Atlantic Shores’ Taste of Summer Salad

Summer is all about simple pleasures. Enjoy this simply delicious, fresh recipe from our Chef Kyle. Serves 4 Ingredients 4 cups Cantaloupe, balls 2 cups cherry tomato, cut in half 1.5 cups cucumber, small dice 1/2 cup feta, crumbles 1/4 cup mint, fresh, chiffonade 4 oz Basil Oil Basil Oil 2 oz basil, fresh, blanch,…



Area Culture

Looking for a little culture? At Atlantic Shores, you don’t have to look far – – from outdoor entertainment by the Norfolk Public Jazz Band in our beautiful Harbourway garden to classical piano concerts and big band performances at various venues on our campus. Just down the road, enjoy live concerts at the Virginia Beach…



Our Culture of Supporting Local Education

At Atlantic Shores, our residents and staff are proud of their tradition of serving area students of all ages, sharing their time and talents with youth in our community, with programs including: – In-School Programs: Our residents share their love of literature, reading books to local school children at Ocean Lakes Elementary School, and their…



Affordable Retirement with Atlantic Shores’ Own or Rent Membership Program

Our groundbreaking Resident Membership Program is the most flexible, affordable way to create your perfect retirement in our award-winning, lakefront neighborhood. Choose the size home that fits your lifestyle, the financial arrangement that benefits you most, and the option to customize your beautiful home to fit your personal preferences. Signature Membership: Enjoy the flexibility of an…



The Perfect Party

Celebrations are a part of our lives! And at Atlantic Shores, our residents rely on our amazing Food & Beverage team to plan and create the perfect special event just for them. Parties can be arranged in their homes, or at a special place on our campus, including our lakeside park, screened picnic hall, gazebo,…



Atlantic Shores’ Salmon Pasta Rolls

We love Summer, and being by a body of water is ideal! No one likes to be in the kitchen all the time, so quick, easy recipes are perfect for this time of year. After enjoying a day out in the beautiful weather, whip up and enjoy this delicious dish! Our Chef Kyle Pafford uses…



Atlantic Shores Retirement Community Goes Green as Area’s First Pearl Neighborhood

Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach, Virginia has been certified as the first official “Pearl Neighborhood” in the South Hampton Roads area. Established by the Lynnhaven River NOW partnership, this special designation is given to residential communities that care about the environment, and create programs that help restore and protect Virginia Beach waterways. Since…


HTVA Mission 13-1245

Retired Military Choose Atlantic Shores

At Atlantic Shores, we’re proud that a large number of retired military members make up our community! These active and committed residents enjoy a vibrant social scene and ongoing connections, both within Atlantic Shores, and beyond. Atlantic Shores is home to the Colonial Chapter of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, a group which meets monthly…


pumpkin bread

Atlantic Shores’ Father’s Day Pumpkin Bread

Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there! Our Executive Chef Kyle Pafford would like to celebrate this special holiday by sharing a recipe handed down to him from his dad. Enjoy this recipe and make a batch with your dad — and create lasting memories with your loved ones and family. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose…


egrets pairing_022 copy

Things are wild at Atlantic Shores…..

….and that’s the way we like it! Our residents and staff live in harmony with nature on our 100-acre campus – – which has proven to be a safe haven and best place to live if you’re a squirrel, otter, fox, deer, or even a wayward Arctic seabird washed inland by a hurricane. Situated one…



Hungry for more?

Atlantic Shores offers cutting-edge dishes to satisfy the demanding palates of today’s sophisticated, “foodie” retirees. Under the direction of Executive Chef Kyle Pafford, our 25 trained chefs and staff of 100 food & beverage professionals create high-quality cuisine for more than 650 Atlantic Shores residents and their guests. Daily menus feature fresh, locally sourced ingredients,…


farro salad (1)

Atlantic Shores Farro Salad

Farro is a very versatile grain and the centerpiece of this favorite seasonal salad from our Executive Chef Kyle Pafford. Bring it to your next BBQ, and you’ll be a hit! Salad Ingredients 1.5 cup red grapes 1/2 tablespoon olive oil Salt and black pepper, to taste 2 cup farro, cooked 1 bunch kale, ribs…