Assisted Living in Charlottesville

11 Communities

The Colonnades

2600 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
11 reviews
The Colonnades is located minutes from Route 250 and the Barracks Road Shopping Center in Charlottesville, Virginia. Visitors and residents appreciate that this community offers many amenities, including a cocktail lounge, craft center and heated swimming pool. Residents enjoy participating in bingo games, fitness classes and happy hours. Visitors compliment the open layout, bright interior and the well-kept grounds. The Colonnades receives high marks for giving residents a c... (read more)
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Morningside of Charlottesville

491 Crestwood Drive, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
12 reviews
Morningside of Charlottesville is located in the Huntington Village section of Charlottesville, Virginia, near Birdwood Golf Course and Farmington Country Club. Visitors and residents describe the property as feeling like a hotel, and are pleased with the size of its rooms. The staff director receives high praise for working well with residents and providing proper attention to their needs. Amenities include an on-site beauty salon, game room, library and computer area. Resid... (read more)
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Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville

1550 Pantops Mountain Place, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
8 reviews
Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville is conveniently located near US Route 250 and Interstate 64 in Charlottesville, Virginia, just minutes from Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Residents appreciate the friendly staff and claim that the community is like a small town where everyone knows each other. Residents also praise the variety of activities, which include bingo, movies and outings to local restaurants. A calendar of activities is provided. The facility has se... (read more)
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Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge

250 Pantops Mountain Road, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
5 reviews
Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, just blocks away from a variety of restaurants and a short drive from Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Visitors consistently praise the idyllic location, which has sweeping views of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. The community also gets high marks from visitors for its airy, inviting atmosphere and well-maintained buildings. Guests note that the facility has a fully-stocked on-site library, ... (read more)
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Martha Jefferson House

1600 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
2 reviews
Martha Jefferson House is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, within walking distance of the Gordon Avenue Library and just a short drive from Booker T. Washington Park and Washington Park Recreation Center. Visitors claim that the facility is a positive place and give it high marks for being clean and nicely decorated. Guests also praise the facility's state-of-the-art equipment and above-average staff. The community provides numerous activities for residents, such as week... (read more)
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Commonwealth Assisted Living LLC

534 East Main Street, Suite B, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
1 review
Commonwealth Assisted Living LLC in Charlottesville, Virginia, is located in a suburban area, away from busy downtown Charlottesville and within a few minutes of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Family members appreciate the peace of mind they experience when visiting this facility, where they note their loved ones being treated with respect, patience and dignity by compassionate caregivers. Residents enjoy a vibrant lifestyle when taking part in the facility's numerous act... (read more)
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Riverdale Assisted Living

1329 Riverdale Dr, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
1 review
Riverdale Assisted Living is located on Riverdale Drive in Charlottesville, Virginia. It’s convenient to Highway 250 and only a short drive from Pantops Shopping Center and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital. Riverdale Assisted Living has private and semi-private rooms available. Residents’ family members commend the friendly staff and say the facility is very clean. Activities at this community include arts and crafts and musical entertainment. There are dining rooms on each ... (read more)
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Our Lady of Peace

751 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
5 reviews
Our Lady of Peace is an assisted living and nursing home facility in Charlottesville, Virginia, located in a bustling neighborhood close to Highway 29. Residents enjoy diverse activities including bingo, a game of cards or arts in the crafts room. Visitors praise the food which includes a fresh salad bar with dinner. Seniors appreciate the on-staff physical therapist as well as the exercise room in this community. The facility's library and theater are also well-reviewed for ... (read more)
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Heritage Inn of Charlottesville

220 South Pantops Drive, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
2 reviews
Heritage Inn of Charlottesville is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, just 2 miles from downtown and less than a mile from Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and the Old Mills Trail surrounding the Rivanna River. Visitors praise the facility's helpful staff for providing useful information and for being kind and attentive. Residents stay active and engaged by participating in fitness programs, guest lectures, cooking classes, watching movies and gardening. Visitors are also... (read more)
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ROSEWOOD VILLAGE AT GREENBRIER DRIVE

500 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA
$$$$
2 reviews
Rosewood Village at Greenbrier Drive is conveniently located near US Route 29 in Charlottesville, Virginia, just blocks away from a variety of stores and restaurants. Family members claim that the residents' living quarters are very nice, with some apartment windows overlooking a terrace or garden. According to relatives, the facility is clean and decorated nicely and has a kind, helpful staff. The facility has an on-site spa, computer room and community gathering room. Off-s... (read more)
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At A Glance

There are 11 assisted living communities in the city and surrounding suburbs to choose from. The average cost of assisted living in Charlottesville is $4,233 per month, according to the latest estimates from Genworth.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Charlottesville

Seniors seeking happiness just might want to call Charlottesville home. This Virginia city, which routinely ranks highly on travel lists, was named the third happiest city in the U.S. in 2017, thanks to its beauty, diversity and charm. Charlottesville is home to 11 assisted living facilities, with another two nearby. In Charlottesville, along with the rest of Virginia, assisted living facilities are regulated and licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services. The state defines these facilities as non-medical residences where seniors receive personal and health care services.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Charlottesville

  • Seniors living in Charlottesville will experience a wide range of temperatures throughout the year. Average high temperatures are 45 degrees in January and 87 degrees in July. The area also sees about 16 inches of snowfall every year, making it suitable for seniors who enjoy all four seasons.

  • Charlottesville's cost of living is higher than the national average. As a result, seniors can expect assisted living costs to be higher than average as well.

  • Crime in Charlottesville is higher than average. Both violent crime rates and property crime rates exceed the Virginia and national averages. A senior's chances of being a victim of a property crime in the city is about 1 in 33.

  • Seniors in Virginia won't have their social security income taxed, which results in more money in the bank for assisted living expenses.

  • The Charlottesville Area Transit, or CAT, operates fixed route buses that run throughout the city. Some seniors may be eligible to use paratransit services, which include a reservation-based, shared-ride, door-to-door program for those individuals who cannot use the fixed route buses.

  • The Charlottesville area is home to world-class medical facilities, including the University of Virginia Health System, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.


Paying for Assisted Living in Charlottesville

Average Monthly Costs

Cities in Virginia

$4,233.00 Charlottesville
$4,000.00 US
$3,850.00 Crozet
$3,695.00 Orange
$2,800.00 Waynesboro
$2,050.00 Elkton

Assisted Living costs in Charlottesville start around $4,233 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 Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville

Eligible seniors can reduce their out-of-pocket assisted living expenses through one state program. The Virginia Department of Social Services' Auxiliary Grant Program provides a supplement to social security income for in-need seniors who must meet financial or disability requirements. This supplement can go toward assisted living expenses.

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 Charlottesville

Charlottesville 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 Charlottesville

Charlottesville-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.