Dogwood Terrace Richmond, VA

Offers Independent Living

33 Reviews
10300 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23233
Call (800) 385-2527
Dogwood Terrace (800) 385-2527

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Independent Living Reviews for Dogwood Terrace

October 11, 2020

By Lorraine

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mom has been a resident here for 8 years. It is a wonderful community led by a talented, committed and professional management team. The environment is clean and beautifully appointed. The meals are tasty and nutritious, and the staff - from the managers to the housekeeping staff are always kind, supportive, respectful and helpful to residents and families! Wonderful place!!

August 26, 2020

By Little Bee

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My brother loves the staff are so very helpful and caring. Always look in out for him. Would recommended to anyone. 😊

July 06, 2020

By Joanne

I am/was a resident of this facility

I have no problem with Dogwood Terrace. Everything's good. My room is a good size with a large entry foyer. The staff is caring and efficient. The food is good. We get three meals and snacks twice a day. We're served in our room right now, but they're gradually working us back into the dining room. The facility is nice, but the activities are very limited because of the virus. You're allowed to play games, but with only five people in a group at a time. They have card games, Wii, and exercise. There's quite a variety, but we still are very limited in the number of residents that can get together and we must all wear masks. We're scheduled to have a jazz band play outside and the rooms in the front can watch from their balcony; they were putting out chairs for us as well. They have a van that takes us where we need to go, and it's very close to shopping. The cost is better than a lot of other places I looked into. It's reasonable.

February 19, 2020

By Virginia

I visited this facility

The general age of the people living at Dogwood Terrace was a little older than what my friend is looking for. The gentleman I met with talked about it, and he said their sweet spot is 70's to early 80's, and my friend is only 60 years old. The facilities were gorgeous, the amenities were outstanding, but it was just not a community where it would be easy for my friend to have a lot of things in common with other people. That was the only drawback. Other than that, there was nothing that made me unhappy about the place. The residents were having their lunch while I was there, the atmosphere was quite lovely, and everyone seemed lovely. They were sitting in groups. I did not see anyone being isolated or looking ostracized. The food smelled good, but I didn't try to taste anything.

September 29, 2019

By rfc1955

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Wonderful ,clean facility. Move my parent from a similar facility in North Carolina, and wished I would have done it sooner. The staff and management are caring, responsive and attentive. The activities director, Judy is wonderful and plans plenty of activities for the residents. The food is excellent with plenty of alternatives at each meal. Would recommend this facility to anyone who is concerned about the safety and well being of their parent(s).

September 22, 2019

By cfpljm

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Dogwood Terrace has a wonderful atmosphere, is clean and nicely decorated. The convenience of 3 prepared meals per day in a bright, spacious dining room is a highlight. The management and staff are unparalleled. They go above and beyond to meet the needs of residents and provide activities that would be suitable to all types of interests, such as current events, field trips, games, movies, art classes, donut socials, happy hours, and musical entertainment, to name a few. Every holiday is a special occasion, and families of residents are invited. There are convenient services on site such as a hair salon and physical therapy. I would highly recommend Dogwood Terrace!

September 12, 2019

By mab10814

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

After 58 years in their home, my parents dreaded the move, but after only a few months Dogwood Terrace felt like home. The caring, friendly staff made the biggest difference along with ample activities for the social and not-so-social types. The apartment is well maintained and includes weekly housekeeping and linens. All 3 meals are included which makes DT a great value for worry free living!

September 01, 2019

By Kim P.

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

My mother has been a resident at Dogwood Terrace for almost 3 years. She has a 1 bedroom apartment on the 1st floor and she absolutely loves it there. The staff really care about the residents and are like extended family for my mom. She loves having meals in the dining room with her friends but also enjoys her privacy in her very nice and efficient apartment. Her favorite meal is breakfast and then she attends the exercise class every morning at 10:00. I was very nervous about moving my mom away from all her family and friends in Ohio, but Dogwood Terrace made the transition easy for her. And while others commented that it's expensive, I think it is an amazing value for the price.

August 31, 2019

By Mcushnie

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

There are a variety of rooms/apartments that are available. They are very nicely laid out and provide a welcoming atmosphere to residents. The staff takes a personal interest in the residents. They have oftentimes chatted with us regarding our relative to make certain their needs are met. They are quick to greet you with a smile when you enter the building. They offer a variety of games and activities throughout the day to keep residents active and engaged. This is a wonderful facility and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

July 04, 2018

By Marion

I visited this facility

Everything at Dogwood Terrace was very nice. They had a pool table, library, movies, exercise room, and beautiful dining room where they serve three meals a day. The staff was very friendly and nice. We liked it there.

January 27, 2018

By Don

I visited this facility

Dogwood Terrace is managed by the same company as the place we chose, but $1,000 a month more. It had all the same amenities. In the Richmond area, north of the James River costs a lot more than south of the James River. We didn't have any negatives about this facility.

