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  • Sunrise at George Mason

    Sunrise at George Mason

    4300 George Mason Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22030
    (21)
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    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...

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  • Sunrise Braddock Glen

    Sunrise Braddock Glen

    4027 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032
    (11)
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    Sunrise's assisted living options offer personalized assistance, supportive services and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, community setting. It's the perfect alternative for seniors who can no longer live on their own at home, yet don't need 24-hour, complex...

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  • The Virginian

    The Virginian

    9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031
    (7)
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    The Virginian is full service retirement community located on 32 secluded and wooded acres in the heart of Fairfax, VA. and is managed by Life Care Services. A long driveway right off of Arlington Blvd. leads you away from the hustle and bustle of crowded Northern Virginia life to the five-floor...

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  • Sunrise of Fairfax

    Sunrise of Fairfax

    9207 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031
    (19)
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    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...

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  • Sunrise at Fair Oaks

    Sunrise at Fair Oaks

    3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033
    (37)
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    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...

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  • Home Eldercare

    10704 Orchard Street, Fairfax, VA 22030
    (5)
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    Home Elder Care is a residential care home located in the historic Fairfax, VA. Time travel in the city's guided walking tour hosted by the Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center. Collect a souvenir or two at the gift shop to commemorate your travels, and showcase it to family and friends while sharing...

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  • Heatherwood Community

    Heatherwood Community

    9642 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015
    (36)
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    Heatherwood Community, located in Burke, offers Independent Living and Assisted Living. 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 providing exceptional care for senior adults.

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  • Sunrise of Hunter Mill

    Sunrise of Hunter Mill

    2863 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124
    (19)
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    Sunrise at Hunter Mill has been ranked as one of the top communities in 2013 on SeniorAdvisor.com, the premier online ratings and reviews site for senior living communities nationwide. The SeniorAdvisor 2013 Excellence Award recognizes senior living communities who receive consistently high ratings...

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  • Aarondale Community

    Aarondale Community

    6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151
    (14)
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    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...

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  • Vienna Manor Assisted Living

    Vienna Manor Assisted Living

    2151 Chainbridge Rd, Vienna, VA 22182
    (4)
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    Life at Vienna Manor begins with family. We believe that when you make the decision to trust the love and care of your loved one to us, you make them part of our growing family. Our residents enjoy privacy, independence and individuality while experiencing the one on one attention and engagement our...

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  • Sunrise of Springfield

    Sunrise of Springfield

    6541 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA 22150
    (22)
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    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...

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  • Avalon House on Woodland Drive

    Avalon House on Woodland Drive

    6809 Woodland Drive, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (8)
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    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...

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  • Sunrise of Falls Church

    Sunrise of Falls Church

    330 North Washington Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (19)
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    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...

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  • Avalon House on High Street

    Avalon House on High Street

    6712 High Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
    (6)
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    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...

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  • Sunrise of McLean

    Sunrise of McLean

    8315 Turning Leaf Lane, McLean, VA 22102
    (7)
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    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...

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  • Avalon House on Cawdor Court

    Avalon House on Cawdor Court

    8103 Cawdor Court, McLean, VA 22102
    (4)
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    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...

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  • Hunters Woods at Trails Edge

    Hunters Woods at Trails Edge

    2222 Colts Neck Rd, Reston, VA 20191
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    Hunters Woods at Trails Edge is the perfect retirement community for vibrant living and an active lifestyle. It is a state of the art retirement community nestled in a tranquil wooded setting right next to the convenience of the Turquoise Nature Trail, Reston Town Center, and Reston Community Center...

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  • Harmony at Spring Hill

    Harmony at Spring Hill

    8350 Mountain Larkspur Drive, Lorton, VA 22079
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    Located thirty minutes outside of Washington, D.C., Harmony at Spring Hill provides accommodations for residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well-landscaped campus. The campus is ideally located in Lorton,...

