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The Colonnades

2600 Barracks Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Based on 34 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $2,915
One Bedroom
Estimated $3,817
Two Bedroom
Estimated $4,820
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(800) 780-8101
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(434) 963-4198

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The Colonnades Description

As soon as you arrive at The Colonnades, a picturesque independent living community in the idyllic town of Charlottesville, Virginia, it won't take long to feel the joy radiating from its inhabitants - who have made this place their home. Visitors often refer to The Colonnades as a warm, intimate and inviting environment - boasting a relaxed yet sophisticated ambiance that makes it stand out from the rest of its kind. At The Colonnades, you can bask in the beauty of your surroundings without a care for household chores or home maintenance - one of life's many luxuries!

Assisted Living
For seniors who cherish their autonomy yet require help with daily tasks like bathing, dressing, transportation and medication reminders, assisted living is the perfect choice. Seniors can enjoy the freedom of living in their own suite or with a companion and have no need to worry about laundry, cooking, or cleaning - all those pesky chores are taken care of! The Sunrise team further customizes each resident's assisted living care needs by developing an Individualized Service Plan (ISP) tailored to their individual requirements.

Memory Care
At Sunrise Senior Living, we recognize that every individual's memory care needs are unique - and our services reflect this focus. Dementia slowly erodes one's mental capacity to successfully navigate the complexities of daily life. Our memory care services provide a secure and enriching atmosphere for those with dementia, including the most frequent type: Alzheimer's.

Skilled Nursing
A skilled nursing facility is also referred to as a cozy abode for the elderly. Nursing homes offering a superior level of medical care, akin to that found in hospitals, provide seniors with the usual living services plus specialized healthcare.

Gather your closest loved ones and treat them to a delectable feast made with love in the comfort of your own kitchen, or sit back and savor our culinary experts' fresh local flavors! Our delicious dining options range from daily lunch and dinner, plus a continental breakfast every weekday - topped off with an eagerly awaited brunch feast each Sunday!

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $2,915
  • Average City Price: $3,335
  • Average State Price: $3,335
  • Average National Price: $3,394
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 1 out of 10 communities in Charlottesville
  • Ranking in State: 61 out of 400 communities in VA
  • Parent Organization

    The Colonnades is a member of a larger group of communities called Sunrise Senior Living

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    The Colonnades offers a wide range of amenities to its residents, such as a fitness center, heated swimming pool and spa, assembly rooms, library, arts & crafts room and woodworking shop. It also features a cocktail lounge for social events and 59 acres of landscaped grounds with 22 acre wooded preserve and trails. Residents can enjoy the beauty salon/barber shop on-site as well as the community resident garden with raised beds.

    The Colonnades provides a number of services to its residents and families. They offer access to a family engagement app, which allows family members to see photos and videos of their loved one as well as the community's activities calendar, dining menu announcements, and more. They also provide Sunrise CareConnect, an electronic health record system that promotes highly individualized care. Additionally, the Colonnades offers concierge and transportation services as well as landscaping and snow removal.

    Assisted Living Services and Amenities
    The Colonnades is an assisted living facility that provides a wide range of services and amenities, such as daily physical fitness programs, creative social learning activities, spiritual opportunities, housekeeping, trash removal, laundry services and 24-hour staff assistance. Additionally, there is an on-staff nurse for monthly wellness visits and three meals with snacks available throughout the day.

    Independent Living Services and Amenities
    The Colonnades is a retirement community that provides independent living for seniors with gracious accommodations and amenities. Residents can stay active and healthy through the exercise, fitness, and wellness program as well as daily social, cultural, and recreational activities. The fine restaurant-style dining offers diverse menu options tailored to senior nutrition while private dining accommodations are also available. Housekeeping, linen service, and transportation services make life easier for residents.

    Skilled Nursing Services and Amenities
    The Colonnades offers skilled nursing services and amenities that include 24-hour nursing care, rehabilitative therapy, respiratory care, GU/GI care, musculoskeletal and skin care, medication management, treatment for medical conditions, and additional services such as dentistry and optometry. The staff at The Colonnades strive to provide the highest level of care for their patients in a safe and comfortable environment.

    Employee Reviews for Sunrise Senior Living in Charlottesville, Virginia

    3 out of 5 stars. Based on 2 reviews

    Employees who have worked for Sunrise Senior Living in the Charlottesville, VA area have generally mixed reviews. On the positive side, employees report that they were provided with free lunches and enjoyed working under great leadership. On the negative side, employees report that hard work is unappreciated and that favoritism plays a role in how employees are treated. Additionally, staff is often short and there are no opportunities for advancement. Overall, employees rate the experience at Sunrise Senior Living in the Charlottesville, VA area 3.0 out of 5 stars.

