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 $2,444 per month.

Average Cost: $2,444

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  • 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.

  • Atria Southpoint Walk

    Atria Southpoint Walk

    Durham, NC 27713 18.7 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Atria Southpoint Walk encourages active older adults to spend their time as they wish, knowing everything from housekeeping to cooking and even transportation is handled for them.

  • 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.

  • Parkwood Village & Landing

    Parkwood Village & Landing

    Wilson, NC 27893 39.6 mi Assisted Living, Independent Living, Retirement Communities
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    Parkwood Village & Landing offers compassionate senior care in Wilson, NC, and we strive to create a home-like atmosphere where your loved ones can feel secure.

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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 is $2,444 per month. Independent Living costs range from $2,095 to $2,800 depending on location and other factors.

Cost of Independent Living Facilities near Raleigh, NC

City Minimum Maximum Median
Charlotte, NC$1,800$2,906$2,309
Virginia Beach, VA$2,290$3,600$2,945
Raleigh, NC$2,095$2,800$2,444
Durham, NC$1,955$2,185$2,070
Richmond, VA$840$2,110$1,663
Columbia, SC$1,850$3,650$2,750
Wilmington, NC$2,075$2,360$2,218
Roanoke, VA$1,840$3,057$2,449
Myrtle Beach, SC$2,015$2,300$2,158
Source: SeniorHomes.com - 2012