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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.  

Assisted living residents in Arlington pay an average of $5,948 per month, according to Genworth’s 2021 Cost of Care Survey. Those individuals are typically seniors who do not require the full-time medical oversight offered by nursing homes but do need regular help with personal care and other day-to-day tasks. Arlington’s average assisted living cost is about $1,500 higher than the national average and $700 higher than the Virginia average. 

This guide compares the cost of assisted living in Arlington to other options. Additionally, it offers financial resources that seniors paying for assisted living may find helpful.

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

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1. Vitality Living Arlington

3821 Wilson Blvd, 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 (855) 430-2394

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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

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 Springfield

6541 Franconia Road, Springfield, VA, 22150

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (855) 430-2394

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3. Sunrise of Silver Spring

11621 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20904

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 956-0235

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4. Sunrise of Alexandria

3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA, 22304

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 975-4278

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5. The Fairfax

9140 Belvoir Woods Parkway, Fort Belvoir, VA, 22060

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 981-1799

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6. Sunrise at Reston Town Center

1778 Fountain Drive, Reston, VA, 20190

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 983-0331

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7. Chevy Chase House

5420 Connecticut Avenue, Northwest, Washington, DC, 20015

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 984-3845

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8. Brookdale Potomac

11215 Seven Locks Road, Potomac, MD, 20854

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (833) 949-3263

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9. Braddock Glen

4027 Olley Lane, Fairfax, VA, 22032

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 843-7557

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10. Sunrise of Hunter Mill

2863 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA, 22124

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 853-5446

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11. Harmony at Spring Hill

8350 Mountain Larkspur Drive, Lorton, VA, 22079

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. Rembrandt Assisted Living

6669 Gouthier Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042

Assisted Living, Assistive Living, Respite Care-Short Term Stay, Supportive living

From $7500 / mo

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14. Sunrise on Connecticut Avenue

5111 Connecticut Avenue, Washington, DC, 20008

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 881-2933

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15. Sunrise of Fair Oaks VA

3750 Joseph Siewick Drive, Fairfax, VA, 22033

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 892-7839

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16. Sunrise of McLean

8315 Turning Leaf Lane, Mclean, VA, 22102

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 897-5038

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17. Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 949-3278

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18. Tall Oaks Assisted Living LC

12052 North Shore Drive, Reston, VA, 20190

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 987-3784

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19. The Residences at Thomas Circle

1330 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, 20005

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (877) 996-2447

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20. Sunrise at Mount Vernon

8033 Holland Road, Alexandria, VA, 22306

Assisted Living

Call for Pricing (866) 882-3746

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Nearby Continuing Care

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 >

COVID-19 Rules and Restrictions for Assisted Living in Arlington

COVID-19 restrictions and rules for Assisted Living Facilities are typically set by the state – to see the rules in your state, you can read our guide to Assisted Living in Virginia. Keep in mind that there may be other policies that communities put in place to protect their residents, so you should contact your local community for more information. Additionally, you can contact your local Area Agency on Aging to learn more – find contact information here.

Paying For Assisted Living in Arlington

Arlington seniors pay a monthly average of $5,948 for assisted living care.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Arlington

On average, Arlington’s seniors pay more for assisted living than their peers from the rest of the country, whose typical fee is $4,500 per month. Across Virginia, the average rate is lower than Arlington’s, too, coming in at $5,250.

$5948

Arlington

$5250

Virginia

$4500

The United States

Arlington’s median rate is also higher than those of other Genworth-assessed cities in Virginia. Staunton, Virginia Beach and Richmond are all at least $1,000 more affordable than Arlington on average. In Winchester, seniors pay $5,015 on average, which is $933 below the corresponding rate in Arlington. However, Charlottesville, with its $5,700 average rate, is much more similar to Arlington in price, as is Harrisonburg, where the median fee is $5,711. Roanoke’s average cost nearly matches Arlington’s, coming in at $5,925.

$5948

Arlington

$5925

Roanoke

$5711

Harrisonburg

$5700

Charlottesville

$5015

Winchester

$4901

Richmond

$4708

Staunton

$4690

Virginia Beach

Note: Data for Arlington was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Washington, D.C., was used instead.

How to Get Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Arlington

Paying for assisted living in Virginia

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

Since not everyone can afford to pay for assisted living out-of-pocket, it’s important to find alternative methods to help make assisted living more affordable. Some of these options include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about your options for making assisted living more affordable, visit our guide to Assisted Living in Virginia.

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

Assisted Living Facilities in the Arlington area are required to follow a set of rules and regulations that are determined at the state level. For an overview of those rules and regulations, see the information below. For more specific information, talk with your local community or Area Agency on Aging.

Laws and Regulations for Assisted Living in Virginia