The Evergreens at Smith Run

2700 Cowan Boulevard, Fredericksburg, Virginia  22401

 Upscale Fredericksburg, Virginia Apartment Community is Alternative to Buying a House

For retirees seeking apartment homes, The Evergreens at Smith Run in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia might be just the ticket.  This maintenance-free, luxury, rental community is for people age 55+ and offers one bedroom and two bedroom units with a variety of floor plans; some units have dens, family rooms and sunrooms, as well.   Why buy a second home or carry another mortgage when you can lease your retirement home?


Rents begin at around $1,200 per month (check with the community to verify as prices can change), and unit sizes range from 753 square feet to 1,327 square feet.    The apartments have plenty of closet space, a full-size washer and dryer, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, nine foot ceilings, maple cabinets, wall-to-wall carpeting, a terrace or balcony and a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen.    All units are located in one elevator-served building that has controlled entry.  

Evergreen's amenities include a heated outdoor pool and whirlpool spa, a club room with a large screen television, a billiards room, a business center, a golf putting green, garden spaces and covered parking.   The monthly rent also includes coordinated social and recreational activities, snow removal, lush landscaping and water usage; utilities are extra.   The apartments are cable ready, and internet access is available through the business center.


Fredericksburg (population 25,000) was once the home of Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones and President James Monroe.  Residents enjoy the 40-block historic district, known as Old Town, and its more than 350 buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries, including the homes of George Washington's sister and mother, as well the 1852 courthouse designed by James Renwick.   

Shopping, museums, restaurants and historic battlefields are all nearby, as is the Rappahannock River and its boating opportunities.   Washington, D.C. is less than a hour to the northeast and provides all of the big city amenities one would expect.

The climate in this part of the world brings summer temperatures in the 70s and 80s.  Winter temperatures are in the 20s and 30s.   Humidity is high.  The area receives 41 inches of rain and 14 inches of snow per year. 

Fredericksburg has a crime rate very close to the national average.  Mary Washington Hospital is the primary health care facility, and it is accredited.

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