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Assisted Living in Arlington, Virginia

Located just west of the nation’s capital, Arlington is a culturally rich city that has been named by Bankrate as the best city in the country to retire. It’s home to over 200,000 people, roughly 1 in 10 of whom are aged 65 and over. It has a comfortable climate with year-round highs ranging from 43 to 88 degrees and low humidity levels. Seniors have access to a wide array of amenities, including memorials and museumsfree outdoor programming from the Parks and Recreation Department and several senior centers. While the overall cost of living is high, its affordable health care costs combined with Virginia’s retirement-friendly tax laws may make it affordable for seniors.  

On average, assisted living in Arlington costs $5,100 per month, which is quite a bit higher than state and national averages. Exact costs depend on where a facility is located and the amenities it offers. 

Note: Assisted living cost data isn’t available for Arlington, so data for the nearest city, Washington, D.C., was used. 

7 Assisted Living communities in Arlington County, VA | 20 nearby communities

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1. Brookdale Arlington

3821 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA, 22203

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Sunrise of Arlington VA

2000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, 22207

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Sunrise at Bluemont Park

5920 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA, 22205

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. The Jefferson

900 North Taylor Street, Arlington, VA, 22203

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Culpepper Garden

4435 North Pershing Drive, Arlington, VA, 22203

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Lockwood House

600 N Madison St, Arlington, VA, 22203

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Mary Marshall Assisted Living

2000 5th St S, Arlington, VA, 22204

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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20 matching communities nearby Arlington County

1. Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA, 22309

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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2. Sunrise of Silver Spring

11621 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 946-6888

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3. Sunrise of Springfield

6541 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA, 22150

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Sunrise at Reston Town Center

1778 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA, 20190

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. Sunrise of Alexandria

3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. The Fairfax

9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Brookdale Potomac

11215 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD, 20854

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Sunrise of Fair Oaks VA

3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 828-9665

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9. Hillhaven Assisted Living, Nursing & Rehab Center

3210 Powder Mill Rd, Adelphi, MD, 20783

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Braddock Glen

4027 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA, 22032

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Sunrise of Hunter Mill

2863 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA, 22124

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 867-8105

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12. Grand Oaks Assisted Living

5901 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington, DC, 20016

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 874-4734

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13. Sunrise of Rockville

8 Baltimore Road, Rockville, MD, 20850

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 876-4096

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14. Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

5111 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC, 20008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Prince of Peace III

7420 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 20912

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Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Harmony at Spring Hill

8350 Mountain Larkspur Drive, Lorton, VA, 22079

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Sunrise of McLean

8315 Turning Leaf Lane, Mclean, VA, 22102

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. Prince of Peace I

213 Surrey Circle Drive, Fort Washington, MD, 20744

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Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. The Residences at Thomas Circle

1330 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20005

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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What is Assisted Living?

Hundreds of thousands of American seniors utilize assisted living, a figure that is only growing. For these seniors, assisted living combines residential housing,assistance in daily activities, and some healthcare. These communities also strive to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable and engaging for their residents… Read More >

Paying for Assisted Living in Arlington, Virginia

The Cost of Assisted Living in Arlington

Assisted living in Arlington is relatively costly at $5,100 per month, which is about 6% higher than the state average of $4,800 and 23% higher than the national average of $4,051. Arlington is also costly in comparison to Virginia’s bordering states. In North Carolina, care is $1,100 cheaper per month than in Arlington, and in Tennessee, seniors pay $1,200 less monthly. Maryland has monthly assisted living costs averaging $4,300, and West Virginia is the most affordable nearby state with monthly costs averaging $3,750.  

$5100

Arlington

$4800

Virginia

$4051

The United States

$4300

Maryland

$3750

West Virginia

$3900

Tennessee

$4000

North Carolina

Compared to other Virginia cities, Arlington is among the pricier options for assisted living, mainly due to its proximity to Washington, D.C. In the nearby cities of Winchester and Charlottesville, also located in northern Virginia, care is even more expensive at $5,600 and $5,795. In the central and southern regions of Virginia, seniors pay less for care. Lynchburg, Blacksburg and Roanoke are all relatively affordable, with respective monthly costs averaging $4,450, $4,800 and $3,808. 

$5100

Arlington

$4800

Virginia

$5600

Winchester

$5795

Charlottesville

$4450

Lynchburg

$4800

Blacksburg Area

$3808

Roanoke

Arlington Assisted Living Financial Assistance

Arlington seniors may qualify to have some assisted living services covered. The Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus Medicaid waiver covers personal care services, assistive technology and skilled private duty nursing. The Adult Services Program is a state-run program that covers services, such as homemaker services and adult foster care. SSI-eligible seniors may also qualify for additional monthly benefits through the Auxiliary Grant

Learn more about these programs, including eligibility and application information, on our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

Arlington Assisted Living Resources

 Contact Description 
Senior Centers (703) 228-4747 Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department operates programs for city residents aged 55 and older, including five senior centers located across the city. These centers offer a variety of services for members, including congregate meals, public access computers and wireless Internet, fitness centers and organized games and activities. The centers also have travel programs that facilitate visits to local entertainment venues, scenic train and boat tours, shopping and dining excursions and sporting events. Amenities and hours of operation vary by location.  
Washington D.C. National Capital Region Benefit Office (202) 530-9162 The National Capital Region Benefit Office is located about 5 miles from Arlington and is the closest VA benefits office. At this location, eligible veterans and their spouses receive counseling about available VA benefits and assistance with the application process. Some benefits that seniors who served in the armed forces may be eligible for include disability compensation, pension, health care, insurance and burial. Seniors may also learn more about the Aid and Attendance program, which may cover assisted living services.  
Area Agency on Aging (703) 228-1700 Arlington’s AAA is part of the Arlington County Department of Human Services’ Aging and Disability Services Division. It offers a range of services to city residents aged 60 and over, including nutrition programs, legal assistance, money management, senior centers and transportation services. The AAA also has a long-term care ombudsman program that resolves complaints regarding care and interpersonal issues in assisted living facilities.  
RSVP – Northern Virginia (703) 246-3460 RSVP – Northern Virginia is the largest volunteer network in the region for those aged 55 and older. Through this program, seniors can use their interests and experiences to provide valuable services to their community. Volunteer opportunities include meal deliveries, supporting local food pantries and mentoring underserved children and adults. Seniors select the volunteer opportunity that fits their interests and decide how much they want to work. In exchange for services, seniors may receive travel and meal reimbursement, supplemental insurance and invitations to free social and recognition events.  
Legal Services of Northern Virginia (703) 532-3733 LSNV serves low-income seniors in Arlington who need legal assistance in areas such as elder law and public benefits. The organization can also help with advance planning, including advanced directives, DDNR orders and physician scope of treatment in the event of a chronic progressive illness.  
Medicare Classes (703) 228-1788 The state’s Aging and Disability Department offers interactive Medicare Made Simple Classes, which feature curriculum developed through the federal State Health Insurance and Assistance Program and the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program. The class covers topics such as Medicare benefits, recognizing scams and the Open Enrollment period. Classes are free, but registration is required.   

Arlington Assisted Living Laws and Regulations

In Arlington, assisted living facilities are governed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. The department has regulations in place pertaining to staffing, facility requirements and scope of care. Visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page to learn more about these laws and regulations.