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  • Avalon House on Gerard Court

    Avalon House on Gerard Court

    6442 Gerard Court, Falls Church, VA 22043
    (10)
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    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...

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  • Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    Sunrise at Bluemont Park

    5900 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22205
    (23)
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    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...

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  • Brandywine Living at Alexandria

    Brandywine Living at Alexandria

    5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA 22304
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    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,...

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  • Tall Oaks Assisted Living

    Tall Oaks Assisted Living

    12052 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA 20190
    (29)
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    For over 20 years, Tall Oaks At Reston has provided exceptional assisted living services to residents of the Northern Virginia area. Our staff's longevity and reputation is unsurpassed, bringing peace of mind to both residents and their families. The goal of Tall Oaks At Reston has always been to...

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  • Avalon House on Gelston Circle

    Avalon House on Gelston Circle

    1011 Gelston Circle, McLean, VA 22102
    (5)
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    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...

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  • The Fountains at Washington House

    The Fountains at Washington House

    5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311
    (51)
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    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...

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  • Harmony at Chantilly

    Harmony at Chantilly

    2980 Centerville Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
    (11)
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    The Crossings at Chantilly is an assisted living community located in the serene town of Chantilly, Fairfax County, Virginia. Our lovely community is located close to a busy town that packed with great restaurants and shops for wonderful shopping at any time. Chantilly is an amazing place to live...

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  • Avalon House on Oakview Drive

    Avalon House on Oakview Drive

    1503 Oakview Drive, McLean, VA 22101
    (3)
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    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...

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  • Sunrise At Reston Town Center

    Sunrise At Reston Town Center

    1778 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA 20190
    (20)
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    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...

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  • The Fairfax a CCRC

    The Fairfax a CCRC

    9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
    (17)
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    The Fairfax is a continuing care retirement community conveniently located near Fort Belvoir, VA and is the perfect option for individuals over the age of 55 looking to enjoy and active, fulfilling life with none of worries of home-ownership. Meals, housekeeping and maintenance are included in the...

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  • Sunrise of Arlington

    Sunrise of Arlington

    2000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
    (11)
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    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...

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  • Westminster at Lake Ridge a CCRC

    Westminster at Lake Ridge a CCRC

    12191 Clipper Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192
    (4)
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    Westminster at Lake Ridge is an assisted living community located in Lake Ridge, VA. Lake Ridge is located in Prince William County and is home to 41,000 people. Lake Ridge is a small city with shops and stores, where residents can enjoy getting out for exercise, going to pay bills, going out to...

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  • The Jefferson

    The Jefferson

    900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA 22203
    (21)
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    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...

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  • Avalon House of Hardwood Lane

    Avalon House of Hardwood Lane

    1518 Hardwood Lane, McLean, VA 22101
    (3)
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    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...

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  • Brookdale Arlington

    Brookdale Arlington

    3821 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22203
    (44)
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    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,...

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  • Evermore Senior Living (Opening Summer 2020)

    Evermore Senior Living (Opening Summer 2020)

    4358 Prince William Pkwy, Woodbridge, VA 22192
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    The choice to commit to an assisted living facility for a loved one’s care can be a very stressful decision. This decision is more difficult during a pandemic such as COVID-19. Evermore Senior Living provides an upscale quality lifestyle in the comfort of a single story home. As a Residential...

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  • Avalon House on Woodacre Drive

    Avalon House on Woodacre Drive

    1505 Woodacre Drive, McLean, VA 22101
    (4)
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    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...

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  • Sunrise of Alexandria

    Sunrise of Alexandria

    3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
    (20)
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    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...

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  • Caton Merchant House

    Caton Merchant House

    9201 Portner Ave, Manassas, VA 20110
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    On your first visit to Novant Health UVA Health System Caton Merchant House, located on a beautifully-landscaped estate in historic Old Town Manassas, Virginia, you’ll feel like you’ve come home. With over 30 years offering assisted living, Caton Merchant House offers the conveniences and comforts...

