Lake Shore Commons - Wilmington, NC

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  • Minimum Age of Accepted Residents
  • Activities Onsite
  • Devotional Services Available
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Meals Provided
  • Complimentary Transportation
  • Activities Offsite
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Beauty & Barber Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • No Smoking Allowed in Private Areas Indoors
  • No Smoking Allowed in Public Areas Indoors
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Male Residents Accepted
  • Female Residents Only

Customer Reviews

Wonderful place

Wonderful place and my Mom loves it!

Drop-in Visit

I visited Lake Shore Commons in Wilmington NC unannounced. I was advised by my doctor that walking in unannounced is the best way to see what facilities are really like. I was greeted by the Sales lady with a smile and offered a cup of coffee. We talked and then walked around. I was very impressed. I even noted popcorn was being bagged for the residents. I have my information to share with my siblings. We will definitely be back to Lake Shore Commons. Thank you for a very nice visit!

Review of Lake Shore Plaza

Lake Shore Plaza has seemed like home since the first day. The administration was extremely helpful in helping me make decisions. I live in a cottage and love it! I have privacy and walk over for meals and activities visiting with many. I made the right decision for me.

Review of Lake Shore Commons

[Name Removed] worked with me in making my decision to select Lake Shore Commons, my home. I found her to have full knowledge of any questions I asked. I could not have asked for anyone more courteous, helpful and professional.



Compassionate and Knowledgeable

My sister and I toured this facility. We met with [name removed] the Sales person. She listened as we shared our story, regarding our concern for our parents. She discussed options with us in a very calming voice. She was very knowledgeable and caring. We looked at cottages and apartments. This facility is clean and well maintained. We noted there was a entertainer singing for the residents. We were very impressed with our visit. Before leaving we talked with a few seniors on the front porch. They spoke very positive about their home. After visiting several facilities in Wilmington NC we were very appreciative that we were referred to Lake Shore Commons.


My Aunt recently moved to Lake Shore Commons. This community really cares about their residents and families. The location is perfect, close to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Beautiful grounds near Greenfield Lake. So many activities for her to enjoy. [Name removed] in Admissions has many years of experience working with Seniors. She answered all of my questions. Many employees have been at Lake Shore Commons for over 20 years. Their turnover is low. My Aunt [name removed] is feeling right at home. After visiting other communities in area, I am confident we found the Best!

Excellent community

My husband and I visited Lake Shore Commons. This community is a Blessing to Wilmington NC and their residents. We felt right at home. [Name removed] knew all of the residents and staff. I felt her compassion as she shared information with us. Everything was clean and smelled wonderful. There is no comparison in Wilmington to this community. We look forward to having Mom come to Lake Shore Commons as a future resident!

Moving soon

Recently had a tour with [name removed]. I don’t usually
Write a review but after visiting several places in the area I found this person and place to be special. She was very knowledgeable about senior care and sensitive to our need of keeping our mom and dad independent for as long as possible. After I talk to my family looks like we will be moving.

Over the phone sales staff was very pushy, scheduled walk through for following week. Staff did not show for scheduled appointment. Site manager did provide a tour, but it’s obviously not her forte. Facility is 25yo and extremely out dated and need a lot of updating.

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Local Representative

We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a more positive experience with us at Lake Shore Commons. Thank you for leaving feedback. Please reach out to us at [removed] so we may identify ways to improve your experience.

A wonderful surprise

Lakeshore Commons is exactly what we were hoping for! Wonderful staff, clean, enjoyable activities and special events. Our 96 year old mother is well cared for but is still able to enjoy a level of independence. All costs are included, meals, laundry, shopping excursions bingo etc

92 and happy in my new loving community

Big Hug and huge thank you to A Place For Mom!!!!!
I was at my wits end sitting at a table at McDonalds
In Wilmington,NC , with my 92 yr old Dementia Mom
Having a fit and me saying we are not leaving here until
We find you a place, Low and behold I came across
The phone number for A Place For Mom!
Her voice was so soothing and positive I just listened
And followed her directions . Within 40 minutes we were booked to look at 2 places that afternoon.!,,
Lake Shore Commons was the winner. I said to my mom
Holding both of her hands Is this what you want?
She said it would be a dream come true. There was one
Studio left and I looked at [name removed] and I’ll take it!!
We all held hands and prayed. We will make this work
In Jesus’ name , total leap of faith,,!!!!!
We are sooooo happy. thank you Jesus

Lake Shore review.

