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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  • Concierge service
  • Emergency alert system
  • Medication assistance
  • Restaurant with full table service
  • 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 transportation to local appointments, errands and events 
    – Local scheduled transportation is available to residents for medical appointments, shopping, religious services and other desired local destinations. 
  • Selection of floor plans
  • Trained staff available 24 hours a day


  • Cafe offering refreshments and lighter fare
  • Community 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® Events Program 
    – Explore our events programming, tailored to nurture the mind, body and spirit of every resident. 
  • Pet-friendly environment 
    – 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.

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A Message from the Executive Director
Life at our community is tailored to the interests and desires of our residents. Here, seniors can live comfortably while taking advantage of opportunities they may not have had while staying at home alone. We take care of the cooking; we take care of the cleaning; we take care of the driving - that way, our residents can focus on doing what they love and choosing what they want to explore next. Welcome to a lifestyle that's full of possibilities. Welcome home.

“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
“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
“I have always said that Atria is beautiful, the food wonderful and the staff sincerely care about the residents. My mom, who has Alzheimer’s spent three years either in bed or a wheelchair, mostly unresponsive. In January 2014, she contracted pneumonia and went to Hospice House for end-of-life care. We were able to get her to Atria and, after less than a month, she is feeding herself, communicating in full sentences and has begun to use a walker, taking her first steps since 2010! I owe this to love, prayer and the care she’s received at Atria!”  
Mel W., daughter of Atria Forest Lake resident
"My mother has lived at Atria Forest Lake for nearly 10 years, and I am grateful for all of the care and service she has received. Atria is much more than an assisted living facility--it has become her home. The caring staff members are like family, and the supportive atmosphere is warm and inviting. I continue to appreciate the peace of mind that comes from such high-quality service."  
Lee Pearson, family of Atria Forest Lake resident


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