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Located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., Fairfax County, Virginia, is home to over 1.1 million people, and seniors account for 14% of the population. This history-rich area is close to Washington’s attractions, such as the National Mall and Smithsonian Museums. Fairfax County is home to George Mason University and its branch of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, offering seniors access to classes and an opportunity to participate in campus activities, including clubs, luncheons and parties.

The weather is mild for most of the year in Fairfax County, with high temperatures reaching the mid-80s in July. Winters can be cold, with an average of nine days of snow each season and occasional temperatures below freezing at night. The violent crime rate in Fairfax is less than half the national average, and property crime is considerably lower.

In winter, many local restaurants and brewpubs provide heated outdoor dining. Seniors looking for access to music and the arts will find that Fairfax County has a wealth of opportunities to explore. The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton offers art exhibits, workshops and cooking classes, and hosts visual and performing arts events.

The average monthly cost of assisted living in Fairfax County is $6,000, compared to $4,300 nationwide.Note: Information for Fairfax County was not available, so data from the nearest city, Washington, D.C., was used.

We’ve put together this list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in the Fairfax County area.

Sunrise of Springfield

Sunrise of Springfield is located minutes from I-95, handy for visiting friends and family, and public transportation is available for seniors at the nearby Metro station. At this senior living community, residents can join book clubs, attend social events, garden and participate in local volunteer opportunities. Seniors can also enjoy the convenience of on-site physical, occupational and speech therapists. Family members are able to see photos and videos of residents online and browse the daily activities, menu selections and more. Sunrise of Springfield is included on our list because of the Silver National Quality Award it received from the American Health Care Association.

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Sunrise at Reston Town Center

Sunrise at Reston Town Center is adjacent to the shopping, dining and entertainment at Reston Town Center and less than a mile from Reston Hospital and Inova Emergency Care. A choice of entrees is offered at each meal in the spacious dining room, and the kitchen has received a food safety excellence award. Outside, there's a covered porch, furnished patio and shaded walking paths with well-placed, comfortable benches. We included Sunrise at Reston Town Center on our list because it offers memory care and hospice coordination, providing a continuum of care for residents.

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Sunrise at Fair Oaks VA

Sunrise at Fair Oaks is located on the Inova Fair Oaks Hospital campus, near parks, a post office and several shopping centers featuring name-brand stores. The beautiful, two-story lobby leads to an open dining room where a choice of chef-prepared meals is served daily, and snacks and coffee are available all day at the bistro. Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments include kitchenettes, and there are a variety of activities available, including many that center around music. Small pets are welcome, and seniors can bond with the community's companion dog. The landscaped grounds include walking paths and furnished patio areas for residents to enjoy.

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Braddock Glen

Braddock Glen is located less than 3 miles from a wealth of shopping and dining options on Lee Highway and next door to the Little River Glen Senior Center. There are several houses of worship and a Jewish community center nearby, and a wide range of clubs and activities for seniors to enjoy on-site. Monthly wellness checks are performed by a staff nurse, and Inova Fairfax Hospital is a 10-minute drive from Braddock Glen. Regular outings are planned to local restaurants and shopping centers, and we included Braddock Glen on our list because of the many opportunities and activities available in the area.

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Sunrise of Hunter Mill

Sunrise of Hunter Mill is close to the Oakton Library and the Oak Marr Recreation Center, the location of an indoor pool and a mini-golf course. There are three major hospitals in the area, and a string of family-style restaurants line nearby Lee Highway. At Sunrise of Hunter Mill, seniors can relax in the cozy sitting room, enjoy the living room fireplace or watch the large-screen TV in the recreation room. Walking paths wind beneath mature trees in the landscaped gardens, and residents are welcome to indulge their horticultural talents there. Sunrise of Hunter Mill made our list because of the extensive outdoor space available for residents.

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Harmony at Spring Hill

Harmony at Spring Hill, nestled between several golf courses, is 4 miles from the shaded walking trails of Lake Mercer and 20 minutes from the Potomac River. This senior living community is unique because it's part of a gated, planned community that includes an indoor pool and a clubhouse that hosts many social gatherings. Harmony at Spring Hill has a fitness room, arts and crafts center and billiards lounge, and restaurant-style meals are served daily in the spacious dining room. The community offers seniors a choice of 14 assisted living floor plans, ranging from a 331 square-foot studio apartment to a 647-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling.

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Harmony at Chantilly

Harmony at Chantilly is situated on the Dulles Health and Rehab Center campus, and there are five hospitals in the area. The walking trails of Stream Valley Park are less than a mile away, and the assisted living community is nestled between Dulles International Airport and I-66, convenient for visiting family members. The wide range of activities and outings at Harmony are designed to help seniors stay mentally and physically fit while having fun and enjoying life. Seniors can enjoy watching movies with popcorn in the comfortably furnished movie theater and socialize at happy hour get-togethers at the bistro.

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Sunrise of McLean

Sunrise of McLean, located across from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center and a short drive from Dulles International Airport, is less than a mile from Tysons Galleria, home to almost 100 shops and restaurants. Located in a green residential area, the senior living community features furnished patios and extensive walking paths. Seniors can enjoy dance lessons, happy hours and other planned activities, as well as walk-in manicures at the full-service beauty salon and barbershop. A memory care unit is available for those who need to transition to a higher level of care. Sunrise of McLean made our list because of its friendly and compassionate staff.

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Hunters Woods at Trails Edge

Hunters Woods at Trails Edge, situated one mile from the Reston National Golf Course, is located midway between two nearby hospitals. The senior living community is nestled next to the wooded Turquoise Nature Trail with its miles of walking paths leading to a shopping plaza with restaurants and a grocery store. Residents can enjoy a hearing-enhanced movie experience while relaxing in cozy armchairs in the custom theater and exercise in the fitness room especially designed for seniors. Meals may be served in a variety of settings, including the dining room, bistro, club room and grille. Hunters Woods is a pet-friendly community, with plenty of natural outdoor areas for residents and their pets to enjoy.

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Sunrise at Silas Burke House

Sunrise at Silas Burke House, located in a wooded residential area, is surrounded by parks and golf courses. Inova Fairfax Hospital is a 15-minute drive from the community, and a nearby stretch of I-95 is a hub of shopping, dining and services. Built on the grounds of the historic Silas Burke House, the residence is surrounded by mature trees. Seniors can look and feel their best with the services of the on-site beauty salon and barbershop, and take part in a range of engaging scheduled activities. Assisted living residents can choose from studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in size from 311 to 580 square feet.

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