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Are you an older, still-active adult in Richmond looking to live somewhere near like-minded seniors? If so, a senior apartment community in Virginia’s vibrant, history-rich capital city could be the move for you.

A Place for Mom has several resources to help simplify the housing hunt for seniors in Richmond. We understand that everyone wants something different in a living situation, and our guide will present you with all the necessary information to find a senior apartment in Richmond that’s perfect for you.

In this guide, we’ll showcase some of the top senior apartment and independent living listings in Richmond, all within a 10-mile radius of the city center. We’ll also cover costs, ways to pay, as well as transportation, health care, and activity options.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Richmond, VA

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Recent reviews of Senior Apartments in Richmond, VA
Guardian Place in Richmond, VA

We recently moved to Richmond. Guardian has been wonderful for our Mom. She is very happy there. Caring management and fast friendly attention to unavoidable maintenance.

The Atlantic at Twin Hickory in Glen Allen, VA

We are at happy here at Atlantic Twin Hickory. Our two bedroom unit is quiet and was just what we were looking for. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Parking is not a issue Location is great close to all that Short Pump has to offer.

Sandston Plateau Retirement Community

600 E. Williamsburg Road, Sandston, VA 23150

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The office staff were so helpful. They helped me get my mom into a senior apt. there. She loves living in her new apt. The residence are all very friendly and kind to my mom. She has had a very positive...

Provides: Senior Apartments

Sandston Plateau is the finest independent senior living facility located near Richmond International Airport. The community features 1 and 2 bedroom garden style apartments. Each unit comes with range, refrigerator, dishwasher, central air, garbage disposal, wall to wall carpeting, emergency...

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Spring Arbor of Salisbury

14001 Turnberry Ln, Midlothian, VA 23113

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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8 reviews

We chose Spring Arbor because it was all on one level which was important to us since she would be using a wheelchair or walker. Then when we met the administrator and the head nurse, we just really liked...

Provides: Assisted Living
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Spring Arbor of Salisbury Residential Assisted Living opened in 2007 with a variety of apartments ranging from studios, different styles of one bedroom/living room suites, and two bedroom apartments. We are a single level building in a lovely residential neighborhood on a quiet street but still...

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Darby House

1400 Shirleydale Avenue, Richmond, VA 23231

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liked like location, and apartment is secure

Provides: Senior Apartments

Now a non-smoking community! Darby House offers quality living exclusively for seniors 62 and over, who are seeking convenience and a sense of community. Located less than 2 miles from downtown Richmond in a quiet suburban neighborhood, there are panoramic skyline views as well as a wooded...

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Acclaim at Carriage Hill

7050 Coachman Lane, Richmond, VA 23228

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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5+ all the way down the line! We couldn't be happier with this place! It looks great, and everyone is friendly.

Provides: Senior Apartments

Newly Renovated Apartments and Amenities! 1 Bedrooms starting at $1345; 2 Bedrooms starting at $1530; 3 Bedrooms starting at $1865.Experience a community that is centered around quality of life, serene atmosphere and community events for this stage in life. As a marquee destination for active...

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The Atlantic at Brook Run

6000 Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227

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I have lived here for 3 years and a few months will resign my lease for year four. With that being said I am very happy with the Atlantic. I find the people are friendly, respectful and quiet. The offer...

Provides: Senior Apartments

Enjoy easy access to downtown Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, when you choose to reside with The Atlantic at Brook Run. Just 44 miles west of Williamsburg and 98 miles south of Washington, DC, Richmond is thriving with history, cultural activities, and nightlife. Take in breathtaking...

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Elizabeth House Assisted Living

3590 Mountain Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

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6 reviews

Elizabeth House is a great value compared to other facilities we looked at. They just don't have many activities for the patients. I have only heard about Bingo, they do that 2 or 3 times a week. They...

Provides: Assisted Living
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The decision to leave the comfort of your own home to move into an assisted living residence is a difficult one for most people. You don't need constant help, every day. But you do need a little help from time to time. Is it worth the move? Assisted living can offer you more lifestyle choices at...

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Guardian Place

1620 N Hamilton Street, Richmond, VA 23230

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7 reviews

I had an opportunity to talk with someone the other day who was touring, and I told her I love it here and would recommend for anybody to come here. She should pack up her things and move right in! My...

Provides: Senior Apartments

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...


The Park at Ridgedale

5001 Ridgedale Parkway #107, Richmond, VA 23234

Really nice, just need to know if it's on a bus line. Must be 62.

Provides: Senior Apartments

The Park at Ridgedale leaves nothing to be desired!Enjoy a renewed sense of freedom with maintenance free-living. Sit back and relax as you watch the evenings come to an end in the beautifully landscaped courtyard. For your convenience we are within walking distance of Martins grocery store and...


The Atlantic at Twin Hickory

5001 Hickory Park Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23059

We chose The Atlantic at Twin Hickory Glen because of the price and availability. The apartments here are good size. It is in a very nice area with a lot of convenient things near by such as shopping,...

