The Gardens at Wakefield

12800 Spruce Tree Way, Raleigh, NC 27614

About the community The Gardens at Wakefield

The Gardens at Wakefield provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment.

The Gardens at Wakefield is located in Raleigh, NC, the capital and second largest city in the state. The community is conveniently located in the northeast corner of Raleigh with close proximity to WakeMed Health and Hospitals, known for its heart center and rehabilitation facilities, and Falls Lake, a scenic 1,200 acre lake. Our all-inclusive month-to-month rent covers:

  • Private apartment suites
  • Full Kitchens
  • Washer and Dryer in each apartment
  • 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 and WiFi in your apartment
  • Great Call Safety Device

Familiar Faces

From pleasant housekeepers, to attentive servers at mealtime, and helpful maintenance technicians who are 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. Most apartments feature Patios or Balconies.

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...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Independent living

Pricing for The Gardens at Wakefield

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

1 Bedroom
Starting at
2 Bedrooms
Starting at

*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.

Amenities at The Gardens at Wakefield

Health Care Services

Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
Professional chef
Restaurant style dining

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units
Private patio, deck, or balcony

Community Amenities

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Uncovered parking

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Barber shop
Beauty salon


Laundry service / drycleaning


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


Recreational areas

Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center
Game room

On-site dining options

Café or bistro

Memory care services

Indoor walking paths
Outdoor walking paths


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Catholic services
Jewish services

Reviews for The Gardens at Wakefield


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August 4, 2021
Deborah Hammersla - Child of resident/client
Excellent Senior Community

My mom recently moved to the Gardens of Wakefield. This is a wonderful facility. The staff and management are very caring and they are always having a lot of activities for the residents. I would highly recommend this facility to all who are looking for the best community for their parents.

July 21, 2021
Alison A - Child of resident/client
Warm and Welcoming

The overall experience has been wonderful. The staff have been patient, kind, compassionate and attentive. We are delighted with our decision for Mom to become a part of this warm and welcoming community.

Response from The Gardens at Wakefield

August 4, 2021

Hi Alison, thank you for your review! We are pleased to hear that your mother is a resident at our community and that she is happy in her new home. Our goal is to have happy residents and family members so your feedback is very important. If there is ever anything that we can help you with, please do not hesitate to contact the community directly! Thank you.

June 8, 2021
David Bass - Child of resident/client
Mom is very happy!

The bottom line is that Mom is very happy with her decision to move into The Gardens at Wakefield. She is making new friends, the staff is attentive and helpful, facilities are well maintained, and the general manager is highly visible and eager to get to know each resident.

May 26, 2021
Helen McNulty - Resident/client
Excellent Experience

My Mom has recently moved to the Gardens at Wakefield and the experience has been excellent. The process of touring, moving and getting settled was painless. She is enjoying the 2 bed room apartment and all the amenities. She has met very friendly folks and all the residents and staff are super helpful. Couldn't ask for a better experience!

April 28, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My review of The Gardens

We toured this facility and I was not happy with the general manager. She seemed more concerned with issues we had at a previous facility and was talking down on them. The hallways were dark and not very wide. The fire doors had thresholds on them which I thought was a tripping hazard. It seemed more like a 55+ community and was just not going to be a good fit.

April 27, 2021
Denise D - Loved one of resident/client
A very favorable experience.

Making the transition into a senior living environment is a life-changing move. At the Gardens at Wakefield all staff members were friendly and supportive to make the change as pleasant and as stress-free as possible for my loved one. Any and all questions or issues were immediately resolved, with all staff members showing exemplary care and concern for the resident's happiness and well-being.

April 25, 2021
Kevin P Demase - Child of resident/client
Excellent Facility

Would highly recommend The Gardens at Wakefield. They go above and beyond making sure the residents are well taken care of.

