In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Wilmington area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 51 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 10 hours researching assisted living communities in Wilmington
  • Read more than 100 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 10 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Wilmington is $5,408, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,000 and the national average of $4,051.

Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Wilmington, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 51 communities in the Wilmington area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Wilmington area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Arbor Landing at Hampstead
Studios, 1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Private Rooms, Shared Rooms
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Memory Care, Respite
Assisted Living: $2,995, Independent Living: $2,995, Memory Care: $5,495
Arbor Landing at Hampstead is a modern senior living community with attractive common areas and an inviting coastal ambiance. The property features 70 studio and one- or two-bedroom apartments designed especially for independent and assisted living residents, and additional accommodations are available for those in memory care. Each unit features a walk-in shower, oversize bathroom and plenty of storage. The community offers multiple levels of care, including nursing and value-added services for pets, to provide a personalized experience.
What Residents are Saying:
Reviewers liked the community's amenities and the home-cooked meals. One reviewer wrote, "It was beautiful-looking, very homey, and my mom's there now and she loves it. They have home cooking, the whole nine yards. ... They have a cinema media room, exercise room, Bingo, arts and crafts. ... So far, she really likes it there, everyone's been so helpful, the food is delicious and she's happy with that."
4.73 out of 5 stars
(11) Reviews
13937 US-17, Hampstead, NC 28443
Cambridge Village of Wilmington
Cedar Cove Assisted Living
Champions Assisted Living
Coastal Cove of Wilmington
Kempton at Brightmore
Morningside of Wilmington
Spring Arbor of Wilmington
Stonebridge at Woodbury
The Commons at Brightmore

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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