June 01, 2017

By brian868602

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

We chose Dogwood Terrace for its location, friendly staff, and affordability. My dad's unit is a one-room efficiency that has a refrigerator.

April 10, 2017

By Irene226814

I visited this facility

Dogwood Terrace was a very nice-looking place. Tthey showed me a tiny studio on the ground floor. It would have been fine, but not 10 feet from the door was a highway. It was also so expensive that I would have to give every cent I bring in, and I couldn't do it. The staff was fine, not pushy, and followed up. They had a dining room, and you could cook a little bit in the kitchen. They had an exercise place, a TV room, and a computer room, but I didn't see anybody there.

March 30, 2017

By Sarah826342

I visited this facility

Dogwood Terrace appeared to be a new place. The main room for the residents was well lit and had a cheerful feeling. I liked that the staff they had hired to serve the residents in the dining room really knew the residents. They were students, so I thought it was nice that it gave a cross section of age groups and the residents could talk with young people who are serving them. Some of the staff members were husband and wife which was nice too because that brought a family element to the community. I had dinner there, and the food was delicious.

March 08, 2017

By Hope128020

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Dogwood Terrace felt like home, not like a nursing home. The staff people were very nice and very friendly, and the rooms were spacious and clean. The grounds were very well-kept, and it was in a very convenient location for me. The cost was very expensive, but for what my mother needs, it was fine. I would recommend it.

November 30, 2016

By Horace620846

I visited this facility

Dogwood Terrace is very nice, the staff was very helpful, and the model apartment was very nice. I was offered the food, but I didn't try it. They offered 3 meals a day. It was nice enough that I would consider living there myself.

November 01, 2016

By Samantha448046

I visited this facility

Dogwood Terrace was one of my favorite ones. I like it a lot. It was in a nice zip code or area, it's clean looking, you see a bunch of apartments where people are actually living in, and it was like an apartment complex. It was all connected, and inside there's a big dining area. It was fairly new, and it's very nice. They actually had apartments with balconies, the staff was friendly, and I was shown a studio, a 1-bedroom and a 2-bedroom.

September 30, 2016

By Kim527341

I visited this facility

I thought Dogwood Terrace was great. It was clean, but it was too far from me. If I had lived another 2 miles closer to them, it would have been ideal. I got a feeling of professionalism, and there was an overall feeling of care.

August 18, 2016

By Sherry270825

I am a friend or relative of a resident

My aunt is currently at Dogwood Terrace in independent living. You are paying for the meals, light housekeeping once a week, and little assistance. I feel that the place really tries and their intentions toward the residents are good, but they are terribly understaffed. They have a community room, an exercise room which no one uses, and a game room. The women play bingo and do some activities. I think they are really good at taking care of any maintenance problems. The grounds are kept nice and attractive. The outside looks much better than the inside.

March 30, 2016

By Alvin6

I visited this facility

I thought Dogwood Terrace was a really nice place with really nice people. It was clean and had everything that you could want. If you went there, you would not need anything else. You pay one price and have everything. However, it was a little too expensive for what I wanted and needed. Other than that, if someone would need that type of living, that would be fine.

April 17, 2015

By Gene15

I am/was a resident of this facility

There was availability and price at Dogwood Terrace. They have a walking club and movie night. They do bingo, horse racing, cards, puzzles, and exercise activities. The food is great, and the room is spacious enough. The staff is very nice, too.

January 12, 2015

By Dorothy104286950

I visited this facility

I was pretty impressed with Dogwood Terrace, and I actually went there several times. They worked really hard to keep their people happy, and I would really recommend them highly. The food was wonderful, and I keep fantasizing about it. If there's anything that would make me decide, it would be the food because the food was totally gourmet. The grounds are very pretty. There is a park there within walking distance where I could go and walk in. There is a beautiful pond, walking trails, and lots of nice things, and also within walking distance are some of the really best shopping areas of Richmond. They liked me, and I liked them a lot, but I just really wasn't ready to do this. It is just expensive. The only one that I could even hope to ever live in would be the studio which was tiny and claustrophobic.

July 29, 2014

By Deborah32

I visited this facility

I visited Dogwood Terrace. It's a lovely place. What my mother hated about it was that they don't have a full kitchen. My mother really hated that. She felt like that we were saying she couldn't be trusted to have a kitchen. Nevertheless, Dogwood Terrace was beautiful. It was a smaller community, more intimate, and very friendly, but my mother could not get over that they didn't have a full kitchen. The dining room was gorgeous. It was really new. The upgrades were really pretty. It was a very attractive facility.

