Cities with Retirement Communities in North Carolina

Brier Pointe Retirement Community

  5911 McCrimmon Parkway
Morrisville, NC 27560

919-825-2989

Inspire Royal Park

  4101 Glenloch Circle
Matthews, NC 28105

980-238-2116

Haywood Lodge and Retirement Center

  251 Shelton St
Waynesville, NC 28786

828-456-8365

Friends Homes

  925 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

336-369-4313

TerraBella Lake Norman

  140 Carriage Club Drive
Mooresville, NC 28117

704-834-1249

Glenaire

  4000 Glenaire Circle
Cary, NC 25711

919-460-8095

Carolina Bay at Autumn Hall

  630 Carolina Bay Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403

910-769-7500

Brookridge Retirement Community

  1199 Hayes Forest Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

336-759-1044

Arbor Acres United Methodist

  1240 Arbor Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104

336-724-7921

Friends Home at Guilford

  925 New Garden Road
Greensboro, NC 27410

Friends Home West

  6100 W. Friendly Ave
Greensboro, NC 27410

336-369-4313

Arbor Landing at Ocean Isle

  5490 Arbor Branch Drive
Shallotte, NC 28470

910-754-8080

Waltonwood Lake Boone

  3550 Horton Street
Raleigh, NC 27607

919-569-5328

Waltonwood Providence

  11945 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277

704-246-3148

Shuler Health Care Assisted Living

  250 Pitts St.
Kernersville, NC 27284

336-996-0772

Louisburg Manor

  114 Smoketree Way
Louisburg, NC 27549

919-496-2188

Brightmore of South Charlotte

  10225 Old Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28227

704-557-0511

Heritage Woods

  3812 Forrestgate Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27103

336-768-2011

The Carolina Highlands

  1919 Fordham Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304

910-300-9124

Arbor Ridge at Stanleyville

  350 Arbor View Lane
Winston-Salem, NC 27105

336-377-2195

Arbor Ridge at Kernersville

  1237 Masten Drive
Kernersville, NC 27284

336-993-0160

Gateway Place Apartments

  6100 Gateway Place Apartments
Kernersville, NC 27284

336-992-4433

Capital Oaks Retirement

  6498 Ray Road
Raleigh, NC 27613

919-457-9434

The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

  501 E. Whitaker Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27608

919-839-5604

Brookshire Senior Apartments

  300 Meadowland Drive
Hillsborough, NC 27278

919-644-6714

Crossings at Heritage

  3134 Branch Ferry Road
Wake Forest, NC 27587

919-453-1212

Belvedere at Berewick

  5840 Dixie River Road
Charlotte, NC 28278

980-500-3695

Windsor Run

  2010 McKee Road
Matthews, NC 28105

800-917-8158

Senior Villages

  1705 Queen City Dr.
Charlotte, NC 28208

704-395-0126

The Glens at Birkdale Commons

  15504 Sullivan Glen Way
Huntersville, NC 28078

855-944-3799

Sharon Village & Retirement Home

  4009 Craig Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28211

704-365-7190

Waltonwood Cary Parkway

  750 SE Cary Parkway
Cary, NC 27511

919-297-2255

The Dorchester

  12920 Dorman Rd
Pineville, NC 28134

704-541-0016

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.

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