Welcome to Paul Springs.

Nestled on 12 acres just south of Old Town Alexandria, Paul Spring is known as the premier community in the Mount Vernon area. Carrying on a tradition of excellence since 1988, we are part of a family-owned Virginia company that built their first retirement community back in 1982. And we've been going strong ever since. Then as now, our primary focus is to provide you the amenities and lifestyle YOU want, the way YOU want to live every day. So, come on in and let us know how we can help you achieve the kind of retirement you have earned, and deserve! 

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Apartment-Style Living

While these floor plans will give you an idea of the apartments at Paul Spring, we encourage you to visit and see them for yourself. You will be surprised at the spaciousness – even in the studio apartments.

Sizes are approximate. Floor plans for each individual apartment are available. Pricing schedule is dependent on room size, location in the building, and level of care for each resident.

All apartments include:

  • Full kitchen
    – Stove and oven
    – Full-size refrigerator
    – Garbage disposal

  • Windows located in every room; curtains included

  • Shower

  • Emergency call system in the Bathroom and bedroom

  • Plush carpeting

  • Resident controlled air conditioning and heating in each apartment

  • Large amounts of closet space

  • Balcony (limited apartments)

  • Barrier-free apartments available to residents in wheelchairs

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Independent Living & Assisted Living

Paul Spring is a community providing a comprehensive and comfortable environment for seniors who want to enjoy their retirement. The various choices include:

Independent Deluxe

This program is designed for the person who wants a safe, social community and needs no nursing services.

Independent Deluxe includes:

  • All utilities (including basic cable television and phone services

  • Social, recreation and wellness activities including our exercise program

  • Professional management and maintenance services

  • Emergency call system in each apartment

  • Housekeeping and linen services available 

  • Van services available

Residential Living

This program is for the person who wants more time to enjoy life and may or may not need a little help. 

Residential Living includes:

  • All utilities (including basic cable television and phone services

  • Social, recreation and wellness activities including our exercise program

  • Professional management and maintenance services

  • Emergency call system in each apartment

  • Van services available

  • 3 meals per day

  • Weekly housekeeping

Assisted Living

This program is designed for residents who need a helping hand with day-to-day needs such as bathing, dressing and medication management.

Assisted Living includes:

  • All utilities (including basic cable television and phone services)

  • Social, recreation and wellness activities, including our exercise program

  • Emergency call system in each apartment

  • Three meals per day in the dining room

  • Professional management and maintenance services

  • Trash removal from apartment

  • Bed making and linen changes as needed

  • Personal laundry weekly

Additionally, Paul Spring determines each resident's Care Level based on their own Physician's History and Physical report, our free Nursing Assessment and the state of Virginia Uniform Assessment Instrument (UAI). You can call or visit our Community for more details and to get an estimate of which level of care you or your loved may need.

Based on an assessment of your needs, we help you choose a level of care designed just for you:

  • Level A - Introductory Level of Assistance

  • Level 1 - Minimum Assistance

  • Level 11 - Moderate Assistance 

  • Level 111 - Extended Assistance

  • Level 1v- Highest Level of Assistance

Care Level Services Available:

  • Dressing/Grooming

  • Escorts to meals & activities

  • Daily reminders for meals/activities

  • Incontinence care

  • Transferring assistance (non-mechanical)

  • Toileting

  • Bathing assistance - 2x per week

  • Medication management


All residents enjoy the following amenities:

  • Locally scheduled transportation

  • Beauty/Barber shop

  • Putting Green & Walking Trails

  • Activity Room with planned activities/events

  • Library of books & periodicals

  • Warmly-decorated community room with a piano

  • Movie Theater

  • Beautifully landscaped grounds

  • Grand gazebo & flower beds

  • Chef prepared meals served restaurant-style in our dining room with a full salad bar

  • Social and recreational programs

  • Housekeeping and linen services available

  • Maintenance services

  • 24/7 licensed nursing staff on-site

  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy on-site (physician ordered)

  • Wellness program

  • State-of-the-art fire and safety system


I moved my 86 year old mom here last week. This community exceeded my expectations, which were already high. Leslie Musser, my mom’s “Ambassador,” immediately came to our assistance, escorting her to lunch and happy hour and answering all of our questions. She even disposed of all our packing materials. The community residents have been friendly and kind. Kevin from maintenance went above and beyond to set up her cable. The nursing staff checked on her for the first 24 hours even though she is in the independent living area. She has a pendant to call for nursing help and will be getting PT and OT on the premises. My mom is really having fun and has forgotten she got cold feet right before the move. I am SO glad she made this decision, and it was so much easier because Paul Spring is such a nice place!
— Susan C., Family Member
My dear Mother has lived at the Paul Spring Retirement Community for over 7 years. In that time she has blossomed under the kind and compassionate eyes of the entire staff there. When Mom was no longer able to live alone I began an exhaustive search for just the “right spot” for her. Many places seemed to offer all that she could ever want or need but none were “just right” UNTIL I arrived one afternoon at the Paul Spring. From the moment I walked through the front door I knew my search had ended. I have never once regretted my decision. If anyone is in search of just the “right place” for their loved one where the staff are always kind, compassionate, skilled, patient and loving then do make a visit to the Paul Spring Retirement Community... you will not be disappointed!
— Melissa P., Family Member
Paul Spring Retirement Community is a very caring community. It is decorated similar to a house, without that sterile feeling. The staff, including the nursing staff, housekeeping, aides and dining room servers display a respectful and caring attitude towards all of the residents. The business model makes sense without any surprises. My mom loves the food and the many friends she has made there. After looking at many places in the area, Paul Spring was the number one choice. Mom is safe and very well taken care of.
— Holly H., Family Member
We moved our 99-year old mother into Paul Spring’s assisted living wing from another independent living facility in Maryland where she had been for 10 years. We were all very anxious about the move but the hard transition was made easier by all the friendly and helpful staff at Paul Spring. We were blessed to have several who seemed to take a personal interest in ensuring all went well. In particular, the Director of Nursing, Terry Ellison, is very warm and compassionate and developed a personal connection with mom, who is a retired nurse. Director of Community Relations, Ashley James, Nurse Ana, and “Ambassador” Leslie all provided unwavering support and a caring touch to help get mom oriented to her new surroundings. The facility is very nice but the thoughtful people working there is what makes it stand out!
— Natalie G., Family Member