Raleigh Independent Living

There are 9 Independent Living Facilities in Raleigh, NC and 6 Independent Living Facilities nearby. The average cost of Independent Living in Raleigh, NC is $2,721 per month.

Average Cost: $2,721

Nearby Independent Living Facilities

  • Jordan Oaks

    Jordan Oaks

    Cary, NC 27518 9.6 mi Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Nestled among Cary’s idyllic countryside, Jordan Oaks offers independent seniors a beautiful location to retire—with abundant amenities and cultural attractions in nearby Raleigh.

  • The Lodge at Wake Forest

    The Lodge at Wake Forest

    Wake Forest, NC 27587 14.6 mi Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    At The Lodge at Wake Forest, we provide seniors with an all-inclusive independent lifestyle so that they can enjoy a rich and rewarding retirement.

  • Bartlett Reserve

    Bartlett Reserve

    Durham, NC 27713 16.7 mi Hospice Care, Independent Living, Respite Care, Retirement Communities
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    Bartlett Reserve is an entirely new concept in resort-style senior living in Durham, North Carolina where we offer you an all-inclusive, rental community with no risk.

  • Durham Regent

    Durham Regent

    Durham, NC 27705 22.3 mi Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Tucked away in the vibrant community of Durham Chapel Hill, Durham Regent puts independent senior living just minutes from shopping, fine dining and historical attractions.

  • Emerald Pond

    Emerald Pond

    Durham, NC 27705 22.7 mi Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Situated on a peaceful, 100-acre nature preserve that features ponds, walking trails and abundant wildlife, Emerald Pond is the home you’re looking for in Durham.

  • Twin Rivers Independent Senior Community

    Twin Rivers Independent Senior Community

    Pittsboro, NC 27312 30.4 mi Independent Living
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    Twin Rivers Independent Senior Community, located in Pittsboro, provides seniors with a selection of amenities to encourage an enjoyable senior living experience.

Other Independent Living Facilities

  • Abbotswood at Stonehenge

    Abbotswood at Stonehenge

    Raleigh, NC 27613 Independent Living
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    Nestled on 10 wooded acres in North Raleigh in a beautiful, antebellum building, Abbotswood at Stonehenge is a friendly retirement living community serving active seniors.

  • Capital Oaks

    Capital Oaks

    Raleigh, NC 27613 55+ Communities, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Tucked away in beautiful Northwest Raleigh near Lake Lynn, Capital Oaks is a brand-new, all-inclusive senior community for adults 55 and better.

  • Magnolia Glen

    Magnolia Glen

    Raleigh, NC 27612 Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Located on 12 acres of wooded grounds next to Brookhaven Nature Park, Magnolia Glen offers seniors a great selection of independent living and assisted living options.

  • The Cardinal at North Hills

    The Cardinal at North Hills

    Raleigh, NC 27609 Assisted Living, Continuing Care, Independent Living, Memory Care, Retirement Communities
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    With first-class amenities, including a spa and fine dining, along with stellar health care, The Cardinal at North Hills offers a lifestyle that must to be seen to be believed.

  • The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

    The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

    Raleigh, NC 27608 Continuing Care, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    The Oaks at Whitaker Glen is Raleigh's premier continuing care retirement community providing independent living with supportive services and skilled ...

Reviews of Raleigh Independent Living Facilities

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    The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

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    Review by Amy, daughter of patient
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    Not giving 5 stars because the facility is horribly outdated. The staff is the reason to choose Mayview. My mom is here under hospice care. She can do very little for herself, but never have I felt that she has been mistreated or disrespected. You walk in and everyone has a smile for you and a moment to listen. Such a refreshing change.

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    Abbotswood at Stonehenge

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    Review by Daughter
    Family or friend of a resident

    I have had a parent there for several years now. The staff has been very professional and helpful. Good healthcare has been provided. The meals are very good and I am welcome to come and eat with my parent.