Provides: Senior Apartments

Here at The Atlantic at Twin Hickory we offer distinctive retirement living in a great location.  Just minutes from Short Pump Mall, you are located in the Heartbeat of Glen Allen.  We have one bedroom with one bath apartments, and also two bedroom with two bath apartments...

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The Atlantic at Charter Colony

550 Coalfield Road, Midlothian, VA 23114

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So far the residences, and staff have been so friendly and very helpful. Everyone just is so welcoming and open, and invites my Mom to all the activies. It seems to be a very good "fit" for her. I know...

Provides: Senior Apartments

The Atlantic at Charter Colony is set in the heart of Midlothian, Chesterfield County, VA and is considered to be one of Virginia's best 55+ senior independent housing communities. Our tight-knit community is located just a few minutes from a wide variety of shops and entertainment possibilities,...


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Woodland Heights Inc

315 W 26th St, Richmond, VA 23225

Provides: Senior Apartments

Norcroft Townhomes

401 Norcroft Cir, Richmond, VA 23225

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Charnwood Forest Apartments

4325 Crutchfield St, Richmond, VA 23225

Provides: Senior Apartments

The Renaissance

1021 German School Rd, Richmond, VA 23225

Provides: Senior Apartments

Forestbrooke Apartments

5600 Charlevoix Ct, Richmond, VA 23224

Provides: Senior Apartments

Shockoe Hill Apartments

210 Hospital St, Richmond, VA 23219

Provides: Senior Apartments

Fairmount House

1501 N 21st St, Richmond, VA 23223

Provides: Senior Apartments

Town & Country Apartments

6551 Elmbridge Rd, Richmond, VA 23225

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Summerhill at Stony Point

9250 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23235

Provides: Senior Apartments

Marywood Elderly Apartments

1261 Marywood Lane, Richmond, VA 23229

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Costs of senior apartments in the Richmond area

Senior apartment costs in Richmond depend on several variables, including ones that are specific to the city and its surrounding areas. Including rent and various fees, Richmond senior apartments average about $1,014 per month within our network, according to our proprietary data [03]. Costs vary depending on the location of your home, the floor plan you choose, and if your complex provides amenities.

A Place for Mom has compiled this proprietary data of costs to provide you with clear insights on senior apartment housing costs within Richmond. This guide will also contain key insights on how to pay for senior apartments within Richmond.

The chart below gives you a look at average baseline costs without any additional fees considered.

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How people pay for senior apartments in Richmond

Paying for a senior apartment requires attention to detail and having a firm understanding of your financial standing. Here are some available payment options for senior apartment tenants.

Private pay methods in Richmond

If you have the personal means to afford a senior apartment in Richmond, there are several options for financing your own space. If you’re collecting Social Security benefits, pensions, or recently cashed out an investment (real estate, financial, etc.), that can all go toward funding your apartment. Other options include:

Understand Virginia laws and regulations for senior apartments communities

Senior apartments in Virginia are not subject to state licensing or regular inspections by state agencies. Instead, senior apartments in Virginia are considered to be a type of housing, rather than a type of health care facility. As such, they are subject to local building codes, zoning regulations, and health and safety standards, but are not required to be licensed by the state. However, according to Virginia law, “localities may inspect residential rental dwelling units. The local governing body may adopt an ordinance to inspect residential rental dwelling units for compliance with the Building Code and to promote safe, decent and sanitary housing for its citizens.”

The City of Richmond doesn’t discriminate against qualified people with disabilities in its services, programs, or activities, in accordance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Upon request, the City of Richmond will generally provide appropriate aids and services leading to effective communication for qualified persons with disabilities so they can participate equally in City of Richmond programs.

For those interested, here are the guidelines for property maintenance In Richmond. Additionally, renters should be aware that landlords must provide the following:

  • Information on the use of lead-based paint in buildings built before 1978.
  • A move-in checklist detailing the condition of the property prior to a tenant moving in.
  • The names and addresses of the people tasked with the responsibility of managing the property.
  • Whether the property is located near an “accident potential zone” or a “noise zone.”
  • Presence of defective drywall.
  • Disclosure of whether the landlord has actual knowledge of whether the property has been used at any point for the manufacture of methamphetamine.
  • Whether or not the property contains mold.
  • Disclosure on how utilities are going to be split between the various tenants in a multi-family building.
  • Whether the unit is going to be demolished, rehabilitated, or converted within a period of 6 months after a tenant moves in.

The self-service City of Richmond online portal can be used to access inspection reports. If you need help using the portal, you can email CSSHelp@richmondgov.com.

Virginia Department of Health contact information

Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 800-864-7000
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

COVID-19 regulations for Richmond senior apartment communities

Richmond adheres to its own established COVID-19 guidelines by the state of Virginia:

Vaccinations. Employees and residents are encouraged to get vaccinations.

Facility cleanliness. Routine cleaning and handwashing are promoted.