    Employee Reviews for Sunrise Senior Living

    3.03 out of 5 stars. Based on 1000 reviews

    In summary, employees at Sunrise Senior Living generally have positive things to say about the company. They appreciate the supportive and friendly team work environment, the meaningful relationships with residents, and the great training and development opportunities. However, employees also mention some cons such as low pay, long hours, and lack of support from leadership. They advise management to treat people with respect, pay their staff a living wage, and put the residents first.

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    The Charlottesville Area

  • Population: 46,597 (mid sized town)
  • Average Income: $74,663 (46% of the country has a higher median income)
  • Community Distance From City Center: 3.1 miles
  • Healthcare Nearby


    University of Virginia Medical Center
    2.0 miles away
    UVA-HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
    2.6 miles away
    Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
    4.5 miles away


    Kroger Pharmacy
    1.3 miles away
    CVS Pharmacy
    2.0 miles away
    Timberlake's Drug Store
    2.9 miles away
    Rite Aid
    4.5 miles away
    6.6 miles away


    Yeargan Family Dental Care
    2.5 miles away
    Affordable Dentures
    2.9 miles away
    Commonwealth Dentistry
    14.4 miles away
    Village Dental
    15.8 miles away
    Spring Creek Family Dentistry
    17.4 miles away

    Essentials Nearby

    None Found

    Bus Stations

    Massie Rd @ Copeley Apts
    0.7 miles away
    Massie Rd @ North Grounds Rec (Northbound)
    0.7 miles away
    Massie Rd @ Faulkner Apts (Northbound)
    0.9 miles away
    Arlington Blvd @ Millmont St
    1.0 miles away
    Massie Rd @ JPJ West Lot
    1.1 miles away


    1.0 miles away
    Harris Teeter
    1.0 miles away
    Asian Market
    1.1 miles away
    Foods of All Nations
    1.2 miles away
    Trader Joe's
    1.3 miles away


    Atlantic Union Bank
    0.9 miles away
    0.9 miles away
    Bank of America
    1.0 miles away
    1.0 miles away
    Wells Fargo
    1.1 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    Places of Worship

    Saint Luke Episcopal Church and Cemetery of Simeon
    6.1 miles away


    0.5 miles away
    Spies Garden
    0.6 miles away
    The Field
    0.6 miles away
    University of Virginia Historic District
    0.7 miles away
    Meadow Creek Gardens and Disc Golf Course
    1.2 miles away


    Charlottesville Fashion Square
    2.4 miles away


    Culbreth and Helms Theatre
    1.6 miles away
    Performing Arts Center
    1.6 miles away
    McIntire Ampitheatre
    2.0 miles away
    Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center
    2.0 miles away
    Atelier ONE
    2.5 miles away


    Peter Chang's China Grill
    0.9 miles away
    Tara Thai
    1.0 miles away
    Poke Sushi Bowl
    1.0 miles away
    Ruby Tuesday
    1.0 miles away
    Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
    1.0 miles away


  • High Temperature: 82°F
  • Low Temperature: 36°F
  • Average Temperature: 59.5°F
  • Day Breakdown: 158 days of rain, 14 days of snow and 191 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 2.2 inches a year
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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 2 total reviews
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 4 total reviews
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 4 total reviews
    Cleanliness Rating
    Based on 1 total reviews
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 3 total reviews
    Donald Gross

    5.0 rating

    The Colonnades team has done a masterful job in helping the independent living residents get through both the pandemic and the construction.

    Ann Kolar

    5.0 rating

    This facility provides everything thing. Multiple options for housing, apartments and cottages of different sizes. A vast variety of activities including swimming, numerous exercise classes, bus trips to local entertainment. Care is provided for medical needs with staff on the premises. Attractive grounds with gardens and walking trails.

    L C (Lmc)

    4.0 rating

    We have been exceedingly pleased with our decision to place our loved one at The Colonnades. She is safe and well cared for there. Thank you for all you do.


    5.0 rating

    If you are looking for a retirement community this is nice

    Mary Valure

    5.0 rating

    Beverly Jones

    1.0 rating

    I was discriminated routinely there.the DON,and ED were the absolutely worst.

