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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 285 Independent Living communities in Norfolk and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Talbot Park on Granby

6311 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505

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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...

Commonwealth Senior Living at the Ballentine

7211 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23505

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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...

Acclaim at East Beach (Opening Summer 2021)

4801 Pretty Lake Ave, Norfolk, VA 23518

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First Choice Assisted Living LLC

1012 George Washington Hwy N, Chesapeake, VA 23323

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Willow Creek Gracious Retirement Living

516 Great Bridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23320

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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...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Georgian Manor

651 River Walk Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320

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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...

Sunstone Apartments

4600 Peek Trail, Chesapeake, VA 23321

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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.

Harmony at Oakbrooke

301 Clearfield Avenue, Chesapeake, VA 23320

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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...

Harmony at Harbour View

5871 Harbour View Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23435

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

Lighthouse Pointe

933 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322

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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...

Bay Lake Community

4225 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

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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 Chamberlin

2 Fenwick Rd, Hampton, VA 23651

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Welcome to Hampton Virginia's premiere 55+ plus waterfront senior living rental community, The Chamberlin. This beautifully restored waterfront community is located on historic Fort Monroe and features no entrance fees and a convenient 12-month lease. Your new apartment home will offer you the...

Harmony at Independence

2077 S Independence Blvd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

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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...

Overture Virginia Beach 62+ Apartment Homes

3317 Ocean Shore Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Located along the beautiful sandy shores of Virginia Beach, Overture Virginia Beach 62+ Apartment Homes is a perfect location. Whether you’re a shopper, golfer, adventurer, food connoisseur, or just like to relax and enjoy the view, Overture is sure to satisfy your every whim. We are conveniently...

Atria Virginia Beach

1628 Old Donation Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

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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...

First Colonial Inn

845 First Colonial Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Nestled on six wooded acres, First Colonial Inn is a peaceful sanctuary in the heart of Hilltop, Virginia Beach’s most popular area. First Colonial Inn offers Independent and Assisted Living and has been described as a "gracious blend of country inn and elegant cruise ship." A distinctive...

The Devonshire

2220 Executive Dr, Hampton, VA 23666

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Commonwealth Senior Living at Hampton

1030 Topping Ln, Hampton, VA 23666

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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...

The Hidenwood Community

50 Wellesley Dr, Newport News, VA 23606

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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...

Warwick Forest

1004 Old Denbigh Blvd, Newport News, VA 23602

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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...

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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 ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceryClothing877678948482

Income and Housing

Median income age 45-64Median income age 65+Median household incomeAverage individual incomeMedian employee salaryAverage property taxOne-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 AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum41°F49°F34°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum80°F88°F73°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 agePercent of population over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size3210.6%251,8134,653 per square mile2.5

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (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

DemocraticRepublicanOther68.4%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

There are 20 independent living facilities near Norfolk, Virginia. See the full list.

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