Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg

236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185

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About the community Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg

Say goodbye to lawn care, painting, and repair projects, and say hello to engaging activities and social opportunities, chef-prepared meals, scheduled transportation, home services and more.

Say hello to Williamsburg's best-appointed senior apartments—ranging from 703 to over 1,200 square feet.

At Commonwealth of Williamsburg you can relax and enjoy living in an active adult community unlike any other in the area. Everything you need to love life is right here including:

Fitness Center with exercise classes, strength and cardiovascular training, wellness programs, and health-related seminars. Club Room with wide screen TV, community rooms, game room with billiards table, lounge with player piano, private dining room, library and computer center with Internet access

Outdoor spaces to enjoy including walking trails, gardens and more. This community's Activities director develops full activities calendar for events, get-togethers and group outings.

On site maintenance staff to provide all maintenance.

Scheduled transportation services on our community bus

Pets are welcome at Commonwealth (please ask for details)

On site hair salon to keep you looking your best

Continental Breakfast and full chef-prepared dinner Monday-Sunday, plus brunch on Sunday

Emergency call system, smoke detectors, sprinkler system and...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Memory care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Anytime dining
Guest meals
International cuisine

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Memory care only community

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Indoor atrium


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room

On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Private dining room


Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Visiting rabbi
Bible study group

Reviews for Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg


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August 23, 2021
Maggie - Sibling of resident/client
My Loved One Is Safe And Happy

I would recommend you look at the community, as it was a good fit for our loved one. It is a warm, loving, and caring, community. I believe my loved one could be showered more often than they are currently.

Response from Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg

August 25, 2021

Dear Maggie, Thank you so much for sharing your recommendation with families here. We know that making the decision to move to senior living is not one that any family takes lightly, and we are honored our community was chosen to care for your loved one. I would like the opportunity to speak with you in greater detail about the care your loved one is receiving to ensure that his or her hygiene needs are addressed. Please reach out to me at your convenience at (757) 784-6388. I look forward to speaking with you. Kind regards, Phylesha Pollard Assistant Executive Director

August 19, 2021
C N - Friend of resident/client
Best Bang for Your Buck and Most Homey

I think the community does very well. The community isn't too big. The staff are great. There are activities available all day for the residents. They have a big movie room, and they take residents out on trips around town as some example for activities. The living quarters have a full kitchen in the apartments.

Response from Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg

August 23, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with families here. Our team takes great pride in the lifestyle we provide to our residents, and we are so happy to hear that your loved one is enjoying it as well! Please know that we are always available for your comments, concerns, or even to just pop in for a visit. We look forward to seeing you soon.

June 16, 2021
Anonymous - Toured community

I was impressed with Commonwealth during my visit. Although not as impressive from the outside as some other places I’ve visited, the inside was very nice. My tour guide knew everyone by name and seemed genuinely caring. Breakfast and dinner is included six days a week and brunch on Sunday for independent living. The apartments were very nice. Lots of closet space and outlets. It is smaller than some places which makes it very easy to get around the facility. Overall I was very happy with my visit.

May 26, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Tour of Commonwealth

We toured Commonwealth senior living and it was a very nice facility. The reason we did not go with them was just because they did not have the unit that we were wanting available at the time.

May 7, 2021
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
Short Term Stay During Covid- Mixed Review

We were looking for respite care, and they were right down the street from us. IT was for short term, which was fine. If it was long-term, I would not have put my mom there. I would have moved her. I feel like medications were their solution to late state dementia, basically sedate her as opposed to deal with the challenges. Our family doctor had some better, less sedating medication solutions to handle aggression and things that. It was difficult to judge care during CovidI don't think they had enough staff. Even when we were setting things up, it would take a long while to get anyone to come help us. Her first timein a facility lik ehtat, she needed a lot more care than what she could have gotten. Mostly dealt with sales staff,they wer enicekind and acoommodating, they were great. There was always a lot of confusion about supplies included or already paid for. Some sizing issues too big for her. Thye did call us and let us know if any big issues arose that rquired hospitializatin . Kept usinformed about that, that was good. I can't ding them too much for that, for short term solution. For what we paid, I would have liked to have seen her have more one one attention.

Response from Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg

May 10, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Improving the lives of seniors, their families, and each other is central to everything we do, and it appears that we have an opportunity to improve our communication as well. I would appreciate the chance to speak with you in greater detail about this. Please reach out to me at your convenience at [removed]. Thank you again for reaching out. Sincerely, Patti Jo Fitz Executive Director

November 28, 2019
Anonymous - Toured community

[Name removed] provided a very welcoming atmosphere here. She seemed to know names of all the many residents we saw along our tour. I liked the smaller overall size of the community though it still offers plenty of attractive amenities. We looked at a two bedroom independent living unit and a studio assisted living unit. Both were well-appointed and the independent living unit had a very functional layout.

January 30, 2019
Roslynn Tharp - Toured community
First time visiting CSL

I had the pleasure of touring CSL after the Wizard of Oz event and luncheon. This was my first time at this facility and I was very impressed by what I saw. The Staff was professional, friendly and accommodating. The food was great and plenty of opportunity for the residents to participate at whatever level they desired. I was able to see an Independent apartment, Assisted living room and Sweet memory room during my tour. I would recommend CSL at Williamsburg to a friend or family member.

March 5, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Very nice facilities. Program director was a upbeat enthusiastic person who was captivating.

