Retirement Community in West Columbia, SC

A vision that comes from the heart.

Laurel Crest is a nonprofit Life Plan Community in West Columbia, SC. We offer Independent Living and a full continuum of on-site care – Assisted Living, Nursing Care and Memory Care are all available right here, in case you ever need them.

Our community was founded on the belief that life is more fulfilling when we’re connected to others and to our surroundings. For those reasons, we fully appreciate our modest size and uniquely beautiful setting on the banks of the rivers converging. This is a place where neighbors quickly become friends, where a tenured staff knows residents’ names and preferences and where, in turn, all feel like family.

Our History

Our roots are closely entwined with the shared vision of the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia. More than 20 years ago, this selfless group set out to create a community where retirees of their congregation could enjoy a joyful lifestyle, with a full continuum of care to meet any changing needs.

The site chosen, nearly 17 acres of waterfront overlooking the Saluda River, has been an inspiring location for growth: social, intellectual and spiritual.

The doors opened in 1994. To this day, the goals of that forward-thinking committee continue. Residents of Laurel Crest are members of a special community in which each person’s evolving needs are met, with thoughtful attention to the whole person: social, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Our Mission

We’re dedicated to perpetuating and enriching the lives of all who live and work at Laurel Crest.

Our Vision

Laurel Crest strives to be a growing, adaptive, and energetic community rooted in faith-based values and principles.

Core Values







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