    Ad Hagan

    5.0 rating

    T Smith

    5.0 rating

    My grandma was at the healthcare center to get therapy after breaking her hip. Everyone was so nice and she rebounded so well from the injury. I appreciated Jacinda the nurse, Marie the nurse assistant, and Courtney in admissions. They went above and beyond to lessen our anxiety while my grandma was there. Courtney gave me a list of important contacts so our family would know who to contact if we had questions during her stay and told me to call her mobile anytime we needed anything. The therapists were great, especially Barry. The food was delicious too and my grandma was able to gain some weight which was needed. If she ever needs rehab again we will only go to the colonnades because they treat patients like family

    Rita Marks

    5.0 rating

    Paul “KINGFISH” Stoner

    5.0 rating

    Looks to be a nice place I see alot of new windows an doors being installed on the new addition of Collonades

    Steven L. Johnson

    5.0 rating

    Tyson Kemp

    5.0 rating

    Dianne M

    1.0 rating

    Not enough help, food bad. Staff tries their best under the circumstances.

    Gerald Hamilton

    5.0 rating

    Juanita Key

    4.0 rating

    A Wolfy 21

    3.0 rating

    Ruth Kastenmayer

    5.0 rating

    I am delighted with my new life here in this welcoming, friendly senior living community. I have been able to design exactly the active, independent lifestyle that I most enjoy, all the while knowing that any assistance that I may need in the future is available right here in this beautiful setting. For me, this is "ageing in place" at its very best!

    edwin poole

    5.0 rating

    Several years ago, my wife and I stopped by The Colonnades to visit a friend. This was a couple of years after I had a stroke. I could walk with a cane, but we were living in the mountains of North Carolina and I could no longer hike, work in the yard and do many other activities I loved. As we were leaving The Colonnades, I said to my wife, “That’s a pretty nice place. I could live there.” But we, especially my wife, were not ready to leave the mountains. However, a couple of years later she got tired of chipping ice on the walk and some other things, and shocked me by suggesting we take a tour of The Colonnades and really check it out. So one of our daughters joined us, we took a tour, they put us up in one of the Guest Cottages. and we signed up the next day! We had so much going on in the mountains we did not move in for about three months. But we have been here almost five years now and love it! If you want to participate, there are all sorts of activities. Some friends visited us for a couple of days and compared living here to being on a cruise ship, but on dry land. Great food, tons of activities, field trips, everything a cruise ship has to offer. We both volunteer in The Colonnades library, use the machines in the weight room, participate in several exercise classes (I can no longer walk with a cane, so I attend “sit-to-be-fit” where most everything is done sitting in my wheel chair), I play poker, she does bingo. and there are several bridge groups. I can’t name everything, but you get the idea. There is plenty do. And transportation if you need it for doctor appointments, shopping, the movies, wherever you want to go. The people are friendly, and the staff is fantastic. Just as I said before, we’re living on a dry land cruise ship!

    Norma Bates

    5.0 rating

    Use to work here. Never have anything bad to say about this place! I miss them! Highly recommend them to the public.

    Walter Trafton

    5.0 rating

    We are so happy to be in Charlottesville at the Colonnades. First the location is almost perfect. We still have 2 cars and find we are only a few minutes from everything in C'ville (family, hobbies, stores etc). If you want to drive less, there are cars and buses to deliver you to the door -- we have learned that this is great for going to UVA to the doctors. Basically you can get where you want in your own car and/or with Colonnades transportation. When you are home, it really seems like home. We moved from a large 2 story house (after 35 years ) and our apartment is about half the size (1,400 sq. ft) but it is bright and open and wonderful lighting -- you do not feel small. Our furniture fit in well and we are very comfortable. The kitchen is small but totally what you need to fix a lunch or breakfast or the occasional food for a guest. Main meal of the day is in the Dining Room and the food is very nice (I don't lie, it is an adjustment after cooking and making all the food choices for 50 years but the food is good and the effort -- not! No prep and no cleanup! The best part of Colonnades are the people. They are "experienced" -- they have been great places and done interesting things and they continue to do so. They are nice to talk to and welcoming. Almost all are happy and still involved fully in life. If you are nice, you will find people that are nice to spend time with. Lots of activities but you are also free to do your own thing -- participate or not. The opportunities are here to fashion the rest of your life to your specifications. If you need more care at some point, you will get the support and facilities right here on campus. We are among the youngest here -- I am so glad we have made our move and finished the work of home ownership while we were in charge. The only one happier is our family who know we chose where we wanted to be and are living the good life as defined by us. Join us.

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