Assisted Living in Alexandria

67 Communities

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Spring Hills Mount Vernon

3709 Shannons Green Way, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
25 reviews
Spring Hills Mount Vernon is nestled between Vernon Heights Park and the Richmond Highway in Alexandria, Virginia. Residents and visitors alike praise Spring Hills for being a spacious, clean and brightly lit facility. Guests observe that the staff are friendly and make efforts to engage with the community. Residents are most impressed by the number of amenities available, including a barber shop, workshop, library, TV room and a patio area. Spring Hills also receives many co... (read more)
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Sunrise of Alexandria

3520 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
19 reviews
Sunrise of Alexandria is located in Alexandria, Virginia, next to Highway 236, supermarkets, Port City Brewing Company and shopping centers. The facility offers shopping trips, sightseeing tours and visits to theaters for entertainment, and there are many on-site activities including bingo, sing-alongs and high school choir visits. Visitors positively note the well-maintained grounds with trees and flowers, and they appreciate the friendly greeting from staff. Residents' room... (read more)
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Hermitage in Northern Virginia

5000 Fairbanks Avenue, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
9 reviews
Hermitage in Northern Virginia, located in Alexandria, Virginia, was founded in 1962 by Virginia United Methodist Homes. Residents appreciate musical and theatrical performances, religious services, billiards, gardening in the community's greenhouse and visits to a nearby recreation center for swimming. Loved ones also praise the community for the intellectually stimulating activities available, such as lectures and classes on an array of different subjects. Residents commend... (read more)
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Macklin Court

9417 Macklin Court, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
1 review
Macklin Court is located in Alexandria, Virginia near Ferry Landing Road, Grist Mill Park and the Washington Metro Philharmonic. Relatives appreciate the elegant, well-kept home and long-term staff who provide caring assistance to residents. The meticulously maintained grounds and courtyard provide opportunities to socialize in a beautiful setting, and the dining facility provides three healthy meals per day. Staff provides transportation to doctor appointments and shopping c... (read more)
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Sunrise at Mount Vernon

8033 Holland Road, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
13 reviews
Sunrise at Mount Vernon is located in Alexandria, Virginia, near George Washington Memorial Parkway, several medical centers, shopping outlets, historic parks and recreational attractions. Visitors and family members give the facility positive reviews for its outstanding cleanliness, manicured grounds, spacious rooms and helpful and attentive staff. The community also receives compliments for its convenient location, modern furnishings and healthy, delicious meals served in t... (read more)
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Emilia Assisted Living Home

5501 Brookland Rd, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
0 reviews
Emilia Assisted Living Home is five miles west of downtown Alexandria, Virginia, in the neighborhood of Rose Hill. The community is conveniently close to a variety of local shopping and outdoor attractions, like the Greendale Golf Course and Loftridge Park. Private rooms are available to those 40 and older who are seeking a home-like environment with 24/7 supervision and assistance. With a maximum capacity of eight residents, the on-site team is able to provide personalized c... (read more)
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The Fountains at Washington House

5100 Fillmore Avenue, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
23 reviews
The Fountains at Washington House is located in a quiet area of Alexandria, Virginia, a short distance from Interstate 395 where residents can visit shopping centers, restaurants and the Virginia Hospital Center. Residents give high praise to the staff who feel just like family and the activities offered at the facility, which are a great way for residents to make new friends. Loved ones commend the long list of activities offered to residents including classes at Watermark U... (read more)
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Paul Spring Assisted Living and Retirement Community

7116 Fort Hunt Road, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
15 reviews
Paul Spring Assisted Living and Retirement Community sits on 12 acres of land in Alexandria, Virginia, which is home to wonderfully preserved 18th and 19th-century architecture. Housing options include one- and two-bedroom apartments. All pets are welcome, so seniors who move in can bring their beloved companions with them. Family and residents both agree that the restaurant-style dining is amazing and delicious. Free transportation takes seniors shopping or to medical appoin... (read more)
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Brandywine Living at Alexandria

5550 Cardinal Place, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
1 review
Conveniently located just steps away from the Trade Center Shopping Village is Brandywine Living at Alexandria, an assisted living facility in Alexandria, Virginia. Residents who prefer sophisticated surroundings give the community top marks for its renovated, modern decor. In their reviews, residents mention how they enjoy strolling through the picturesque grounds. Those who like shopping and dining out particularly appreciate the facility's central location in Old Town amid... (read more)
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Goodwin House Alexandria

4800 Fillmore Ave, Alexandria, VA
$$$$
4 reviews
Residents enjoy calling Goodwin House, in Alexandria, their home because of the ornate decorations that make them feel at home as they walk around the senior community. Located right off Interstate 395, the Goodwin House is across the street from the Northern Virginia Community College and partners with the college to offer enrichment classes to curious residents. Additionally, residents of the facility can spend time in the woodworking studios, arts and crafts rooms, or the ... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 67 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Alexandria is $4,355 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Alexandria

For seniors looking for big-city amenities in a small-town environment, Alexandria might be the place to call home. This suburb of Washington D.C. is less than 20 minutes from the nation's capital. As a result, seniors can enjoy the arts, culture and history of D.C., as well as its expansive public transportation network. 

Seniors can choose from 12 assisted living facilities in Alexandria. Thanks to its location near Washington D.C., Alexandria features another 51 ALFs located nearby. The Virginia Department of Social Services regulates and licenses assisted living facilities in Alexandria, along with the rest of the state. Facilities licensed for assisted living care provide personal and health care services for its residents.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Alexandria

  • Alexandria offers seniors all four seasons, with cold winters, warm springs, hot summers and cool falls. In January, average highs range in the 40s, while they rise to the upper 80s in the summer. In addition, Alexandria sees 40 inches of rain a year.

  • Seniors can expect to pay more to live in Alexandria. The city's cost of living is about 44 percent higher than the national average. As a result, assisted living costs are also higher.

  • Social security income is exempt from taxation in Virginia, which leaves more money in seniors' pockets to put toward assisted living costs.

  • There's no shortage of public transportation in Alexandria. Seniors can ride buses operated by the city's DASH system or the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's MetroBus. In addition, seniors can use the wheelchair-accessible Fairfax Connector or DC's Metrorail.

  • Alexandria is safer than 35 percent of U.S. cities. Both violent crime and property crime rates are are lower than the Virginia and national median.

  • The Alexandria area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the Alexandria Health Care System and Inova Alexandria Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Alexandria

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Virginia

$6,014.00 Washington
$4,760.00 Arlington
$4,499.00 Falls Church
$4,424.00 Springfield
$4,355.00 Alexandria
$4,000.00 US

Assisted Living costs in Alexandria start around $4,355 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Alexandria and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Alexandria

Eligible Virginia seniors can reduce their assisted living costs by applying for a state program. The Virginia Department of Social Services Auxiliary Grant Program provides supplemental income to seniors who meet financial and/or disability requirements. This need-based program can offer a monthly allowance to seniors who qualify.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in Virginia page.

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

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

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page.


Free Assisted Living Resources in Alexandria

Alexandria and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.


Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Alexandria

Alexandria-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Virginia are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Virginia page for more information about these laws.