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116 Independent Living Facilities near Chesapeake, VA

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Chesapeake area, our local senior living advisors can help you each step of the way. From affordable independent living for seniors to luxury options, we’ll work with you to understand the cost of independent living in Chesapeake. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

Discover unique independent living amenities, social activities, dining, and more independent living benefits. With 116 independent living facilities in Chesapeake, A Place for Mom makes it easier to find your new, maintenance-free home.

We are also serving Independent Living facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Greenbrier East, Great Bridge, and Culpepper Landing. You may also consider nearby communities such as Elizabeth City, Fort Monroe or Franklin.

Independent Living Facilities near Chesapeake, VA

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Chesapeake Place Senior Living

1508 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

3.8
(62 reviews)

Studio, 2 Bed, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

At Chesapeake Place Senior Living, we deliver the highest quality care and an engaging, joyful lifestyle every day. Whether you are seeking Assisted Living, Memory Care, or Respite Care for yourself or your loved one, we are ready to meet you on your life’s journey. With an incredible team of...

Lighthouse Pointe

933 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

4.6
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Lighthouse Pointe provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in the beautiful and historic town of Chesapeake, Lighthouse Pointe offers you quality and comfort along the Atlantic coast. We're close to fine dining, wonderful shopping, excellent healthcare...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor

651 River Walk Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

4.2
(34 reviews)

Studio, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor - Located in the refined and beautiful River Walk community of Chesapeake, Georgian Manor is situated within 10 miles of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center, and its many adjacent medical offices. Georgian Manor is also convenient to the Battlefield...

Willow Creek Gracious Retirement Living

516 Great Bridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320

4.5
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

At Willow Creek, we have an abundance of heart, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our caring management team is here for you any time, day or night, because we live here too. We participate in activities +pour coffee at mealtime and take time to get to know each of our residents. Plus, each...

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Cedar Manor

1324 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

3.9
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Cedar Manor Assisted Living is an affiliate of Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Cedar Manor offers a comfortable, supportive atmosphere to enjoy your independence in a secure, peaceful, wooded setting. Each private suite features kitchenettes, individual climate control and bathrooms with...

Harmony at Oakbrooke

301 Clearfield Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23320

4.3
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Harmony at OakbrookeIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support, services and...

Sunstone Apartments

4600 Peek Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23321

4.4
(5 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Sunstone Apartments is a vibrant apartment community serving active, independent adults 55 years of age and above. Conveniently located in Chesapeake, near shopping, dining and entertainment. We offer large one bedroom/one bath and two bedroom/two bath apartments with great amenities.

The Waterford at Virginia Beach

5417 Wesleyan Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

4.1
(73 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome Home to The Waterford at Virginia Beach! We offer more than just a place to live, with our warm atmosphere and our caring staff, you will become part of our family. We offer multiple choice of meals to suite your culinary taste. Like to go to the theater? So do we, our bus can take you,...

Atria Virginia Beach

1628 Old Donation Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

4.1
(63 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in the heart of Virginia Beach—one of America's premier resort towns—Atria Virginia Beach is a welcoming community with all the comforts of home. Stay active through a diverse social calendar that includes exercise classes, book discussions and educational seminars. Atria Virginia Beach...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Williamsburg

236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185

4.7
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Bay Lake Community

4225 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

4.7
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Bay Lake Community, located in Virginia Beach, 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 exceptional...

First Colonial Inn

845 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

4.9
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

As a resident of First Colonial Inn, you can take advantage of the refreshing outdoor campus by joining the gardening club, bird watching, or perfecting your putting on the private green. Take an afternoon stroll or just relax with a good friend on the terrace. Indoors the energy is contagious,...

The Gardens of Virginia Beach

5620 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

3.9
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

The Gardens of Virginia Beach provides assisted living 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 Short Stay Program for seniors who need short-term care may also be...

Harmony at Independence

2077 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

4.3
(41 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to Harmony at IndependenceIndependent Living | Assisted Living | Memory CareIn our continued effort to meet the demand of seniors in Virginia Beach, Virginia, we are offering Virtual Tours, an enhanced screening procedure for new residents, along with the security, support, services...

Commonwealth Senior Living at King's Grant House

440 North Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

3.9
(40 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Commonwealth Senior Living at King's Grant House is an assisted living community located in gorgeous Virginia Beach, Virginia. Our community is surrounded by tall trees and flowers along the streets. We are in a residential area and are proud to be a part of our cozy neighborhood. Virginia Beach...

Brookdale Chambrel Williamsburg

3800 Treyburn Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185

4.2
(34 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

You’ll have enough room for a garden and a garden party.With more than a dozen floor plans to chose from, including studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom options, you’ll be able to find just the right pet-friendly apartment or cottage. Whether you’re looking for independent living, assisted living...