January 10, 2018
Anonymous - Toured community

Loved this place, wonderful tour, happy residents, a good value. It needs a little carpet cleaning (said it was happening soon, snowy weather was the problem) but the dining room is attractive and the staff friendly. Would recommend it!

November 4, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Impressed by the facility and features. Assisted living apartments are all different sizes and prices. Care is in addition to the apartment price and is based on grade (1-4). Laundry is $75.00/month extra. The staff cleans the apartment twice a week but does not change the bed linens as a matter of course.

November 3, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Impressed by the facility and features. They use air fresheners in the common areas but not in the apartments. I am particularly sensitive to scents and the air fresheners were so strong that by the time we left the facility I had a headache and my nostrils and sinuses were burning. Assisted living apartments are all different sizes and prices. Care is in addition to the apartment price and is based on grade (1-4). Laundry is $75.00/month extra. The staff cleans the apartment twice a week but does not change the bed linens as a matter of course.

June 25, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful apartments that were recently renovated. If I were looking to rent an apartment for my Dad that would be great. I didn't get a warm fuzzy feeling for the care provided. That was based on the lack of someone available to talk about care during my scheduled visit.

January 11, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Worth looking into.

The community is currently in the process of transitioning to offer assisted living and memory care. The staff are nice. They have a continental breakfast and an evening meal included in your monthly rate. The food is acceptable. They offer daily activities and entertainers that come in. The community is clean and well taken care of. I would encourage people to look at multiple community before making a decision.

November 12, 2016
Robert W. Bearisto - Loved one of resident/client
I am a very happy camper. :-)

Moving into Commonwealth has been a rewarding experience. I am settling in to a positive housing experience. The staff has been very helpful. Ginger Ragan , [Removed] the Project Supervisor and the rest of the staff have gone out of their way to make mine a smooth transition. Any questions or concerns I have had have been handled in a fast and courteous manner. Yesterday we had a Veteran's breakfast for Veterans Day and my picture was placed on the wall with the other Veterans living here. This made me feel very welcomed into the the Commonwealth family. Well most of my family lives nearby in Williamsburg living here gives me a sense of independence and I can take a nice nap when I want to.

July 28, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
A Pleasant Experience

My mother lived here for a while and everything went pretty well. This is a lovely community, they do a good job of keeping the community nice and clean. There a great activities offered. They serve good meals. The staff was kind and very helpful. It was a pleasant experience.

December 1, 2015
Anonymous - Resident/client
Good to be around people

I’m grateful for Heritage Commons. I try to make it my home and it feels like home to me. I prefer living near other people at Heritage Commons than all alone in a house. My favorite part is the people. It’s good to be around people and I’ve made good friends here. The activity director also does a nice job planning events for residents.

October 27, 2015
Walter - Resident/client
Enjoying Heritage Commons

I moved to Heritage Commons in the summer of 2015. I’m familiar with the community and remember when it was being built about 5 years ago. Since moving in, I especially enjoy not having to cut the grass or maintain a house. The apartment is a good size and has lots of space. I like that I can keep an independent lifestyle here and do what I want on my own schedule. I try to stay active and use the fitness center a lot. I love that it’s onsite and it’s one of my favorite things about Heritage Commons. I don’t have to travel to go to the gym! The food is also good and there are lots of options to choose from. There are lots of activities, if you want to participate. My favorite organized activity is the weekly wine and cheese party.

September 22, 2015
Marjorie - Resident/client
Good Neighbors and Friends

I have been living at Heritage Commons for 15 months. I moved here to be with my daughter. We went to every place in Williamsburg and we liked Heritage Commons the best. In Florida, I had very good neighbors, but we didn’t talk to each other every day. The thing I like the most about being here is that the next door neighbor really is next door and if I get lonely, I can just walk down the hall and talk to someone. I have made many friends since I’ve moved here. I have not met anyone that I did not like. The staff is very friendly and very respectful. They never call anyone by their first name. I like that everyone tries to help each other.

August 24, 2015
Anita - Resident/client
My dog and I love it here!

I ended up moving here because I checked all of the retirement areas and I didn’t like any of them as well as Heritage Commons. Heritage Commons was the best. I got rid of my house because I was tired of all of the responsibility and I wanted to be somewhere where I didn’t have to worry about anything. My dog loves it at Heritage Commons. She’s the therapy dog here and all of the residents play with her. This is one of the nicest places I’ve been in and I’ve checked out all of the senior living communities across the city. You don’t have to worry about anything here, it’s all taken care of. The exercise room is great! They have all kinds of workout equipment and you can work out right at the community. I like how everything is self-contained. There’s a beauty parlor, a dining room that serves breakfast and dinner, a craft room where we can play cards, and more. Every Monday afternoon there’s a wine and cheese social and every Wednesday afternoon there are ice cream socials. What isn’t there to like about the place?

August 13, 2015
Polly - Resident/client
Verified Review
A Friendly Place

Heritage Commons is the perfect place for me. I have an apartment that allows dogs. My apartment has an outside entrance to the back, so my dog can easily go outside and play in the grass. I looked at some other places and I liked how Heritage Commons has no buy-in fee and no long-term leases. It’s near the William and Mary campus where I spend a lot of time as I’m a William and Mary graduate. I go to the football and basketball games. I also belong to a women’s Lunch Bunch with some other residents at Heritage Commons. There’s always something to do. I have many friends in the area and my brother is only an hour away. If you are looking for a place that’s friendly, that isn’t terribly expensive, that has good food, and friendly people, then this is the place to be.

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg has received an average review rating of 4.8 based on 41 reviews. See all reviews.

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