Senior Apartments in Virginia

Virginia has earned the nicknames “Old Dominion” and “Mother of Presidents” due to the state’s long and storied history. Founded as one of the oldest British colonies, Virginia has also been the birthplace of 8 former U.S. presidents. From the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains in the west, to its scenic beaches along the Atlantic coast as well as its proximity to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, Virginia truly has something for everyone and is a great place to retire.

The median monthly cost of a senior apartment in Virginia is about $950. A Place for Mom’s Senior Living Advisors can provide you with a list of 55 and older communities in Virginia to help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

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Virginia Senior Apartment Regulations

Each state regulates senior living communities differently. Because senior apartments are sometimes offered by assisted living communities, states may regulate senior apartments within their guidelines for assisted living. You can use APFM’s guide to assisted living regulations to learn more about access to facility records in Virginia.

In Virginia, senior apartments are communities geared exclusively toward residents 55+, and include amenities similar to a typical apartment complex. These communities offer older adults an easier lifestyle by taking care of tasks such as yard work and household repairs, but they typically provide limited organized social events and few additional services compared to those offered by independent or assisted living communities.

Cost of Living

Overall, the cost of living in Virginia is considered to be slightly less affordable than the national average. Virginia’s proximity to Washington D.C. as well as its pristine coastline and beachfront properties mean that certain parts of the state have a much higher cost of housing than others. This is especially true in the northern and eastern parts of the state. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Price Indexes

  • Cost of Living: 102
  • Groceries: 96
  • Housing: 108
  • Utilities: 99
  • Transportation: 88

Demographics

About 15% of the population in Virginia are seniors. In the 2016 presidential election, Virginia leaned liberal. This is mostly due to a left-leaning populace in the northern portion of the state surrounding the D.C. metro area. The southern parts of the state are known for being more conservative.

2016 Presidential Election

  • 50% voted Democratic
  • 44% voted Republican
  • 6% voted third party

Population

  • Median age: 38
  • Over the age of 55: 28%
  • 2018 population: 8,517,685
  • 2020 population: 8,623,619
  • Estimated 2025 population: 8,894,254

Miscellaneous

  • 44% regularly attend a religious service
  • 33% consider themselves atheist, agnostic, or a non-believer
  • The state has a total of 10,088 congregations
  • There are 519 Masonic lodges in the state

Climate and Weather

Virginia’s climate is classified as humid sub-tropical. This means that the state experiences long summers, while the winters are short and fairly mild. There is moderate rain year round and the coastal breezes keep summer temperatures pleasant. The average humidity level is around 70%, often peaking in August at around 80%.

Humidity and Precipitation

  • Average humidity level: 69%
  • Average monthly precipitation: 4”
  • Average maximum monthly precipitation: 6” (September)

Air Quality

  • Average air quality index rating: 32 (Good)
  • Average maximum air quality rating: 40 in April (Good)

Seasonal Temperatures

  • Average temperature: 55°F
  • Average summer temperature: 74°F
  • Typical summer high: 91°F (July)
  • Typical summer low: 52°F (June)
  • Average winter temperature: 37°F
  • Typical winter high: 55°F (February)
  • Typical winter low: 17°F (January)

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