Charlotte Independent Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Charlotte Independent Living Facility Costs

The median cost of Independent Living in Charlotte for a single-occupancy apartment is $2,386/month (SeniorHomes.com - 2015). This monthly cost typically includes rent, utilities, dining, housekeeping and transportation.

Cost of Charlotte Independent Living Communities

Community Starting Price
Atria MerryWood $2,876/month
Carmel Place $2,199/month
Shads Landing $2,074/month

Cost of Nearby Independent Living Communities

Community City Starting Price
Crescent Heights Concord $2,174/month
Willow Grove Matthews $2,024/month
The Manor Pineville $1,950/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.
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Reviews of Charlotte Independent Living Communities

Atria MerryWood

Review by Local Professional

Expert

This community has so many changes in management that it honestly depends on when you catch them but historically they are a great facility. Looking at them over time the consistency is very good...

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Brookdale Charlotte East

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Wilora Lake Lodge is filled with happy residents who are greeted by name from each staff member. The apartments are being remodeled, and the results are wonderful. I ranked the food as a three because I have never eaten there. I have a strong desire for dementia education.

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Brookdale Charlotte East

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Brookdale Charlotte East, formerly Wilora Lake Lodge, is filled with some of the happiest people I have seen in quite sometime. They are energetic, communicative, intelligent, outgoing, and happy. The facility has a bit of age, but it is maintained well...

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Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Yes, I gave all five star ratings. Carriage Club is an amazing facility. To get the type of services they offer, one would expect it to be a "buy in" type situation. It is not. The housing options are numerous, and the activities are not to be matched...

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Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Beautiful community that is inclusive. There are many options available for transitioning to each facility. The gated campus gives you a sense of security. The food is top notch and the staff is always friendly.

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Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

Review by A caring family member

Consumer

The Assisted Living "Coach House"needs new management that could hire and train staff to treat residents and their family members with compassion and respect. They are very understaffed and unorganized. The dining area is chaotic and the food is lesser quality than is served in the main dining room...

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Map of Charlotte Independent Living Facilities

Information About Independent Living Facility in Charlotte

Charlotte Independent LivingBeing the largest city of North Carolina, Charlotte is a major financial hub, second only to New York City in terms of assets. This metropolis is nicknamed as the Queen City since Charlotte was named after Queen Charlotte of Great Britain. Additionally, the city has a very colorful history; in fact, during the American Revolutionary War, Charlotte gained for itself another moniker -- The Hornet's Nest, since British soldiers who tried to occupy the area were driven out by hostile locals. Aside from its urban comforts, seniors generally choose Charlotte independent living communities because of the city's humid subtropical weather.

Attractions

Charlotte is where much of the racing action is; in fact, the city holds numerous racing events every year on its speedways and for racing fans, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is a must-visit attraction. This is where artifacts of the sport are exhibited and visitors can have a taste of the racing thrill with its simulator rides. Seniors residing in Charlotte independent living communities have their pick of plenty of other attractions as well -- from museums like Discovery Place, Mint Museum Uptown and the Billy Graham Library to excellent outdoor attractions and amusement parks like Freedom Park, Lake Norman, and Carowinds.

Senior Activities

Seniors residing in Charlotte independent living communities can get connected to numerous Charlotte Mecklenburg senior centers and engage in different activities that are organized specifically for people of 55 years and older. This is the best avenue for seniors to connect and socialize with individuals who share the same hobby and interest. Additionally, seniors can participate in educational activities such as seminars, classes and trips; or give their health a major boost by engaging in strength and cardiovascular programs. Other activities include outreach, counseling and senior employment programs.

Medical Facilities

Charlotte Independent Living For many seniors, convenient access to medical facilities is a very important aspect. Fortunately, seniors residing in Charlotte independent living communities can rest assured that many of the best healthcare facilities in the country are just a short drive away. Carolinas Medical Center, for example, is the recipient of several awards and recognition for its wide range of medical services, such as cardiac care, emergency services, knee and hip replacement transplants, as well as complex and rare cancer care. Another medical facility known for its outstanding patient care is the Mecklenburg Medical Group. In this facility, seniors have access to recognized physicians who specialize in different medical fields like rheumatology, pulmonology, internal medicine, gastroenterology and cardiology.

Transportation

Mass transit in Charlotte is operated by the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS). This agency operates light rail transit, bus services, express shuttles, paratransit vans and historical trolleys within the city and its suburbs. Additionally, in its bid to help seniors residing in Charlotte independent living communities get around more efficiently, CATS organized the Seniors in Motion program where CATS staff visit senior centers and groups to introduce their different services; as well as answer queries and concerns. Seniors are also entitled to 50% discount on fares. Seniors residing in Charlotte independent living facilities have the best that urban-living has to offer -- easy access to top-notch medical facilities, elaborate transportation system and weather that allows for year-round activities. Coupled with the city's thriving economy and the palpable thrill of car racing, it's not surprising that many seniors choose to call it home. Back to Top