It is a lovely setting with spacious grounds. The folks are friendly ; both the residents and staff. A good many activities planned to include outings. The food is delicious and nutritious with several choices. Nice lounges and a cozy library. Convenient to medical facilities. It’s a perfect choice for my mother.

Everyone was nice- facility was clean. Very impressed with everything

Holiday Marketing

Local Representative

Hi there! Thank you so much for providing us with feedback on your recent tour of Lake Shore Commons. We are glad to hear that everything went well and hope to see you in our community soon!

Very nice community. The facility is older but appeared clean and well maintained. Geared more for independent living but did offer a wide range of services at a reasonable price for residents requiring more resources.


Everyone, from administration to residents made Mom feel welcomed. It waa ao good to see her smiling! I believe that God led us to the right place for her for sure.

A great community and staff. We toured the community on April 25, 2017. Definitely a place to call home. Unfortunately my sister is not ready to relocate.

Care for loved ones

I toured this community for care for my mom. The staff was very helpful and caring. They answered all my questions for the care that is offered here. I was happy with the meals that were offered from the menu. It is a clean community and offers a lot of great activities. I would recommend family looking for a great community to see this for themselves.

They were very nice. I would consider living here.

Great Place for my home

I really like living in this community. The staff have been very helpful and caring. There was a situation that is improving with the maintenance people. My service dog is a great always here for me and there was a situation that was handled incorrectly, but has improved. The offer great activities and alot of great people to help stay active. I like the food and the variety. I would highly recommend others to live at this wonderful community.

Visit and tour were very nice. The rooms were spacious and the amenities appeared appropriate for the price.

A Good Move

So far it has been a good experience for my father here at this community. I don't live in the same state, but I know he is in good hands. I'am comfortable with the care they are providing him with. This is a good community. This was a good move for my father.

A Wonderful Community For My Mom

The care has been great for my mom. She is living in a clean community and the staff are loving and caring. The staff are also responsive and always looking for suggestions to make it better. There are many and lots of activities to get involved in. My mom is often busy with her activities. This place amazes me everyday!

Great place out of price range not sure mom would go

A comfortable place for mom

A great community to my mom to live in. The food good. My mom does not like to participate at this time in activities. She seems to be happy there and treated very well by everyone. We are happy with the services that they are providing for us. We would recommend it for others.

The facility is very clean - there are many great activities


When we moved my father in law in, his kitchen cabinets and bathroom drawers and cabinet clearly had not been wiped out since the prior resident. It was kind of gross. But beyond that, the room had a new carpet and had been newly painted. The rest of the facility was very clean, dinning room is beautiful.

Totally Happy

The staff is just phenomenal. They take care of the residents as best as can be done. They are friendly and attentive. They know the residents' needs. I can not think of any improvements. I am totally happy with them.

Worth the visit if You're looking for retirement community

There were very helpful and open to any and all questions I had. Better than that, they were not pushy. I had limited budget and up front monies so they worked with me to help get my mother the best thing for her and her situation.

Great place for Mom

The staff, atmosphere, facilities are all super. I found this to be the perfect place for Mom. The only things I'd change is the kitchen cabinets are really outdated and the outside porch area would be better screened in. They made everything as painless as possible during move in and were extremely helpful frim start to finish.

They don't seem to have enough activities.

They don't seem to have enough activities. They don't really reach out and show him how to get involved. It just seems like he is there. The activities also seem to be more geared towards the ladies. The food is okay, he isn't all that thrilled, there is plenty of it. The staff has been wonderful and the place is clean. They were one of the more reasonably priced places.


Lake Shore Commons

My mom has memory problems and she needs reminders for meds and showering. She is able to live at Lake Shore with in house assistance. She loves to have her dog and her furniture. The staff is supportive and kind. She could use more reminders on activities. She cannot manage a calender so she misses activities unless another resident reminds her.

