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West Virginia Senior Housing & Apartments

There are a total of 222 senior housing options in West Virginia. Some people may refer to them as West Virginia senior apartments or West Virginia 55+ apartments while others may think of them as West Virginia senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in West Virginia, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in West Virginia may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help West Virginia residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in West Virginia. Older adult apartments in West Virginia may also be part of larger West Virginia continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in West Virginia are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in West Virginia, please use our West Virginia senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

West Virginia falls between the deep south and mid-Atlantic, though most locals have a tendency to associate the state more with the mid-Atlantic region than the south. Regardless, West Virginia features a unique combination of the two and is a great place for senior housing because of its affordability.

Senior living apartments for rent in West Virginia average just over $2,000 per month. The rate is about the national average for senior living, and several senior living facilities in West Virginia start far lower than that number.

What to expect with senior housing in West Virginia?

The state has always been well known for its rugged nature and scenic views. The famous Appalachian Mountains are a big part of the state and it is not very populated. In fact, West Virginia ranks 38th out of 50 states for population with less than 2 million total residents. Property is spread out and many active older adults enjoy outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, hiking, camping and off road/4x4 driving.

For those retirees who do not want to live in a big city yet want convenient access to one, West Virginia senior housing is a great destination. The state is bordered by Pennsylvania to the north, where one can visit Philadelphia or Pittsburgh. Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio also border West Virginia.

Top Cities for Senior Apartments for Rent in West Virginia

Of over 380 locations researched in the state, the best senior living facilities in West Virginia are located in the following neighborhoods or cities:

  1. Bridgeport
  2. Hurricane
  3. Vienna
  4. Dunbar
  5. Morgantown
  6. Nitro
  7. South Charleston
  8. New Martinsville
  9. Weirton
  10.  Elkins

Since comfort and safety are traditionally two aspects that all seniors really value and look for, quality West Virginia senior apartments and condos in safe cities are in high demand. Some areas of West Virginia are high in crime and drug use, however, the communities of Grafton, Charles Town, Weirton, Morgantown, Oak Hill, Nitro, Fairmont and Buckhannon rank among the safest in the state and some of the most popular when it comes to senior housing.

Amenities Found in West Virginia Senior Housing

West Virginia senior living facilities and complexes provide great value for the money you will spend per month. Priced at about the national average, West Virginia senior living is not expensive or cheap. It’s middle of the road. However, the state is not for everyone as some prefer bigger cities with more indoor entertainment, shopping, fine dining, and arts and culture.

Yet for the outdoor enthusiast that likes a little space, conservative approach to life, less traffic, fewer crowds and opportunities to see wildlife and outstanding scenery -- West Virginia is a paradise when it comes to senior living.

Senior apartments and condos for rent in West Virginia often reflect the outdoors mentality of many of the state’s residents. The best West Virginia senior housing is equipped to handle the somewhat cold, snowy winters with a cozy feel. Extra amenities may include access to a spa or massage therapy, fitness center (with group exercise), lounge for socializing, complimentary coffee, activity/game room, business center (with high speed internet) and secured parking. Most West Virginia senior housing is also pet-friendly!

SeniorGuidance.org provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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