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Imagine your perfect day. Every day.

How have you pictured your days in retirement? Doing interesting things with fascinating people and making new friends? Spending part of every day in a beautiful outdoor setting? Learning, growing, and experiencing the rewards of a fulfilling retirement? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

Covenant Woods is wide open for whatever interests you. Stroll walking trails that wind through acres of preserved natural space. Work out in the fitness center or take a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool. Participate in one of the many resident-run activity groups or share your unique interests and start your own. You’ll also find a wide variety of social, cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities as well as ways to volunteer — all of which make it easy to meet and get to know your neighbors. But no matter what you love doing, one thing is certain: you’ll never be bored at Covenant Woods.

“It’s easy to make friends here and our fellow residents have become like a big extended family — in the very best way.”

— Kathleen S., Covenant Woods resident

Discover living that’s easier, active, and a lot more fun.

Leave behind the chores, repairs, and lawn care. The maintenance-free lifestyle at Covenant Woods gives you more time to do the things you truly enjoy. Our extensive list of thoughtful services makes life here easy and convenient. And a wealth of on-campus amenities makes it a lot more fun. Want to take a fitness class, attend an educational lecture, or join a choral group? Are you in the mood for elegant restaurant-style dining or pub fare? No need to get in the car. You can enjoy all this and more just steps from your front door.

Engage with wellness in exciting new ways.

Studies show that active aging is successful aging. And everything about Covenant Woods is designed to help you choose wellness in every dimension including physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. From our indoor heated swimming pool and fitness studios with personal training and group classes to our lifelong learning series, interest groups, and so much more, you’re certain to find multiple ways to live well.

Savor meals that satisfy all your senses.

Fresh, wholesome, delicious food is a mainstay of life and longevity. And when Covenant Woods’ talented culinary team handles all the planning and preparation, dining becomes what it should be — a celebration of life and good health. With three distinct dining venues, variety and choice are always on the menu. And with so many fresh ingredients being grown right on our campus, the distance from the farm to your table is measured in yards, not miles.

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See how our campus farm brings freshness to life.

Sometimes practicing a traditional art leads to innovation. Take Covenant Woods’ campus farm, for example. This 20,000-square-foot garden — which is located right on site and managed by our professional farm manager with a staff of volunteers — provides freshly harvested vegetables, berries, figs, and herbs to Covenant Woods’ restaurants all year round. You can’t find a more authentic farm-to-table experience anywhere. And yet, the farm is also growing something more: community, friendships, and opportunities to learn.

Breathe deep and explore your natural surroundings.

There’s a certain exhilaration that comes from spending time outdoors — not to mention the proven health benefits of being immersed in nature — and Covenant Woods is tailor-made for outdoor activity. Try a brisk walk or relaxing stroll along our many trails and enjoy the beauty of The Spring, designated an official Virginia Treasure. Birdwatchers will have plenty of sightings to record, including the many Eastern bluebirds who flock to our bluebird sanctuary. If you’re an angler at heart, throw a line into our catch-and-release fishing pond. And don’t forget to bring your grandchildren for a visit and share all the natural wonders of our campus.

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Searching for the perfect location?

There are so many advantages to choosing Covenant Woods: a picturesque campus in natural surroundings convenient to everything you need, as well as everything there is to enjoy in the greater Richmond area. What you won’t have are the hassles of traffic or urban congestion.

Planned excursions to Richmond make it easy to experience the city’s thriving arts scene, world-class eateries, craft breweries, shops, and more. When your interests or activities call for a different landscape, you’ll enjoy easy access to the I-295 interchange, I-64, and I-95. And for trips farther afield, it’s an easy 13-mile drive to Richmond International Airport.

  • 2.0 miles — I-295 Interchange
  • 2.5 miles — Bell Creek Road shopping area
  • 1.3 miles — Mechanicsville Library
  • 3.7 miles —Memorial Regional Medical Center
  • 9.9 miles — The Crossings Golf Club
  • 10 miles — Downtown Richmond
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Explore all the possibilities for living at Covenant Woods as you peruse floor plans for apartments and cottages of every size. With so many choices, one is sure to be the right fit for you.

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See the people and places of Covenant Woods come to life in pictures. From outdoor spaces and our thriving farm to exceptional amenities, there’s a whole world to explore.

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As you get to know Covenant Woods, you’ll be invited to think beyond what you’ve always known. Downloading our brochure is a good way to continue the journey.