The Woods at Holly Tree - 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

So informative and elegant community

I could not have asked for a better experience. The individual that helped me from the start truly made me feel at ease with no pressure. I was very much informed of what the community offered and this saved me a lot of time. I appreciate how the residents came over to say "hello" while I was there. I liked the color of the community because it looked more like a home than a nursing home. This place truly saved me a lot of worry and I am glad that I found the Woods at Holly Tree. Thank you for everything staff!!!!


This community is everything and more. We looked at several locations and realize that this was the very best. We were very impressed with the cleanliness and overall appearance of the community. This community is very bright and open which really made my mother happy. The residents also looked very happy and content in their home. After looking at several other communities we decided on this community as the very best out there. I am very glad that we made this decision for our mother and happy that she gets to call this community her new home. I would highly recommend this community to anyone searching for a senior living community in the Wilmington area. This search seemed very easy in a difficult time. I know that overall we made the right decision for my mother and she could not be more happy right now.

Great Community

Love the community and staff. A very nice clean community with great food. The community looks amazing and glad we found it. The grounds are well kept and the apartments are very clean. I like the way the staff interacts with the other residents. This community does have a very home feel. I am very impressed overall.

So impressed

This community is by far the best in Wilmington. The staff seemed so kind and the residents looked extremely happy. I was so very impressed by everything that I saw. This community is so beautiful and it made me happy knowing that there are caring communities out there like this one to assist with seniors. The colors inside the community are very bright and cheerful. The paintings on the walls looked so elegant and made it look like a home. I was sold the moment I walked in and couldn't think of another place for my dad. Truly exceptional community.

A voice for mom

Mom lives here.Continuous roach problem in room. Staff managers friendly, restaurant service staff not so much. Facility grounds nice.One elevator for entire building of which most residents have mobility issues.Food quality is mediocre.

The most well kepted community in Wilmington hands down

This community deserves 10 stars plus as it was so clean and the people were so kind. I looked at a few communities before coming over to The Woods at Holly Tree and they looked so old and outdated, like a institution of which I would not dare think of placing my mom. The Woods at Holly Tree however felt more like at home and it was only 3 floors which was nice because the other communities my mom would have gotten lost with them being so large. They had great food, a singer performing and a very nice, caring staff member that showed us around. The community surpassed our expectations and was so lovely.

Nice area in Wilmington for Senior Living

Out of all the places I looked for Senior Living in Wilmington this community was the most friendly, clean, nice location and didn't look outdated. The people were so very kind.... The residents seem to be very content in their home here. I liked how bright the community was along with the beautiful paintings in the hallways. The furniture looked brand new and the outside looked very well maintained. This appeared to be in a safe location with very upscale residential homes on Holly Tree Road. I really liked the overall feel of the community and how cheerful everyone was. They really made me feel so special and welcomed me like on of their own. I was really blown away by everything that I saw and this community is on the TOP of my list.....

Love this community and staff

My mom is very shy but wow all of you here made her feel so very comfortable. We came and had lunch and had a very informative tour with a very nice caring individual. We were not expecting the great hospitality that this community showed us. I have never seen anything like this community.... it true surpassed our expectations and we are so happy to have found this loving community. It is because of this community I now have hope for my mom opening up here. You are really great people.

Amazing community

I would like to start off by saying I normally don't do reviews but felt like this is a must. The community is so beyond beautiful, smelled clean, looked brand new, good location centralized to the Wilmington area. I spoke to the current residents and they raved about the community and now I can see why. This community stood out to me amoung any community in or around the Wilmington area. The others had more of a nursing home feel while The Woods at Holly Tree was absolutely stunning. I met with the entire staff and they were so very kind and caring. I felt so welcoming. Keep doing what you're doing there as you're are the best in Wilmington based off my visit.

Caring and Compassionate Community

I met with the lady who gave me a tour and she was so knowledgeable and compassionate. I could tell that the community generally cared about the residents. I toured a few other places in Wilmington but felt like they looked more like an assisted living. I noticed that this community was very active with residents dancing and singing along to a performer that was there and it was a marvelous treat. My experience here exceeded my expectations and I never felt pressured to buy in which was like a breath of fresh air. This community is definitely the best by far from the cheerful residents, caring and knowledgeable staff, beautiful scenery, I was so beyond pleased. Thank you as i will be moving in here at The Woods at Holly Tree.

