Senior living options list

Jun 20, 2024 • 5 min. read | By Staff Reports

Good Life Wilmington’s sister publication, the Greater Wilmington Business Journal, publishes an annual list of local assisted living and independent living facilities. The list is based on voluntary surveys sent to facilities in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties.


Places that do not submit answers aren’t included, so this is not a comprehensive list below, but it does include details about many of the region’s options. 

The list is ranked and listed in order below by the number of residents at each facility as of November 2023. The Business Journal will publish an updated list in December and in its annual Book on Business publication.


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Porters Neck Village

1200 Porters Neck, Wilmington, NC 28411 | (910) 686-7181 |

No. of residents: 290

No. of units: 264

No. of full-time employees:145

Type of residents accepted: independent

Services offered: fine dining; meal delivery service; leisure and concierge services; regular housekeeping and linen service; 24-hour security staff; transportation to shopping, grocery stores and doctor appointments; a 24-hour Resident Care Center & Licensed Home Care Agency; fitness center with indoor pool, salon services, community auditorium; and more

Year founded: 1988


Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall

630 Carolina Bay Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403 | (866) 455-0599 |

No. of residents: 275

No. of units: 146

Type of residents accepted: independent living, assisted living, memory care and rehab

Services offered: planned continuing care retirement community with flexible meal options, 24-hour emergency response, weekly maid service, on-site health care and rehab, life enrichment programs, wellness center, scheduled transportation and spa/salon

Year founded: 2015


Cambridge Village

75 Cavalier Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405 | (910) 239-9500 |

No. of residents: 260

No. of units: 220

No. of full-time employees: 65

Type of residents accepted: active adults 55+ who want to maintain an independent lifestyle with conveniences such as Mayfaire and an on-site Wellness Center

Services offered: hybrid senior living community; resort-style rental; flexible dining program with restaurant, pub, smoothie bar, cafe, bistro and room service; salon and spa; housekeeping, transportation, Wi-Fi, 15,000-square-foot fitness center; heated saltwater pool and hot tub; studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with stainless steel appliances and washer and dryer in unit

Year founded: 2015


Inspire at Brunswick Forest

6146 Liberty Hall Drive, Leland, NC 28451| (910) 239-2605  |

No. of residents: 226

No. of units: 174

No. of full-time employees: 6

Type of residents accepted: active adult seniors looking for a rental model independent living option

Services offered: 

Year founded: 2023


Glenmeade Village Apartments

1518 Village Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 | (910) 762-8108 |

No. of residents: 168

No. of units: 104

No. of full-time employees: 3

Type of residents accepted: all, 80% of residents are 55 and older

Services offered: 24-hour emergency maintenance, indoor heated pool, tennis court, dog park, garden, book exchange, socials

Year founded: 1969


Champions Assisted Living at Davis Community

1007 Porters Neck Road, Wilmington, NC 28411 | (910) 686-6462 |

No. of residents: 148

No. of units: 123

No. of full-time employees: 100

Type of residents accepted: offers assisted living and memory care to seniors in a community environment with the look and feel of home; campus offers a continuum of care

Services offered: continuum of care in an all-inclusive community that includes private suites and private bathrooms, personal care, medication administration, 24-hour nursing professionals, meals and snacks, housekeeping, laundry services, medical transportation, activities, church services and wine socials, membership to Wellness Pavilion, Wi-Fi and DIRECTV

Year founded: 2000


Brightmore of Wilmington Independent Living

2324 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403 | (910) 350-1980 |

No. of residents: 134

No. of units: 137

No. of full-time employees: 18

Type of residents accepted: seniors who desire a community atmosphere offering 24-hour security with other amenities and nonmedical services as well as access to additional services if or when needed

Services offered: rental retirement living with studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens and porches; monthly fee includes utilities, cable, Wi-Fi, chef-prepared meals, housekeeping and flat linen service, emergency call, transportation and complete enrichment/wellness program with social activities and classes plus additional facilities and amenities

Year founded: 1997


The Commons at Brightmore–Assisted Living & Memory Care

2320 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403 |(910) 335-2945 |

No. of residents: 96

No. of full-time employees: 86

Type of residents accepted: residents who need more moderate to substantial assistance with activities of daily living

Services offered: hands-on personal care for individuals who are medically stable but need help with meals, bathing, grooming and medication administration and management; transportation;24-hour staff, daily housekeeping and laundry service, three meals per day and snacks, beauty/barber shop, social activities; secure memory support area with an enclosed safe courtyard; on-site therapy with gym and services 

Year founded: 2003


Bradley Creek Health Care

740 Diamond Shoals Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 | (910) 335-4263 |

No. of residents: 70

No. of units: 70

Type of residents accepted: residents that require individualized assistance with daily living, memory support, rehabilitation or skilled nursing

Services offered: assisted living, memory support, rehabilitation, skilled nursing

Year founded: 2015


The Kempton at Brightmore

2298 S. 41st St., Wilmington, NC 28403 | (910) 332-6899 |

No. of residents: 57

No. of units: 62

No. of full-time employees: 27

Type of residents accepted: assisted living levels 1-3 with mild to moderate needs for assistance

Services offered: assisted living and Alzheimer’s care to individuals with mild to moderate needs in private apartments

Year founded: 2003

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