April 22, 2021
Meg Goodhand - Child of resident/client
excellent option for a retirement community

This place is ideal for a retirement communtiy

March 24, 2021
gwen m - Child of resident/client
My Mother is a resident

My Mother has lived in her apartment for 2 months now. She is so happy with everything but the meals. For example one night for dinner they had beans and franks! Senior meals should be a healthy meal because they are older and need to watch there sodium. Stop with so much processed foods and cook a meal with simple ingredients. As for activities, care services, staff, and cleanliness all are wonderful. Everyone my Mother comes in contact with has been noting but kind and understanding! That means the world to my family. She feels secure, comfortable and worry free in her apartment. Thank you for making her stay amazing !

March 14, 2021
Gwen M - Child of resident/client

Everyone is friendly loving and so respectful!

March 13, 2021
Tanya D - Child of resident/client
It's Home!

The Gardens is an absolutely amazing place. Our only regret is that we didn't move Gram in sooner, as she has felt right at home since literally day 1. The staff are amazing, and truly care about the residents, always going above and beyond to ensure she is happy...including fixing the TV remotes more times than I can count. We are looking forward to springtime when she can really enjoy the gardens outside and use the raised beds to pursue one of her favorite pastimes - gardening! Thank you to the staff for providing a home for her with lots of activities to keep her busy, and pretty much everything she needs right there.

February 15, 2021
robert s - Child of resident/client
A Nice Place to Live

Both my Mom and Mother-In law Live here; they are both happy and like the Gardens very much. The staff is very friendly, kind and considerate .

February 2, 2021
Sam and Lynn Joyner - Child of resident/client
What More Could You Ask For?

My mom decided recently to move to an independent living situation. Having no experience or knowledge about such facilities, we reached out to a couple of places and thankfully found The Gardens at Wakefield! From my first phone conversation with [name removed], I felt that we were on the right track and my instincts have since been confirmed over and over again. Both [names removed] made the entire process of visiting to moving in so easy and since Mom moved in, they have both gone above and beyond to ensure that she is happy and becoming integrated into the community. She feels very much at home with all of the new friends she has made and how welcoming all of the staff have been. She is enjoying the activities as well as the food and is very happy with her new situation!

November 7, 2020
Jeff & Jean T. - Loved one of resident/client

My mother called The Gardens her home for two years and we couldn't have been happier with the community. A very caring, helpful group of people from top to bottom. Safe, clean, very comfortable. Thanks [name removed] for everything...

October 29, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
The Gardens of Wakefield

Staff deserves a 5 star rating, especially [names removed]. They know their residents very well and really care about them. The place itself is dated and needs renovated and the food served is just average/nothing fancy.

October 28, 2020
cynthia riekers - Toured community
Staff at gardens of wakefield

The staff is friendly and attentive to all residents

October 22, 2020
Amy Hickey - Toured community
Wonderful community

I've visited the community several times. The staff is wonderful. The residents always seem so happy. Lots of activities for the residents. Great location.

October 22, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
A great place

We chose The Gardens at Wakefield because of the location of the facility as well as the fact the apartments included cooking appliances so you can cook your own meals. The room sizes here are excellent. The best part about the community so far has been the friendliness of the staff members and their willingness to work with you. I would recommend.

October 22, 2020
Julie - Industry reviewer
Just like home, but better

The Gardens feels more like a home than a typical senior living establishment. It's warm and inviting.

October 20, 2020
Liz King - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Love the Gardens at Wakefield

My Mom has been at the Gardens at Wakefield for almost three years now. We have been super happy with the entire experience. The staff is outstanding and treat my Mom like family. She enjoys the activities and has made many friends. Mom and I are now the Librarian and Assistant Librarian (Guess which one I am). She loves feeling like she is giving back to the community that has welcomed her. During Covid 19, I feel that the Gardens at Wakefield, especially [name removed], have gone way above their duties to ensure that each resident is safe and cared for. My Mom will say frequently that the move to the Gardens at Wakefield was the best decision she has made.

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