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HeartFields at Cary

1050 Crescent Green Drive, Cary, NC 27518

3.6
(46 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,...

Jordan Oaks

10820 Penny Rd, Cary, NC 27518

4.1
(40 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...

Stoneridge

105 Convention Dr, Cary, NC 27511

4.6
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Sunrise of Cary

1206 West Chatham Street, Cary, NC 27513

4.3
(27 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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Brookdale MacArthur Park

111 Macarthur Drive, Cary, NC 27513

4.1
(25 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Our community, located in Cary, N.C., is nestled away in a peaceful, residential area near the Research Triangle, just a short drive from the thriving metro areas of Raleigh and Durham. We offer two levels of care so that should your needs change over time and you require memory care, you have...

Waltonwood - Cary

750 SE Cary Parkway, Cary, NC 27511

3.4
(25 reviews)

1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private, Studio

When only the best will do…Look to Waltonwood for Luxurious Senior Living which redefines retirement living! At Waltonwood, our goal is not to be just another Senior Community. But rather, our goal is to ensure each resident and family member is treated with dignity and respect while striving to...

Woodland Terrace

300 Kildaire Woods Dr, Cary, NC 27511

4.5
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Woodland Terrace is a trusted community with 20 years of experience. Our tenured staff and resident longevity speaks to the confidence you can expect at Woodland Terrace.Arranged on 22 acres of lushly landscaped grounds, Woodland Terrace has the charm of a small southern town. Our community...

Spring Arbor of Cary

1705 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27511

2.8
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

3113 Charles B. Root Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612

4.4
(154 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...

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...

Bartlett Reserve

300 Meredith Drive, Durham, NC 27713

4.8
(59 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
(49 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
(57 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

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

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...

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...

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Cost of independent living in Cary, NC

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,257
    National
  • $3,225
    State
  • $3,504
    Cary, NC
  • $3,300
    Pittsboro, NC
  • $4,062
    Cary, NC
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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
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Learn More About Independent Living in Cary, NC

This welcoming suburb is conveniently located just west of Raleigh on the southern end of North Carolina’s Research Triangle, which is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live in the state.

Independent living communities — also known simply as retirement communities — in Cary 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 Cary retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Cary, NC

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

Learn More About Cary, NC

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Cary are rated two points above the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated slightly above 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
102 97 111 102 102 108

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
$98,163 per year $58,872 per year $78,858 per year $39,290 per year $42,006 per year $3,288 per year $861 per month

Local Hospitals

The main hospital that services Cary is:

WakeMed Cary Hospital

  • Facility type: short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 190+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, Level III trauma center

Weather and Climate

Cary’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, meaning the city experiences four distinct seasons with warm summers and cool 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: 78

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: 43.1″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median Age Percent of Population Over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
39.7 12.2% 82,119 2,585 per square mile 2.5

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)
0.4% 18.7% 8.5% 7.2% 0.1% 2.7% 62.8%

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

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

These scores were taken from the 2020 Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index.

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

2020 Presidential Election Results for Wake County

Democratic Republican Other
62.5% 35.9% 1.6%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Popular outdoor attractions in Cary include:

  • Lake Johnson Park
  • Historic Yates Mill County Park
  • Fred G. Bond Metro Park
  • Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve
  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park

Transportation

Public transportation in Cary is provided by GoCary, which operates six bus routes. GoTriangle operates fixed-route bus service in the Research Triangle area.

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 Cary, North Carolina. See full list of communities.

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