Wildewood Downs Luxury Retirement

Columbia’s Premier Senior Living Community

At Wildewood Downs, our Members experience retirement the way it’s meant to be.

Wildewood Downs is a luxury Continuing Care Retirement Community in Columbia, South Carolina. Nestled in the heart of the Wildewood neighborhood, our 37-acre gated community includes three ponds and beautiful, lush landscaping. Members enjoy restaurant-style dining, endless social activities, an award-winning wellness program and a range of luxury accommodations.

We invite you to explore our website and discover more about our Columbia retirement community. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, don’t hesitate to give us a call or schedule an appointment online.


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Argentum Award

6X National Award Winner

Recognized as the Best of the Best by Argentum, the largest senior living association, on 6 separate occasions for innovation in wellness programming, social programming, person-centered care, and team member advancement.

Senior Living Options

Our Columbia retirement community offers the following senior living options:

Active Adult Community

Active Adult Living provides an age-restricted community environment for those looking for a relaxed, maintenance-free lifestyle. Accommodations include 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments and 2 and 3 bedroom cottage homes.

Independent Living

Our Independent Living accommodations offer a maintenance-free lifestyle with countless amenities and a robust community environment. Independent Living is ideal for seniors who need little outside assistance.

Independent Living +

As we age, we often just need a little more support before needing assistance. Our Independent Living + is just that. It offers all the incredible services you find in our assisted living, only without the hands-on assisted care. You’re free to focus on what you want to do without having to deal with the burdens of maintaining a house, cleaning, safety, security, cooking, and transportation. The advantages of Independent Living + are knowing that if something were to happen, the care you need will be there and you won’t have to go through a move or deal with the hassles of trying to find help.

Assisted Living

Our Assisted Living community offers spacious private apartments with the benefit of assistance in day-to-day tasks. Members enjoy premier social, dining and wellness programs.

Memory Care

Reflections at Wildewood Downs is a person-centered Memory Care community for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The care we provide is customized to each individual and focuses on family engagement.

Skilled Nursing

Our Skilled Nursing community offers industry-leading care and a commitment to both the physical and emotional well-being of Members. Our elegant environment and nurturing staff separate us from the rest.

Short-Term Rehab

Short-Term Rehab at Wildewood Downs offers extraordinary outcomes in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Whether you’re recovering from surgery, a stroke or another illness, we are your choice for industry-best care.

We are a Continuing Care Retirement Community

As a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Wildewood Downs serves Members with a variety of needs. Our Independent Living community is ideal for those who don’t need any outside care, while our Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehab services are available to those who need a little more. Members take comfort knowing these services are all available under one roof, because if their needs ever change as they age, they can transition to a new service without having to find a new community all over again.

Wildewood Downs is a 5-star rated community. Enjoy the peace of mind that you or your loved one is truly cared for, in a certified top-rated community, dedicated to their support and care.

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Hear From Our Members – Bill & Diana

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I’m Bill.
My name is Diana.

We started looking for two years. We were familiar with the area and we were not disappointed when we got here. We went to several places and once we came and saw it we fell in love with it. And all the other places we looked at we just kept coming back to this one. It was our favorite.

As we pulled out of the driveway of our old house, I just thought to myself, I sure hope we’re doing the right thing. I was really nervous, and we got here and it been amazing.

The first night we went to the dining room, people were literally lined up at our table to introduce themselves and welcome us. Our next door neighbors had a cocktail party for us. I mean, It’s just been fabulous, absolutely wonderful. We have such nice friends and we do a lot of fun things together.

Our Location

Wildewood Downs is located at 731 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC 29223.

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Directions from I-77 South (Charlotte)

After heading South down I-77, take Exit 16A for I-20 E toward Florence. After taking the exit, keep right at the fork, following signs for I-77 North / Alpine Rd. After taking the fork, use any lane to turn left onto Alpine Rd. Continue on Alpine Rd for 0.2 miles and then turn right on Polo Rd. Continue on Polo Rd for 2 miles and then turn right onto Wildewood Downs Pkwy. Head up the road and you will arrive at our community.

Directions from I-20 E (Augusta)

After heading East on I-20, take Exit 76 for I-77 toward Charleston/Charlotte. After taking the exit, keep left at the first fork toward Charlotte / Alpine Rd and then keep right at the second fork toward Charlotte / Alpine Rd. After taking the second fork, use any lane to turn left onto Alpine Rd. Continue on Alpine Rd for 0.2 miles and then turn right on Polo Rd. Continue on Polo Rd for 2 miles and then turn right onto Wildewood Downs Pkwy. Head up the road and you will arrive at our community.

Get Started

Are you interested in becoming a Member of Wildewood Downs? Would you like to learn more? Give us a call at 704-815-7362 to speak with a lifestyle advisor or schedule an appointment online. We hope to hear from you soon!

Steve Rose, a relatable gentleman, is struggling with the decision to move into Assisted Living as many seniors do. The Quintessential Gentleman’s Guide to Assisted Living is a quirky 4-part informational series where we walk alongside Mr. Rose to learn about his obstacles and successes in his journey.



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