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31 Independent Living Communities in the Raleigh Area

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Waltonwood Lake Boone

Redefining Retirement Living

  •  3550 Horton Street, Raleigh, NC 27607 $$$
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  • Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
  • Whether you're looking for independent senior living, assisted living, or memory care, Waltonwood Lake Boone is the perfect place for you to call home.
  • Fall Prevention Programs, Sensory Room for Memory Care residents, Hydration Programs & Regularly Scheduled wellness checks throughout the night
  • Meals are a large part of your daily life, and exquisite food helps create memorable experiences.
  • We offer several resident-ran clubs and study groups that include a Garden House with herbs and flowers, a Lifestyle Club for residents and a TravelClub.
  • Our Memory Care life enrichment coordinator creates a calendar of daily and monthly activities involving individual programs and small group activities that encourage participation
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Capital Towers II

Affordable Housing For Seniors 55 and older.

  •  4808 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27609 $
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  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
    Income Restrictions Income Restrictions
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
     Transportation Transportation
  • Quiet, Spacious Community
  • Senior Living At An Affordable Cost
  • Income Restrictions Apply
  • Courtesy Officers Nights & Weekends
  • Cafeteria On Site
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Capital Towers I

Affordable Housing For Seniors 62 & Older

  •  4812 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27609 $
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  • Age Targeted Community Age Targeted Community
    Income Restrictions Income Restrictions
    Near Medical Facilities Near Medical Facilities
    Sidewalks Sidewalks
  • Quiet, Spacious Community
  • Senior Living At An Affordable Cost
  • Income Restrictions Apply
  • Courtesy Officers Nights and Weekends
  • Spectacular City and Countryside View
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Holiday Gardens at Wakefield

Award-winning independent senior living in Raleigh, NC, 3 miles from Forest Ridge Park on stunning Falls Lake

  •  12800 Spruce Tree Way, Raleigh, NC 27614 $$
  • Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Barber/Beauty Salon, Theater, Billiards, Library, Garden and Walking Paths
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Waltonwood Cary Parkway

Redefining Retirement Living

  •  750 SE Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27511 $$$
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  • Memory and Dementia Care Memory and Dementia Care
    Pets Welcome Pets Welcome
     Transportation Transportation
    Various Levels of Care Various Levels of Care
    Virtual/Video Tour Virtual/Video Tour
  • Spacious 1 and 2 bedroom apartments with granite finishings
  • 12 luxurious cottages that create their own neighborhoodstyle living
  • Wellness programs including water therapy, state of the art fitness programs and yoga therapy all created to promote healthy aging
  • Enhanced services offered
  • Full monthly calendar of social outings and events
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Atria Southpoint Walk

Vibrant Independent and Assisted Senior Living in Durham, NC

  •  5705 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713
  • Independent Living Apartments & Cottages with Garages
  • Apartment options include: sunroom, screened porch or patio
  • Month to Month rental- No buy-in fees!
  • Health Club, Internet Cafe, Cocktail Lounge, Clubhouse
  • Assisted Living available if needed
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Holiday Durham Regent

Warm, welcoming independent senior living community in Durham, NC

  •  3007 Picket Road, Durham, NC 27705 $
  • Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Small pets welcome
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Holiday Emerald Pond

Award-winning senior living in Durham, NC, minutes from Durham Central Park downtown

  •  205 Emerald Pond Lane, Durham, NC 27705 $$
  • No buy-in fees
  • All-inclusive monthly rent
  • Diverse activities and cultural events
  • Transportation and innovative Travel Program
  • Small pets welcome

The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

Located in beautiful historic Hayes-Barton District near downtown Raleigh & adjacent to The Oaks at Mayview.

  •  501 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27608 $$
  • One or two bedroom suites
  • Electronically controlled entrances; 24 hour emergency call system
  • Fitness Center with certified instructor
  • Enclosed walkways; Sky-lit Atrium
  • Full-sized kitchens

Magnolia Glen

Experience Life at Magnolia Glen

  •  5301 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
  • Convenient North Raleigh Location
  • Month-To-Month Rental
  • Wellness Program Including Fitness Center and Indoor Pool
  • Spacious Apartments
  • Cottages, Independent and Licensed Assisted Living

Brookdale North Raleigh

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  1200 Carlos Dr, Raleigh, NC 27609 $$
  • Full-Service Dining
  • Center For Healthy Aging
  • Outings And/Or Events Daily
  • Transportation
  • Exercise and Wellness Programs

Springmoor

Springmoor is…a beautiful place to call home in an ideal location to retire

  •  1500 Sawmill Road, Raleigh, NC 27615 $$$
  • Springmoor offers many different styles of single-level residences to accommodate every preference
  • Full kitchens with dishwashers
  • All utilities, including electric, gas, water, local telephone and more than 100 TV channels through Spectrum Cable
  • Some residences even include special features like bay windows, fireplaces and built-ins
  • Indoor swimming pool, Movie Theater, Putting green & Croquet court

Abbotswood at Stonehenge

Making A Difference Every Day

  •  7900 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27613 $$$
  • Month To Month Rental
  • Active Event And Social Calender
  • 24 Hour Staffing And Emergency Assistance
  • Nationally Recognized Wellness Program
  • Licensed Home Health Agency On Premises

The Village at Aversboro

An exclusive 55+ Community with beautiful detached brick ranches with two car garages.

