Independent Living

Friendly Support & Care Is Always Available !

Retirement living should be just as you have dreamed. Whether yours is all about relaxation, time to do what you wish, or somewhere in between, The Summit offers you an environment where you can create that perfect lifestyle.

Our spacious Lakeside Garden Homes and one-bedroom traditional, and two-bedroom grand, offer you choices in what feels most like home – all with no maintence inside and out. You also have that sense of community, a place where people know your name and make time to chat.

Across the street is a bustling, friendly neighborhood. Have coffee, browse in unique shops, enjoy dinner, or stroll along the quaint streets. Out back, which many people are surprised to learn, is a natural oasis. You’ll find 143-acres of quiet beauty with a large lake, gazebo, dock, walking trails, gardens, and an amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

As a Life Plan community, you also have the peace of mind of knowing health care is available right here on campus if you need it. 

Visit today to see, and feel, if The Summit fits your future.

Get ready to expand your social calendar!  Each month, the Resident Life Director and the Activity and Entertianment Committe plans an events calendar packed with things to do for your mind, body, soul, and some just for fun! It’s also a great opportunity to try new things and meet neighbors.

If you have an interest, you’ll find an activity or we’ll create one. We like to keep things fresh and exciting, and of course, we include some resident favorites. 

Here’s just a sample of our recent events:

  • Canasta, Bridge, Dominoes, Book, and Arts & Crafts Clubs
  • Pool, dartboard, ping pong, and Wii game challenges
  • Weekly outtings to things like Hill Cats games, musical performances, play productions, 5th Street Art House, an Alpaca farm, and much more
  • Special events like singalongs, birthday bashes, cookouts, and bands
  • Worship services, bible study, and prayer group
  • Tai Chi and Chair Yoga classes

Our diverse events are a great opportunity to learn, grow, and have a lot of fun.

  • The one-time entrance fee and monthly costs vary depending on the type of residence, number of occupants, and the entrance fee refund option selected.

    Declining Refund Entrance Fee

    With this first option, the amount of refund will be reduced for each month or partial month of residency at the rate of 2% of the entrance fee per month until the balance is zero. 

    90% Refund Entrance Fee

    This second option is designed for residents who prefer to pay a higher entrance fee knowing that 90% of the entrance fee paid will be returned to their estate at their death. The amount of refund will be reduced for each month or partial month of residency at the rate of 2% of the entrance fee per month for the first 5 months until the balance is equal to 90% of the entrance fee paid.

    The Entrance Fee and Monthly Services Fees are as follows:

    Garden Homes


    Monthly Fee
    Monthly Fee
    Entrance Fee
    90% Refund
    Entrance Fee
    The Chesapeake1,362$2,926$3,751$216,981$401,415

    The Cumberland

    The Blue Ridge1,543$2,995$3,820$241,774$447,282
    The Shenandoah1,634$3,135$3,960$263,657$487,766
    The Appalachian1,802$3,355$4,180$299,383$553,859
    The Piedmont2,185$3,459$4,284$323,832$599,089
    The Buena Vista2,259$3,618$4,443$365,768$676,672

    Second Person Entrance Fee (non-refundable): $7,500

    Independent Living ApartmentsSq.Ft.
    Monthly Fee
    Monthly Fee
    Entrance Fee
    90% Refund
    Entrance Fee
    1 Bedroom – The Poplar732$2,446$3,296$110,679$204,755
    1 Bedroom with Den – The James925$2,576$3,426$162,874$301,316
    1 Bedroom with Den – The Birch933$2,692$3,542$161,365$298,526
    2 Bedrooms – The Peaks of Otter1,081$2,755$3,605$211,585$391,432
    2 Bedrooms – The Magnolia1,124$2,954$3,804$220,031$407,057
    2 Bedrooms with Den – The Chestnut1,273$2,996$3,846$233,754$432,447
    2 Bedrooms with Den – The Skyline1,418$3,081$3,931$257,733$476,806

    Second Person Entrance Fee (non-refundable): $7,500

    What’s Included 
    • Meals in a community dining room
    • Full access to all community areas
    • Twice-monthly housekeeping
    • Twice-monthly flat laundry service (flat?)
    • Interior maintenance, including appliances
    • Exterior and yard maintenance
    • All utilities, excepts telephone and cable TV
    • WiFi
    • Parking
    • Cultural, recreational, educational, and social events
    • Scheduled transportation
    • Health and wellness programs
    • Full-time activities director
    • 24-Hour emergency call and response
    • Security staff
    • Wellnes Clinic
    • Convenient on-site services and amenities
The Summit Health & Rehab Center
The Summit Health & Rehab Center