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1000 Ridgecrest Lane, Mount Airy, NC 27030

Based on 30 reviews

Services and Housing Options

Independent Living, Assisted Living

Estimated Pricing

Estimated $3,479
One Bedroom
Estimated $4,555
Two Bedroom
Estimated $5,753
For Pricing & Availability
(800) 780-8101
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(336) 786-9100

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Ridgecrest Description

If you're looking for a beautiful and serene place to spend your retirement years, look no further than RidgeCrest in Mount Airy, North Carolina. Nestled among the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, our community offers everything you could want or need to live a comfortable and active life. Come see us today and discover why we're the premier destination for senior living! If you're looking for a retirement community that will keep you busy and engaged, ours is the perfect place! We offer countless opportunities to fill your day with joy. The amenities at this luxurious resort include a robust social calendar, an award-winning wellness program, and delicious restaurant-style fine dining. Our one and two-bedroom senior apartments offer a private and elegant living space without the responsibilities that come with owning a home.

Assisted Living
When you join the RidgeCrest community, you are not only signing up for assistance with day-to-day tasks—you are also joining a group of people dedicated to your happiness and well-being. At our Mt. Airy community, we provide person-centered care that is tailored to each individual. Our lifestyle here is defined by premier social, dining, and wellness programs. Nestled on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains, members enjoy spacious and private apartments.

If RidgeCrest didn't have the best clubhouse restaurant in town, it wouldn't be a luxury community. Our restaurant offers a variety of quality dishes, with daily specials crafted by our Executive Chefs. We also have fully stocked wines, beers and cocktails in our clubhouse bars.

Price Comparison

  • Estimated Facility Price: $3,479
  • Average City Price: $3,671
  • Average State Price: $3,671
  • Average National Price: $3,394
  • Ranking

  • Ranking in City: 1 out of 2 communities in Mount Airy
  • Ranking in State: 45 out of 809 communities in NC
  • Parent Organization

    Ridgecrest is a member of a larger group of communities called Senior Living Communities

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    Assisted Living Services and Amenities
    Ridgecrest Assisted Living offers personalized care in luxury apartments, with a curated social and dining lifestyle to keep families connected. There is an all-inclusive transparent pricing model for long-term planning, along with continuum of Care Services under one roof and medication management plus 24-hour assistance for convenience.

    Independent Living Services and Amenities
    Ridgecrest offers independent living services and amenities that take the stress out of daily life. Maintenance-free living is available, with plumbers, electricians and landscapers on-site to handle all your needs. Weekly housekeeping is available, when needed, so you can always enjoy a clean home. Dining options include personal chefs for casual dining or fine dining with friends. Bill payment is made easy with one check to cover all bills. All of these services and amenities make life easier for residents of Ridgecrest.


    medication management

    medication reminders

    home health care

    personalized care

    person-centered care in a luxury apartment home

    on-site home health

    bathing and dressing


    wellness classes and programs


    wellness programs


    group fitness classes


    daily fitness classes

    shopping trips

    art classes


    activities of daily living

    social activities


    fine dining

    full-service dining

    executive chef

    daily specials

    dining services

    pub lounge

    dining experience

    happy hours


    personal transportation

    maintenance free


    regular maintenance

    weekly housekeeping

    transportation services

    supportive services

    full maintenance

    professional hair care salon

    a continuum of care services under one roof so future moves can be avoided


    common areas

    private bathrooms

    wellness center

    dining room




    club house

    24-hour emergency call system





    community garden

    washer and dryer

    maintenance-free living


    pets welcome

    Employee Reviews for Senior Living Communities in Mount Airy, North Carolina

    3 out of 5 stars. Based on 8 reviews

    Employees of Senior Living Communities in the Mount Airy, NC area generally have positive things to say about their experience. They appreciate the professional senior staff, decent pay and benefits, and the opportunity for advancement. However, some employees have complained about the kitchen staff having tempers for no reason, making it a toxic environment. They also noted that co-workers were uneducated and complained too much. Advice to management includes being picky about who they hire, taking their job seriously, and providing competitive wages and more support for employees. Employees also mentioned that residents are great overall, but require skilled care without the facility having the appropriate equipment. Additionally, they noted that free drinks are provided throughout the shift.

