Friends Homes to Add Villa Apartments, Townhomes and Cottages; Enhance Dining, Wellness and Amenity Areas

Published: November 12, 2019

GREENSBORO, NC – Friends Homes is excited to announce the expansion of its continuing care retirement community located in Greensboro, NC. The planned development, expected to be finished in 2021, will offer independent living residents several different floor plans including villa apartments, townhomes and cottages.

Friends Homes currently has two campuses, Friends Homes at Guilford (FHG) located on Guilford College Road and Friends Homes West (FHW) located on Friendly Avenue. These two campuses currently serve more than 600 residents. The expansion of FHW will include villa apartments, townhomes and cottages. One-story townhomes are planned for FHG.

All the residential accommodations, ranging from 1400 to 1900 square feet, will feature open floor plans, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and multiple views. Plans call for 20 townhomes, some 2-bedroom and some 2-bedroom with a den, to be added to the FHG campus. On the FHW campus, the planned additions include 11, 3-bedroom cottages, eight, 2-bedroom townhomes and three buildings that will provide 54 villa apartments.

Plans also include an expanded wellness center with more fitness options and a new sports court. In addition, a new bistro eatery with an exceptional menu, a pizza oven and an outdoor dining area is planned for the FHW campus.

“Friends Homes has a reputation as a quality provider of senior living and this expansion will enhance our mission of meeting the needs of adults age 62 and over,” said Arnie Thompson, Executive Director of Friends Homes. “With multiple living options, expanded dining and increased wellness offerings, we are providing for the growing needs of the seniors in the Triad area.”

The building was designed by Stewart & Conners Architects of Charlotte, with civil engineering provided by Stimmel and Associates of Winston-Salem. Landmark Builders has been selected as the general contractor.

Guided by Quaker principles, Friends Homes serves approximately 630 residents and offers an environment which encourages independence and a sense of wholeness, wellness and security at reasonable cost, so that each resident may live a fulfilling life. Friends Homes is managed by The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. (PHI). PHI a non-profit corporation serving approximately 2,000 seniors in North Carolina through its agreement with Friends Homes, three owned continuing care retirement communities and an affordable rental apartment community (Capital Towers in Raleigh, NC).

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