Frequently Asked Questions

The Davis Community is a retirement community located in Wilmington, North Carolina, that offers a full continuum of care lifestyle.

The community has a total of 141 independent living rental apartments and 33 independent living cottages. There are 123 assisted living apartments. There are 179 skilled nursing apartments. There are also 50 short-term rehabilitation suites.

Beginning in 2021, The Davis Community will offer a variety of spacious cottages and apartments to include one- and two-bedroom homes ranging from 655 to 2,242 square feet with modern kitchens and patio or balcony options. All homes will feature spacious closets and have been designed to maximize living spaces.

At The Davis Community, you can look forward to the future as eagerly as you’ve enjoyed the past. This is life lived on your terms and your timetable, reflecting your preferences and your desires. The Davis Community lets you add to your already exciting story – every day.

  • Anytime dining featuring a variety of chef-prepared entrees
  • McDowell’s Pub casual eatery
  • Cornelia’s Southern restaurant (coming 2022)
  • Full-service bar
  • Grab-n-go store
  • An array of meeting and game rooms
  • Salon & Spa
  • State-of-the-art Wellness Center
  • Social, educational and spiritual programs and events
  • Creative and inviting outdoor spaces, including two lovely rose gardens, a bluebird nesting area, a waterfall, a picnic area and even a children’s playground
  • Indoor pool
  • Oversized greenhouse

In 1963, retired railroad executive Champion McDowell Davis (link to Champion Davis page) began with a vision – to create a positive living environment for aging men and women. This vision inspired him to transform his family’s former peanut plantation into what it is today: a 50-acre not-for-profit community where seniors choose to live and where employees choose to work.

The community is managed by The Davis Community. It is independently owned and operated and has more than 50 years of financially stable management by their Board of Directors.

A fully refundable, non-interest bearing $5,000 deposit will reserve an apartment or cottage while you complete the application process. Once you have completed the application process, you will convert your deposit into a reservation for a specific home and begin the move-in process.