    Employee Reviews for Senior Living Communities

    3.51 out of 5 stars. Based on 262 reviews

    Employees of Senior Living Communities generally have positive things to say about the company. They appreciate the supportive environment, the collaborative team, and the great benefits. However, some employees have expressed dissatisfaction with the lack of travel opportunities, the low pay, and the lack of diversity. They also have concerns about the lack of communication, the high deductible on health insurance, and the lack of resources. Advice to management includes being more picky when hiring, taking care of employees, and listening to employees’ concerns.

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    The Mount Airy Area

  • Population: 10,354 (small town)
  • Average Income: $40,723 (69% of the country has a higher median income)
  • Community Distance From City Center: 2.4 miles
  • Healthcare Nearby


    Northern Hospital of Surry County
    2.9 miles away
    Twin County Regional Hospital
    19.9 miles away
    Pioneer Community Hospital of Patrick
    21.0 miles away
    Pioneer Community Hospital
    22.3 miles away
    Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital
    22.7 miles away


    Rite Aid
    1.6 miles away
    Tri-Area Community Pharmacy at Laurel Fork
    13.8 miles away
    Galax Pharmacy
    19.0 miles away
    20.0 miles away
    CVS Pharmacy
    22.9 miles away


    Family Dental
    18.9 miles away
    Radford Family Dentistry
    22.6 miles away
    Mark A. Johnson DDS PA
    23.5 miles away

    Essentials Nearby

    None Found

    None Found


    Lowes Foods
    2.4 miles away
    Mill Creek General Store
    2.5 miles away
    3.9 miles away
    Walmart Supercenter
    4.2 miles away
    7.8 miles away


    Surry Bank & Trust
    2.3 miles away
    Wells Fargo
    11.6 miles away
    Surrey Bank & Trust
    12.8 miles away
    First Horizon Bank
    12.8 miles away
    12.9 miles away

    Things to do in the Area

    None Found


    Veterans Memorial Park
    1.3 miles away
    Westwood Park
    1.4 miles away
    Riverside Park
    1.8 miles away
    Flat Rock Ruritan Park
    2.1 miles away
    Mount Airy Historic District
    2.3 miles away

    None Found


    Andy Griffith Playhouse
    2.4 miles away
    Blackmon Amphitheatre
    2.5 miles away
    Blue Ridge Music Center Amphitheater
    13.9 miles away
    Vaughn-Woltz Order of the Arrow Arena
    14.0 miles away
    14.9 miles away


    Mount Airy Country Club
    0.8 miles away
    Olympia Family Restaurant
    1.6 miles away
    Saigon - Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant
    2.1 miles away
    Old North State Winery
    2.2 miles away
    Little Richard's BBQ
    2.2 miles away


  • High Temperature: 81°F
  • Low Temperature: 39°F
  • Average Temperature: 60.6°F
  • Day Breakdown: 162 days of rain, 10 days of snow and 192 days of sun
  • Precipitation: 2.2 inches a year
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    This community is licensed by the state of NC. It is a medium-sized community with 28 total beds.


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    General Staff Rating
    Based on 15 total reviews
    Care Staff Rating
    Based on 12 total reviews
    Food Staff Rating
    Based on 4 total reviews
    Activities and Services Rating
    Based on 3 total reviews
    Justin Hitt

    5.0 rating

    I absolutely recommend ridgecrest! I have worked in a number of hospitality venues, as well as healthcare communities and I have never had as great a job as i have at ridgecrest. The management Team is supportive and invested in seeing their team grow and excel. The residents are terrific! I encourage anyone to check it out. We would love to have you as a part of our family!

