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

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!

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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.

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