April 21, 2014

By Nanette3

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Dogwood Terrace is a combination because they don't provide assisted living, but they have nurses who are contracted in the building, so the nursing is available to anyone who wants to hire that service. It seems to be new and clean. They seem very concerned about the cleanliness, so that's important. The grounds are very well-kept, and the management is on-site. It's a family, and they are very, very friendly. I like that they're always trying to engage the residents to be very social, and they have a lot of different things going on. They have different people who come in and entertain at parties and get-togethers. I think it's really perfect for someone who doesn't want or can't spend top dollar because it really has all of those things that you want without being too expensive. The only thing that's lacking is they need a little more variety in the food, and some of the residents say that. They have a lot of food, and it is well-prepared, but it's very often the same thing over and over. If you want some variety, you just order in or go out sometimes.

December 27, 2013

By Caring74106050

I visited this facility

The residents at Dogwood Terrace encouraged me to move down there. It looked like a very nice place. The staff was friendly, the rooms were spacious and nice.
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Questions about Dogwood Terrace

Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Dogwood Terrace. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?

Our residents range from 55 to early 100s and everything in between! Their favorite activities are as different as their personalities! By using our Holiday 365 app each resident is able to view the daily calendar and sign up for events that interest them. If they are unable to find something that peaks their interest on the calendar they can simply message a friend to join them for a game of cards or to enjoy a walk around the community.

What transportation services does Dogwood Terrace offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can take advantage of the complimentary transportation to help them get around town. The scheduled shuttle can take residents to stores, doctor appointments, dining, or group outings.

What makes the chef or dining program at Dogwood Terrace exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?

Our community has an Executive Chef and Sous Chef who care about providing residents not only delicious but also nutritious meals, 3 times a day. Our menus are changed seasonally to ensure the freshest products and flavors and we offer over 150 different entrees with each season. Residents can select a la carte items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Entrees at each service include specials like our Holiday Fresh option or Resident’s Choice. All meals are served in our restaurant-style dining rooms with friends and neighbors, allowing everyone to enjoy good food and good conversation.

What common areas are available for independent living residents?

Residents are able to socialize in our game room or activity room, sit back with a good book at our library, get physical at our fitness room or just catch up with some friends in the atrium.

What safety features or security measures does Dogwood Terrace offer to independent living residents?

Our residents can feel safe 24/7 knowing that they can access help with just a push of a button. Each resident receives their own Lively Mobile Plus emergency device that goes anywhere they do. The device, which is included in monthly rent, can be activated for a variety of reasons, including emergencies, directions, health concerns, or to just speak to a friendly voice. The community is also only accessible to residents from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. so you can rest easy knowing that there will not be unwanted late-night visitors.

If Dogwood Terrace accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?

We love our residents and we love their pets! Our community is pet friendly so you can bring your furry friend with you to your new home. There are green spaces and courtyards as well as walking paths where you can enjoy nice long walks.

Does Dogwood Terrace work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?

Our community provides the option to each resident to choose their own third party care provider. This allows the freedom of choice and flexibility for each resident to determine how much, or how little, support they need.

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Services and Amenities of Dogwood Terrace


  • Fee Structure Extra: Included In Rent: Basic Cable, Electric, Gas, Sewer, Water
  • Independent Living Starting At: $2670/month

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio Apartments
  • Housing Extra: Handicap Barrier Free Units Available, Individual Climate Control, Safety Rails In Bathroom, Telephone Hookup

Dining options

  • In Room Kitchenette
  • Dining Room Shared Meals
  • Dining Extra: Private Dining Room, Resident Kitchen


  • Beauty Barber Shop
  • Computer Room
  • Resident Transportation
  • Hiking Trails
  • Tv Room
  • Garden And Patio
  • Resident Parking
  • Features Extra: Laundry Room For Use, Chapel, Library, Locked Mailboxes, Elevator, Parking: Garage

Cleaning services

  • Laundry For Linens
  • Housekeeping

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable In Rooms
  • Technology Extra: Business Center, Wi Fi In Common Areas


  • Offsite Activities
  • Fitness Room
  • Activities Extra: Billiard Lounge, Game Room, Activity Room

Guest services

  • Guest Parking
  • Guests At Mealtime
  • Overnight Guests


  • Minimum Age: 55
  • Pets: Most Pets Allowed
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About Dogwood Terrace

Dogwood Terrace is located in Richmond, VA, providing a vibrant backdrop for your new life as a valued member of our caring community.

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime and helpful maintenance technicians who are there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We take pleasure in getting to know each of our residents and look out for their comfort and happiness. Our chefs prepare three delicious meals each day, served in our beautiful dining room. We provide housekeeping, linen services, fun and stimulating activities, off-site excursions, transportation to your personal appointments and a variety of classes and programs. Our warm, comfortable community and our friendly staff and residents will welcome you. We look forward to making your life easier any way we can.

So come to Dogwood Terrace for a visit...and stay!

*We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. However, residents are welcome to receive services from any outside home health care provider of their choice to help them continue enjoying life at our community.

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