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Chevy Chase House

5420 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015

3.9
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Originally built in the 1910s, Chevy Chase House was transformed into Luxury Senior Living by Meridian. The community was invigorated after completion of a multi-million dollar renovation in 2018. An award-winning design firm incorporated all possible modern amenities while preserving the...

Ingleside at Rock Creek

3050 Military Road NW, Washington, DC 20015

2.4
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

With more than a century ofservice 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....

Heatherwood Community

9642 Burke Lake Rd, Burke, VA 22015

4.8
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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.

Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22309

4.3
(90 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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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Morningside House of Friendship

7548 Old Telegraph Rd, Hanover, MD 21076

4.6
(82 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Morningside House of Friendship is located in beautiful Hanover, Maryland, and is considered the 'top-referred' assistant living facility in the area. We are known for our ability to provide effective and compassionate care for seniors of all care levels. Staff members possess unique skills and...

The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community

7820 Baltusrol Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155

4.9
(74 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Wellington at lake Manassas Community, located in Gainesville, 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...

Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community

44124 Woodridge Pkwy, Lansdowne, VA 20176

4.7
(61 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Ashleigh at Lansdowne Community, located in Leesburg, 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 providing...

The Fairmont

9852 Fairmont Avenue, Manassas, VA 20109

4.5
(63 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Fairmont provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated within a quiet, residential neighborhood of historic Manassas, you'll love the beauty of our grounds and buildings while enjoying the convenience of being close to the nation's capital. Shopping,...

Aarondale Community

6929 Matthew Place, Springfield, VA 22151

4.8
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg

3500 Meekins Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

4.0
(70 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Paramount Senior Living at Fredericksburg is a premiere assisted living and memory care community located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Fredericksburg is located an hour south of Washington D.C., offering residents easy access to the world-famous landmarks of our nation's capital. Our residents...

Paul Spring Community

7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA 22307

4.6
(57 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

The Fountains at Washington House

5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311

4.0
(63 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Atrium Village

4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117

3.8
(66 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located on almost 8 wooded acres just off Lakeside Boulevard on Atrium Court in Owings Mills, Maryland, you will find Atrium Village; a retirement community where you can choose from a wide array of lifestyle options. Designed for those who want companionship and amenities with a hospitality...

Sommerset Retirement Community

22355 Providence Village Dr, Sterling, VA 20164

4.3
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Sommerset is a rental retirement community for, independent senior adults. Our residents enjoy the independence they are accustomed to along with the security of knowing our community is staffed 24-hours a day. Choose from our spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments each with their own balcony or...

Bedford Court

3701 International Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20906

4.3
(53 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

Bedford Court is a Continuing Care Retirement Community with one of the lowest Entrance Fee that is 100% refundable. Located within walking distance of the Leisure World shopping center. Our community offers you a comfortable lifestyle, superb amenities and the highest standards of hospitality...

Sunrise at Montgomery Village

19310 Club House Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20886

4.5
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private, 2 Bed

The moment you walk through our door, you'll feel at home. From our warm, inviting fireplace to our cozy, family-like atmosphere, Sunrise at Montgomery Village is a step above the typical senior residence. For the past fifteen years, our caring and experienced staff has been helping seniors live...

Arbor Terrace Senior Living

9885 Greenbelt Road, Lanham, MD 20706

4.1
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Arbor Terrace Senior Living is an assisted living community conveniently located on Greenbelt Road. We bring a new level of modern senior living with stress-free warmth, charm and comfort to assisted living and memory care. We are an active, vibrant residence that's complete with unsurpassed...

Vitality Living Arlington

3821 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22203

3.9
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sunrise of Frederick

990 Waterford Drive, Frederick, MD 21702

4.3
(50 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Sunrise of Frederick is an assisted living community in Frederick, Maryland, located just blocks from The Golden Mile (Route 40 west). Sunrise of Frederick is nestled in a suburban, convenient setting. We pride ourselves in our experience in Frederick County with nearly 15 years serving seniors...

Morningside House At Satyr Hill

8800 Old Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234

3.8
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Morningside House at Satyr Hill is an assisted living community located in Parkville, Maryland in Baltimore County and home to just over 30,000 people. Residents will be able to enjoy quiet, park-like settings while still being close to area shops, malls, restaurants, movies, museums and sporting...

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Cost of independent living in Washington, DC

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,257
    National
  • $3,474
    State
  • $4,079
    Washington, DC
  • $3,762
    Alexandria, DC
  • $5,428
    Warrenton, DC
Your actual costs may be higher or lower than the average.
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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
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Independent Living in Washington, DC

Independent living communities – also known simply as retirement communities – in Washington, D.C. are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Washington, D.C. retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Washington, DC

The median monthly cost of independent living in Washington, D.C. is about $4,725 in the city proper, and $3,370 within the metropolitan area.

For this type of senior living, Washington, D.C. offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Learn More About Washington, DC

Cost of Living

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 Hospitals

The Washington, DC area is home to many world class medical communities. Some of the top communities 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 community of the Inova Fairfax family of five hospitals in the area. The hospital is a 923-bed community 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.

Weather and Climate

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.

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