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Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.

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Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.

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VA benefits for long-term care, such as Aid and Attendance benefits, can help eligible veterans and their surviving spouses pay for senior care.

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Home care relies on trained aides to provide companionship and non-medical care for seniors living at home.

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Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.

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Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.

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119 Independent Living Facilities near Newport News, VA

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If you’re looking for independent living in the Newport News 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 Newport News. From there, we’ll show you the best independent living communities for your lifestyle, interests, and budget.

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Independent Living Facilities in Newport News, VA

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Charter Senior Living of Newport News

655 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608

(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...

Warwick Forest

1004 Old Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA 23602

(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Here at Warwick Forest, we're more than fancy buildings and first class amenities. Of course, we have all the things you would expect from an award-winning CCRC, but what may surprise you is how comfortable you feel from the moment you arrive.Our community is relaxed and always eager to welcome a...

The Waterford at Virginia Beach

5417 Wesleyan Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

(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

(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...

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Chesapeake Place Senior Living

1508 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

(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

(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 Williamsburg

236 Commons Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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

(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...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor

651 River Walk Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

(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...

Colonial Harbor

2405 Fort Eustis Blvd, Yorktown, VA 23692

(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...

Greenfield Senior Living of Williamsburg

251 Patriot Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185

(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

(30 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...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Gloucester House

7657 Meredith Dr, Gloucester, VA 23061

(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Commonwealth Senior Living at Gloucester House is located at 7657 Meredith Drive in Gloucester, Virginia. It is situated near the historic courthouse in downtown Gloucester, where residents can enjoy an assisted living community in a family like environment. The primary goal of Gloucester House...

The Devonshire

2220 Executive Dr, Hampton, VA 23666

(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Verena at The Reserve

121 Reserve Way, Williamsburg, VA 23185

(19 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Minutes from Colonial Williamsburg – named the best place to retire – you will find Verena at the Reserve. This vibrant, independent living community is designed with the active senior in mind.Our tree-filled Virginia campus is home to a close-knit community of residents, families, and staff. The...

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Cost of independent living in Newport News, VA

The average cost of senior living in Newport News is $3,372 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Yorktown, VA with an average of $2,645 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 Newport News, Virginia

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

Financial assistance

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

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Newport News is very car-dependent, meaning seniors can expect to need a car for most errands. Transit options in Newport News include 17 bus lines, which may offer fare discounts to seniors. Newport News has somewhat limited biking infrastructure and can be fairly walkable.

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Health care

Newport News 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 Mary Immaculate Hospital and Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

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Senior activities

Newport News, Virginia, is known for its scenic waterfront location in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Older adults can find community through the engaging activities hosted by the Hilton Senior Center in town. As a popular tourist destination, Newport News features multiple shopping centers, including the Patrick Henry Mall. Eligible veterans may visit the U.S. Army Transportation Museum and shop tax-free on nearby Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

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Learn More About Independent Living in Newport News, VA

Welcome to Newport News! Located in coastal Virginia, Newport News is the state’s fifth most populated city. Both residents and visitors appreciate the city’s historical charm, lush nature, and wide array of local events and festivals.

Independent living facilities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Newport News, VA 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 [City] retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Newport News, VA

In 2019, the median monthly cost of independent living in Newport News was about $4,300 and around $2,500 in the state of Virginia.

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Cost of Living

Newport News has a low cost of living, ranking below the national average. Seniors can expect to pay significantly less for health care and insurance, while entertainment expenses are slightly pricier.

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 the national average while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half the average.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Grocery Clothing
88 78 81 96 84 84

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
$58,298 per year $42,152 per year $50,112 per year $25,539 per year $42,772 per year $2,281 per year $939 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Newport News include Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Riverside Regional Medical Center, and Riverside Doctors’ Hospital of Williamsburg.

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

  • Facility type: Short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: Joint replacement, spine surgery, wound care

Riverside Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: Short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 180+
  • Specialties: Cardiac rehab, sleep studies, robotic surgery

Riverside Doctors’ Hospital of Williamsburg

  • Facility type: Short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 30+
  • Specialties: Physical therapy, hemodialysis, magnetic resonance imaging

Weather and Climate

Newport News’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, forecasting hot summers and mild winters. The average humidity is 74%. August is the most humid month, with 83% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
39°F 47°F 32°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
79°F 85°F 72°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.


  • Average Annual Precipitation: 47.89″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35.1 12.4% 181,710 2,642 2.5

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% 3.2% 40.9% 8.8% 0.2% 5.1% 43.4%

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 Newport News: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 28/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Newport News

Democratic Republican Other
59.9% 34.6% 5.6%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Newport News surrounds residents with gorgeous nature and waterside attractions. The Noland Trail and Newport News Park presents ideal scenery for hikers, cyclists, and bird watchers, with ample views of wildlife. Fishers, swimmers, and sunbathers can relax at Huntington Beach, a beloved locale for watching the sunset. Nearby, observe 45 colorful varieties of roses at the Huntington Park rose garden, or play a match on the park’s 20 well-maintained tennis courts.

Museum lovers will find plenty of cultural and historical options. The Mariners’ Museum and Park hosts more than 35,000 maritime artifacts, with some dating back to the Civil War. Similarly, the Virginia War Museum displays tanks, artilleries, and weaponry, making it a prime destination for history buffs. The Virginia Living Museum features diverse species, including turtles, moon jellies, red wolves, and otters. For seniors interested in art, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center rotates exhibitions and provides hands-on opportunities for visitors to make their own creative, visually appealing pieces.


Public transportation in Newport News is managed by Hampton Roads Transit. The service maintains more than 20 regular bus routes, a daily light rail, and the Elizabeth River Ferry. A paratransit service offers more direct and convenient rides for seniors or those with disabilities. Adults 65 and older receive discounted fares.

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Ashwood Assisted Living, Golden Years Assisted Living and Bickford of Suffolk are the top rated independent living facilities near Newport News, Virginia. See full list of communities.

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