Set in a park-like setting, Southminster encourages outdoor living with beautiful courtyards, private balconies and patios, and walk-able gardens. Enjoy the surrounding beauty of mature shade trees and a landscape bursting with the brilliant color of flowering azaleas, hydrangeas, and roses. Flowering crepe myrtle trees also make a spectacular canopy throughout our cottage neighborhoods.

In the spring and fall, our center courtyard comes alive with a pageantry of colors providing the perfect backdrop of musical performances and socializing with friends. And if gardening is your hobby, join our Executive Chef and culinary team in cultivating fresh vegetables and herbs from our heralded Chef’s Garden.
Whether living in a cottage, apartment or one of our new Terraces, everything is conveniently located. You’re just steps away from the community activity areas, dining, and Embrace Wellness. Regardless of the weather, it’s easy to attend many of our activities and events, take in a movie or join friends for dinner. And if living in one of our apartments, you’ll find everything under one roof.

It’s easy to see why our residents love the lifestyle here. Come discover for yourself the most accommodating, move extraordinary retirement community anywhere.

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Southminster Names Ben Gilchrist as New President and CEO

Southminster Names Ben Gilchrist as New President and CEO

After an extensive national search, Southminster has named Ben Gilchrist as President and CEO, effective May 1, 2019. Gilchrist replaces David Lacy who plans to retire this summer after leading the South Charlotte retirement community for 21 years. Gilchrist comes to...

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Compass Club


Planning a move to Southminster begins with joining our Compass Club, Southminster’s “Future Residency List.” By making a fully refundable deposit, you’ll be the first to know when the home of your choice becomes available and in the timeframe in which you’re looking to move. Moreover, you’ll always be up to date on the latest news and happenings at Southminster, receiving invitations to special events and activities.

As a member of the Compass Club, enjoy the best benefit of all…being the first to know.

  • Receive the latest news and updates about Southminster including any new construction plans
  • Enjoy complimentary dining in either The Promenade Room or Oak Leaf Grille. (See the marketing office for full details).
  • For a nominal fee, join our Wellness Center and enjoy use of our indoor pool and fitness equipment and participate in exercise classes.
  • Receive invitations to exclusive Southminster events – social, cultural and educational.
  • Reserve a private dining room and take advantage of Southminster’s catering services.

And there’s so much more! For more information on the Compass Club and how to join, contact us at or call 704-551-6800.

Living in South Charlotte


Located just south of the thriving Charlotte Uptown is an area simply described as “South Charlotte” with its beautiful tree-lined streets, stately homes, and picturesque neighborhoods.  Known for its restaurants, cultural arts, shopping, recreational activities, and beautiful architecture, South Charlotte is one of the most desirable places to live in the country for its overall quality of life.  Boasting Charlotte’s largest mall, SouthPark, you’ll discover over 150 stores and a variety of upscale shops.  It’s everything you would ever want and more!  And it’s all only a short distance away.  There’s a world-class airport, outstanding healthcare with Carolinas Healthcare and Novant Presbyterian Medical Center, and an array of entertainment, cultural and educational opportunities.  Below are links to areas of interest to those making South Charlotte home:

Click on a link to the right to go to their website.