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  • Tribute at the Glen

    Tribute at the Glen

    4151 Old Bridge Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    (14)
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    This Community is a Tribute to the Seniors it will serve. Tribute at The Glen is a new Assisted Living and/or Memory Care Community focused on the Care and Wellness of your senior family member. Specializing in activity and community for all. We offer the most amazing interactions and keep your...

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  • Brookdale Lake Ridge

    Brookdale Lake Ridge

    3940 Prince William Parkway, Woodbridge, VA 22192
    (30)
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    You can live well and age well when you come home to our stunning and stately luxury senior living community in Woodbridge, Va., 25 miles south of Washington, D.C. Our community offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, so should your needs change over time, and you require memory...

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  • Paramount Senior Living at Manassas

    Paramount Senior Living at Manassas

    8341 Barrett Dr, Manassas, VA 20109
    (39)
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    Paramount Senior Living at Manassas is a premiere assisted living community in Manassas, Virginia. Our campus, which is set on six acres, is just a short drive from Washington D.C. and near downtown Manassas, a local shopping mall and an abundance of restaurants. Manassas is a quiet and peaceful...

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  • Grand Oaks

    Grand Oaks

    5901 MacArthur Boulevard Northwest, Washington, DC 20016
    (21)
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    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...

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  • Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor

    Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor

    7750 Garner Drive, Manassas, VA 20109
    (40)
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    Arbor Terrace Sudley Manor provides the highest quality of geriatric care and assisted living in the Manassas, Virginia area, including innovative memory care designed specifically for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Every resident receives unique and personalized care and...

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  • Spring Hills Mount Vernon

    Spring Hills Mount Vernon

    3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22309
    (78)
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    At Spring Hills Mount Vernon, we are committed to making healthy living the foundation of every aspect of life. From dining that truly satisfies, to fitness that invigorates and motivates, down to the smaller details, such as our use of safe, non-toxic cleaning products in each assisted living...

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  • Fox Trail Assisted Living at Manassas

    10140 Hastings Drive, Manassas, VA 20110
    (25)
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    Assisted living is the preferred lifestyle for those seniors who want to remain independent, yet need some assistance from time to time. At Fox Trail Assisted Living we provide the services that allow you to enjoy life with peace of mind and ease of living. Fox Trail Assisted Living is an assisted...

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  • Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    Sunrise at Mount Vernon

    8033 Holland Drive, Alexandria, VA 22306
    (19)
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    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...

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  • Paul Spring Community

    Paul Spring Community

    7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307
    (23)
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    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...

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  • HarborChase of Prince William Commons (NOW OPEN)

    HarborChase of Prince William Commons (NOW OPEN)

    14080 Central Loop, Woodbridge, VA 22193
    (6)
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    Nestled in the upscale Prince William Commons neighborhood, one of Woodbridge’s most vibrant and dynamic areas, HarborChase of Prince William Commons Assisted Living and Memory Care community is a place where you can take a deep breath and relax in an atmosphere of refined elegance and unmatched...

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  • Sunrise at Fox Hill

    Sunrise at Fox Hill

    8300 Burdette Road, Bethesda, MD 20817
    (7)
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    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...

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  • Potomac Grace Assisted Living

    Potomac Grace Assisted Living

    9830 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
    (1)
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    Potomac Grace's mission is caring. We specialize in one and one care and individualized attention catering to each individual need and request. It is our goal to provide a comfortable, safe and secure environment for our residents, as well as, offer peace of mind and support for their families....

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  • Rebecca House

    Rebecca House

    9910 River Rd, Potomac, MD 20854
    (6)
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    Avalon Assisted Living Facilities Avalon Assisted Living Facilities is a residential care home for seniors located in Potomac, Maryland in Montgomery County. Potomac is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States and offers all of the amenities and luxury that go along with it, including...