Exceeded our expectations

Came by to look for my mom who is 84 and not ready to move from her home but know it is the best thing for her. I am truly impressed with what I saw. I felt like my mom needed to see this place so I also brought her over to look and just wow she was so impressed by the brightness and pictures in the halls. She told me it felt like home and that’s when I knew that this was the place for her. Had it not been for the compassionate staff here we would not have found such a more beautiful community. I’m very thankful that my mom is in a secure, beautiful, active and friendly community.

The Woods at Holly Tree

The Woods is a lovely building! The staff and services have been outstanding. The weekly housekeeping and sheet changes are a great Perk.

Happy with what I saw

I stopped by and looked at the community over the weekend and I was really impressed with what I saw. The people were very nice and helpful. They seem to have a lot of activities for everyone which made me very happy. I spoke to a nice lady who said she lived there for 6 years. I think I can make nice friends here.

Lovely community and people

I got invited to lunch and and they had square dancing after for everyone. It was so good to see people my age laughing and really having a wonderful time. This place is so beautiful and the people are very welcoming. I was really much so impressed with what i saw. I’ve been looking at communities in the Wilmington area for some time now and this community really stood out the most. I am very appreciative of the kind welcoming feeling I received when I came in. I will be moving here at The Woods at Holly Tree soon.


I came by with my mom and looked yesterday. This community is so beautiful, it looks like an upscale hotel with lavish green gardens on the outside and a marvelous pond. The hallways are very bright which my mom liked a lot and the people really seemed so very happy. Great job everyone. We were beyond impressed and this visit well exceeded our expectations.

Truly a delightful experience

We did a surprise tour and from the moment we walked in you could feel the sense of the community. Some of the residents were sitting out on the front porch having morning coffee and conversation. They all welcomed us and made me and my dad feel at home. When we walked into the community, the staff were to pleasant and seem to care for the residents. I felt so welcomed by the entire staff. I am so glad that I looked here as it is the best by far that I have seen.

The best caring community in Wilmington by far

This community is a blessing to Wilmington NC and their residents. We felt right at home. We feel as there is no compassion as the other communities looked nothing like The Woods at Holly Tree. Everything was clean and smelled wonderful. There is no comparison in Wilmington to this community. We look forward to having my mom come to The Woods at Holly Tree and thankful for the help of the staff here.

I am so impressed with The Woods at Holly Tree Senior Living

This community really cares about their residents and families. The location is perfect, close to New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Cape Fear Hospital. Beautiful location and very convenient to everything in Wilmington. This community is in a very nice location in the Wilmington area. So many activities to enjoy. You can tell that the staff has plenty of experience and truly puts the residents first. The employees have been at the Woods at Holly Tree for several years which is nice to see because you really don't find that much in a community. After visiting other communities in area, I am confident we found the Best in Wilmington by far. I have looked at several communities in the area and none of them compare to The Woods at Holly Tree. The upkeep of the community is well maintained in comparison to others I have looked at which were not nearly as nice and the residents appeared to be more active in this community than the others. Great Job and thank you for helping me with my search.


This community is truly a gem. We looked several places and really had our eyes set on The Woods at Holly Tree. Everyone was so kind and compassionate. It felt like home. The people were so very kind. I was really appreciative of the knowledge and compassion that I received while there. I'm so glad that I found this community it's truly beautiful and reminds me of my own home very warming.

Wonderful community

Best community in Wilmington hands down. The staff seemed to really care about me and that made me feel so special. The location is very nice part of town in comparison to others we looked at. The community looks brand new and the folks seemed happy. This is by far the best community and I was happy with the person I spoke with . They seemed very knowledgeable and compassionate about me.

Love it

This community is everything. I moved my father out of his home into this community and the staff have been so incredibly helpful. This community is truly life changing for the elderly. I'm blown away by the care and compassion that my father received upon entering the community. They clearly know what they are doing and to be honest I can't thank them enough. My father brags about his day and the things that he's now doing and the people he is meeting. I'm just totally speechless by the outpouring of love and care. You are doing everything right staff. Thank you for letting me see the light that my father needed in his life.


Best community by far in Wilmington. It feels like your own home. The people are great. The food is wonderful and everyone seemed so very happy. I was impressed to say the least. I’m very happy with what I saw and could go on and on but really impressed overall.

Beautiful Place

While there are many senior living communities out there. I picked this community to be my home. The people really seemed so very kind and happy. I am so very much impressed with everything I saw that day. This community is really nice and I am excited to hopefully move in one day. This community is on the top of my list. Thank you for making me feel special when I arrived.

Great Place

I had a great experience at The Woods at Holly Tree. The community is so beautiful in every way. I was really happy with what I saw. I liked the apartments as they seemed to be something for everyone. I liked the nice staff and food. The people seemed very kind and the place is really nice.

