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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Arlington area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 52 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 10 hours researching assisted living communities in Arlington
  • Read more than 90 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Arlington is $6,000, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,850 and the national average of $4,051.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Arlington, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 52 communities in the Arlington area. Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Arlington area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Hospice, Respite
Not Listed
Brighton Gardens is a pet-friendly senior living community in a quiet neighborhood only a short distance from Friendship Heights Metro. Caregivers are always available to help residents with daily tasks, such as dressing, bathing and transfers. Licensed nurses administer medications, and residents have 24-hour access to geriatric doctors and nearby hospitals. The dining room serves three chef-prepared meals daily with multiple entree selections and pureed options. Snacks and beverages are available throughout the day. A landscaped courtyard lets residents relax outdoors or work in the gardens, and seniors can choose small windowsill gardens for their rooms. A community cat and dog provide companionship, and the outdoor pond is stocked with colorful fish. The activities department organizes arts and crafts, musical therapy and trivia games. Residents can participate in frequent community outings to nearby shops, restaurants, parks and entertainment venues.
What Residents are Saying:
Families appreciate the kind, helpful staff and medical care. One relative says, "The caregivers here are extraordinary and the mgmt. very responsive. The food is even good and they have a salad bar and daily "happy hour" with snacks which many residents attend. Also frequent concerts, movies, outings and holiday parties. The medical staff is top-notch. They have nice apts."
4.15 out of 5 stars
(43) Reviews
5555 Friendship Blvd., Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Brookdale Arlington
Culpepper Garden
Grand Oaks Assisted Living Community
Hermitage Northern Virginia
Sunrise at Bluemont Park
Sunrise of Alexandria
Sunrise of Arlington
Sunrise of Springfield
The Jefferson

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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