Kendal at Lexington Expands to Meet Growing Demand by Retirees

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Sunrise Ridge Expansion Will Add 30 New Cottages

LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA—When Kendal at Lexington—a full-service, not-for-profit Life Plan Community (formerly known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC)—opened its doors in July 2000, it soon filled its independent living residences. About 60 percent of its current residents came from the local area, but other residents moved to the community from locations ranging from Maine to Florida and as far west as California, Colorado and Arizona.

“Kendal at Lexington is currently unable to fully meet the demand of prospective residents who would like to join our beautiful community. All of our 120 cottages and apartments are either occupied or reserved. Fortunately, we have a plan to remedy this situation,” says Mina Tepper, Kendal at Lexington’s Executive Director.

“We are building 30 amazing new cottages on Sunrise Ridge with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Welcoming front porches, bay windows in the kitchens, large, gracious living and dining areas and en-suite master bedrooms are standard. And prospective residents have an opportunity to personalize their new living experience here,” Tepper says.
Residents will have several cottage choices:

• 1,400+ square-foot duplex cottages with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one-car garage and an optional sunroom/den.
• 1,500+ square-foot cottages with two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one-car garage and an optional sunroom/den.
• 1,750+ square-foot cottages with two bedrooms, den, two full bathrooms, two-car garage and an optional sunroom.

“The combination of stunning views of the Blue Ridge to the east, a layout of the duplex that is both practical and aesthetically pleasing, and the fostering of community, which the front porches and back patios offer, have blended to create a very inviting home,” say Carolee and David of Waterford, Virginia, who have reserved a duplex cottage. “Sunrise Ridge is an extension of all we have loved about Kendal from our first visit, in its promise of a tranquil life in the middle of great physical beauty and in its potential to create a new community in which to grow.”

Kendal at Lexington is situated on 85 acres of rolling hills. Community amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool, large library, restaurant and auditorium. With maintenance-free living and access to a full continuum of care, the pet friendly campus features covered walkways, a historic guest house, landscaped grounds and walking trails. Residents take part in a wide range of recreational, cultural, social and lifelong learning activities.

Washington & Lee University, Virginia Military Institute and charming downtown Lexington all are just a mile away. With easy access to Interstate 81, Kendal at Lexington is approximately one hour from Roanoke, one hour and 15 minutes from Charlottesville, and three hours from Washington, D.C.

The plan also includes expanded and renovated dining and health centers.

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