Emerald Pond

205 Emerald Pond Lane Durham NC 27705

866-465-5993

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Emerald Pond provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.

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. Our community was ranked the #1 Foodiest Small Town, the #2 Best Green City and the #3 Best City to Live and Retire in. Our local galleries, museums, auditoriums and theaters are some of the best in the state, and you'll enjoy our proximity to wonderful shopping and excellent healthcare.

Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers:
- Private apartment suites
- Daily chef-prepared meals from scratch
- A variety of enriching activities
- Maintenance-free living
- Weekly housekeeping and linen service
- Local, scheduled transportation
- Most utilities including basic cable

Familiar Faces
From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime, and helpful maintenance technicians who aare there when you need them, this community is the new extension of your family. We're here to make your life easier in any way we can.

Private apartment suites
Choose from a variety of comfortable senior living apartments in various sizes and configurations allowing you the freedom to furnish in any style that appeals to you.

Built with your comfort and safety in mind
Our easy-to-maneuver floor plans are ideal for seniors and we offer 24/7 emergency response services. We understand that each individual is unique and that needs may change over time. Holiday Retirement does not provide any health care services. Residents are welcome to use outside home health care options that may enable them to continue enjoying life at our community.

We are dedicated to making your life with us a truly special experience, and look forward to meeting you.

Call today to schedule your personal tour and learn more about joining our family!

Pricing at Emerald Pond

Room Type
Monthly Range* (USD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Emerald Pond

3.7 of 5 Average rating
51 Reviews
Reviews gathered from across the web
(26) A Place For Mom
(25) SeniorAdvisor.com
  • Services not provided as advertised, mgmt doesn't care

    My uncle lived at EP for ~1.5 yrs. Our concerns were: (1) services not being provided as advertised [stated weekly trash removal; reality was housekeeper picked-up CERTAIN trash so my uncle had to take remaining trash to the dumpster]; (2) I personally heard 5 different residents state they were refused a meal by staff telling them arriving 15 mins after start of meal was too late [rent covers price of 3 daily meals]; (3) EP recycles one type of cardboard only, DOES NOT RECYCLE ANY plastic, glass, metal, etc., & due to coronavirus pandemic EP is using styrofoam containers for 5 daily deliveries [3 meals, 2 snacks, 3-5 sides/desserts, 3-5 beverages]; (4) EP’s best feature is the wildlife drawn to its pond but EP staff tells residents & visitors not to feed them because they are trying to get rid of the wildlife as they are tired of cleaning behind them; (5) parking lot layout is horrible, needs a lot more spaces. We discussed these issues with Gen Mgr [name removed] who listened, did not ask any questions, did not make us feel she cared about any of this. Other managers [[name removed] & another lady] just nodded at us, smiled, & walked away.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Services not provided as advertised, mgmt doesn't care

    My uncle lived at EP for ~1.5 yrs. Our concerns were: (1) services not being provided as advertised [stated weekly trash removal; reality was housekeeper picked-up CERTAIN trash so my uncle had to take remaining trash to the dumpster]; (2) I personally heard 5 different residents state they were refused a meal by staff telling them arriving 15 mins after start of meal was too late [rent covers price of 3 daily meals]; (3) EP recycles one type of cardboard only, DOES NOT RECYCLE ANY plastic, glass, metal, etc., & due to coronavirus pandemic EP is using styrofoam containers for 5 daily deliveries [3 meals, 2 snacks, 3-5 sides/desserts, 3-5 beverages]; (4) EP’s best feature is the wildlife drawn to its pond but EP staff tells residents & visitors not to feed them because they are trying to get rid of the wildlife as they are tired of cleaning behind them; (5) parking lot layout is horrible, needs a lot more spaces. We discussed these issues with Gen Mgr [name removed] who listened, did not ask any questions, did not make us feel she cared about any of this. Other managers [[name removed] & another lady] just nodded at us, smiled, & walked away.

  • [Name removed] did a thorough and exemplary job of showing us Emerald Pond. The facility is in a great location regarding proximity to my father's place of work and is on a nature preserve. For the time being Dad is adamant about staying in his home. But knowing we have options like Emerald Pond give me comfort.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    [Name removed] did a thorough and exemplary job of showing us Emerald Pond. The facility is in a great location regarding proximity to my father's place of work and is on a nature preserve. For the time being Dad is adamant about staying in his home. But knowing we have options like Emerald Pond give me comfort.

  • This facility was clean, friendly and welcoming. Staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. There is a plethora of activities of many kinds. The residents with whom we interacted seemed very engaged and generally happy. The facility also has relationships with external organizations such as the private school located across the street. These relationships seem to provide even broader opportunities for facility residents to interact with people outside the four walls.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    This facility was clean, friendly and welcoming. Staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. There is a plethora of activities of many kinds. The residents with whom we interacted seemed very engaged and generally happy. The facility also has relationships with external organizations such as the private school located across the street. These relationships seem to provide even broader opportunities for facility residents to interact with people outside the four walls.

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      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Meals Provided
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Activities Onsite
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Activities Offsite
      • Devotional Services Onsite

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      • Independent Living
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