Great option for independent living

My mom has lived here for 1 month and is very pleased with most of the meals in the dining room. Housekeeping is great to have. The management staff are friendly and helpful. The view out of her 4th floor studio apartment is very nice with trees. She's met some nice residents to have lunch with. My mom is 83 and I'm so happy she's in a safe place with other seniors she can relate to. There are 2 washers and dryers located in a room by the elevators on each floor. There's a transport bus for doctors appointments and shopping which is great because my mom doesn't drive. There's a salon on the 3rd floor which is so convenient. I'm so glad my mom is happy here and can still have an independent lifestyle.

Review of Lake Shore Commons Independent Living in Wilmington, NC

The staff were very nice and helpful. The residents appeared to be very social and were sitting in many of the common areas in groups talking. It made me feel like they got out and were not isolated in their apts. There also appeared to be more men than I saw at The Woods and they were very friendly.

My experience with Lake Shore Commons...

My experience with Lake Shore Commons has been good. I'm enjoying it. The staff is friendly and caring. They have different activities almost everyday. I really enjoy it here.

Very nice overall

This space has been pretty nice for my mother so far. There is a wide variety of activities for the residents and the community spaces are nice. The residents and staff are very nice as well, they were introducing themselves to us from day one. I have some concerns with the food -- my mother has some specific needs, and they do not seem to be providing many options for her to accommodate those needs. Also, there is only one elevator for the facility, and that presents an issue of convenience and also of safety to me. Otherwise, the place is nice.

Mom is so much more active

My mom's really happy there, well, she likes the fact that everybody's so friendly and the food is GOOD and the managers are REALLY great. Last week I went over there almost every night because she was getting settled in and I was really surprised about how good the food was.
If you want to be busy you can be busy all the time, they have everything from bingo to movies to opera nights to shuttles that will take them places and mom's been signing up for stuff and I was amazed. She had an apartment before and she she pretty much kept to herself and now she's going out all the time, it's like she has a new lease on life.

Nice Place but it Didn't Work Out

It just seems like we didn't' get much understanding about the situation. It was just too much money and he only stayed there one month. It was on the 3rd that we put in his notice but since it wasn't on the first we had to pay for the whole next month that he wasn't there.

We moved him out because he wanted to get out of there. He didn't like the people there. I think it was the other residents he didn't like. They were in the different frame of mind that he is - he's a loner. He just didn't mix. It was just a personality conflict - it wasn't their fault.

Food Quality Has Really Declined

They're very friendly there. I don't know how much it is to run a place like that but I do believe that they are overpriced because their quality has gone down. My parents have been there a year and they used to have really good meals. Now they are using cheaper meat - looks like stuff I would throw in the trash can when I trim my meat. I just think that for people who spend thousands of dollars a month the quality could be better. They should get a sandwich that is more than just bread and meat. They can't put some lettuce and vegetables on it?

The activities are good. They have sing alongs, comedy night, movies. They play Wii, have excercise classes, knitting and crocheting classes. They have their country store and different little fairs and outside entertainment.

Sister Community

I think it's like a sister community to The Woods At Holly Tree but it's older.

We liked it as much as the other plac...

We liked it as much as the other place but there seemed fewer residents in wheelchairs or walkers. This place has tubs available in its one bedrooms. She just liked the feel of it. They also have a nurse on staff to take care of any medical needs on an as you need it basis. They could take her to any of her singing venues again on an as needed basis.



Toured and did not want meals or hous...

Toured and did not want meals or houskeeeping

From the Community

Holiday Retirement provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.

Located in a quiet, beautiful section of Wilmington near the city’s center, you’ll love your peaceful home in the heart of town. We’re minutes from healthcare shopping, dining and many interesting attractions.

Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers:
- Three delicious and nutritious chef-prepared meals from scratch
- A variety of enriching activities
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- Transportation
- Most utilities

Friends in 300 places
Holiday Retirement offers our residents a one-of-a-kind travel program that invites you to stay up to seven nights per visit at most of our more than 300 independent living communities across the United States and Canada, where you’ll enjoy a comfortable guest room, all your meals, shuttle service, and participation in all programs and activities, at no additional expense.

Built with your comfort and safety in mind
Our easy-to-maneuver floor plans are ideal for seniors and all apartments have emergency pull cords. Our 24/7 dedicated live-in managers provide an additional level of comfort. We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. Residents are welcome to use outside home health care options that may enable them to continue enjoying life at our community.

Our live-in managers are dedicated to making your life with us a truly special experience, and we look forward to meeting you.

Call today to schedule your personal tour and learn more about joining our family!