The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Charlottesville, VA

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The home of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville is a city of over 48,000 residents, with seniors making up nearly 11% of the population. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city offers an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities for active seniors, as well as easy access to health care facilities and tax-friendliness toward retirees. In fact, it is consistently ranked as a top city on the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. It's also included among Kiplinger's selections for the country's top 50 retirement cities and earned the number-one spot on its 10 of the Happiest Places to Retire in the U.S. list.

According to the Genworth Cost of Care Survey 2019, seniors in Charlottesville  pay more for assisted living services than those in other Virginia cities. The average monthly cost is $5,795, compared to the state median of $4,800. Other options for care include home care services for $4,624 per month, nursing home care for $6,692 per month and adult day health care services for $1,733 per month.

Here's a look at the top assisted living facilities available in Charlottesville.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Charlottesville

Morningside of Charlottesville

Address: 491 Crestwood Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone Number: (434) 971-8889
Website: https://www.fivestarseniorliving.com/communities/va/charlottesville/morningside-of-charlottesville

Morningside of Charlottesville is a full-service seniors care community offering compassionate support services in a homelike atmosphere. The facility offers easy access to some of the area’s top dining options, shopping centers and cultural attractions. Seniors can feel welcome and secure with the facility’s commitment to delivering the highest quality care. Residents can enjoy the convenience of an on-site beauty salon and barbershop, library and flexible dining options. On the second floor, residents have access to an executive study with a computer to keep in touch with loved ones. One of the facility’s most notable features is its activities program, which addresses five separate levels of personal wellness.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,400
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 76

The Colonnades

Address: 2600 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone Number: (434) 333-7161
Website: https://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/communities/the-colonnades/about.aspx

Its distinctive architecture, upscale amenities and holistic approach to care set The Colonnades apart. Nestled on a sweeping 59-acre campus across the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the facility is characterized by a unique combination of relaxation and sophistication. Residents can relax and enjoy the beauty of their surroundings on the outdoor patio or take a stroll along the network of trails through 22 acres of wooded preserve. The facility also features a fitness center, heated indoor pool and cocktail lounge. Community meals, housekeeping and transportation services are provided so residents have time to participate in daily activities such as exercise classes, musical appreciation and happy hour socials.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments, Detached Homes
Number of Beds: 309
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 58

Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville

Address: 1550 Pantops Mountain Place, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone Number: (434) 481-1631
Website: https://www.commonwealthsl.com/community/commonwealth-senior-living-at-charlottesville/

Commonwealth Senior Living at Charlottesville is considered one of the area’s top facilities for its prime location, personalized care and secure environment. Centrally located, the facility offers convenient access to health care facilities, shopping, dining and historic sites. Residents can choose from 12 different floor plans, each equipped with a washer and dryer, kitchenette and sophisticated safety features. Specially trained staff members work to develop individualized care plans, and flexible service options are available so seniors can choose the type and amount of support they receive. The facility provides a homelike atmosphere with access to many modern conveniences, and residents can enjoy a vibrant living experience with a wealth of daily activities, social programs and frequent off-site outings.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,958
Room Types: Studio, One-, Two- and Three-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 64

Martha Jefferson House

Address: 1600 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone Number: (434) 293-6136
Website: https://www.marthajeffersonhouse.org/

Sitting at the end of a private cul-de-sac, Martha Jefferson House is located in the same area as the University of Virginia, just blocks from churches, restaurants, theaters, shops and libraries. We included it in our top 10 list because of its reputation for providing outstanding care and services that allow seniors to enjoy an independent yet supported lifestyle. For residents’ convenience, the facility offers routine housekeeping and linen service, three chef-prepared meals each day and local transportation. Residents are free to spend their days how they choose, with access to large living rooms complete with a fireplace and grand piano, and outdoors, a raised garden area and goldfish pond.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 56
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 27

Linden House Assisted Living at Branchlands

Address: 1250 Branchlands Drive, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Phone Number: (434) 973-0311
Website: https://branchlands.com/assisted-living/

