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Cambridge Village of Apex

10000 Cambridge Village Loop, Apex, NC 27502

4.7
(70 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Life at Cambridge Village goes beyond retirement living! By focusing on improving every aspect of our residents’ lives, we create Optimal Living®. As an Optimal Living community we provide a total wellness approach that engages our residents physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.We...

The Reserve at Mills Farm NOW OPEN

2030 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27523

4.4
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Independent Living NOW OPEN!NOW ACCEPTING Assisted Living and Memory Care reservations! Sales Office Hours:Monday - Friday 9 am - 6:00 pmSaturday: 10 am - 5 pmSunday: 12 pm - 5 pmIf these time frames do not work with your schedule please call Kim Dahl to make an appointment outside of these...

Spring Arbor of Apex

901 Spring Arbor Ct, Apex, NC 27502

4.0
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

3113 Charles B. Root Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612

4.4
(153 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Stand tall at Independence Village of Olde Raleigh, where the natural beauty of our community's surroundings blends perfectly with the modern-day amenities offered in our updated studio, one- and two-bedroom apartment homes. Wall-to-wall carpet and mini-blinds on all windows provide the comforts...

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Bartlett Reserve

300 Meredith Drive, Durham, NC 27713

4.8
(58 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

Bartlett Reserve is an independent living community located in Durham, NC, in the heart of the Triangle area near Research Triangle Park. The team at Bartlett Reserve sought to create an entirely new independent senior living concept, blending the needs of today’s seniors with 4-star level...

Emerald Pond

205 Emerald Pond Lane, Durham, NC 27705

3.8
(61 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Durham Regent

3007 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705

4.1
(53 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Durham Regent provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Tucked away in a quiet corner of Durham Chapel Hill, you'll love the vibrant community steeped in rich academia and a proud sports tradition with Duke University and the University of North Carolina both...

The Gardens at Wakefield

12800 Spruce Tree Way, Raleigh, NC 27614

4.4
(48 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Sunrise at North Hills

615 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

3.6
(55 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Brookdale North Raleigh

1200 Carlos Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609

4.3
(48 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Our exceptional senior care community offers independent living services for seniors in Raleigh, N.C., which is renowned for its high quality of life. With pet-friendly apartments designed to feel and function like home, a jam-packed activities calendar and upscale conveniences, our community is...

Elmcroft of Northridge

421 Van Thomas Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615

3.8
(52 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

EXTRA PRECAUTIONS FOR ADDED REASSURANCEWhile the COVID-19 vaccine has been proven safe and effective, we continue to ask residents and associates to follow basic wellness precautions including proper mask wearing in shared spaces. Learn more about how we’re working hard to return things to normal...

Magnolia Glen

5301 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

4.4
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Magnolia Glen is one of Raleigh’s most reputable senior living rental communities. Our wellness mission is centered on providing safety and security, health and well-being, and five-star services to foster the most vibrant and fulfilling senior living community in Raleigh. We are conveniently...

Cedar Ridge

2680 S. Mebane St., Burlington, NC 27215

4.4
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Cedar Ridge provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated in a quiet, beautiful wooded area in the outskirts of Burlington, you'll love the elegant grace of our facilities and the convenience of being close to all life's necessities. We're just minutes from...

HeartFields at Cary

1050 Crescent Green Drive, Cary, NC 27518

3.6
(45 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Welcome to HeartFields, a Five Star Quality Care community! In our beautiful, home-like setting with stately architecture and a thoughtfully designed interior, you will be close to Western Wake Hospital, shopping, cultural activities, doctors and medical centers. We offer 24-hour nursing,...

Brookdale Durham

4434 Ben Franklin Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704

3.8
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At our exclusive senior living community in Durham, N.C., which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, you can be your best possible self in an environment of luxury, beauty and sophistication. As an assisted living resident, you can stay independent and active while receiving...

