In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Virginia Beach area, our team of researchers sorted through 73 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 30 hours researching assisted living communities in Virginia Beach
  • Interviewed 15 facility staff members
  • Read more than 160 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 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 Virginia Beach is $4,627, which is slightly lower than the state average of $4,800 and considerably higher than the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Virginia Beach, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 73 communities in the Virginia Beach area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Virginia Beach 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.

Atria Virginia Beach
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $2,200, Independent Living: $2,200, Memory Care: $6,295
Atria Virginia Beach is the perfect assisted living facility for seniors desiring upscale living in the heart of Virginia Beach. Around-the-clock caregivers assist residents with dressing, bathing, grooming and medication and incontinence management services. Staff members escort residents to and from daily events, as well. Professionally trained chefs create unique signature breakfast, lunch and dinner menus based upon the resident community's tastes. The on-site activities director surveys all residents to create customized monthly socialization and personal enrichment activities that support the community members' hobbies and interests. Housekeeping and linen services are available, and each resident room is equipped with a 24/7 emergency alert system.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers say that Atria Virginia Beach is outstanding. One states, "It’s like being on a vacation and staying in a ritzy hotel. It’s fairly new. It is furnished very nicely. It is very clean and has beautiful gardens. They’ve got a beautiful dining room and a salon. They have all kinds of activities."
4.28 out of 5
(48) Reviews
1628 Old Donation Pkwy.,
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Bay Lake Retirement Community
Beth Sholom Village
Bickford of Virginia Beach
Cedar Manor
Commonwealth Senior Living at Kings Grant House
Commonwealth Senior Living at Leigh Hall
Emily Green Shores
First Colonial Inn
Harbourway Assisted Living
Harmony at Independence
Marian Manor
Mayfair House Assisted Living
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Parsons Residential Care Center
Sentara Village of Virginia Beach
The Devonshire
The Gardens of Virginia Beach
The Waterford at Virginia Beach
Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

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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