Atria Forest Lake

Atria Forest Lake

4405 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC 29206
  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Memory Care

Among the Best Retirement Living Communities in Columbia, SC

In a beautiful homestead with an expansive Southern-style front porch, residents will find Atria Forest Lake, a family-style senior living community. Enjoy a quiet walk in the courtyard, relax with friends by the fountain, or visit with family in the dayroom. Located in the heart of Forest Acres, South Carolina, Atria Forest Lake is within walking distance of shops, grocery stores, restaurants, and theaters, enabling a more fulfilling retirement living experience.

Known for exceptional service and extraordinary hospitality, Atria Forest Lake provides a magnificent assisted living environment. A focus on quality produces a retirement living community built on comfort and care. 

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  • A choice of floor plans
  • A full-time events director
  • An emergency call system in every apartment
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Concierge
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style daily
  • Medication assistance
  • Retreat/temporary stays 
    – Atria offers a respite (retreat) program for seniors who need assisted living services on a short-term basis. Atria Retreat permits seniors to test the waters of senior living. By allowing guests to stay for a short time in an Atria community, potential residents can decide if senior living is right for them. The retreat program is also an alternative to high-cost inpatient rehabilitation following an illness or surgery. Should a patient be ready to leave the hospital but not ready to go home, Atria offers the comforts of home and 24-hour assistance until they get back on their feet. All of our Retreat guests enjoy the same great amenities as our full-time residents, including delicious meals served daily, a full calendar of social activities, scheduled transportation service and more. 
  • Scheduled local transportation 
    – Local scheduled transportation is available to residents for medical appointments, shopping, religious services and other desired local destinations. 
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day


  • Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Computers 
    – Our community provides computers with Internet access specifically for resident use. Staying in touch with family and friends and staying connected to the world is important to our residents, and we want to make it easy to shop online, research, play games and more. 
  • Engage Life programming 
    – Explore our events programming, tailored to nurture the mind, body and spirit of every resident. 
  • Pets welcome 
    – We recognize pets are important members of the family. That's why our community allows them in residents' apartments. Moving to a new home doesn't have to mean leaving your furry friend behind – instead, they can enjoy the benefits of Atria with you. 

Floor Plans

Our floor plans illustrate the unique living options available to our residents.

Featured Events

Easter Brunch
DateSunday, April 20
Time12:00 PM
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Join us for Easter Brunch
Diabetes Awareness Day
DateMonday, April 28
Time2:30 PM
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Learn about signs and symptons of diabetes, ways to control your blood sugar, proper foot care and the importance of proper shoes. You may qualify for a free pair of diabetic shoes. MedXpress Shoe representative, Mike Bishop will be present.


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Executive Director
A Message from our Executive Director, Leigh Ann Hamby
It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the Executive Director to these men and women who make Atria Forest Lake my home away from home. I have made myself fully accountable for the comfort and safety of my residents – and I am intent on bringing that same commitment to our community with every new day. I will do everything in my power to make sure it remains a wonderful place to call home. My door is always open.”

“I looked at several senior living communities initially, and chose Atria Forest Lake hands down because of the home-like environment and the friendliness of the staff. Since I moved here four years ago, I have made many special friendships. It’s a pleasure to be around such a smiling and happy community. I am also honored that my family’s recipe ‘More’ was featured in Atria’s A Dash and a Dollop recipe book." 
Auston, Atria Forest Lake resident
“The staff at Atria Forest Lake makes me feel like I’m part of a family. After living in North Carolina for several years, I moved here to be closer to my son and daughter-in-law. My transition was seamless because of the helpful, friendly and compassionate people here at Atria Forest Lake.” 
Helen, Atria Forest Lake resident


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Atria Senior Living is proud to offer the best independent living communities, supportive living communities, and assisted living communities (sometimes searched as independent living facilities, supportive living facilities, and assisted living facilities). Many of our communities also offer short-term temporary stays, as well as memory care services for those challenged by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. A leader in the industry, we stand behind our mission to create vibrant senior assisted living and independent retirement communities that provide our residents with comfort, companionship and a wide choice of events that match individual interests. When searching for a retirement living community or senior apartment to call home, be sure to visit your nearest Atria Senior Living location. You will discover a wealth of amenities, outstanding dining options, and the right amount of discreet senior care to help residents enjoy the best that retirement communities have to offer.