Exclusive concierge-style independent living in Richmond.

Aspire at Carriage Hill is an independent living community in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to the vibrant social life you can find here with your new friends and neighbors, you are just a short drive from several cultural and entertainment options in town. Enjoy city parks, great restaurants and shopping options. There is always something fun to do or discover. On days you don’t want to spend time in town, you’ll find plenty of opportunities here to remain active and participate in projects that add meaning. Our location here in Richmond, Virginia, truly gives you the best of both worlds. Come discover our independent living community for yourself!



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Independent Living Services in Richmond, VA

Here at Aspire, we offer maintenance-free living, so you can take full advantage of retirement. Some of the services and amenities we offer at our independent living community in Richmond include the following:

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


Anytime Resort-Style Dining

With a wide range of dining options at our restaurants and bars, you decide where to enjoy the company of family and friends. At Aspire, you can choose from the Main Street Dining Room, Cary Tavern or the Bellevue Private Dining Room. You also can enjoy outdoor dining in a number of spaces including outdoor dining patios and firepits.


Independent Living Floor Plan Options

When you become a resident of independent living at Aspire, you’ll have the opportunity to choose your own beautifully appointed apartment from a selection of 10 spacious floor plans. Whether you prefer a cozy one-bedroom or a generous-sized two-bedroom apartment floor plan, we’ve left room in each design to allow for your own personal touches. We invite you to review our floor plans to select your favorite.



Pricing and Cost for Independent Living at Aspire

When you move to our Richmond independent living community, you retain total control of your life and budget. Here at Aspire, we give you all-inclusive luxury senior living at an incredible value for your money, starting with no large upfront costs that other independent living communities often charge.


Independent Living FAQs

You may have some questions about independent living communities in the Richmond, VA, area. With all of the decisions you must make in choosing the right independent living community, we want you and your family to have all the information you need. Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions pertaining to independent living. If your question isn’t answered here, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be glad to help you find the information 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 residents, 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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