New Waterfront Retirement Living Community Coming to Norfolk, Virginia at East Beach

October 15, 2020

Norfolk, VA, To better serve the growing retirement living demand in Norfolk and the greater Hampton Roads region, a new state-of-the-art active retirement living community is under construction. Aspire at East Beach will provide high-end, waterfront retirement living in a resort- style setting, featuring an abundance of rich amenities and services in a vibrant and active environment. The community is slated to open in summer 2021.

Located at East Beach Marina at 4801 Pretty Lake Ave., the four-story apartment building will provide 132 studio, one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den and two-bedroom monthly rental apartments in 11 floor plans, many of which include balconies or patios. Amenities will include an indoor open-air pool, fitness center, art studio, salon and spa offering massages, a theater, library and game room. There will be an outdoor patio overlooking the water, private gardening areas and outdoor dining with fire pit. The community will have walkways to the marina and Chesapeake Bay beach three blocks away. Aspire at East Beach will also feature a full-service restaurant open to the public, complete with main dining room, private dining room and bistro-style restaurant and bar. Residents will be provided with numerous social, educational and spiritual programs and events.

Managed by Solvere Living, the operations division of St. Petersburg, Florida-based Solutions Advisors Group (SAG), Aspire at East Beach’s rental center is located at 3841 East Little Creek Road, Suite 1, Norfolk, VA; (757) 695-9605. Tina Fonteneau is the on-site sales office contact. Jennifer Stell is the general manager.

“We are very excited about managing the exceptional Aspire at East Beach and bringing its luxurious, inspiring and resort-style atmosphere to the Norfolk and Hampton Roads area,” said Kristin Ward, CEO of Solutions Advisors Group. “We are providing residents an environment of rich amenities, engaging programs and events, along with the best in quality of life and services. The location and atmosphere are lush, elegant and private, with easy access to the Chesapeake Bay and the region’s plethora of international, historic, cultural, recreational and entertainment attractions.”

Aspire at East Beach will feature Solvere Senior Living’s proprietary wellness philosophy Salus™. Latin for “well-being,” Salus is a holistic approach that focuses on each resident’s potential to achieve personal goals through engagement and connections.

“There will be an array of active programing designed to stretch the mind and body to promote healthier aging. These include painting and acting as well as recreational games and spiritual activities,” Ward said.

Some of the many services include concierge, around-the-clock security, emergency response system in each apartment, maintenance and repairs, scheduled transportation, snow and trash removal and basic cable.

Aspire at East Beach is expected to create more than 35 full time positions in the immediate future. The owner/developer of the community is Arlington, Virginia-based Bonaventure. East Beach marks the third of its Aspire communities. Founded in 1999 by Dwight Dunton III, Bonaventure is a rapidly growing general contractor, with areas of expertise in multifamily and senior living new construction and renovations. It also holds a full suite of multifamily property management and investment capabilities with a portfolio of apartment homes in two states and 22 communities. The architectural firm is J. Price Architecture based in Liberty, Missouri.

For more information and to set up interviews, please contact Anne Abraham at Goldman & Associates Public Relations at: or 757-625-2518, ext. 4. Visit Aspire at East Beach at Video and photos of what the community will look like are available at the website.

SAG is comprised of Solvere Living, the operations management division, Solutions Advisors, the marketing, advertising, sales, consulting services and the SA Digital division. SAG is celebrating its 11th anniversary this year and is committed to serving the growing senior living industry. Solvere Living currently operates 24 communities in 12 states, including California, Colorado, Illinois, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Maryland, Virginia and Oklahoma.

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