    Tracey Bentley

    5.0 rating

    Beautiful facility with confident, caring staff

    Barbara Kay Hiatt King

    5.0 rating

    Ridgecrest is one of the best places to live in mount airy,, n c . The staff who are the best make sure that all of the residents are well taken care of. They care about each and every one of it residents. You are family at Ridgecrest. There is always something to do and the food is great. I would highly recommend anyone to come and live at Ridgecrest. There is always someone to help you with anything you need. Check them out and be amazed.

    Mary Beth Wood

    5.0 rating

    My mom had a stroke about 5 years ago in Ohio. We needed help. Nancy Smith in assisted living helped me move mom to Ridgecrest to be near me. My mom stayed in assisted living for two months and was able to move to independent living. With the care of LiveLongWellCare, she has been able to stay in her apartment. She has been able to maintain some independence. This is important. I am an RN who has directed in-patient care facilities. And I highly recommend RidgeCrest.

    Deidre Blackmon Rogers

    5.0 rating

    What a blessing Ridgecrest is! The light show that was done for Christmas brought a spirit to the community that brightened the lives of everybody who got to see it. GREAT JOB! During these trying and tough times of isolation during COVID - Ridgecrest continues to be amazing to keep everyone active and their spirits up for our loved ones who are residents! CAN NOT SAY ENOUGH THANKS TO YOU ALL!

    Roxane DePew Brown

    5.0 rating

    My Mom lives at RidgeCrest and I can’t begin to express how excellent the staff have been,especially through the pandemic. They have established fun socially distant activities, they continually look at how to make family visiting safe, and have been fast to prevent cases of COVID. Everyone is professional yes friendly and helpful. Thank you all!

    Laura Rhyne

    5.0 rating

    I have the pleasure of working at a place that I don't even call a job it is my life the residents are absolutely fabulous and the staff is superior. to come to work everyday and be around my grandma and my grandpa and to have such a great support team from management is wonderful. we are all truly a family there.

    Edwin Barnes

    5.0 rating

    We had searched for two years for a senior community where we could relocate and enjoy a more care free lifestyle. Ridgecrest has more than exceeded our expectations in this regard and has provided a setting for meeting many kind and caring friends. We have been welcomed so graciously by both The staff and residents. We have never experienced a more welcoming culture than exists on the Ridgecrest campus. In less than a week, any insecurities that one might have about making such a profound transition were quickly dismissed. We are both happy and content in our new home and we have accomplished this without long term, resource draining commitments that many senior communities require. We recommend this community highly. Ed and Shirley Barnes

    Jill Merritt

    1.0 rating

    If I could give less stars I would.

    Chuck Ainsworth

    5.0 rating

    My family was privileged to have the Ridgecrest Community supporting our mother! The staff team who operated the Assisted Living Unit seemed like extended family to us. Their support throughout the day was pleasant, cheerful and caring. Special needs were always attended to in a way that made my mother feel supported. Recovery from a fall meant encouraging our mother to adhere to a physical therapy routine to maintain her mobility and overall health. The staff knew how to motivate and inspire. Our family will always be grateful for all of the kindness and care provided by the fabulous team of the Ridgecrest Community. Thank you!

    Alesia Nester

    5.0 rating

    Julie Jones

    5.0 rating

    Love the whole community of Ridgecrest - a true feeling of being at home with great associates to make you feel that way!

    Ben Thompson

    5.0 rating

    Linda Vernon

    5.0 rating

    Louise Hansen

    5.0 rating

    We have a marvelous exercise program at 10:00 AM. THE wellness room is extraordinary. Our director is creative, full of energy and very caring about residents.

    brian greene

    5.0 rating

    We had a wonderful time performing at Ridgecrest last week! Beautiful facility, staff was fun, helpful, and amazing to work with. The food selection was very tempting and we would love to come back for another show. Thank you!

    George Smith

    5.0 rating

    I had a wonderful time playing music for the residents at Ridgecrest and look forward to doing it again. The staff is amazing, too!

    Terry Oliver

    5.0 rating

    I have visited Ridgecrest several times. Each time has been a remarkable visit.

