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Five New Assisted-Living Communities in Washington with Top-Notch Amenities

These communities offer great living perks and services, from heated swimming pools to wine tastings.

Opened in March 2009, Ingleside at King Farm has three restaurants and a performing-arts theater.

The following assisted-living communities, opened in the last three years or opening soon, offer everything from ice-cream socials to art classes. Many also have services such as housekeeping, medication administration, and transportation. Prices vary with the level of care.

Bells Mill (Eden Homes Group)
7102 Bells Mill Rd., Bethesda; 301-530-2933

This assisted-living facility, the newest in the Eden Homes Group of single-family houses, opened in March. Organized activities include gardening, art workshops, baking, and current-events discussions. The community also plans trips to plays, concerts, sporting events, and art exhibits. Accommodations, consisting of eight suites, range from $8,200 to $8,900 a month.

Ingleside at King Farm
701 King Farm Blvd., Rockville; 240-499-9015

This continuing-care retirement community opened in March 2009 with 43 studios, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. Residents have access to a rehabilitation center, three restaurants, a performing-arts theater, a day spa and fitness center, and a heated swimming pool. There are also musical performances, exercise classes, visits with pets, and restaurant excursions. Prices are $6,086 to $9,841 a month.

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Methodist Home Forest Side
2701 Military Rd., NW; 202-696-1906

This community of 33 apartments for Alzheimer’s and other dementia care opened in March; each floor has two communal fireplaces, kitchens, and dining rooms. Activities include dance classes, sing-alongs, and news discussion groups. Monthly rent ranges from $7,700 to $12,000.

Sunrise at Fox Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care
8300 Burdette Rd., Bethesda; 301-968-1800

Opened in February 2009, this is part of a larger retirement community called Fox Hill Club & Residences. Sunrise at Fox Hill includes 83 studios, one-bedrooms, and suites ranging from $250 to $325 a day. Amenities include three dining rooms, a beauty salon and spa, several activity centers, a patio, and a computer lab with Skype. Residents can take part in a movie lover’s club, ice-cream socials, flower-arranging lessons, museum outings, and fitness classes.

The Village at Orchard Ridge
320 Westside Station Dr., Winchester, Va.; 888-723-8867

Now under construction, this continuing-care retirement community will include 127 apartments and 51 single-family homes. The development will have a chapel, a library, and walking paths, and there will be yoga classes, winetastings, art classes, and excursions. Entrance fees range from $153,900 to $480,000 for apartments and $305,700 to $551,200 for single-family homes; thereafter, residents pay $1,700 to $2,900 monthly. The first phase of homes is scheduled to open in spring 2013.

This article appears in the November 2011 issue of The Washingtonian.