Great Place

Great food, great service and beautiful community. So impressed

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this community has everything and more that I have been looking for. It is very bright inside and open which I like, The colors on the outside/inside are wonderful. I truly fell in love with the community and people the moment I arrived. It has a home like feeling that makes me want to move. I really appreciate all the wonderful knowledge that was giving to me when I was there, This community is for me and I am happy that I found it. The perfect location in Wilmington that is very, very close to everything including my church. The food was also very good.

Top notch and on my top list

I had the pleasure of touring the community this weekend and it surpassed my expectations. This community is absolutely beautiful inside and out. It is so bright and refreshing when you walk in. The colors are so beautiful and the people genuinely seem to be so happy. I had the honor of also eating lunch there and talking to a few people who already reside here. I got really great feedback from everybody. The food was very delicious and portioned so well. They have a three meal plan here which I really liked. They had different size apartments some with very nice breathtaking views. I'm looking at moving in about a year and just starting the process. I feel very informed after leaving about the community and as of right now this is my pick.

So impressed

Both my husband and I have been looking at senior living for a few years. We visited the woods of holly tree and really enjoyed the hospitality. The people seemed genuinely happy and that made us feel good about this community. We were greeted by the nice staff, friendly residents and even had a nice meal. When we do sell our home we will be moving into the woods at holly tree. You have made our search simple and very informative. You can tell that everyone really likes being here.

I like this community the best

First off I normally don't do reviews but this community definitely deserves a review. When we toured over the weekend I was highly impressed the moment we walked in the door. While we are a few years from making a move we have narrowed our search down to The Woods at Holly Tree. I truly can even begin to say enough about this community it is truly one of a kind. We toured other communities but they didn't compare to the bright airy feeling of this community. The walls were very wide and bright. The rooms were so upgraded and bright. The staff was so kind and cheerful. This made our experience very pleasant. Thank you for making us feel special.

Top notch

I toured this community over the weekend and was highly impressed..... I noticed the outside looked very welcoming and bright and yjr inside was just the same. I truly did get a great impression of the community from talking to other residents to really understanding the community..... Our family took this weekend to explore and see what the communities had to offer but we were blown away by the kindness. Cleanliness, friendly people and beautiful setting that The Woods at Holly Tree had to offer. I really can't say enough as I'm very much so impressed.... keep doing what you're doing as this community made me feel at home.

Beautiful place

When I first turned into the community my thoughts were what a nice and clean community. Lush grounds with pretty flowers. Walking into the community was very welcoming. Residents were playing games and took time to welcome me to the community. The staff all introduced them selves. The person helping us was amazing. She was sympathetic to our situation and showed true empathy. The rooms are spacious nd the food was amazing! This community is number one in activities. Before you make a decision to go anywhere else, you owe it to yourself to visit this wonderful piece of heaven.

A true blessing and experience

A Blessing from God! I am so thrilled I was lead to the most wonderful community I have toured. The residents are all so nice and the employees were amazing. I have been looking for 3 months to find some where I could call home and actually feel like I was home. It is very clean with spacious rooms. The gardens are breath taking. There is so much one can do at this community from card games, bingo, painting, pottery, arts and crafts, to just sitting on the porch enjoying a beautiful sunny day with friends. Thank you everyone for helping find my perfect place.

One of the best in Wilmington

This community is by far the best I have seen for senior living in Wilmington. The community is very well kept and the people seemed very kind and welcoming which impressed us the very most. We toured three other communities before we looked at The Woods at Holly Tree and I have to say that the staff was so knowledgeable and caring. This is by far the best we could possibly ask for and I can thank your staff enough. Keep doing what you're doing because the transition isn't easy but the people here made the experience so much easier. I will not be looking any further and I give this community well over a 10 for the top notch experience I had.

Beutifiul community in the center of Wilmignton

Really enjoyed meeting the staff and residents.... I really like this nice community as it is located in the heart of Wilmington very close to my doctors and grocery shopping. The community has lovely colors and paintings all along the halls that really caught my attention. The community smelled both fresh and airy which impressed me. The halls were very wide and seemed like it felt more like home.... I really enjoyed speaking with the residents that lived there and could tell they were very happy..... This is truly what a community should be and I am glad to have located such a nice gem. I was in the preplanning stages due to a change in my health and feel its time to make a change from home..... This community offered meals, transportation, entertainment for and had a nice pond outside with lovely flowers surrounding it..... I couldn't have asked for a better place and thanks for what you're doing.....

