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Legacy at Imperial Village

1717 Bellevue Ave, Richmond, VA 23227

3.8
(131 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

LEGACY AT IMPERIAL VILLAGE, UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT, WELCOMES YOU. MILLIONS IN INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS.LIVING LIFE TO ITS FULLEST BEGINS AT LEGACY AT IMPERIAL PLAZA. Nestled among the quiet neighborhoods of Richmond, our community provides an active, engaged lifestyle. Our...

The Barrington at Hioaks

350 Hioaks Rd, Richmond, VA 23225

4.6
(75 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Towers Community, nestled on 12 beautiful acres in Richmond, 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...

Elmcroft of Chesterfield

1000 Twinridge Lane, Richmond, VA 23235

4.5
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

The Virginian

300 Twinridge Lane, Richmond, VA 23235

4.0
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Virginian provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in a charming, quiet area on the south side of Richmond, you'll enjoy a beautiful home conveniently located in the heart of the south. Residents have so much to explore in a state capital rich in...

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Ginter Hall Assisted Living & Memory Care

11300 Mall Court, Chesterfield, VA 23235

3.5
(42 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private, 1 Bed

Ginter Hall Assisted Living & Memory Care has been providing Quality Care at an Affordable Price to seniors in the Richmond Metropolitan area for well over 38+ years! Ginetr Hall, a local Family Owned community, is committed to enriching the lives of senior adults through top quality care and a...

Heritage Oaks

1100 German School Road, Richmond, VA 23225

4.0
(33 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Built in 1987, Heritage Oaks is an independent living retirement community located in the heart of Richmond, Virginia. Just two blocks from outstanding medical facilities, Heritage Oaks is also conveniently near local shopping, dining, and entertainment. When the weather is nice, many of our...

The Crossings at Bon Air

9100 Bon Air Crossing Rd, Richmond, VA 23235

4.1
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Crossings at Bon Air is a 17.6-acre campus that features rental independent living apartments, assisted living apartments, memory care apartments and short stay respite living. Residents of our community enjoy extensive in unit amenities, such as full kitchens, washer/dryers and weekly...

Sunrise at Bon Air

2105 Cranbeck Road, Richmond, VA 23235

3.6
(26 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...

Commonwealth Senior Living at Chesterfield

4931 Ridgedale Parkway, Richmond, VA 23234

4.0
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Commonwealth Assisted Living at Chesterfield is an assisted living community serving individuals in Chesterfield, Chesterfield County, Virginia. We're located within a few minutes of Collegiate School Aquatics Center, several specialty shops, various medical facilities and schools, as well as...

Anthology of Midlothian NOW OPEN

11210 Robious Rd, Richmond, VA 23235

5.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Guardian Place

1620 N Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230

4.8
(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Guardian Place is a senior housing community offering studio apartments and one and two bedroom apartment homes for active seniors in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia. Richmond is a town rife with American history and tradition. The stunning architecture, museums, and cobblestone streets...

Vitality Living West End Richmond

1800 Gaskins Rd, Richmond, VA 23238

4.0
(56 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

If you’re looking for more than just a place to live — if you want to live well —  then our upscale, two-story retirement community located in a serene wooded area of Richmond, Va., is the place for you. Our community, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, provides...

Sunrise of Richmond

1807 North Parham Road, Richmond, VA 23229

4.2
(51 reviews)

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...

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...

Heritage Green

7080 Brooks Farm Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

4.4
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Heritage Green Assisted Living is a licensed assisted living facility with a secured Memory Care unit. We are located just minutes away from Memorial Regional Hospital and physician offices. For more than 16 years families have named Heritage Green Assisted Living as the residence that provides a...

Morningside of Bellgrade

2800 Polo Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23113

4.0
(46 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Morningside at Bellgrade sets the stage for our residents to increase their quality of life. Our excellent program offers a balanced nutritional plan, which complements the medication management delivery plan. When the health of an individual is viewed, diet and medications go together. When they...

Brookdale Midlothian

14016 Turnberry Lane, Midlothian, VA 23113

3.6
(49 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

If you’ve reached the time in your life where you’re ready to leave the housekeeping, laundry and daily chores to someone else and enjoy life, then our community in the historic city of Midlothian, Va., is ready and waiting for you. Our community, which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and...

Greenfield Senior Living of Spotsylvania

9300 Onyx Court, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

4.1
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Have you been experiencing issues trying to find the right place for your loved ones to live without need for worry or fretting? Have you worried that the place you choose may not be the comfortable home environment you expect it to be? Then stop worrying. Bring them to Greenfield Senior Living...

