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Independent living where you write your own story. Every day.

Each day feels so much better when there are options, and that’s exactly what we’ve created for you at Aspire at Carriage Hill in Richmond, Virginia. Our community helps you build the active social life you crave, and enjoy private time when you need it. Dine on your schedule, be creative when the spirit moves you or find beauty indoors and out. Choose from a wide array of floor plans — and decorate yours as only you can. And because you’re in a vibrant and historic city like Richmond, you always have the opportunity to discover restaurants, music, world-class art, history at every turn and great shopping. Come see what we’ve created — then make it your own.

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Amenities built around your life

At Aspire, your life is maintenance-free, so you have the freedom to make every day exactly what you want it to be. Here’s a sampling of the services and amenities that we handle, giving you more time to do the things you love:

  • Snow removal, landscaping and maintenance
  • Anytime resort-style dining
  • WiFi and basic cable television
  • 24-hour security
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Weekly housekeeping


Dining that suits your tastes

Anytime Dining turns eating into an event, giving Aspire an exciting resort feel. In our independent living community in Richmond VA, you decide when and where to eat — and with whom — whether it’s the Main Street Dining Room, Cary Tavern (named after Richmond’s local shopping hub) or the Bellevue Private Dining Room. We also have outdoor dining patios and fire pits to take advantage of Richmond’s wonderful weather.


Floor plan options

Being a member of Aspire means you can choose from 10 spacious and beautifully-appointed floor plans. Whether you prefer a cozy one-bedroom or a generous-sized two-bedroom apartment, we’ve left room in each design to allow for your personal touches. We invite you to review our floor plans to find your favorite.



Pricing and cost at Aspire

One of the great benefits of moving to our Richmond independent living community is that you retain total control of your life and budget. Here at Aspire, we give you all-inclusive luxury retirement living with no large upfront costs that other communities often charge.


Ask us about independent living

We want you and your family to have all the information you need. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions we hear. If your question isn’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help you find the answers you need.

Who can benefit from independent living?

Independent living communities are sometimes referred to as “retirement communities” because they typically offer senior apartments or homes, located in a community where adults are looking to maintain their active, engaged lifestyles free of specific daily tasks or chores. In other words, independent living communities help you make the very best of your retirement years by providing you with things like restaurant-style dining, laundry services, housekeeping and transportation – depending on what you need and want, specifically. It also gives you the freedom to maintain the things you want to do while letting go of the things you don't want to do. What could be better than that?

Independent living provides you with the opportunity to make the very best of your retirement years. This may be a good option for you if you fit the following description:

  • You want to spend time with friends, family or neighbors or strengthen your social life
  • You want to spend little to no time doing home maintenance or yard work
  • You want the option to eat your meals with other people
  • You want to have access to a social calendar with fun events you can choose whether or not to attend
  • You want minor assistance – as needed – with certain daily living tasks or responsibilities
  • You want to maintain your freedom to come and go as you please

Is independent living the same as assisted living?

No. Independent living and assisted living are two different senior living options. To be clear, individuals who choose either independent living or assisted living do not need the extensive care provided by a nursing home facility. Choosing independent living or assisted living still provides the individual with a degree of independence. Here are the main differences between the two:


  • Good choice for individuals who want or need to move out of the family home because of its size or responsibilities
  • Good choice for individuals who are ready to live in a community with friends and peers
  • Good choice for individuals who want to maintain their independence while also staying active, healthy and safe


  • Good choice for individuals who can't or don't want to live in isolation
  • Good choice for individuals who do not need access to nursing staff around the clock
  • Good choice for individuals who do need help from trained staff with tasks like housekeeping and meal preparation

Change is hard. How do I transition from my home of so many years to an independent living community?

Change is hard but moving to the right independent living community will help the transition. Making new friends, getting involved in fun activities and enjoying the peace of mind that comes with less stress and fewer responsibilities will make the transition easier. It will take little to no time for you to fit in and feel right at home in the right independent living community.

With so many options available, how is it possible to know which independent living community is the right choice?

Stop by for a visit! The best way to learn whether an independent living community is right for you is to stop by for a visit. Talk to community members, ask for a copy of the community calendar, tour the community and ask the team questions.

We'd love to hear from you! Stop by or contact us today. Need more information about retirement living options? Download our free resource guide!

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With all of the decisions you need to make in choosing a Richmond independent living community, we want to make sure you and your family have the information you need. Submit a request for more information and our team will be in touch shortly.

5020 Sulky Drive

Richmond, VA 23228
(804) 286-1133

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