My new home and such a blessing

My new home and thankful for everyone that helped me feel so very special. .... I realized from the time if which I arrived that every resident matters and is cared for with such love and compassion. The food was so good and I eaten there too times prior before making a decision. This is truly a wonderful place that many like myself can call home. Its difficult leaving your home after so many years but this was a little bit easier knowing that I'm going into.a community that feels so much like home.......

Nice Community and Great Folks

I was able to tour this community over the weekend after being referred over by A Place For Mom. I was really impressed with everything and the food was so delicious. We were instantly greeted by the Wonderful staff and pleased overall with our experience. Thank you to everyone as this decision and transition was difficult for my mom but your staff made it so much easier. I'm very lucky to have found this community. Thank you again very much.

One of a kind senior living

This community well exceeded our expectations and was impressed with the entire place. We looked at several local communities...... but the Woods at Holly Tree really stood out the most primarily because of the kind people, welcoming staff, great food, seceseak activties for everyone and the cleanliness of the community was truly top notch. I wish their were 10 stars so I could rate this community higher.... so very impressed....

My new home

My new home.... I am truly grateful that I found this place and the community itself is wonderful..... thank you to everyone who made this decision very easy in difficult times.....

You are doing all the right things The Woods at Holly Tree

My mom had been looking at communities for a while and we really were just impressed overall by the caring staff, food, quality atmosphere, cleaness, hospitality, happy residents of The Woods at Holly Tree. This community is definitely full of love and support based off what we have seen thus far. It ended up being the best decision we have made. The support you get at The Woods at Holly Tree is truly top notch and I find peace knowing that my mom is surrounded by wonderful people in such a beautiful community. Thank you to the staff for all the help along the way......

One of a kind

I’m thrilled to call this community my new home. The people and residents are wonderful, go look at this community, it’s one of a kind

In love with this community and staff

This is by far the best community I have ever toured. The people and staff were so kind and it truly looked like they enjoyed being there. There was an abundance of activities that truly intrigued my interest. I would rate the community a 10 out of 10. I would also highly recommend to a loved one as well as I'm so impressed. I learned so much and very appreciative of the time and support given to me. Thank you to the Woods at Holly Tree for showing such care and compassion as I'm so impressed and will refer my friends to you as well. You have both showed my family and I so much hope and compassion.

So impressed

I'm so impressed with this community from the staff to the residents. I was referred over by a friend of mine and this community made my decision so much easier. This is a very active community with friendly and caring people. I'm so glad I found this place. Thank you for making the transition easy.

What a wonderful blessing for my mom and family

I have so much to say about The Woods at Holly Tree. I am so appreciative to all the staff. They were compassionate and sincere helping me find my mother a loving and caring community. We have toured many other communities but nothing compares to The Woods at Holly Tree. Their activities range from cards, bingo, exercise, games, singing, music therapy and more. Before making a decision you must visit this wonderful place to live. Really is a blessing and I don't know what we would have done if we didn't find this place. Thank you

Thank you

I will have to say that it is not often that I review anything but felt like I needed to Thank the staff at The Woods at Holly Tree for a great tour and helping me find the perfect home. I was unsure if I planned to sell my home but decided that I wanted to be around other people my age as I was getting very lonely. I am very pleased with the food, staff and the joy that each new days brings for me here at The Woods at Holly Tree. I can't truly thank you enough for everything. The staff definitely knows what is best as I have never been happier I plan to stay at The Woods at Holly Tree for as long as I can. Thanks you so very much for making it a very easy transition from my 3000 sq ft home to my new apartment at the Woods at Holly Tree.

A Place to call home

I love the Woods at Holly Tree. I liked what they offered. They had outings. They would take you to the grocery stores, to the banks, and to your doctors. They served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The staff was very welcoming, like family. There was a laundry mat if you wanted to your own laundry. I liked the area outside by the pond too. Most of the people that I met were very knowledgeable and seem very caring. This place stood out to me over others I have toured.

Love this place

The Woods at Holly tree was a very nice place, well kept, very appealing, and very comfortable to walk into. The staff was very friendly. They followed up, and were very helpful and supportive, gave us options to look at. They were accommodating on the rooms we were looking for. I was very happy with it. The dining area was very open.

