The Independence

(866) 653-9337

350 Portico Way, Charlottesville, VA


  • Senior Community

Payment Options

  • Medicare No
  • Medicaid No
  • Veteran's Benefits No
  • Long Term Care Insurance No
  • Subsidy Available No
The Independence
350 Portico Way
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User Reviews

11/16/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

Now that we have entered the time in our life we thought we better prepare ourselves for a move to a retirement home. After several serious excursions to a number of places we discovered that might fit our needs. After a first visit followed a second visit and finally a third. This time we were even offered to stay a night in their guest suite in order to have the opportunity to meet some of their residents.

Now, a month and a half later we enjoy the benefits of a well-run home, a comfortable (quiet) apartment which is important and a lovingly maintained facility where broken things are repaired promptly. It has allowed us to get acquainted with the residents rather quickly by attending in-house social gatherings.

For us The Independence is a complete winner!

Would love to meet you as a new resident and be your personal tour guide. Hope to see you soon.

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    11/02/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I looked at several apartment complexes when I decided to sell my house and downsize to an apartment. The staff at The Independence really impressed me with their efforts to make me feel comfortable and to find the right apartment for me. In addition to age-in-place features, all of the apartments have high ceilings and plenty of natural light. These features made the transition to smaller living quarters much easier. The entire staff at The Independence in welcome and caring and very professional. They foster a community feeling that is obvious in the friendliness of the residents. I do feel like The Independence is my home now.

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    05/27/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    Coming to The Independence has been a joy and a blessing – my decision to come was based on the video and the magazine I saw with a group which had persons that looked like me – persons of color. The entrance was just beautiful and looked like home – bright and inviting.
    I have not been disappointed – especially as a traveler who has been many places and seen people from all walks of life. The social activities are many – something for everyone at all times.

    I love flowers and to see “fresh” flowers in the clubhouse on all of the tables – and to know that the residents are part of this project.

    So I began to take part in this phase of my new life. However, life does have its ups and downs. As you have made many friends, you lose some of those friends. Some m0ove back to their original homes – some die due to illness – and you stop to honor their lives and your memories – you realize as my grandmother would say “Life is short at its longest.”

    I came on November 1st, 2014 but here at The Independence there has been many happy moments and days. The jazz band on Thursday evenings, church on Sundays, happy hours, picnics, pot luck suppers – I could go on and on.

    There is a Council to inform the residents of all changes and administrative issues from and about management.
    Life is great here at The Independence. Bright colors – beautiful apartments and happiness for me and new friends.

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    05/26/2015  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I have lived at The Independence over a year now and I must say it is my home in every way.
    I have fixed up my apartment to make it “all” mine.
    I have developed lasting friendships and have been able to visit many places I would not have seen on my own.
    I hope I will be continuing to enjoy my life here for many years.

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    05/02/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    I have not been here long enough to much about The Independence. I still have a lot to learn. There are so many residents I have yet to meet, but everyone I have met has been very welcoming. The staff provides answers for questions on the spot or quickly finds the answer. There are activities for all and suggestions for new activities are readily accepted. It's a good place to live.

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    04/15/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    There is a wonderful sense of community, caring & fun from residents & Management alike without ever compromising one's privacy. Living at the Independence has become a new &.stimulating way of life for me.

    P.S I have renewed my lease two times since becoming a "temporary" resident!!

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    04/03/2014  -  An OurParents User Writes:

    "Welcome Home." This tag line is really true here at THE INDEPENDENCE. The atmosphere here is very comfortable and inviting. The facilities are excellent with a staff that have the attitude of “What can we do to help.” There are plenty of activities if you are so inclined. You can be as active as you want to be - your choice. The residents, too, are friendly and are good neighbors. I am thankful that I found THE INDEPENDENCE.

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    Description of The Independence in Charlottesville, VA

    The Independence, located in Charlottesville, Virginia provides the following services: Senior Community. The Independence has an average user review rating of 5 stars. The Independence has a very good hospital, University Of Virginia Medical Center, located nearby, which scored a 94 out of 100 in its most recent Medicare review. The The Independence's nearest hospital is 0 miles away. The zipcode (22911) in Virginia, where The Independence is located, has an above average safety rating based on recent crime statistics. A more detailed description of the types of care for The Independence can be found here.

    The Independence is a Senior Community. Senior communities are for seniors who can take care of themselves. It is often a set of apartments in a variety of sizes from studios to large two bedrooms, where seniors live independently, but may receive additional services like transportation, pools, a convenience store, bank, barber/beauty shop, resident laundry, housekeeping, and security, are all services and amenities that may be provided there.

    Source: SNAPforSeniors, Inc.

    Demographic Profile for Charlottesville, VA, 22911


    Male Population
    Female Population
    Median Age
    36.7 Years
    Average Household Income

    Cost Of Living
    Compared to the National Average

    12% Above
    Cost of Food
    3% Below
    3% Below
    2% Below

    Provided By EPA; Closer to 100 is better

    Air Quality
    84 / 100
    Water Quality
    76 / 100
    Superfund Sites
    10 / 100
    Physicians per 100k

    Annual Crime

    Violent Crimes
    Property Crimes