshire Avenue. Sunrise of Silver Spring sits in a beautifully landscaped setting in a residential neighborhood, adjacent to the White Oak...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Avalon House on Cawdor Court

    Avalon House on Cawdor Court

    8103 Cawdor Court, McLean, VA 22102
    (4)
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Avalon House on Cawdor Court is a state of the art assisted living facility located in Mclean, Virginia. We are driven by our servant oriented policy to always have our residents as top priority. Not only do we strive to make our facility as accommodating as it should be, but we also want you to...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing
  • Dulce Hogar

    Dulce Hogar

    11814 Pittson Road, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    866-223-3192for a local A Place for Mom advisor

    Our community, Dulce Hogar, is designed as a friendly home environment for your loved ones. We are located in the Holiday Park section of Silver Spring MD, near the senior center. Our caring staff provides three delicious and nutritious meals daily as well as snacks between meals, plus laundry,...

    Learn More
    Get Pricing

Assisted Living in Washington, DC

Assisted living communities are a popular option for senior living in Washington DC. An assisted living community consists of apartment-style housing and provides opportunities for socialization in a safe, supervised environment with personalized support. Often provided are scheduled leisurely outings, and assistance with transportation and appointments. In some cases, communities may offer skilled nursing services and dementia or memory care. Staff is present 24 hours a day and is available to assist with the activities of daily living, or ADLs

Assisted living communities are an ideal choice for seniors who would like to continue to live an independent life, but might benefit from the safety and security of living with peers in a supervised environment. The average monthly cost of assisted living is as follows:

  • Mean cost city proper: $7,500
  • Median cost city proper: $7,000
  • Mean cost metro area: $5,700
  • Median cost metro area: $5,300

Public assistance is available through the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities (EPD) Medicaid Waiver program. The District of Columbia Department of Health licenses and certifies this type of city for the District of Columbia.

Licensing Requirements – District of Columbia

Cost of Living in Washington, DC

The cost of living in D.C. tends to be more expensive than most other U.S. cities. The cost-of-living-index is rated 50 points higher than the national average and the grocery index is rated 15 points higher than the national average. All index scores are based on a scale where 100 is equivalent to the national average.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Health care Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
150 115 88 $1,955 19.1% $536,000 $83,000 May apply to estates valued over a specific amount.

Local Medical Providers

The Washington, DC area is home to many world class medical facilities. Some of the top facilities in the area are:

  • Inova Fairfax Hospital - Rated the number one hospital in the DC region by U.S. News & World Report, Inova Fairfax Hospital is the flagship facility of the Inova Fairfax family of five hospitals in the area. The hospital is a 923-bed facility and a Level 1 Trauma Center, and specializes in a variety of procedures including oncology and cardiac surgery.
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital - A non-profit acute care hospital, MedStar Georgetown is a teaching and research hospital which focuses on many different areas of care. The hospital was recently ranked highly in the fields of geriatrics, hip replacement, and cancer care as well as seven other fields by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center - Washington, DC’s busiest and largest hospital, MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a 912-bed medical center with a comprehensive list of care specialties. The hospital is highly ranked nationally in the fields of cardiology and heart surgery.

Climate and Weather

Washington D.C. has a humid subtropical climate according to the Koppen Climate Classification Guide. The average humidity level for Washington, D.C. is roughly 67%. Humidity levels are highest during the month of September at about 71%. Humid subtropical regions are generally characterized by hot, humid summers and cold winters, although the colder seasons in DC are usually somewhat milder than those in the Northeast.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 89°F (July) 63°F (June) 37°F 48°F (December) 25°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
53.1 (Moderate) 73.4 in the month of July (Moderate)

The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Inclement Weather

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Inclement weather
4” 5” (June) 13.7” Hurricanes, floods, and rare moderate earthquake

Demographics and Values

As America’s capital city, politics are a central component to the lives of many in Washington, DC. Much of the city is often bustling with government officials and employees, and the cultural landscape is shaped by their presence. Political beliefs of most city residents tend to lean left-of-center, although outside the city proper, preferences are more varied.

