They say it best.

Don’t take our word for it. Here’s what a few of the people who call Atlantic Shores home have to say:

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“Atlantic Shores is more than a community, it’s a neighborhood. A place filled with people who share and care and where friendships abound.”

— Rich, resident

“Atlantic Shores is like an oasis in the midst of forests and salt marshes, yet only minutes away from great shopping, Atlantic beaches, and restaurants. We love the wildlife — herons, egrets, ducks and geese abound in our lake, and ospreys, gulls and eagles enjoy the fishing here as much as the residents! Just off our deck, hummingbirds, goldfinches, wrens and other songbirds keep us company. ”

— Jim and Joan, residents

“My husband, a 24-year Air Force veteran, and I moved to Atlantic Shores in October 2016. We decided to tour three retirement communities in Virginia Beach, but after seeing Atlantic Shores, we threw away the names of the others. We chose to live in a villa on the big lake, and we love it! We’ve met wonderful folks through the years but feel we’ve never lived in a friendlier environment. We’ve made friends quickly and treasure these friendships.”

— Carolyn and Chuck, residents

“Hats off to Chef Jeff at The Bistro. He’s constantly innovating with his menu. That includes breakfast selections as well as lunch and dinner. Thank you, Jeff. Keep up the good work.”

— Robert, resident

“Once a month they have the chef’s dinners, with different wines for each course. And it’s very good.”

— Ronald and Anita, residents

“I was immediately impressed by the friendly residents and staff, as well as a very helpful team that helped me get settled in every way — especially the handymen and technology assistant. I also knew that the lifestyle here would give me independence, while providing many kinds of assistance whenever I needed them.”

— Shirley, resident

“Special thanks to Dave and his crew for the great job they do on the grounds. I appreciate Dave working with me on a garden that brings my mom true happiness. Also, special thanks to John for going above and beyond!”

— Linda, resident

“Although there’s the option to rent, I really liked that you can own your property, so your heirs can sell it. It also means that the residents have more of a say in everything that happens here. You’re not a client, you’re an owner.”

— Charlyn, resident

“For years, my family and I vacationed in Virginia Beach. Now I’m a full-time resident, and with all the amenities and benefits at Atlantic Shores I feel like I’m still on vacation.”

— Betty, resident

“I want to comment on the excellent assistance given to me during my recovery from a fall. The staff are personable, intelligent and always anticipate our needs. The Assistance in Living team is an exceptional asset to Atlantic Shores. Thank you.”

— Regina, resident

“We chose Seaside because we have been there before, and the care was very good. They were able to offer a private room for my dad, and the timing worked out right. They have given exemplary care, and my dad is doing well.”

— Sara, family member