  •  201 Easy Wind Drive, Garner, NC 27529
  • Maintenance-free lawns
  • Community clubhouse
  • Walking distance to Lake Benson's trails and picnic areas
  • Screened porches or sunrooms
  • Convenient to shopping, restaurants & hospitals

Woodland Terrace

INDEPENDENT LIVING | ASSISTED LIVING | MEMORY CARE LOCATED IN CARY, NC

  •  300 Kildaire Woods Drive, Cary, NC 27511
  • 24-hour security/ front desk staff/ manager on duty 7 days a week
  • Restaurant style dining in multiple venues, with daily continental breakfast plus choice of lunch or dinner
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Scheduled transportation-shopping and medical appointments
  • Planned social and educational events as well as day trips

Glenaire

Glenaire... the name says it all.

  •  4000 Glenaire Circle, Cary, NC 25711 $$
  • Accrediteed By Continuing Care Accreditation Commission
  • Affiliated With Presbyterian Homes
  • Located In The Center Of The State
  • Main Hospitals and Universities Nearby
  • Outstanding Medical Care

Jordan Oaks

Live the Retirement Lifestyle You've Dreamed Of

  •  10820 Penny Rd, Cary, NC 27518 $$
  • Three chef-prepared meals daily, plus snacks
  • Studio, one- and two-bedrooms floorplans
  • Diverse activities and cultural events
  • Transportation and innovative Travel Program
  • Small pets welcome

Preston Pointe

Retirement Living at its Finest

  •  1995 NW Cary Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560 $$
  • Large 1 & 2 Bedroom Suites; Full Kitchens with Corian countertops and tile flooring, Cable TV
  • Large capacity theater, billiard room, library with computer stations and a hair salon
  • On-site Health and Wellness Center; therapy & supportive services
  • Elegant Medallion Dining Room
  • Activities, Events and Transportation Included

SearStone

A Distinctively Different Community for Seniors

  •  17001 Searstone Drive, Cary, NC 27513
  • 100% refundable entrance fees
  • 40,000 Sq. Ft. Winston Clubhouse featuring restaurants, fitness center, spa and more.
  • Retail Specialty Village on-site.
  • A 54-hole championship golf country club with special SearStone memberships right across the street.
  • Variety of home styles from 940 square feet up to 3300 square feet.

Cambridge Village of Apex

  •  10000 Cambridge Village Loop, Apex, NC 27502 $$

$2950 per month

  • Month to month rent with no buy-in fees; No lease agreements
  • Studio, one and two bedroom apartment styles - all with kitchens & washer/dryer
  • Monthly rent includes utilities, meals, weekly housekeeping and 24/7 emergency call system
  • 28,000 sq ft Community Center with cafe, pub/lounge, theater, library, arts and crafts
  • Wellness Center with indoor pool and personalized wellness programs

The Lodge at Wake Forest

Senior Living in Wake Forest, NC

  •  1151 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
  • No buy-in fees
  • All-inclusive monthly rent
  • Diverse activities and cultural events
  • Transportation and innovative Travel Program
  • Small pets welcome

Windsor Point

Life Plan Community with Continuing Care

  •  1221 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
  • Beautiful detached Cottages
  • Spacious studio, one and two bedroom apartments
  • Wellness center with fitness rooms, indoor pool and spa
  • Chef-prepared meals daily
  • 24-hour Emergency Response System

Bartlett Reserve

Premier Independent Living in Durham, NC

  •  300 Meredith Drive, Durham, NC 27713
  • Freestyle Dining in our Bistro & Formal Dining Room
  • 24 Hour Concierge Services
  • Bocce Ball Court & Putting Green , On-site Fitness Club & Personal Trainers
  • Art Center & Club Lounge
  • Full Kitchens with Stainless Steel Appliances

Carolina Meadows

A Continuing Care Retirement Community

  •  100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill, NC 27517 $$
  • Equity Advantage
  • Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing
  • 15 Floorplans in Independent Living and 6 in Assisted Living
  • Golf course, pool, tennis courts, pond
  • Maintenance-free retirement living

Croasdaile Village

Keep On Loving Life

  •  2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Durham, NC 27705
  • Beautiful 100 Acre Campus
  • On-Site Health Services
  • Walking Trails and Lake
  • Fitness Center and Pool
  • Independent Lifestyle With Personal Services, Assisted Living and Nursing Care

Carol Woods Retirement Community

With more than 40 years of making a difference in the lives of residents and the surrounding community, Carol Woods has set the standard for excellence in the field of aging.

  •  750 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • 120 Wooded Acres
  • Nationally Accredited
  • S&P Rating of A
  • Convenient To Duke & UNC
  • Internationally Recognized Health Care

Carolina Spring Senior Apartments

Live Well...You've Earned It!

  •  600 West Poplar Avenue, Carrboro, NC 27510
  • Media Room with large plasma television
  • Scheduled social events
  • 24 hour emergency maintenance
  • Fitness room; on site hair salon; updated & catalogued library
  • Controlled access entry

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.