The city is also known as the home of a great number of colleges and has a visible presence of students. Much of the region’s economy is centered around its government offices and adjacent industries, such as legal and lobbying firms, and the surrounding neighborhoods are home to several Fortune 500 companies.

Another main source of economy for the region is tourism - Washington, DC is a major tourist destination for visitors from all over the country and the world, interested in learning the history of our country, observing the countless national landmarks, and visiting the many museums that DC is famous for.

2016 Presidential Election in the District of Columbia

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
90.9% 4.1% 5.0%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
6,216,589 702,455 4,382 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.010%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 22.2% 8.8% 5.0% 3.1%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
17.6% 56.6% 32.8%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
4.4% 46.4% 11.3% 0.6% 0.1% 37.1% 2.8%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
100,227 42.8 10.1

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9.8% 11.7% 17.4% 4.4% 5%

Washington, D.C. is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Considered one of the country’s top tourist destinations, Washington, DC has no shortage of interesting activities to partake in. Staples such as the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, and the Lincoln Memorial are always worth a visit. Another thing the city is known for is its world-famous museums — and there are plenty. Perhaps none are more celebrated than the Smithsonian museums, including the following:

  • The National Museum of American History
  • The National Museum of the American Indian
  • The National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • The National Air and Space Museum
  • The Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • The National Museum of Natural History
Their collections cover a spectrum of interest and history, and as an added bonus, the museums offer free admission, allowing everyone to enjoy them. If weather permits, one can take a trip outside to visit the Smithsonian Gardens, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the National Zoo, all operating without an admission fee as well. One could feasibly spend days or even weeks enjoying the sights of the city barely spending a dime!

Speaking of the outdoors, Washington, DC’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival is an event not to be missed. Honoring the gift of Japanese cherry trees from Tokyo City’s Mayor Yukio Ozaki in 1912, the festival begins yearly around mid-March and often draws over 700,000 people to view the spring bloom of the cherry blossoms and partake in the many scheduled events, including an adjacent kite festival, art exhibits, and celebrations of Japanese culture and history.

Transportation

The Washington, DC metropolitan area is well-known for its robust public transportation system, and within city limits it’s definitely possible to get by without having to drive. In some neighborhoods you might be able to accomplish daily tasks without needing a vehicle at all. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates the Metro, which consists of a rail and subway system as well as a bus system, both of which offer transportation throughout the city and surrounding neighborhoods. The rail system runs from around 5am to 11pm, and the bus often continues later, with many routes in operation past midnight. Discounted fares are offered to seniors ages 65 and older. The DC area also has plenty of options for taxis and rideshare services.

Licensure Terms for Assisted Living in Washington, DC

Assisted Living Residence: An assisted living residence means an entity, whether public or private, for profit or not for profit, that combines housing, health services, and personal assistance - in accordance with individually developed service plans - for the support of individuals who are unrelated to the owner or operator of the entity. The philosophy of assisted living emphasizes personal dignity, autonomy, independence, privacy, and freedom of choice. Further, the services and physical environment of an ALR should enhance a person's ability to age in place in a home-like setting by increasing or decreasing the amount of assistance in accordance with the individual's changing needs.

Community Residence Facility: A community residence facility is one that provides safe, hygienic sheltered living arrangements for one or more individuals aged 18 years or older (except in the case of group homes for mentally retarded persons, no minimum age limitation shall apply), not related by blood or marriage to the residence director, who are ambulatory and able to perform the ADLs with minimal assistance. The definition includes facilities, including halfway houses and group homes for mentally retarded persons, which provide a sheltered living arrangement for persons who desire or require supervision or assistance within a protective environment because of physical, mental, familial, or social circumstances, or mental retardation. The definition does not include facilities providing sheltered living arrangements to persons who are in the custody of the Department of Corrections of the District of Columbia.

back to top