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What a true blessing. My 82 year old mother moved in with me due to needing to be around others her age. Unfortunately my home has 3 levels with 17 stairs to each. Not ideal for my Mom who needs no assistance walking but gets around slower these days. We toured The Woods at Holly Tree and I was impressed before I stepped foot in the door. The outside has a beautiful inviting decor with flowers and well kept landscaping. The entrance is lined with comfortable outdoor chairs that I could imagine my mom sitting in on a warm summer day drinking lemon aid or ice tea. One we walked through the doors the view was even more inviting. Clean, spacious and it reminded me of a hotel lobby. We were greeted by warmth from all the staff. As I watched them interact with my mom I was so grateful for their kindness and patience. They invited us to have lunch and the food was delicious. Mom cleaned her plate. Other residents came by and introduced themselves and one sat with us for lunch. My mom made an instant friend. I had 3 other locations on my list to review but my search has ended. We're going with The Woods at Holly Tree and I look forward to writing another review after my mom moves in and gets settled. I would highly recommend touring this retirement community

Thank you for a delightful experience The Woods at Holly Tree

My husband and I are not one to give reviews but I felt like I definitely needed to upon visiting The Woods at Holly Tree... We came in to look at the community and was very welcomed by the residents and staff. I arrived and the tour was so informative. You could tell that the individual giving the tour was very knowledgeable about the procees and truly cared. I came with several questions and all of which were answered delightfully. I had questions answered that both my husband and I didn't even think to ask. The process went so smooth and I felt like we were truly pampered upon arriving and leaving. I would highly welcomed The Woods at Holly Tree as it was a place we found comfort, support, joy and beyond pleased with our experience. Thank you so much for really helping us in a time that could indeed be very tough....

Love it

I have been looking at The Woods at Holly Tree for several years and so glad that I decided to make the move here. The staff and residents are so joyful and I am pleased to be apart of this lovely little gem in Wilmington. I would recommend this community to a friend or loved one. This is truly the best out there for senior living,

Wonderful Experience

We found the Woods to be well maintained for its age as we were surprised for it being a 15 plus year complex! The “look-see “ tour enabled us to get an overview of the advertised facilities and activities characteristic of an independent living complex. The monthly calendar of events was filled with a variety of offerings for the residents. The informative consult with the Sales Leader was most helpful for an initial visit..

As this visit was a first of its kind for my husband and me, the experience was valuable and positive!

Thank you

A true blessing for both my family and myself

First I want to say that I have searched a total of 10 communities in Raleigh, Charlotte and Wilmington. I toured The Woods at Holly Tree for the first time a few days ago and this place truly stood among all the others. We walked in and were instantly greeted by the staff of which I haven’t had at the other places of which we looked. The community is extremely clean and everyone looked very cheerful... We had a delightful lunch and a tour that truly surpassed any place. I felt like I was apart of this wonderful community at my departure.... I am happy to say that we have decided on The Woods at Holly Tree and would highly recommend this community to anyone looking for a clean, nice and well maintained place. I wish that I would’ve made this move sooner. This has truly been a blessing for not only myself but my family as well. Thank you to the staff at The Woods at Holly Tree as you have made my life a more desirable one and much appreciation goes out to all that have helped me.

Facility is nice, priced ok but somewhat outdated da core. Staff very helpful and professional.

Overall highly impressed with what I saw

I stopped in to look at the community for my parents who live in New Jersey and was really impressed with every aspect of the community. I felt very welcomed upon my arrival. I called the day before and got into look the very next day. The community looked very clean and I had already looked at 3 communities prior and was definitely blown away with this particular community. You can tell that the staff is very caring and I know my parents will benefit from living here. The cost seem to align with what my parents need and it is all inclusive which is beneficial for my parents.


The Woods at Holly Tree is an excellent place for seniors to live. I especially liked the walking path with the pond view. The people working there seemed great, and the staff was excellent. The facilities are good and overall the community looked very clean a place that I would love to see my mom. Out of all the places we have looked, The Woods at Holly Tree stood out the most. We even met the chef and was delighted by the wonderful food..... Thank you for the help

One of the best out there

Five star community all the way!!!!! This place blew our minds as we were struggling to find the right fit for dad. The Woods at Holly Tree made us feel right at home with the caring staff and lovely residents. I would definitely recommend the community to others because it does feel like family and the food is truly amazing.

Great Community

I had a very nice experience during my tour at The Woods at Holly Tree.... The residents and staff seemed so kind and caring and a place that I would feel good placing mom... I was impressed with the view, apartment size and location.... I have narrowed it down to this community as I believe it is a great fit for mom.

Great Community

My mom enjoys each day with neighbors, play cards or checkers in the atrium, and eat chef-prepared meals with friends in the dining room. They have a big game room and media lounge where social activities like bridge, art classes, yoga are offered. Outside, lush green walking paths and a community garden provide space to soak up the sunshine. The Woods at Holly Tree is all inclusive and offers all levels of care.

The staff could not be better. They are gracious and caring and always happy to help with whatever you need.

The facilities are well maintained and any problems were addressed right away. They have done a great job recovering from the hurricane as well.