Colonial Harbor

2405 Fort Eustis Blvd, Yorktown, VA 23692

3.8
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Colonial Harbor provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.Located in the heart of Hampton Roads, you'll enjoy our mild weather and all the fascinating destinations the surrounding region offers. We're right down the road from Colonial Williamsburg and Jamestown, and...

Charter Senior Living of Newport News

655 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608

4.3
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Independence and Peace of Mind are important to us and encouraged by Morningside's features and services. Morningside's Levels of Care Program ensures that residents receive the care they need and pay only for the services they require. This allows residents to remain within the community as...

Greenfield Senior Living of Williamsburg

251 Patriot Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185

4.1
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Dear Friends: Greenfield Senior Living's mission has long been to transform the senior living experience. When we began some ten years ago, we believed assisted living was something more than just providing a place for seniors to live. We created a place where choice and the experience of...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Hampton

1030 Topping Ln, Hampton, VA 23666

3.8
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Commonwealth Assisted Living at Hampton, you'll find a welcoming, modern senior community located just minutes from everything there is to do in Hampton, Virginia. We're close to Hampton Town Center, which means restaurants and shops are only a few minutes away and also near Sentara Careplex...

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Cost of independent living in Chesapeake, VA

The average cost of senior living in Chesapeake is $3,342 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Franklin, VA with an average of $2,456 per month.

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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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Services for seniors in Chesapeake, Virginia

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Senior activities

In Chesapeake, Virginia, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

Financial assistance

In Chesapeake, Virginia, seniors have access to local offices and organizations that may help them obtain financial assistance for senior care, including:

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Transportation

Chesapeake is car dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Chesapeake has limited biking infrastructure and is not walkable.

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Health care

Chesapeake offers several health care providers for seniors wanting to be proactive about their health or for seniors seeking treatment for chronic conditions. The area has several hospitals, including Sentara Leigh Hospital and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center.

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Senior activities

Chesapeake provides its residents with a wide variety of attractions. Nearby state parks (like Kiptopeke State Park), unique shopping and dining experiences, and historical attractions fulfill a diverse range of interests for retirees looking to enjoy all this city has to offer. There are also a number of local senior centers with diverse activity schedules.

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Learn More About Independent Living in Chesapeake, VA

 

Chesapeake provides its residents with a wide variety of attractions. Nearby state parks, shopping malls, and historic attractions fulfill a diverse range of interests for retirees looking to enjoy all this city has to offer.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Chesapeake, VA

The median monthly cost of independent living is about $2,500 in Chesapeake and $2,800 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Virginia is around $2,500.

 

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Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Chesapeake are rated six points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also generally rated above the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
106 94 103 116 101 102

 

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64 Median income age 65+ Median household income Average individual income Median employee salary Average property tax One-bedroom apartment gross rent estimate
$87,906 per year $49,630 per year $70,156 per year $31,104 per year $41,050 per year $2,852 per year $939 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Chesapeake include:

Sentara Leigh Hospital

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 240+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, arthroscopy

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

  • Facility type: Nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 520+
  • Specialties: Emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Chesapeake’s climate is classified as humid subtropical. The city generally experiences hot, humid summers and mild winters. The average humidity level is 71%, and humidity levels are often highest during August at about 78%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
40°F 48°F 32°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
79°F 87°F 71°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 68

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average Annual Precipitation: 46″

 

 

Demographics and Values

 

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
39 12.5% 244,500 718 per square mile 2.8

 

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.2% 3.3% 29.9% 5.9% 0.1% 3.6% 57.9%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Chesapeake: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 29/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Chesapeake City

Democratic Republican Other
47.0% 48.3% 4.7%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Chesapeake include:

  • Great Bridge Frame and Art
  • Great Bridge Battlefield & Waterways Museum
  • Casemate Museum
  • Chesapeake Veteran’s Memorial
  • Battlefield Park
  • Lee Hall Mansion

Outdoor attractions in Chesapeake:

  • Chesapeake City Park
  • Fun Forest
  • Oak Grove Lake Park
  • Northwest River Park
  • Dismal Swamp State Park
  • Kiptopeke State Park
  • Chesapeake Arboretum
  • Norfolk Botanical Garden
  • Virginia Zoo

Chesapeake’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Cinemark Chesapeake Square and XD
  • Virginia Art Festival
  • Virginia Beach Spring Craft Market
  • Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • Chesapeake Square Mall
  • Greenbrier Mall
  • Chesapeake Center

 

Transportation

Currently the city of Chesapeake does not offer intra-city public transportation, but is car-friendly. Taxis, as well as rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft, are available in Chesapeake.

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The Commons at Chesapeake, First Choice Assisted Living LLC and Colonial Home Assisted Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Chesapeake, Virginia. See full list of communities.

There are 116 independent living facilities near Chesapeake, Virginia. See the full list.

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