Sunrise Villa Tuckahoe

12401 Gayton Road, Richmond, VA 23238

3.9
(43 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Located in the charming West End of Richmond, Tuckahoe Senior Living offers the very best in personalized care. Our community specializes in assisted living for those who may need help with everyday activities, as well as memory care for residents with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other forms of...

Dogwood Terrace

10300 Three Chopt Rd, Henrico, VA 23233

4.0
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Dogwood Terrace provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds within an upscale location in the west end of Richmond, you'll love your quiet home in the heart of it all. We're just a short distance from shopping, restaurants, healthcare...

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Cost of Independent Living in Richmond, 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
  • $3,109
    Richmond, VA
  • $3,395
    Midlothian, VA
  • $3,668
    Glen Allen, VA
Your actual costs may be higher or lower than the average.
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Discover the many ways to pay for senior living

Planning ahead can better position you to make good choices for your loved one’s care in the future. But if your aging family member needs care now, there are ways to finance the cost of long-term care through a combination of approaches.

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 Richmond, VA

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

Cost of Independent Living in Richmond, VA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Richmond is around $1,198 in the city proper, and $1,301 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in the state of Virginia is about $2,540.

For this type of senior living, Richmond, Virginia offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Learn More About Richmond, VA

Cost of Living

Compared to other major cities on the east coast, Richmond is considered extremely affordable. Overall, the cost of living in Richmond is only three points higher than the national average while the grocery index is rated seven points below the average. All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
103 93 $1,208 20.3% spend over 30% of their income on rent $207,984 $42,356 None

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals in Richmond include:

  • Chippenham Hospital – One of the largest hospitals in the state, this privately owned, short term acute care community operates a total of 793 staffed beds. This community offers a wide range of cardiovascular and radiology/imaging services. Chippenham operates psychiatric, rehabilitation, and intensive care units. This hospital also offers chemotherapy, hemodialysis, lithotripsy, and hyperbaric oxygen care.
  • Henrico Doctors’ Hospital – This privately owned short term acute care community has a verified level II trauma center. This community is medicare approved to provide heart and kidney transplants and also has a wide range of cardiovascular and imaging services. The hospital also operates psychiatric, rehabilitation, and intensive care units. Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is capable of providing hyperbaric oxygen care.
  • VCU Medical Center – The largest university hospital in the state of Virginia, this short term acute care community has a total of 781 staffed beds and offers level I trauma care. This community is medicare certified to provide heart, kidney, liver, and pancreas transplants. The hospital operates psychiatric, rehabilitation, and intensive care units and provides hemodialysis, chemotherapy, and a wide range of cardiovascular services.

Weather and Climate

Richmond has a humid subtropical climate which means that the city has hot, humid summers, while the winters tend to be mild and rainy. On average, the humidity level for Richmond is roughly 67%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of August at roughly 72%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
79°F 92°F (July) 65°F (July) 42°F 55°F (December) 28°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
43 (Good) 52 in the month of June (Moderate)

During the peak season the air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation and Natural Disasters

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall Natural Disasters
4” 5” (August) 11″ Hurricanes, floods, and moderate earthquakes

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Richmond County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
36.79% 60.45% 2.76%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
1,059,907 227,032 1,463 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.80%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 24% 10% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
23% 37% 15%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
2.1% 47.8% 7.1% 0.5% 0.2% 41.6% 2.3%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
16,141 59 12

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
9% 65% 16% 25% 6% 7%

Richmond is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Richmond is the capital of Virginia and one of the oldest states in the Union. The city is filled with a wide variety of historical and cultural opportunities ranging from colonial history to contemporary art. This is why living in Richmond, VA is a great option for any active senior. One of the most historically significant locations in Virginia is St. John’s Church, where Founding Father Patrick Henry famously decried “Give me liberty or give me death.” The American Civil War Museum is another important historical location which was once the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and which houses a large archive of information on the American Civil War.

The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden offers a lovely stroll through its vast array of flora housed in its domed conservatory. A popular spot for outdoor recreation is Maymont, a 100-hundred acre Victorian estate filled with walking paths and beautiful flower beds. The estate also has a carriage museum and a native wildlife exhibit. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has works by Goya and Picasso on display, as well as a dedicated gallery of ancient Egyptian artifacts, and a display of Faberge Eggs.

Transportation

Richmond has limited options for public transit. Bus routes are operated by the Greater Richmond Transit Company which offers reduced fares for seniors and Medicare customers. The Pulse Line is scheduled to open soon and will offer high frequency bus routes in the West End, the Museum and VCU district, Downtown, and the East End.

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