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Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

7211 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505

3.4
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine, established in 1896, is a licensed assisted living community located in The Words Corner area of Norfolk. Living at Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine is very much like renting a home anywhere and does not require a long term financial...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall

890 Poplar Hall Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

4.2
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in Norfolk, VA very close to I-64,Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall is on the boarder of VA Beach and Chesapeake as well. We are centrally located to many city amenities, including public transportation, ample shopping and restaurants, Sentara Leigh Hospital and many doctors'...

Talbot Park on Granby

6311 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505

4.5
(10 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

At The Talbot on Granby senior community, we offer luxury accommodations and amenities for the discerning senior, along with multiple services. Our beautiful courtyard and swimming pool allow our residents to fully appreciate Norfolk's pleasant summers and echo the town's seafaring spirit.The...

Acclaim at East Beach (Now Open)

4801 Pretty Lake Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

LUXURY SENIOR LIVING ON THE WATERFRONTIf you’re looking for a luxury-filled retirement community with waterfront views, discover more about Acclaim at East Beach. Located near Little Creek Marina and boardwalk, our independent lifestyle was designed for seniors 62 or better to provide you with...

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The Hidenwood Community

50 Wellesley Dr, Newport News, VA 23606

4.8
(175 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Hidenwood Community, located in Newport News, 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 Waterford at Virginia Beach

5417 Wesleyan Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

4.1
(72 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
(61 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...

Chesapeake Place Senior Living

1508 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

3.8
(60 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
(45 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

4.8
(41 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...

The Gardens of Virginia Beach

5620 Wesleyan Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

3.9
(46 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...

First Colonial Inn

845 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

4.9
(33 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,...

Harmony at Independence

2077 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

4.3
(38 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...

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...

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...

Brookdale Chambrel Williamsburg

3800 Treyburn Drive, Williamsburg, VA 23185

4.2
(32 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...

Charter Senior Living of Newport News

655 Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA 23608

4.3
(29 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

4.2
(29 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...

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Cost of independent living in Norfolk, 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
  • $3,371
    Norfolk, VA
  • $3,233
    Williamsburg, VA
  • $3,562
    Newport News, VA
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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 Norfolk, VA

From its rich history to its current modernization, Norfolk has a lot to offer. Museums, historic sites, and shopping centers are abundant throughout the city, and Norfolk’s walkable downtown gives residents of the city easy access to their favorite shops and restaurants. For those looking to retire in Norfolk, its relatively mild climate and lower cost index scores contribute to an ideal senior-friendly environment.

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

Cost of Independent Living in Norfolk, VA

The median monthly cost of independent living is about $3,000 in Norfolk and $2,800 within its metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Virginia is around $2,500.

Learn More About Norfolk, VA

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Norfolk are rated 13 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below 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
87 76 78 94 84 82

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
$54,469 per year $38,734 per year $46,428 per year $26,546 per year $43,945 per year $2,634 per year $939 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Norfolk include:

Sentara Leigh Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 240+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, physical therapy

Chesapeake Regional Medical Center

  • Facility type: faith-based, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 300+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 520+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Norfolk’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, which means it experiences warm summers and relatively mild winters. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during August at about 74%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
41°F 49°F 34°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
80°F 88°F 73°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 69

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: 44″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
32 10.6% 251,813 4,653 per square mile 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)
0.4% 3.7% 41.6% 7.9% 0.1% 4.3% 43.5%

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 Norfolk: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 60/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Norfolk

Democratic Republican Other
68.4% 26.4% 5.1%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

  • Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Barry Art Museum
  • Hampton Roads Naval Museum
  • Norfolk Police Museum
  • Hunter House Victorian Museum
  • McArthur Memorial

Outdoor attractions in Norfolk:

  • Lafayette Park
  • Town Point Park
  • Barraud Park
  • Elizabeth River Trail
  • Paradise Creek Nature Park
  • Hermitage Museum and Gardens
  • Virginia Zoo

Norfolk’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Main Gate Movies
  • Cinemark 18
  • The NorVa
  • The Virginia Arts Festival
  • Harbor Park Stadium
  • McArthur Center
  • Selden Market
  • Palace Shops & Station

Transportation

Norfolk offers a variety of transportation options to residents. The Metro Area Express (MAX) bus system offers transit throughout the metropolitan area, the Tide rail system operates in Norfolk’s downtown, and Hampton Roads Transit has three ferries that carry passengers between Norfolk and Portsmouth. The city of Norfolk has also recently installed new bike lanes and parking options throughout the city to improve its bike-friendliness and make cycling a viable transportation option. Taxis, as well as rideshare services like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Norfolk.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Virginia

Acclaim at East Beach (Now Open), Bickford of Suffolk and Spring Arbor of Williamsburg are the top rated independent living facilities near Norfolk, Virginia. See full list of communities.

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