    Robbie Betty Vance

    5.0 rating

    We always enjoy singing at Ridgecrest! The residents are friendly and lively. We enjoy talking with them after and before our events. We also appreciate the staff and the great job they do at keeping the residents happy. We consider it a privilege to be able to entertain at Ridgecrest independent and assisted living.

    Tracy Bentley

    5.0 rating

    Beautiful facility with confident, caring staff

    Jessica Rose

    5.0 rating

    My family attended the holiday light walk and throughly enjoyed it! The lights were so impressive and we cannot wait to do it again next year!

    William Crouse

    5.0 rating

    I highly recommend Ridgecrest. Feels good you can rest good knowing your love one is well took care of. Great food, housekeeping and entertainment everyday! Residents that stay feels like a big community family.

    Mary B Wood

    5.0 rating

    My mom had a stroke in 2015 and I needed to move her from Ohio to be closer to me. Nancy helped me move her to assisted living and two months later mom was able to move into an independent apartment. With the help of LiveLongWellCare, she has been able to remain in her own apartment. Knowing she has personal care services and daily monitoring, has given me the peace of mind needed to spend time with my children and grandchildren who live out of town.In these critical times, I have been very impressed with the response to the threat of COVID 19. Administration and staff have been exceptional in educating and protecting residents, families and members with implementation of safety protocols in coordination with the local health department and CDC guidelines.

    Joan Inman

    5.0 rating

    I am the primary caregiver for my brother and I could not be happier that he is at RidgeCrest. This is a well maintained and beautiful community. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. There are numerous social events and excursions for those interested. Several folks come and provide music quite often and that's always a big hit. Two new cooks have recently been hired and the food is very tasty. Each week there are six rotating specials to choose from as well as regular items which are always on the menu. The apartments are very nice and well appointed. It is such a comfort for me to know he is in a very special place.

    Shaheen Nauman

    5.0 rating

    Swanson Richards

    5.0 rating

    Ruth and I enjoyed visiting and having dinner with our friends at Ridgecrest over a couple of years. These visits led us to discuss revisiting the idea to make a move at a later time. Once an emergency accrued (broken or crushed leg bone), caused us to talk more seriously about a move immediately. Ruth, moved us to Ridgecrest while I was recovering at the hospital.We have come to appreciate and enjoy our new family and the excellent staff at Ridgecrest. It is rewarding to enjoy meeting our new friends in the club house and for dinner each evening. The only regret is what we did not plan for the move adequately. We miss our items we accumulated over our 63 years of marriage, such as, memories of travel, work and family, and etc. These items, many of them, were pricked up by the salvation army after selling our house in a week following our move.We are extremely happy with our decision to move to Ridgecrest and hope we have several more years to enjoy our new family and the staff at Ridegrest.Swanson and Ruth Richards.

    Ed Barnes

    5.0 rating

    After careful consideration of many communities we toured, my wife and I decided to move to Ridgecrest. Our first impression the moment we walked through the door was how friendly and genuinely happy the Members and Team Members are. We have lived at Ridgecrest for a little over a year and have not had one negative experience, not one. The culture of the leadership team and team members is extraordinary. It’s not often you find an organization that you witness daily efforts and emphasis on continuous improvement and ways to better serve the membership. I fell shortly after we moved in, and within two minutes, five people were in my apartment helping me up. We have the supportive services in one location that gives us the opportunity to live our lives as we wish without burdening our children. We feel safe and secure at Ridgecrest. We don’t have to worry about yard work or shoveling snow. We have consolidated our finances and pay one bill every month. The peace of mind that Independent Living at Ridgecrest has given us is immeasurable. We have made so many friends here and have a wonderful support system at our fingertips. The Social and Dining experiences are over the top and we often bring in guests to join us. We have various types of entertainment. We have made a family at Ridgecrest, and it is the best decision we could have ever made.

    Jill Merritt

    1.0 rating

    Jennifer Joyce

    5.0 rating

    Linda and Connie are so loving to work with.

    Lorraine Aiken

    5.0 rating

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