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What to expect from senior apartments in Richmond

Richmond, Virginia-based senior apartments afford residents with multiple amenities and features to help create a comfortable living environment. Residents can partake in devotional activities, enjoy access to a swimming pool, and can schedule beautician services in our partner community. There are indoor and outdoor common areas that encourage residents to socialize, relax, and enjoy the relationship-building benefits of the facility. Cats and dogs are allowed on premises and can weigh up to 74 pounds. There’s convenient access to public and complimentary transportation, and residents who still drive can park their cars in a secure parking area.

In senior apartment communities, residents can find facilities that range from studios to three-bedroom apartments, with amenities such as on-site fitness centers, walk-in closets, washer and dryers in the unit, and pet-friendly accommodations. One resort-style option features a completely gated community on more than 20 acres with an onsite pharmacy, ice cream parlor, and grocery store. Another option features a yoga studio, pickleball and tennis courts, and a putting green. Depending on which features are important to you, there are plenty of options to fit the bill.

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Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Richmond

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Richmond population


Median annual income for Richmond seniors 65 and older

Health care for seniors in Richmond

Richmond has a variety of healthcare providers that cover the full spectrum of care needs, from general practitioners to geriatric specialists. There are also several home health agencies and urgent care providers in the area. If you are looking for immediate assistance with your health, we’ve provided the main health systems in the Richmond, VA area below.

VCU Health System

This healthcare network has several facilities in town, including VCU Medical Center and a VCU Geriatrics Clinic. An academic medical facility and Richmond’s top-rated hospital, VCU Medical Center is a renowned research and innovation center and provides several care options, such as senior-focused treatments and the city’s best cancer center.[05]

HCA Virginia Health System

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital is Richmond’s No. 2 hospital and a high-performing general medicine and surgical provider.[05] Chippenham Hospital’s geriatric psychiatrists care focuses on senior behavioral health to make those later years enjoyable, while its HCA Virginia Geriatric Assessment and Treatment Center specializes in senior care and complex medical condition treatment.

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

The city’s fourth-ranked hospital, Bon Secours is a dedicated senior-care facility. Its Geriatric Assessment Center is a specialized center that provides seniors assessments, care planning, urgent care, and follow-up services.[05]

Richmond VA Medical Center

Richmond’s only VA hospital is also  known as Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center. It provides comprehensive care to seniors with VA health care.

Transportation for seniors in Richmond, Virginia

Due to the spaced-out nature of its neighborhoods, Richmond residents typically rely on cars to get them where they need to go. That said, neighborhoods such as Monroe, Jackson Ward, and Carytown are walkable areas, and the city has dedicated cycling lanes throughout downtown and the Virginia Capital Trail. Richmond has middle of the road scores from Walk Score for biking and walking based on a total possible score of 100.

For publication transportation, Richmond’s GRTC transit system contains bus and cutaway vans and 150 transit vehicles, while its specialized transport systems, CARE and CARE Plus, cater to people with disabilities.

Ride Connection is a mobility management program that’s designed to help seniors and persons with disabilities access needed transportation. Click the link for eligibility requirements and contact information. Scheduled transportation in Richmond is also available through Dependacare.


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Senior activities in Richmond

Senior apartment residents have access to a multitude of engaging, exciting indoor and outdoor activities in Richmond. The 52-mile Virginia Capital Trail is a popular destination for all ages, as is the James River that runs directly through downtown and offers kayaking and white-water rafting. The downtown area is loaded with fun restaurants and breweries, and Belle Isle is a favorite island hangout among the locals.

Richmond is famous for its diverse arts scene, with a host of galleries, street murals, and the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University adding to the city’s robust culture. Richmond features more than 70 galleries, and local residents flock downtown to enjoy the art walk on the first Fridays of each month. The Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center is a popular destination as well, hosting concerts, art shows, and the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

If you enjoy the thrill of a casino, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium is a vibrant attraction to experience. History buffs love the American Civil War Museum, and the region features dozens of historic sites to visit and experiences to behold, including the Road to Freedom Tour Guide. For seniors who love live sporting events, Richmond is also home to the Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. Virginia Motorsports Park hosts exciting racing events all year long about 35 miles south of Richmond in North Dinwiddie.

Seniors wanting to make a difference and give back to the community can join Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.), which is a partnership between police and senior citizens to develop and expand effective crime prevention and education programs for the benefit of seniors.

Henrico County offers a wide assortment of clubs and activities to seniors, including dedicated tee times at local golf courses, bowling leagues, tennis clubs, luncheons, and plenty more.

Frequently asked questions

Sandston Plateau Retirement Community, Guardian Place and The Atlantic at Charter Colony are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near Richmond, VA. These Senior Apartments facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Senior Apartments in Richmond is 963 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

  1. United States Census Bureau. (2022). Population estimates (V2017-2021): Richmond, Virginia; United States [Data set]. Quick facts.

  2. Administration for Community Living. (2020). What is Medicare and what does it cover?acl.gov.

  3. A Place for Mom. (2023). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  4. U.S. News. (2023). U.S. News Best Hospitals. U.S. News & World Report L.P.

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