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Assisted Living in Fairfax, VA

Assisted living facilities in Fairfax provide supervision, community-style living, and personal care services to seniors who may require limited assistance with the activities of daily living (ADLs). These communities are designed to promote independence and social interaction among seniors who do not require 24-hour skilled nursing care. In Fairfax, assisted living facilities have a median monthly cost of about $6,600 within the city proper. This compares to a median monthly cost of around $7,000 in the D.C. metropolitan area and $4,500 within the state of Virginia. When it comes to assisted living, Northern VA has a lot of options. Let A Place for Mom’s local senior living advisors help you find the best assisted living facilities in Northern Virginia to fit your needs.

Cost of Living in Fairfax, VA

Overall, the cost of living in Fairfax, VA is rated much higher than the average cost of living in Northern Virginia. The cost-of-living index is rated 69 points higher than the national average and the grocery index is rated five points higher than the average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
169 105 $2,159 20.2% spend over 30% of their income on rent $510,198 $106,870 None

Local Medical Providers

The highest-rated hospitals in Fairfax include:

  • Inova Fairfax Medical Campus - This 923-bed medical center offers a wide range of services including Northern Virginia's only level I trauma center and a nationally-ranked transplant center.
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital - This 182-bed acute care community hospital provides 24-hour emergency care, rehabilitation services, heart and vascular services, and medical house calls among other services.
  • Merrifield Center - This facility operates 24/7 emergency services, screening and assessment services, outpatient care, and psychiatric services including medication management.

Climate and Weather

According to the Koppen Climate Classification Index, the city of Fairfax has a humid subtropical type of climate. This means that the city experiences hot and muggy summers and cold, windy winters. Spring and summer tend to be wet and rainy. On average, the humidity level for Fairfax is roughly 70%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of August at about 76%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 90°F (July) 61°F (July) 37°F 50°F (December) 24°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
43 (Good) 52 in the month of July (Moderate)

Moderate conditions mean that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 6” (May) 22”

Demographics and Values

Like many other major cities on the East Coast, the city of Fairfax tends to lean very liberal. The city has a very educated population and the vast majority of people who live in the city participate in the labor force.

2016 Presidential Election for Fairfax County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
64.4% 28.6% 7.0%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
6,216,589 24,097 1,490 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.71%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
39 27% 11% 5% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
14% 57% 27%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
17% 4.6% 16.9% 0.2% 0.1% 56.8% 5.2%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
399 15 1

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans

Fairfax is considered moderately friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that for the most part members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry or discrimination. However, this may vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

The city of Fairfax is a town with many names. Local nicknames include Fairfax City, Downtown Fairfax, Old Town Fairfax, and Fairfax Courthouse. Reflected in the various nicknames is the long and storied history of the city. For instance, the very first battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Fairfax Courthouse, was fought within the city limits.

The city of Fairfax offers many arts and cultural opportunities throughout the year. The Old Town Hall Performance Series showcases small ensemble and solo artists in an intimate setting. Every week the City of Fairfax Commision of the Arts puts on a free film screening at the community center, known as Art Screen. Films selected for screening have included Singing in the Rain, Nosferatu, and Loving Vincent. Every month, students from George Mason University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts showcase their talent at an exhibition held at the Old Town Hall. The commission also holds an annual free performance of the Virginia Opera at the Sherwood Community Center.

For those interested in history, Fairfax boasts a number of museums and libraries. The NRA National Firearm Museum is one of the largest private collections of firearms in the country with over 2,500 firearms on display. These include a rifle that was brought over on the Mayflower, a shotgun owned by Napoleon Bonaparte, and a rifle owned by the famed abolitionist John Brown. The Fairfax Museum and Visitor Center was originally built in 1873 and contains numerous documents and artifacts tracing back to the founding of the city.

Transportation

Public transportation is provided by Fairfax County Department of Transportation (FCDOT) which operates 91 daily bus routes through the Fairfax Connector program.

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