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Sunrise at Fair Oaks

3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033

3.6
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sunrise Braddock Glen

4027 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032

4.5
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Braddock Glen in Fairfax, Virginia is a warm and friendly low-cost assisted living community where every resident receives personalized assistance, supportive services, and compassionate care in a professionally managed, carefully designed, community setting from long-tenured team members. We are...

The Virginian

9229 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031

4.1
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Sunrise of Fairfax NOW OPEN

9207 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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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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.

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...

Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA 22309

4.3
(89 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...

The Wellington at Lake Manassas Community

7820 Baltusrol Blvd, Gainesville, VA 20155

4.9
(69 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
(58 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
(62 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...

The Fountains at Washington House

5100 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA 22311

4.0
(62 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
(65 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
(47 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...

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Cost of independent living in Fairfax, VA

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
  • $3,250
    National
  • $3,500
    State
  • $4,038
    Fairfax, VA
  • $3,762
    Alexandria, VA
  • $5,705
    Lansdowne, VA
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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Learn More About Independent Living in Fairfax, VA

In Fairfax, retirement communities are also known as independent living communities. Independent living communities are housing arrangements designed exclusively for seniors who require only limited assistance. Most communities offer various amenities, social activities, and other services.

Cost of Independent Living in Fairfax, VA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Fairfax is $2,001 for the city proper. When it comes to senior living, Fairfax is a great choice for you or your loved one.

Learn More About Fairfax, VA

Cost of Living

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 Hospitals

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 community operates 24/7 emergency services, screening and assessment services, outpatient care, and psychiatric services including medication management.

Weather and Climate

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
4% 71% 7% 8% 5% 8%

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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Brandywine Living at Alexandria, Brandywine Living at Potomac NOW OPEN and Hessler Heights are the top rated independent living facilities near Fairfax, Virginia. See full list of communities.

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