Keep up the Great Work

I have been a resident of The Woods at Holly Tree for 6 years. The community is welcoming and the staff is caring. We have activities through out the day 7 days a week. The food is amazing! Our Chef puts his spin to the dishes and it is so tasty. I highly recommend the Regency House for you or your loved ones. The experience is like no other....

Love the caring environment

Visited this community yesterday and was amazed how thoughtful, caring, and the attentive they were to me and my mother. After touring numerous other Independent communities we have finally found one my mom can call home. I highly recommend The Woods at Holly Tree to all who want to be in a caring atmosphere.

Tour this lovely community

Inside, the community is warm and welcoming. My mom enjoys each day with neighbors, play cards or checkers in the atrium, and eat chef-prepared meals with friends in the dining room. They have a big game room and media lounge where social activities like bridge, art classes, yoga are offered. Outside, lush green walking paths and a community garden provide space to soak up the sunshine. The Woods at Holly Tree is all inclusive and offers all levels of care. Look no further, tour this community.

Great Place for my mother

I made an appointment with the sales person there and had mom moving in within one week. The community understands the different issues our elderly loved ones may have and makes everything as easy as possible for the residents to live life in a caring environment. I have witnessed firsthand a great improvement in mom by living here and have gotten to know the caring staff very well. The residents also look out for each other and say hello when i visit mom. The community is very clean, great food and a ton of activities. Mom is never bored here. They even have live music and holiday events on a regular basis. I am so thankful I found a place for mom that feels so comfortable and knowing that she is happy as well. I would highly recommend this community if you are looking for a place for your loved one as this is by far one of the best around.

One of a kind

My mother has resided at The Woods at Holly Tree for 4 years now... She loves the community and it was one of the best decisions she could have made. I recommend this community highly.

Love this Community!!!!

My family toured The Woods at Holly Tree for my mother. The staff was amazing, personable, professional and so welcoming. The community spaces are very nice. The apartments are large, clean and appointed. I have toured other communities and the square footage of the residents apartments do not compare. Thank you very much The Woods at Holly Tree for the gem we found for my mother. She is truly excited and we can't thank you enough. The location is very close to everything in Wilmington. I would highly recommend The Woods at Holly Tree as a consideration for your loved one.

We found the right place

We had been looking for a place for our dad for close to a year as he wasn’t ready to leave his home. I had spoken with The Woods at Holly Tree and they invited us in to tour and have lunch with dad.... We had truly lost hope in dad moving because he didn’t want to leave his home but we knew it was the best thing.... My dad fell in love with the place and after hearing all positive things about this community we were able to confirm it firsthand.... My dad felt right at home and had it not been for this community our dad would still be at home and not living his full potential life around others. Thanks to everyone at the community

A true Godsend

This place was a true Godsend. We were struggling to find dad the perfect home. We spend a lot of time searching places in Wilmington..... We were sent over by members of our church that bragged about how great The Woods at Holly Tree is. We were blown away by the friendly people, cozy atmosphere and beauty of the community. The halls were gorgeous with paintings all along. The rooms were emasculate and spacious. We are indeed happy with our decision.

The best community

I visited The Woods at Holly Tree with my mom. The staff was fantastic. The activities were great. We saw a few things while we were there, including a puppet show and a singing event, which were both pretty impressive. Everyone seemed to love them. The food was great. The activity section was great. They have a library, a game room, an exercise room, physical therapy that comes in, a Bingo room, a computer area. They have everything. I could go on about this lovely community. I truly want to thank the staff and residents for making us feel like we are right at home. Based off my observation the community had a very warm welcoming feel that made it stand out among other places we saw. I would definitely reccomend this community.

Hands down the best Community for senior living in Wilmington, NC

Hands down the best community in Wilmington, NC. There 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 loved one and I am so glad we picked this community. I would highly recommend this community to others searching for a place for their loved one to call home as it is exactly what we were looking for.

Thank you for Helping my Loved one find the perfect home

The experience that I had at The Woods at Holy Tree exceeded our expectations. This was new for our family as we had never had to any family members in a community. However from start to finish we received the most welcoming and compassion that we have yet to from any of our tours. I walked in and was instantly greeted and could tell that the staff truly loved what they were doing. They made my loved ones experience one that I will always be grateful for.

The best community for a loved one

When I arrived for my tour with mom we immediately felt so welcomed. We had lunch first which was phenomenal. Several residents came over to say hello and everyone expressed how much they loved living here. We then looked at a few options for mom and she was blown away by the kindness of everyone from the staff to the current residents. Everyone looked so happy which was a good sign that we were exactly where we needed to be. I could not have asked for better service/community for my mom. We are very pleased and will continue to say great things about The Woods at Holly Tree in Wilmington,NC. After countless trips looking at other communities my mother found her "Home" at The Woods at Holly Tree.