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Information About Independent Living in Raleigh

Information About Independent Living in Raleigh

Raleigh Independent LivingKnown as the “City of Oaks” for its abundance of beautiful Oak trees, the city of Raleigh is the both capital of North Carolina and the second largest city in the state. Named after Sir Walter Raleigh of the infamous lost Roanoke colony, the city plays host to over 400,000 residents. The senior percentage of the population has seen a huge uptick in recent years, with a study by the Institute of Aging projecting that seniors over 65 years of age will comprise 18% of the state’s population by 2030, citing the Raleigh-Cary area as #1 in fastest senior growth from 2000 to 2010. A hotspot for seniors and retirees, Raleigh independent living communities provide an enticing proposition for those who would like to spend their golden years in the Tarheel state among their peers.


The greater Raleigh area boasts three shopping malls packed with must-see stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and H&M. A dozen antique and consignment stores satisfy shoppers who prefer their goods with a little history, and 13 farmer’s markets serve those who enjoy the experience of shopping for ingredients al fresco. Museums and cultural venues abound in the area, with many both free of charge and close to popular Raleigh independent living locations for easy commuting. The North Carolina Museum of Art features one of the largest Rodin sculpture collections found in the US and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences provides plenty of entertainment for inquiring minds and curious adventurers.

Senior Activities

A large, impressive senior center in Cary serves adults 55 ages and over from nearby Raleigh independent living communities. Located in the heart of beautiful Bond park, this 17,000 square foot facility is specifically for educational courses, daily senior recreation classes, and senior group meetings for residents in the surrounding areas. Fairs, luncheons, and even computer instruction courses are offered through the Cary senior center to provide socialization and fun to older adults in the greater Raleigh area.

Medical Facilities

Raleigh Independent LivingDuke University Medical Center is located in nearby Durham and is not only noted as the best hospital in the entire state of North Carolina, but 8th best geriatric hospital in the country out of 4,793 contenders by US News and World Report. Within the city of Raleigh itself, Rex Healthcare is also noted as high performing in geriatrics by USN, and is distinguished as a Magnet Hospital by the ANCC as well. Both hospitals are well-equipped with the services and staff needed for the particular health challenges of seniors who opt for Raleigh independent living.


Seniors who elect to live in Raleigh independent living communities without a car are served mainly by Capital Area Transit “CAT” public buses, which offer discounted fares to seniors and handicapped riders. The city routes across all major areas in the city, and an additional as-needed service known as ACT, or Accessible Capital Transportation, assists handicapped passengers who live within 3/4s of a mile from a stop but cannot travel to the stop on their own.

North Carolina’s capital city offers moderate weather, an exciting roster of senior activities through the Cary center, a robust public bus system and unparalleled cultural outings to those considering Raleigh independent living. With the senior population of the entire state on the rise and in Raleigh in particular, there’s never been a better time to discover why so many retirees are clamoring to call the “City of Oaks” their new home.

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Raleigh, NC Independent Living Costs

Raleigh, NC Independent Living Costs

The median cost of Independent Living in Raleigh for a single-occupancy apartment is $2,721/month (SeniorHomes.com - 2015). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Raleigh Independent Living Facilities

Community Starting Price
Independence Village of Olde Raleigh $2,055/month
The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation $2,724/month
Atria Oakridge $3,729/month
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Cost of Nearby Independent Living Facilities

Community City Starting Price
Jordan Oaks Cary $2,774/month
The Lodge at Wake Forest Wake Forest $2,599/month
Bartlett Reserve Durham $2,595/month
Durham Regent Durham $1,849/month
Emerald Pond Durham $2,099/month
Twin Rivers Independent Senior Community Pittsboro $2,000/month
Cost data provided by senior living communities and compiled by SeniorHomes.com is subject to change without notice. This data is for informational purposes only and may contain inaccuracies. Your actual senior living costs may vary depending on your personal situation.