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Page Reviewed / Updated – May 7, 2023
Herndon is a Fairfax County town within the Washington Metropolitan Area, about 40 minutes from the capital’s downtown. It has an urban and suburban feel, with plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, parks and a historic district. Seniors who enjoy the arts may like the town’s many cultural attractions, such as an art gallery and a theater company.
Just over 10% of Herndon’s 24,700 residents are aged 65+, which is below the norm but doesn’t mean the town isn’t senior-friendly. Property and violent crime is significantly lower than the national averages, which may reassure families who can’t visit loved ones regularly. Medical care is one of Herndon’s most attractive qualities, as there are almost a third more Medicare-registered physicians than normal and several hospitals, including the highly regarded Reston Hospital Center.
Seniors are also well-served by the region’s assisted living communities. According to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, a resident will pay around $5,948 per month in Herndon. This likely reflects its proximity to the capital because Virginia’s average is a much lower $5,250, while the country’s is around $4,500.
Note: Data for Herndon was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Washington, D.C., was used instead.
Why not have a look at the communities that made our top 10 list because you might find what you need.
Harmony at Chantilly
Located across the street from a church, retail stores and several restaurants, Harmony at Chantilly offers its residents easy access to conveniences outdoors as well as indoors. Within the community, residents can book an appointment in the on-site beauty salon/barbershop, improve their strength and balance in the fitness center or relax with fellow seniors in the pub and bistro. The studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are spacious and fitted with fire safety devices and 24-hour emergency response systems, while housekeeping and laundry services free up residents' time to enjoy the full social program. With convenient access to Dulles Airport, family can fly in from anywhere to visit.
Sunrise at Countryside
Sunrise at Countryside is an eye-catching Victorian-style building shielded by mature trees on all sides. It's also across the street from restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores and dentists, so families may like its combination of convenience and privacy. The community's attention to detail through its CareConnect program is why we've added it on our list. For example, its chef creates meals for specific diets, and each resident has an individualized service plan so they only get the care they need with minimal intrusion on their independence. The plan also helps staff identify individual preferences, such as a glass of wine after the evening meal.
Sunrise at Reston Town Center
As its name implies, Sunrise at Reston Town Center is conveniently located for local amenities, many of which are within walking distance. It's also set within landscaped grounds with plenty of walking paths for seniors who like to stroll among beautiful, safe surroundings. The community focuses heavily on assistance without intruding on the ample opportunities for resident activities. There are oil painting classes, a walking club, bible study groups, flower arranging and card games. There are various floor plans available for seniors who prefer a private studio or shared two-bedroom suite. All include a kitchenette, closet space and private bathroom.
Pacifica Senior Living Sterling
Pacifica Senior Living Sterling is a picturesque building surrounded by well-tended lawns and lush trees. It's also within easy reach of many popular amenities, including clothing stores and restaurants. Residents reside in either a studio or one-bedroom apartment. There are several layouts, although all have private bathrooms with safety features, kitchenettes and plenty of closet space. Great dining experiences are important to the community, with meals prepared from scratch by chefs and either served in the senior's apartment or the dining room. There's a beauty salon on-site so seniors needn't travel to get their hair and nails done.
Sunrise of Hunter Mill
U.S. News and World Report presented Sunrise of Hunter Mill with a Best Assisted Living Award for 2022-23, which is why we've added the community here. Others praise the care given to its design and setting. It's a beautiful building with the privacy of its residents protected by tall and lush trees, yet many conveniences are close enough to walk, including a pharmacy, food store, restaurants and Oakton Community Park. The pet-friendly community's amenities include a bistro which serves snacks all day and an activity room with a full calendar of events. A licensed nurse is available, and their trademark CareConnect program ensures quality attention to each resident.
Sunrise at Fair Oaks
Families might love the beautiful architecture of Sunrise at Fair Oaks with its lush green landscape and surrounding trees, but they might be more impressed by Fair Oaks Hospital being only a few minutes walk away. Every resident at Sunrise has an individual service plan, from which their care needs and personal preferences are gleaned by staff. Consequently, residents get the type of support they require for activities of daily living without intruding unnecessarily on their independence, and staff know the little things they like, such as a newspaper in the morning.
Tall Oaks sits in an elevated position, giving most residents impressive views across Reston and the surrounding countryside from their studio, one- or two-bedroom apartments. Each room has a wheelchair-accessible bathroom with a walk-in shower, large closet space and individual climate controls. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the community, so residents can make face-to-face calls with loved ones. There's a full social calendar which includes traditional games, such as bingo and cards, as well as less common activities, including live concerts and educational programs. Families may like that Tall Oaks actively encourages the involvement of their residents in community life.
Sunrise of McLean
The architecture of Sunrise of McLean is reminiscent of Victorian times, while the tended landscape and trees surrounding it lend a countryside feel on the edge of McLean's downtown. The building's tall windows allow daylight to warm and illuminate residents' studio and one-bedroom apartments, all of which include private bathrooms and kitchenettes. Staff is on-site around the clock to help with activities of daily living and managing medications, and the chef freshly prepares meals which cater to dietary needs. There are activity rooms and communal areas throughout for exercise and relaxation.
Tribute at One Loudoun
Tribute at One Loudoun joins our list because of their emphasis on the lasting impact their Elders have on the younger generations. They value their residents and specifically design their community with them in mind. An example of this is the corridors and rooms easily navigated by residents with mobility issues. The community also has a nurse on-site at all times and visits from mobile doctors. Caring staff assist with activities of daily living and managing medications, while others ensure rooms are clean and clothes and linens are laundered. There are an array of health and wellness programs to help residents maintain their fitness and numerous activities to entertain and encourage friendships.
Hunters Woods at Trails Edge
Hunters Woods at Trails Edge sits in a small residential community within walking distance of restaurants, a bank and a pharmacy, and it's also only minutes from Reston Hospital Center. Room types include standard and deluxe versions of studio and one-bedroom apartments and a two-bedroom companion suite. All have kitchenettes and private bathrooms. Some of the community's amenities feature a fitness center where residents can engage in several health and wellness programs and a therapy center with licensed therapists. There are outdoor terraces where seniors can relax and raised beds where they can do a bit of gardening.