Raleigh Independent Living

Average Cost: $4,500

Raleigh Independent Living Facility 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 Communities

Community Starting Price
The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation $3,224/month
Atria Oakridge $4,078/month
Capital Oaks $2,695/month
The Aspens at Bedford Falls $1,700/month

Cost of Nearby Independent Living Communities

Community City Starting Price
Durham Regent Durham $1,749/month
Emerald Pond Durham $1,949/month
Jordan Oaks Cary $2,349/month
The Lodge at Wake Forest Wake Forest $2,624/month
Cambridge Village of Apex Apex $3,450/month
Twin Rivers Independent Senior Community Pittsboro $2,750/month
Coventry House Inn Henderson $1,800/month
Coventry House Inn Oxford $1,800/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 Raleigh Independent Living Communities

Abbotswood at Stonehenge

Review by Daughter


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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Magnolia Glen

Review by Johnnie


Magnolia Glen is an outstanding place, there are very high standards, and it's high quality. My friend will be moving in soon. The staff is very good, and very friendly. The food is delicious. The amenities and activities are outstanding and above standard.

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Brookdale North Raleigh

Review by Visitor


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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Brookdale North Raleigh

Review by Happy Visitor


Brookdale North Raleigh was nice. The rooms were small but nice. The staff members were friendly. We saw some amenities, which were nice and adequate. They had an exercise class going on.

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Brookdale North Raleigh

Review by Paul


My grandfather is in Brookdale North Raleigh. It seems like a clean place. We ate meals there, and the food was really good. It's not dated. They take good care of the facility. They have plenty of space in the dining room, and they do a good job of mixing up different people. The staff has been great.

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Brookdale North Raleigh

Review by gladys


My visit to Brookdale was very nice, and I was very favorable impressed. It was clean, it was not the newest, but it was very well-maintained. The manager that we were with knew the names of the residents. They had two dining rooms, and it was very homey and large.

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Map of Raleigh Independent Living Facilities

Information About Independent Living Facility 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. Back to Top