We included Linden House Assisted Living at Branchlands in this list for its commitment to cultivating a senior living experience that’s vibrant, active and fulfilling. Over 50 programs are offered each week designed to promote engagement, physical activity and psychological well-being. Popular options include bridge groups, needlework classes, dance lessons and painting. Residents are treated to chef-prepared meals made with local seasonal ingredients, as well as outings to area restaurants and wineries for variety. Attentive staff members take a person-centered approach to care, being careful to maintain each resident’s independence. With respect to privacy, a full spectrum of visiting health care professionals are able to provide on-site services in the comfort of a resident’s own apartment.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 27

Riverdale Assisted Living

Address: 1329 Riverdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone Number: (434) 293-9845
Website: https://americanretirementhomes.org/assisted-living/riverdale-assisted-living

For over 30 years, Riverdale Assisted Living has provided quality senior care in an intimate family setting that’s designed for easy living. Household chores and maintenance are taken care of, and residents can enjoy three nutritious home-cooked meals and snacks each day. Seniors are encouraged to create their own daily schedules tailored to their hobbies and personal interests. The facility offers a variety of planned daily activities for fun and companionship, including musical groups, arts and crafts and exercises, as well as get-togethers for friends and family on a monthly basis.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio Apartments
Number of Beds: 29
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 62

RoseWood Village at Greenbrier Drive

Address: 500 Greenbrier Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone Number: (434) 975-5079
Website: https://rosewoodvillage.com/greenbrier/

The warm and charming atmosphere of RoseWood Village at Greenbrier Drive helps seniors to feel right at home. It’s known for its unique Main Street design, which features all the amenities of a small town, including a beauty and barbershop, cafe, movie theater and library. Multiple levels of care ensure seniors receive the support they need, such as incontinence care, meal assistance and daily monitoring. Residents are encouraged to have autonomy and choose how they spend their days. Seniors can socialize in the cozy common areas, go for a walk in the outdoor garden, take a dip in the pool or participate in a planned social activity.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 90
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 40

Our Lady of Peace

Address: 751 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone Number: (434) 973-1155
Website: https://www.our-lady-of-peace.com/

What sets Our Lady of Peace apart from other facilities is its commitment to providing its senior residents with an elevated everyday experience. The award-winning facility is known for its spacious residential suites, personalized care and robust offering of life enrichment programs, including intellectual activities, physical exercises and fun excursions. As a non-profit, nondenominational community, the facility is dedicated to preserving each resident’s dignity through personal choice, respect and understanding to create a positive and welcoming environment. Residents can choose from several floor plans, each featuring a kitchen, oversized bathroom, large closet and individual climate controls.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 102
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.6 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 41

RoseWood Village at Hollymead Town Center

Address: 2029 Lockwood Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22911
Phone Number: (434) 963-7673
Website: https://rosewoodvillage.com/hollymead/

RoseWood Village at Hollymead Town Center is considered a top facility for its small size and high staff-to-resident ratio, which is more than two times greater than the average assisted living facility. This allows staff members to build relationships with each resident, learning their personal needs and preferences to deliver highly personalized care. The facility’s Main Street layout gives residents the feel of small-town living, with conveniences such as a coffee shop, general store and beauty shop. Residents also have access to fun, themed lounges, a state-of-the-art therapy pool and hiking trails, and can enjoy beautiful views of local mountain ranges on the outdoor patio.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: 96
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 47

The Blake at Charlottesville

Address: 250 Nichols Court, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
Phone Number: (434) 214-9564
Website: https://www.blakeliving.com/charlottesville/home/

Set on a hilltop at the historic Oakleigh Farm, The Blake at Charlottesville strikes the right balance between privacy and support. We included it on our list for its resort-style hospitality, upscale amenities and restaurant-style dining program. Through its Active Living program, seniors have daily opportunities for social, emotional and physical engagement. There are numerous places to relax and gather with family and friends, such as the salon and spa, full-feature theater room, ice cream shop, piano bar and outdoor putting green. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals and snacks, with a daily feature and additional options available from the à la carte menu.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 10

Learn More About Assisted Living in Charlottesville

A unique blend of southern charm and vibrant city living, Charlottesville has a wide variety of benefits to offer seniors of diverse interests. With access to leading health care, a wealth of recreational opportunities and beautiful surroundings, seniors in Charlottesville can enjoy a high overall quality of life. For more information about paying for assisted living in Charlottesville, visit our city page here.