The best pick for Dad

Very nice, clean facility. Many options of things to do on the premises. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The residents we came across seemed happy and “at home”. Out of all the places we toured Dad liked this community the best. I would recommend to others who are seeking a warm environment with lots of engagement from the community.

This is the Best PLACE in Wilmington

Wow Inside the community is warm and welcoming. My mom enjoys each day with neighbors, play cards or checkers in the atrium, and eat chef-prepared meals with friends in the dining room. They have a big game room and media lounge where social activities like bridge, art classes, yoga are offered. Outside, lush green walking paths and a community garden provide space to soak up the sunshine. The Woods at Holly Tree is all inclusive and offers all levels of care. Look no further, tour this community because this is truly what my mom needed. Thanks to the wonderful staff for making her transition seamless.

Great Place Overall

If I could give The Woods at Holly Tree a 10 I would. The Woods at Holly Tree was very nice and the staff was also very welcoming. It was just right by the heart of the city and was close to all the things we're looking for, like stores, doctors, and a hospital. I thought the pricing was very good. The grounds and apartments were also very nice and spacious. Out of the several places we looked out my father seem to like this community the best. Thank you for helping me find the right place for him.

Love this community and People

Everyone was nice- facility was very clean. Very impressed with everything including the staff. I have toured several places but The Woods at Holly Tree stood out to me because everyone was so welcoming and a place I feel like my mom would truly love. Great job to everyone there and I look forward to my mom calling The Woods at Holly Tree her new home.

Very satisfied. Highly recommend.

The staff sets the tone of friendliness and caring. Every person who works at “the Woods,” from the office staff to the dining room to custodial and maintenance - everyone goes the extra mile to meet the residents ‘ individual needs. This feeling of caring and loving becomes part of the atmosphere. In turn, residents are friendly and caring to each other. And there is always something fun going on! It is very reasonably priced for such amazing service and piece of mind. The Woods at Holly Tree truly is a wonderful place.


AWESOME PLACE!~ Five star all the way from the staff to the food to the beauty of the art work in hall way. The residents are peaceful. They are happy with activities and socialization. There is alot to do and the energy there was 100% positive! The residents are as family, there is this spirit in the place of love and caring. My husband and I are very well traveled and been around quite a bit. This place made me feel like I was home! I was at such peace there. I am so grateful to have this wonderful home for him!

Everyone was very nice and welcoming. Facility was very pretty and clean. Nice amenities. Very impressed with everything.

The community was nice but the building was older and somewhat outdated. They offered adequate services at a reasonable price. Staff and residents were very friendly.

We like this community

They offer a lot of activities at this community. Dad likes the exercise equipment and classes they offer. The food is fine and they offer a variety of choices. The staff are wonderful and supportive of dad's needs. They help him to stay as independent as possible. I would recommend this community.

My mother's care

I like this community for the good care that my mom is getting from the nice staff. I have had meals with my mom and the meals are acceptable for the needs of the residents. The community is clean and I like knowing that she is involved with the other residents. I would recommend the care and the value of this community to other famlies.

Good place for elderly

Friendly staffs, excellent customer service, clean environment

When I arrived for my tour, I was early. The representative quizzed me regarding my financial situation and then gave me a folder, told me I'd be better off at Lake Shore Commons and showed me the door. No tour. No lunch, as initially promised. I was not impressed.

These folks were so nice to give me a buzz during the hurricane to ask if I needed anything, makes me think they really care about people.

Newly moved in

Our mother moved there one month ago, and while she is still getting adjusted, we feel relieved of some of the worries we had about her living alone. The staff has been very friendly and extremely accommodative to her needs. So far, so good!

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

5 stars for the staff!!

My Father in law has been at The Woods at Holly Tree for only a short time and while he has not yet participated in the activities there are plenty of them for the residents to enjoy. I had the opportunity to share a meal with him and while I thought the food was ok he did not seem to like it. The entire staff is friendly and helpful and the community is very well maintained. I am hoping that once my Father in law has settled in he will then become more involved in the community.

Wonderful place!

This facility has been wonderful for my Mom! The "live-in" couples that are there to manage there are truly caring and go beyond the call of duty. They also have a good sense of humor about them as they go about their day; that makes the atmosphere very positive.

I have eaten some meals there myself and the food is very good. The employees that serve the residents are kind and patient even to the folks that can be a bit challenging to deal with.

