Destination Virginia

Retirement Living in Virginia

Virginia is a state steeped in rich history, and Southern living at its best. American pride is carved into every corner of the state, and residents here are proud to call this place home. Retirees seeking to settle down can find their piece of paradise in one of 202 active adult living communities across the state. Active is the key word here because Virginia offers a wealth of opportunity to take your recreation goals to the next level. Hiking, bicycling, or strolling the Virginia Beach boardwalk will make the hardest part about living here planning where to take your next adventure.

Virginia is geographically diverse from forests, wetlands, and mountain regions, to its miles of stunning Atlantic coastline. Agriculture is a mainstay with about 46,000 farms most of which are individually or family owned. The climate here is humid subtropical which is pretty typical in this part of the country, but ample rainfall makes for a lush landscape. The average home value is $231K according to Zillow, and cities like Richmond are one of the 10 hottest markets according to CNN. In terms of tax friendliness, Virginia does not tax social security income, but pension is not exempt. For those over 62 and over, up to $12,000 of this income is tax deductible.

Many of Virginia's 55+ retirement communities offer their residents an array of amenities such as swimming pools, fitness centers, and golf courses, however if yours doesn't, never fear because activity, and entertainment is in abundance. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the fact that they live in one of the 25 top golf destinations in the world. Tee time never looked so good! If an afternoon on the greens isn't your style, the state offers some of the best hiking in the nation, as well as ample trails for you cycling gurus out there.

Where to visit? Travel and Leisure named the capital of Richmond one the top destinations in the country, and with good reason. The culinary arts, historic architecture, and museums make it an exciting, and cultural city not to be missed. Colonial Wiliamsburg is Virginia's political capital, and is home to Revolutionary War memorabilia, and live portrayals of those who lived during this pivotal era. You'll also find the largest, and first modern winery that inspired the now 100 vineyards across the state. Visit the home of George Washington in Mount Vernon, and take in the three story mansion's magnificent view of the Potomac. If salty sea air is what you're after, Virginia Beach offers stunning waterfront views, a boardwalk, shopping, and some of the freshest seafood you'll find. Speaking of dining in Virginia, from traditional collard greens and grits, to Ethiopian, and Bavarian fare, there's literally a restaurant to please any palate.

Need more convincing that Virginia should be your next retirement destination? For a complete list of 55+ communities, and homes for sale, visit Active Adult Living's website There is a wealth of information including community details, and links to find your perfect dream home.

Featured Communities:

Trilogy at Lake Frederick

The Villas at Magnolia Lakes

Colonial Heritage by Lennar

Grayson Hill

Atlantic Shores

Virginia Top Communities


Have you thought about how your life would be after your retirement? Well, retirement years in Virginia are meant to be fun, yes, you heard that right. Active Adult Living proudly brings you a hand-picked listing of active retirement communities in Virginia. Moving to these age-restricted over 55 communities in Northern VA ensure a fulfilling, active and joyful life for adults after their retirement.

Made for a fulfilling life, not just living

Active Adult Living is an authority in providing the most relevant and up to date information on retirement communities in Virginia. Our listing of active adult retirement communities will give you the opportunity to not just live, but experience the sheer joy that life has to bring you post-retirement. Living in these communities, you are entitled to:

Explore and choose from the best retirement communities in Virginia with Active Adult Living now!