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Independent living

Find Independent Living Virginia and Maryland

At NLCS, our philosophy is that independent living is about independence. Our communities offer apartments and cottages that offer all the advantages of home, plus a completely maintenance- and worry-free lifestyle you cannot find anywhere else.

As an independent living resident, you have the freedom to take up that hobby you always wanted to try. Learn to paint or try your hand at woodworking. Join friends for a delightful lunch at an on-campus restaurant, and then head over to the fitness center for a Tai Chi class before happy hour or an evening of live entertainment. Or, if cozying up with a good book is more your speed, we’ve got you covered. Freedom is all about choice!

Here is just a sample of the kinds of features, services and amenities you can find in our independent living communities. Want to learn more? Explore our communities today!

Residence features


  • One and two-bedroom apartment and cottage homes
  • Large closets and other storage
  • Utilities included (except phone)
  • Basic cable TV
  • Campus Wi-Fi
  • Custom features available
  • Covered parking available in some locations
  • Pet-friendly accommodations
Maintenance-free services


  • Interior and exterior maintenance
  • Landscaping
  • Housekeeping
  • Dining plans
  • Scheduled transportation to shopping and doctor’s appointments
  • Fitness center and wellness programs
  • Health services and a full continuum of care available
Lifestyle amenities


  • Fitness and wellness classes
  • Cozy libraries
  • Game rooms and woodshops
  • Chapels for worship
  • On-campus dining options
  • Book clubs
  • Game nights
  • Happy hours
  • Lifelong learning and educational programming
  • Full calendar of social events
  • Off-campus recreation activities
  • Beautiful walkable campuses