Skyline of Charleston, West Virginia

Why Consider Retiring in Charleston, WV

If you’re looking for independent living, Charleston, WV, is a perfect choice. A beautiful riverfront city, Charleston is one of the Mountain State’s hidden gems, with plenty of places to explore and enjoy the outdoors. Its scenic location offers nearly 150,000 acres of parkland and four seasons of changing landscapes, with mostly moderate temperatures throughout the year.

West Virginia was recently ranked the third-best state to retire to after Florida and Texas. In a Retirement Living survey, it beat other popular retirement destinations such as Nevada and New Hampshire, receiving top marks for an affordable cost of living below the national average, and its low property and sales taxes. Charleston is also a senior-friendly place to live, with a diverse population of which 20% are 65 or older. Health services are also excellent, with the West Virginia University Health System providing quality health and dental care across the state. West Virginia is also phasing out the tax on Social Security income.

You’ll never be bored.

If you’re an active senior who loves the mountains, a senior living community in Charleston, WV, offers a gateway to a wonderful outdoor life, with every big-city amenity you could ever want. Situated in the Allegheny Mountains where the Kanawha and Elk rivers meet, it has a rich pioneering history. In fact, the city was once the home of Daniel Boone. Nearby rivers make Charleston perfect for water activities such as fishing and kayaking, with mountains offering hiking trails to explore and stunning scenery to admire. Also within minutes of local golf courses, beaches and parks.
From great dining, recreation and entertainment to exciting performances, Charleston piques every interest. Downtown is steeped in historic architecture offset by hip restaurants, eclectic music venues and a host of independent art galleries, concert halls and exhibition spaces. The bountiful shopping choices include the outdoor Capitol Market and a local favorite, the Town Center. On the weekends, there’s nothing better than strolling through one of the fabulous festivals, or simply heading to a park where you can listen to live music and laze with friends.

Choosing a senior living community in Charleston, WV

Charleston is one of West Virginia’s Designated Retirement Communities. The state recognizes it as a premier location for older adults, and supports its economy in ways that make it attractive for people 55 and older to retire. An intensive three-month screening process ensured that Charleston met all the criteria important to seniors: affordable cost of living, low taxes, low crime rate, quality medical care, recreation, educational and cultural opportunities, and most importantly – a warm, welcoming community.

Edgewood Summit is the epitome of a warm and welcoming senior living community in Charleston, WV. We serve residents and their families with genuine hospitality, exceptional amenities, and care that comes from the heart. Here’s what residents and family members say about us:

“I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Living here is just wonderful…
Everyone from staff to fellow residents are all so nice and friendly.
As soon as I moved in, I received cards and notes of welcome
and invitations to dinner…I could kick myself for not moving sooner.”
Frances, resident

“My mother, now 90 years old, has lived at Edgewood Summit for about five years.
She has made many wonderful friends, and looks forward to the frequent
birthday parties, communal dining opportunities…and bible study groups
which keep her socially connected, something very difficult for
most people her age living outside a retirement community.”
Son of resident Alice

“I lived alone for 20 years and would recommend this community.
I love the area and its people for the social connections I was missing.
Even with the virus, life for me is a whole lot safer, healthier and happier.”
Gwen, resident

“We have beautiful surroundings here.
I love my mountain view balcony.”
Norma, resident

“The most impressive part of Edgewood Summit – by far – is the people who work here.
In a world where it’s difficult to find quality, committed talent,
virtually all the staff we met were amazing. …
This is a place our family is happy to have
supporting my mom in her senior years.”
George, resident’s son

Read more about what our residents and their family members have to say about us here.

We’re the only continuing care retirement community in Charleston

This means we offer remarkable independent living that you can enjoy now, along with a solid plan for the future. It’s a maintenance-free lifestyle that gives you more time to explore and experience the possibilities of an active retirement. Beautifully designed residences, healthy dining, wellness programs, along with social, cultural and educational opportunities, are all on our 37-acre campus.

We protect your independence with on-site health services that include assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing. You and your family members can rest easy, knowing there are healthcare professionals nearby. And if your needs ever change, you won’t have to move elsewhere. You’ll already have priority access to the appropriate level of health care, and will be treated by people you know in a familiar setting.

When you’re ready to see our beautiful community schedule your personal tour today or give us a call at 304-346-2323. We’d love to treat you to lunch and answer any questions you have about living in Charleston at Edgewood Summit.