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Social Opportunities at Every Turn

Aging research agrees: Connected adults are healthy adults. When you live at Arbor Terrace, you will enjoy opportunities to foster new friendships and maintain social connections every day. Let our team connect you with clubs or groups around Arbor Terrace that are based on your current and past interests, or share your ideas with us so that we can create a new opportunity for you and the rest of our residents to enjoy. You’ll love finding something in common with your new neighbors and becoming a part of the Arbor Terrace extended family.

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Easy Access to Wellness Opportunities

Living at home alone can sometimes feel lonely, and you may not have easy access to opportunities to keep yourself as healthy as possible. But at Arbor Terrace of Herndon, you can enjoy a lifestyle designed with healthy seniors in mind. Between the outdoor spaces, scheduled fitness classes, and our exquisite dining area, you’ll have the chance to finally keep up with your daily exercise goal and enjoy nutritious, delicious meals (that you don’t have to cook for yourself!) throughout the week.

A Retirement Lifestyle Designed Just for You

Say goodbye to the hassle of regular household tasks and say hello to more free time to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve only dreamed of. Let our staff take care of your regular housekeeping chores and maintenance so that you can focus on learning new things, meeting new people, and trying new activities. From dinner outings to nearby Reston Town Centered events with friends to readily available local transportation services, the Arbor Terrace lifestyle is second to none.

Engaged Lifestyle at Arbor Terrace of Herndon

We’re doing away with the stereotypical notions of retirement. At Arbor Terrace, we strive for more. We go above and beyond to offer the best quality of life for every resident.

Our Engaged Lifestyle calendars give you the opportunity to be exactly as busy as you want to be with activities and events in the following areas:

  • Art Art and Eduction Stimulate your mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
  • people Deep Connections Feel connected to a lively community. We ask the right questions and take the time to listen. It’s why residents accomplish amazing things here— things they never thought possible on their own.
  • PurposefulLivng Health and Wellness Our exercise programs are designed especially for seniors to improve mobility, maintain fitness, and even challenge the brain — all in a fun format.
  • Health Purposeful Living At Arbor Terrace, residents are meaningfully engaged throughout the day. An important part of that includes opportunities to volunteer and give back to others while remaining actively involved in the community.
  • Recreation Recreation and Leisure We go out of our way to fulfill each resident’s wish list. From live music to barbecues to karaoke nights, if you can dream it, chances are that we’ll try it. And we love helping with family get-togethers.
  • Spiritual Spiritual Journey For many, the health of one’s soul is as meaningful as the health of one’s body. And so we offer ample opportunities for structured religious activities and individual reflection
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Delicious Meals in a Beautiful, Social Setting

Life happens around the table here at Arbor Terrace. Join your friends or family for a delicious meal prepared by our team of chefs, or grab a coffee with a neighbor in the bistro before heading to your book club meeting down the hall.

Your visitors are more than welcome to join in the fun as well. You can host your own event in the private dining room or invite guests for a meal in the dining room with your neighbors.

You can enjoy two full meals per day in our dining room: breakfast and dinner, plus a soup social at lunch time. Invited friends or guests can also join you for meals (including our favorite, Sunday Brunch) by simply purchasing a ticket prior to the meal.

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There’s Always Something to Do, and Someone to Enjoy It With

You’ll always have your choice of what to do here at Arbor Terrace of Herndon. Whether you’re strolling through the professionally landscaped gardens, enjoying a glass of wine on the screened in porch, or exploring everything that our town has to offer, you’ll love knowing that you can always find something to do, and a friend to enjoy it with.

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Enjoying Herndon Life

One of the best parts of living at Arbor Terrace of Herndon is being located right in the heart of beautiful Fairfax County. Our diverse neighborhood features shopping and dining experiences you’ll love throughout the Herndon, Great Falls, Potomac Falls, and Reston areas. You can also venture out a bit further and entertain guests by taking advantage of some of the best attractions, like museums right in the heart of Washington, D.C. or the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, on your own or as part of one of our excursions.

Assistance and Support When You Need It, Right In Your Apartment

Whether you are just getting over an illness and aren’t feeling quite yourself yet, or whether you are living with chronic pain that makes daily tasks more difficult, you may wonder how to get the extra assistance you need. At Arbor Terrace Herndon, we are proud to partner with a home care agency that can provide you with a friendly caregiver to help out with meal preparation, companionship, medication management, or support with daily tasks. Even better, you get the support you need right inside the comfort of your home, discreetly.

Independent Living Floor Plans

Our floor plans are designed to meet your unique needs and to provide comfort, luxury, and convenience. These are more than just apartments—they are spaces to call home!

The Hampton

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

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The Piedmont

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath

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The Tidewater

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The Rappahannock

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath

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The Jefferson

2 Bed, 2 Bath

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The Blue Ridge

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good fit for independent living in Herndon, VA?

Independent living is a great fit for seniors looking to create the retirement lifestyle of their dreams by:

  • Becoming more active

  • Engaging in meaningful social interactions

  • Focusing on total wellness

  • Eliminating pesky household maintenance and chores

What’s the difference between assisted living and independent living in Herndon, VA?

Assisted living offers personalized assistance with daily tasks such as bathing, cooking, etc. Independent living is for seniors who are able to complete these daily tasks on their own and simply want to downsize from their current house and engage in more activities, events, and social interactions.


Are independent living expenses tax deductible in Virginia?

No, independent living expenses are not tax deductible in Virginia.

How much does independent living cost in Herndon, VA?

The cost of senior living within our Herndon, VA community is dependent on your unique preferences and needs. To better assist you on your journey of exploring senior living options, utilize our free senior living cost calculator or reach out to our compassionate team members with any questions 703-956-6311.

What independent living services and amenities are available at Arbor Terrace Herndon?

Some of the top services and amenities include:

  • Regular housekeeping

  • Restaurant-style dining

  • Scheduled transportation

  • On-site salon and spa

  • Senior-friendly exercise classes

  • Engaging social activities

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Are independent living apartments furnished at Arbor Terrace Herndon?

No. Apartments are left unfurnished so you can bring your cherished belongings and personal style with you!

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What's Happening at Arbor Terrace

2024 Pinnacle Award


Arbor Terrace Herndon is proud to be recognized for the 2024 Pinnacle Award in customer experience. Residents and families are interviewed and their experience is scored, and only communities that consistently rank in the top 15% of care providers over the previous year receive the award.

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800 Award


Arbor Terrace Herndon is excited to announce we are recipients of the Reputation 800 Award! This award recognizes organizations with the gold standard of customer service and satisfaction.

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Thank you!


We had the honor of sharing our beautiful, independent living community with the nursing students from the South Korea Global program at Columbia College in Vienna, Virginia. These students are interested in a nursing career and many of them are already looking forward to caring for our senior population one day! It was a lovely time for our residents as well as the students.

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