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7 Luxury Senior Living Communities in Washington, DC

Explore seven luxury senior living communities in Washington, DC. Seniorly can help you find the best of the best in DC senior living communities.

By Marlena del Hierro · Updated Jan 25, 2023

Our nation’s capital is known for being the seat of our federal government and home to fascinating museums, monuments, and historic sites. Washington, DC offers both visitors and residents amazing arts, entertainment, and cultural experiences, due in no small part to the politicians and diplomats that frequent the city. DC’s metropolitan area is the sixth-largest in the country, with millions of residents, many of whom work for not just the government but also international organizations headquartered there, including AARP (the American Association of Retired Persons). The District of Columbia has the highest percentage of single older adults of all the states in the US, and the highest amount of seniors in the labor force, so finding companionship with active peers might be a little simpler here than other locations.

Seniors living their golden years in Washington, DC have no dearth of living options available to them. We’ve selected seven of the best luxury senior living communities in DC to give you an idea of the services and amenities you can expect. These communities offer a variety of different levels of care and cater to different needs and preferences for their residents. If any on our list strike your fancy, you can book a tour to see it for yourself!

Maple Heights Senior Living

  • Independent living
  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

Maple Heights Senior Living offers a variety of floorplans, from studios to one-bedrooms, all luxuriously appointed and ADA compliant. Seniors can live independently, taking advantage of activities and a community of peers and friends, while those who require more help with activities of daily living (ADLs) can receive assisted living services. Residents who need memory care are provided with safe and secure surroundings as well as activities and services tailored to the needs of individuals living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

This luxury senior living community offers an exercise room, theater, dining room service as well as a bistro, and even private gardens. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, Maple Height Senior Living is close to shopping, restaurants, theaters and more.

Sunrise of Arlington Virginia

  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

Sunrise of Arlington, Virginia offers traditional décor and rooms with character, but with the modern conveniences and ADA compliance one should expect from a luxury senior living community in DC. Emulating a quaint bed and breakfast aesthetic, Sunrise of Arlington, Virginia is only four miles outside of Washington DC, close to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. This award-winning DC senior living community prides itself on offering a loving and cozy atmosphere to both assisted living and memory care residents. Take a closer look at all that Sunrise of Arlington Virginia has to offer.

Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights

  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

This luxury senior living community prides itself on its location in an exclusive DC neighborhood and its premium apartments with stunning views. Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights is just minutes from fine dining, shopping, and convenient transit, as well as medical offices and the local community center. Seniors who chose Brighton Gardens of Friendship Heights will enjoy individualized service plans to ensure that they receive the quality care they need while respecting personal preferences and unique needs. Explore more of what Brighton Gardens of Friendship Park has to offer. 

Sunrise at Bluemont Park

  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

Sunrise at Bluemont Park offers a wide variety of activities to residents, including lectures, music lessons, fitness classes, and spiritual services. With a homey exterior and cozy interior, this luxury senior living community maintains a bistro for snacks between home-cooked meals. Sunrise at Bluemont Park encourages residents to take the lead in activities and retain as much independence as possible; to take on an active part in creating the sense of community all residents can enjoy. Learn more about Sunrise at Bluemont Park today.

Sunrise of Chevy Chase

  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

This DC senior living facility is close to some of the nation’s top hospitals as well as beautiful parts, restaurants, transit, and entertainment. Also home to a rescue dog, Journey, Sunrise of Chevy Chase is dedicated to helping residents live full lives, with a full roster of activities and outings as well as refined spaces to socialize and relax in. This luxury DC senior community offers both assisted living services and memory care for those resident’s living with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Explore more and schedule a tour of Sunrise of Chevy Chase.

Brightview Woodmont Senior Living

  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

Residents at Brightview Woodmont Senior Living have the opportunity to work with a personal trainer, host family and friends in luxury entertainment spaces, and enjoy first-class dining experiences. With a rooftop deck, its own pub, and a movie theater, Brightview Woodmont Senior Living offers high-class urban living to seniors. This senior living community encourages its assisted living and memory care residents to stay active while leaving the details to staff. With personalized shopping and errand services, Brightview Woodmont Senior Living wants you to live for the moment.

Grand Oaks

  • Assisted living
  • Memory care

Residents of Grand Oaks can enjoy access to the Johns Hopkins Wellness Program, as well as aquatic classes, a spa, and massage therapy. This luxury assisted living and memory care community offers beautiful common areas and grounds as well as a wealth of activities, from book clubs to ballroom dancing. Close to shopping and restaurants, Grand Oaks offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with all the safety features you should expect from a senior living community. Learn more about the amenities and unique services offered at Grand Oaks.

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Marlena del Hierro

Marlena del Hierro is Vice President of Partnerships and Seniorly’s Lead Gerontologist. Marlena earned her Master of Arts degree in Gerontology from San Francisco State University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development from California State University. She also serves in an advisory capacity for Jukebox Health. As Seniorly’s first employee, Marlena is a vocal advocate for evolving the aging paradigm, and is a frequent contributor to public discussions about aging. She has served as a resource for media outlets like WGBH, FOX News, CNBC and the Today Show.

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