Independent Living

Create the maintenance-free life you want

Every life shines at Salemtowne, a nonprofit Life Plan Community (Continuing Care Retirement Community) deeply rooted in Winston-Salem, NC — where the best of all worlds is impeccably blended. With boundless opportunities to grow and contribute, Salemtowne provides an ideal setting for an enriching retirement and promotes a healthy, vibrant, and independent lifestyle.

Daily dining is flexible and convenient, with nutritious options specially catered to tastefully suit every need. Convenient amenities include a fitness center with indoor heated pool, beauty salon, libraries, versatile activity rooms and plenty of green space.

You can start your day with a yoga class or working alongside a neighbor in Salemtowne’s community garden. You might opt for an aquatic workout in the heated indoor pool or a peaceful stroll around campus walking trails. Every week brings a diverse offering of stimulating classes, lectures, and performances on and off-campus that fuel intellectual and artistic growth. Community life also provides many avenues to foster spiritual growth through prayer and worship, choral music and creative arts.

We simply provide the tools -- you become as engaged or relaxed as you choose to be.

Benefits & Amenities

Everything within reach

All of Salemtowne’s living options are conveniently located near our resort-style benefits and amenities. Campus life centers around opportunities for socializing, dining, playing, and learning.

Salemtowne fully supports and accommodates the needs of every individual lifestyle. Included in your monthly fee:

  • Flexible Dining plan
  • All utilities (except telephone)
  • Wireless internet & Cable TV (excludes HD channels)
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Fitness Center – including pool and exercise equipment
  • Scheduled medical transportation
  • 24/7 medical emergency call system
  • Lawn Care (cottage residents)
  • Maintenance of interior and exterior
  • Trash and recycling removal
  • onPointe - Wellness for Life – social, intellectual, physical and spiritual opportunities for successful aging powered by Masterpiece Living
  • Art galleries
  • Art studio
  • Bank ATM
  • Beauty salon
  • Game & Billiards room
  • Bistro
  • Clinic
  • Computer center
  • Fitness center
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Hot tub spa
  • Garden areas
  • Gift shops
  • Overnight guests suites
  • Lake with fishing
  • Picnic areas
  • Libraries
  • Meeting rooms
  • Private dining room
  • Shuffleboard court
  • Woodworking shop
  • Walking trails


Built for independence, security, and comfort

You'll have plenty of options as you select the perfect residence. Salemtowne offers a variety of choices suited for every stage of retirement — and every lifestyle.

Discover the individual variety in Salemtowne's one and two-bedroom apartments conveniently located near many of our services and amenities. Or select a maintenance-free retirement cottage from one of three distinct neighborhoods nestled just a short walk from Salemtowne's many campus activities. Or explore our villas - the newest residential living option to our campus - convenient to amenities and featuring underground parking.


New! The Woodlands! Now Open!

Salemtowne's newest independent living option, The Woodlands, is now open.The Woodlands villas consist of two buildings with four floors totaling 56 residences and underground parking. In The Woodlands, you can maintain your independent lifestyle while enjoying the maintenance-free lifestyle and resort-style amenities of Salemtowne. Located beside Wachovia Village, The Woodlands are a short walk to our elegant Dorcas Dining Room, Fitness Center, and numerous other campus amenities.

Our new villa buildings are joined by a stunning multifaceted outdoor living space. Individual residences allow maximum space and convenience while maintaining a small environmental footprint. Six spacious design options feature light-filled rooms and a private, relaxing patio or balcony off of each residence to enjoy bird watching or wildlife spotting in wooded surroundings.

Entrance fees range from $208,370 - $455,410

Contact us today to learn more about our remaining limited inventory and become part of the future of Salemtowne!

Features Include:
  • Open concept plans
  • Large utility closets
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Patio or balcony
  • Kitchen breakfast bar
  • Underground parking
  • Pantry in kitchen
  • Walk-in showers
  • Walk-in closets in master
  • Double sinks in the master bath for two-bedroom units
  • Linen closet in the master bathroom
  • Multifaceted courtyard

Other amenities include a large community room for residents who wish to host parties and get-togethers, a satellite fitness area, and an outdoor communal space.

Floorplan Options: 1215 - 1875 sq. ft.

Beech: 1215 sq. ft.
Dogwood: 1395 sq.ft.
Hawthorne: 1490 sq.ft.
Pine: 1640 sq.ft.
Sycamore: 1750 sq.ft.
Willow: 1875 sq.ft.

The Towne Club

The club for future residents

The Towne Club is a unique opportunity for those who are waiting for the right time to move or the preferred residence to become available. Joining The Towne Club waitlist grants you priority status to select your desired style of home at a time that suits you best. Becoming a member of The Towne Club lets you get to know your future neighbors before you move in and experience the Salemtowne lifestyle. Benefits allow you to sample meals in our dining venues and join us for special events throughout the year.

While you wait to join our community, The Towne Club lets you experience the outstanding lifestyle Salemtowne offers.

For more information, contact a sales counselor at 336.714.2157 or

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Hear From Our Residents

Our residents come from different backgrounds and bring their unique qualities, talents, and life experiences to complete the Salemtowne community. Here are just a few reflections from some individuals who call Salemtowne their home.

We love living at Salemtowne. Our accommodations are spacious and home-like. The cuisine is excellent. Our fellow residents are friendly and outgoing. Salemtowne's campus is large with natural areas, nature trails, fishing lake and spacious open spaces. Our Life Enrichment Department offers great entertainment and educational opportunities. We have likened it to like living on a cruise ship.

Rich and Jan H.
Residents, Independent Living

I love it here. I have lived in an apartment since late 2016. There is plenty going on to choose from every week with many activities including artistic, intellectual, spiritual, and social. There are multiple exercise classes for any fitness level as well as the pool and exercise rooms. As for food, the dining at Salemtowne is terrific. There is much talk about "aging in place". With all these things going for it, plus the different levels of living (Independent, Assisted Living & Skilled Nursing), Salemtowne is the place I want to age in.

Robbie G.
Resident, Independent Living

I recommend the care, the friendships, my right to give input, and on and on. I have found it a very enjoyable place to live!!! I love that my kitties are able to be with me. They are a special part of my family! I find Salemtowne at the top of the list for CCRCs.

Ann B.
Resident, Independent Living

We moved to Salemtowne 6 years ago and have been so happy here. The staff helped us bring the best of our former home to Salemtowne by pairing us with an architect who utilized the latest technological advances in designing a beautiful gallery for our cottage, complete with a surprise view of Hanging Rock! We have been able to accommodate our favorite Southern antiques that we have been collecting for over 40 years. Our cottage has become our retirement dream home.

Gene & CarolAnn A.
Residents, Independent Living

I am so glad that I chose to live at Salemtowne. It is easy to make new friends in this welcoming and supportive culture. My favorite parts of life at Salemtowne are participating in fitness classes, attending plays and concerts, and the mentally stimulating gatherings, both structured and informal.

Betty B.
Resident, Independent Living

The team members (staff) are like family. They get to know you and care about you. One of the reasons for being here is to take some of the care burden off our children’s shoulders. It is a bonus for the whole family. Salemtowne has been a place for us to relax, continue contributing to community and to keep learning and laughing. Best of all to feel like Life is Good.

Katie S.
Resident, Independent Living

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