Jordan Oaks

10820 Penny Rd, Cary, NC 27518

4.1
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Jordan Oaks provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in the majestic beauty of the North Carolina countryside, you'll be delighted by your decision to move in with us at Jordan Oaks. The air is pure, the winters are mild and Cary has been ranked the...

Sunrise of Raleigh

4801 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612

3.9
(38 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

Capital Oaks Retirement Resort

6498 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613

4.6
(30 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Capital Oaks is the perfect choice for people with a passion for living who are looking for comfort, independence, security, convenience, and a friendly community in the place they call home. Month-to-month rent for studio, 1, 2, & 3 bedroom suites provide all-inclusive services including...

Whispering Pines

7501 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

4.6
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Whispering Pines, we have an abundance of heart, and we can’t wait to share it with you. Our caring management team is here for you any time, day or night, because we live here too. We participate in activities and pour coffee at mealtime while taking the time to get to know each of our...

Sunrise of Cary

1206 West Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27513

4.3
(26 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized assisted living...

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living

Learn More About Independent Living in Apex, NC

This small suburb of Raleigh offers retirees a quiet place to call home in a community of close-knit residents. Historic sites like the Maynard-Pearson House contribute to Apex’s quaint, small-town feel. Getting the best of both worlds, Apex residents have access to health care and shopping centers to meet their daily needs without ever being too far from Raleigh’s vibrant downtown area.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Apex are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Apex retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Apex, NC

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $3,600 in Apex and $3,000 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 in the state of North Carolina was around $2,600.

Learn More About Apex, NC

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Apex are rated 18 points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated significantly higher the average.

Index Scores

All index scores are based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates that the cost is twice as expensive as the national average, while a score of 50 indicates that the cost is half as expensive.

Household Expenses Health Care Insurance Entertainment Groceries Clothing
118 110 130 120 118 129

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64 Median Income Age 65+ Median Household Income Average Individual Income Median Employee Salary Average Property Tax One-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate
$109,629 per year $53,026 per year $96,861 per year $39,982 per year $40,481 per year $3,459 per year $861 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Apex include:

WakeMed Cary Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 190+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

UNC Rex Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 550+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, spine surgery

Weather and Climate

Apex’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, meaning the area experiences four distinct seasons with hot, humid summers and moderately cold winters. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 73%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
40°F 50°F 30°F

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
79°F 89°F 69°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 79

This index is based on a scale that has the national average set at 100. A score of 200 indicates twice the presence of air pollutants than the national average, while a score of 50 indicates half the presence.

Precipitation

  • Average annual precipitation: 43″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
37 7.8% 47,706 2,890 per square mile 2.8

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan Native Asian Black Hispanic or Latino Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Two or More Races White (not Hispanic or Latino)
0.2% 8.1% 7.1% 7.1% <0.1% 3.4% 74.6%

These figures were taken from the most recent U.S. Census.

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2019 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

  • Non-discrimination laws in Cary: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 0/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Wake County

Democratic Republican Other
58.4% 37.9% 3.7%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Some of the most popular museums and historic sites in Apex include:

  • North Carolina Railway Museum
  • Maynard-Pearson House

Outdoor attractions in Apex:

  • Apex Jaycee Park
  • Apex Community Park
  • Salem Pond Park
  • Jordan Lake State Recreation Area

Apex’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Regal Beaver Creek
  • Halle Cultural Arts Center
  • Apex Music Festival
  • Apex PeakFest
  • Beaver Creek Commons
  • Beaver Creek Crossing

Transportation

GoWake offers county-wide bus transportation Monday through Saturday with routes in Apex, along with ADA-compliant services to eligible residents. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Apex.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in North Carolina

Overture Cary -Now Open!, Waltonwood Lake Boone and Golden Years Assisted Living are the top rated independent living facilities near Apex, North Carolina. See full list of communities.

There are 79 independent living facilities near Apex, North Carolina. See the full list.

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