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Why Retire to Virginia Beach - Westminster-Canterbury

July 25, 2022
Categories: Lifestyle | News | Planning

6 Reasons Virginia Beach is a Good Place to Retire

What’s better than retiring? Retiring in Virginia Beach! You won’t find another place where vibrant city life and suburban comfort collide to produce a spectacular environment for today’s modern senior living. If you’ve been on the fence about where to live during your life’s next adventure, it’s time to put your toes in the sand with these 6 reasons to retire in Virginia Beach.

  • Unmatched dining options

Do you crave world-class dining daily? Then look no further than Virginia Beach. Indulge in fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, savor perfectly cooked steaks, and enjoy over-the-top brunches with your friends and neighbors. Just take a stroll on the boardwalk, and you’ll find food items that suit everyone's tastes. 

Of course, you can always find delectable meals and drinks at the Beachfront Dining Room, The Overlook Cafe, and The Pub when you choose Independent Living  at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay. 

  • Year-round fishing spots

If you prefer to catch your meal, retiring in Virginia Beach is right for you! Neptune City offers a variety of spots for both fresh and saltwater fishing 365 days a year. Cast your line from sweet spots like the Virginia Beach Fishing Pier or Lake Lawson and reel in billfish, tuna, bass, and more.

Check out local and state fishing license laws so you can freely fish the day away. Want to put your fishing skills to the test? Sign up for the Annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout, and see if you can reel in the big one! 

  • Dog-friendly beaches

Virginia Beach is very pet-friendly! You can take your four-legged family member to dog-friendly beaches, let them stretch their legs in one of many dog parks, or take your pal to a patio for drinks and pup-friendly dining. Just be sure to check leash policies before you head out of the door with your doggo.

Westminster-Canterbury is a resort-style senior living community in Virginia Beach that has pet-friendly senior apartments available. Schedule a tour and come see our spacious studio, 1- and 2-bedroom floor plans, and look at our two dog parks.

  • A great place for family to visit

Sometimes you have to choose between an incredible location or being next to your family when it’s time to retire – unless you live in Virginia Beach! Not only is the Virginia Beach Boardwalk fun for all ages, Virginia Beach also boasts incredible shopping and entertainment districts. Not to mention, Virginia Beach has some of the best seafood in the country.

The ViBe District is a buzzing hub filled with culture, local art, farm-to-table food and several unique shops. It’s also home to the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. With areas like this, your family will pine for their next chance to visit this fantastic destination

  • Fantastic weather

You don’t have to sacrifice autumnal bliss when you retire in Virginia Beach. That’s because you can experience all four seasons at their very best. You not only get to experience a longer than average summer; you also get to cozy up with your favorite book during gorgeous fall and winter weather

At Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay, we have resort-style amenities perfect for taking advantage of Virginia Beach weather. Take a dip in one of our two heated pools, go for a round of golf on our private putting green, or get centered with a variety of wellness programs.

  • Health care you can count on

You still have plenty of adventures to complete, but aging adults need to keep a careful eye on their health. Virginia Beach is home to seven hospitals and award-winning facilities that specialize in cardiac health, neurosurgery, orthopedics, colorectal and thoracic surgeries.

Plus, there are many benefits to living near the ocean, including less stress and anxiety, better sleep, and extra motivation for physical activity. The residents at our senior living community in Virginia Beach have access to several private health care facilities, and each person’s health needs are met on an individual level. Additionally, our Hoy Nursing Center is rated 5-stars for its exceptional staff, excellent service and holistic approach to skilled nursing care. 

Don’t Age in Place, Age in Style at Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay

Getting ready to retire doesn’t mean you need to take life in the slow lane. Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay is a resort-like community that has everything you need for a truly active lifestyle. From paddleboarding to tai chi on the beach, we have something for every senior

Our resort-style senior community is located in the heart of Chesapeake Beach, and is just minutes away from incredible attractions like the Norfolk Botanical Gardens and Virginia Beach Town Center. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a tour of our beautiful community.

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  • The key to a healthy retirement is to remain active.  The key to remaining active is to live at Westmnster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay! Dick Binford, Resident
  • The best decision I ever made was to move to Westminster! Joan Lottman, Resident
  • I have lived here for almost two years and I absolutely love it! Moving here is the best decision I ever made in my life! My children might not realize it now, but coming here is the best present I have ever given them. Beverly Griffin, Resident
  • A huge thank you to all the Westminster-Canterbury staff for all that they are doing for us during these challenging times! Special thank you to Catering for their off-campus pickups for us! Vera Jean Russell, Resident
  • Thank you for everything you do everyday to keep us happy, healthy and safe!! No place I’d rather be!!️ Shirley Wharton, Resident
  • We're more active and have more friends. It feels like my family has quadrupled in size. We have a more active lifestyle. There are so many things to do and be part of. Our home now is like living in a resort. Brenda Leonhirth Ladell, Resident
  • Thanks for helping take great care of our parents. We miss seeing them, but glad you’re taking every precaution to ensure we’ll get that chance when this blows over! Karen Costenbader Bradley, Family Member of Resident
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  • The best decision I ever made was coming to WC 6 years ago. Everyone is very professional, they know their job & they do it well. I was healthy and independent 6 years ago when I moved here & now I'm experiencing episodes of back pain that Stone Rehab is helping me with. It's a marvelous place! Joan Lottman, Resident, Stone Rehab experience
  • It’s hard for me to believe that I have not been off campus for almost five months with the exception of three doctor’s visits. Yet, I am perfectly content. I have had the opportunity to leave since March, but continue to choose to stay here where I feel safer and my days can be filled with many of the activities you have provided. Connie Rutledge, Resident

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