Raleigh Retirement Communities

Average Cost: $4,500

Reviews of Raleigh Retirement Communities

Magnolia Glen

Review by Local Professional

Expert

Southern Charm describes Magnolia Glen, an independent living community with detached homes, apartment living and assisted living accomodations. The food is most palatable and residents are usually engaged in activities, social events, and with family. Staff is engaging, warm, and they love what they do.

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Brookdale North Raleigh

Review by Visitor

Consumer

I already gave a deposit to Brookdale. I liked it a lot since I live in that area. They’re very nice there. I liked the pool, and the fact that it was close to the area where I was used to go shopping, and it was close to my church.

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Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

Review by Superman

Consumer

I visited Independence Village on a Saturday and they had a resident show me around. It wasn't what I was looking for. Their facilities looked outdated to me. The dining area was okay, they gave us free lunch, and the food was good.

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The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

Review by caring son

Consumer

Some really nice and good people work here; they should work at a better place overall. Built in 1957 and other than railings and a few door changes, it looks like it was last remodeled in 1970...

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The Oaks at Whitaker Glen

Review by Amy, daughter of patient

Consumer

Not giving 5 stars because the facility is horribly outdated.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...

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The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation

Review by Visitor

Consumer

Our stay has been very good in The Gardens at Wakefield. It has good food and nice apartments. When we moved in, everybody from management to the other clients were all very friendly and helpful. It was just a very nice, welcoming experience. They even helped us put the furniture in...

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Information About Retirement Community in Raleigh

Raleigh Retirement CommunityRaleigh was established as the Wake County seat and the capital of North Carolina in 1792 because its centralized location made it difficult to attack via the coast. Named for Sir Walter Raleigh of the Roanoke Colony that was lost in Dare County during the state's early settlement days, this city is the second largest in the state. With an estimated population of 416,468 in 2011, those people considering a move to Raleigh retirement communities will discover the city to be one of the fastest growing in the country. Due to its humid and subtropical climate, residents of Raleigh retirement communities can enjoy relatively mild winters with hot summers.

Attractions for Seniors

The city is divided into several distinctive geographical areas that each have their own feel and vibe. In the downtown area, also known as Old Raleigh, the restored City Market offers a wide range of dining and shopping experiences. Other highlights include the Raleigh City Museum, the North Carolina Museum of History, the Fayetteville Street business district and the midtown business district of Cameron Village. The outer belt-line of Raleigh contains neighborhoods and the Crabtree Valley Mall, home to major retail chains and restaurants.

Senior Activities

For seniors living in Raleigh retirement communities, there are many activities designed to provide support, socialization and education. Adult day care and Total Life centers offer avenues for social contact while the Encore Center for Lifelong Enrichment provides a wealth of study trips, courses, special events and other types of programs for seniors. North Carolina's Division of Aging and Adult Services offers resources covering health matters, retirement, housing, employment, insurance and more that help seniors to live a more independent and enrich life.

Raleigh Retirement CommunityMedical Facilities

Living in Raleigh retirement communities ensures close proximity to some of the top medical facilities in the country. Duke University Medical Center has been ranked as the number one hospital in the Raleigh-Durham area by U.S. News. This 812 bed teaching hospital performed more than 35,000 outpatient and inpatient surgeries for the last year data was reported. It boasts nationally ranked specialties in categories such as geriatrics, pulmonology, orthopedics, cardiology, heart surgery, ophthalmology and more.

Public Transportation in the City of Raleigh

Capital Area Transit, also known as CAT, provides public transportation for the city's residents and visitors with 43 fixed bus routes. In addition, Triangle Transit provides commuter and regional bus service between Raleigh and other cities such as Cary, Chapel Hill and Durham. Other areas serviced by Triangle Transit include Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham International Airport and several large suburban areas. This extensive network of public bus service, both within the city itself and to popular points nearby that lie outside the city, give people residing in Raleigh retirement communities ample opportunities to take advantage of the many amenities the city has to offer. Because of its temperate climate, access to top notch medical facilities, abundant educational, recreational and cultural amenities, the Raleigh area of North Carolina offers seniors the ideal location in which to retire. Back to Top