The Woods at Holly Tree is two stories with elevators or stairs. The pictures show it well with lots of light shining in the windows. Not depressing like some other places can be.

I wouldn't hesitate to go in for a visit and see for yourself.

So far it seems to be fine. It's a big adjustment. They got everything we asked for in the room, together and done, before they moved in. The food seems to be pretty good, but they could use a little more variety. They have activities and entertainment should they decide they want to go. So far it's been okay, no major complaints, or concerns.

A Good Experience So Far

I really can't think of anything they could improve on. The food in particular is excellent. My mother loves her apartment, which is in a convenient location on the first floor with a back door to the outside. This is a very pet friendly community, which is very important to my mother, as she is able to have her dog and cat there. So far my mother seems to be very happy there.

Our hostess was Kim, who gave us a great tour and explained all about their facility. Kim rated a five star person. The units are antiquated inasmuch as the heat/air-conditioning is a hotel type window unit in the living room. There is no unit in the bedrooms; however a round vent is installed in the wall between the BR and LR, which is supposed to furnish the heat and air. Very inadequate. Overall, it is highly overpriced for the facilities they offer. Their yearly price increase is estimated at a 5% increase, much higher that the overall inflation indexes.

It is really great here

Everything about the Woods @ Holly Tree is fantastic.
There are extra services available for all needs small or large. The clients who reside there all have good comments about the place.....their only complaint is that breakfast is being served too early @ 8am....but all the meals are great.

Review of The Woods at Holly Tree Independent Living in Wilmington, NC

The staff were very nice and helpful. I was sorry there were not many residents about.

I've had a very good experience with ...

I've had a very good experience with The Woods at Holly Tree. The facility is very nice. I'm pleased with the cleanliness of the place, and the friendliness of staff there. They provide good care. The food is pretty good. The service with the food could be better in my mother's opinion (the way the servers serve).

I took my mother to look at the facil...

I took my mother to look at the facility and stay over night on our way to fl for vacation. She did not want to make the move to Wilmington until she saw the facility and the wonderful staff and residents who live there. We rented her room on the spot and she can't wait to move in on the Aug. 9th

Nice place, overall

Overall they do a good job at The Woods at Holly Tree. It's a nice looking place, and everyone seems very friendly. My loved one moved from another community that did a much better job in terms of activities and outings, so that has been a bit of a letdown for her, and an area they could definitely improve on.

Very nice people and facili...

Very nice people and facility. Mother loves it!

More expensive than other options

It was nice, but it was more expensive and it just didn't seem to have as much going on or provide as much, it did seemed clean and there was no smell.

Mom is doing really well, she's very ...

Mom is doing really well, she's very happy there and we're happy that she's happy; so so far, so good!

Fancy with Lots of Activities

We looked at Holly Tree. It was very nice. It just too fancy for my dad though. They had all kinds of activities there. They had a pool table, bingo, they just had a big list of everything the offered.

Woods at Holly Tree

Mother moved in almost 2 months ago and loves it. The food is excellent and her apartment is just right for her (1 bedroom). She is enjoying the company of neighbors and likes that everyone is friendly. Lots of smiles. It offers just what Mother needs.

I'm satisfied.

I'm over here and I'm satisfied. My room is perfectly clean and every week they're cleaning something! They're very friendly. All these places are costly so how do you compare? Compared to some of the others this is a little less. This is not assisted living. The meals are pretty good but I don't get up on a daily basis to go up and get them. I usually use my microwave and have something in my room. I don't participate in a lot of the activites because some of the medical issues I have prevent me. I do simple ones where I can sit down. They have a beautiful walk around this place. It's very scenic.



The facility was clean and open. The ...

The facility was clean and open. The rooms we saw were centrally located though many rooms were further away from the dining room. Dad could spend a weekend there to "try it out" - I need to ask the cost of such a stay. I didn't ask about the personal care aspect concerning medications. We did talk about the monitoring of the residents. All meals are included. Need to ask about the cost. Although I think that that was covered on the webpage. They bus the residents around frequently and organize outings to the malls, theatre, Southport. There are substantially more women then men. The retired military are showcased in the dining hall. One bedroom apartments can have a tub. The rooms seem bigger than Pomparaug Woods. Railings are in the hallways. Nice grounds.I need to follow up and start the paperwork on the VA benefit.

From the Community

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

Located in a quiet suburb of the bustling town of Wilmington, you’ll love coming home to a calm and friendly environment in the heart of it all. We’re close to excellent shopping and first-class medical facilities, and the region offers many unique and 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.

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