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Overture Chapel Hill 55+Active Adult Apartment Homes

5910 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Brookdale Meadowmont

100 Lanark Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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At our senior living community in Chapel Hill, N.C., which offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care, you can be your best possible self. As an assisted living resident, you can stay independent and active while receiving  assistance for bathing, dressing and medications. Should...

Chatham Ridge Assisted Living

114 Polks Village Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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We're excited to be bringing the best in assisted living and memory care to the Triangle. Chatham Ridge Assisted Living will be located in Polks Village in southern Chapel Hill, just south of the Orange County/Chatham County line. We anticipate opening in December of 2014. What can you expect...

Brookdale Chapel Hill

2220 Farmington Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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Enjoy luxurious senior living in our assisted living community, conveniently located near local shopping, dining, banking and medical facilities in a quiet residential neighborhood in Chapel Hill, N.C. You’ll live comfortably and graciously in our spacious, private apartments and charming,...

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The Addison of Durham

4713 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707

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Carolina Reserve of Durham

4523 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707

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A new home but in old fashioned comfort. Carolina Reserve of Durham is an assisted living community that nurtures independence through the provision of 24 hour assistance to our residents including medication administration, 3 meals per day and snacks daily, personal laundry, exercise program,...

Emerald Pond

205 Emerald Pond Lane, Durham, NC 27705

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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...

Durham Regent

3007 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705

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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...

Atria Southpoint Walk

5705 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713

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Atria Southpoint Walk encourages active older adults to spend their time as they wish, knowing everything from housekeeping to cooking and even transportation is handled for them. Our convenient location a short distance from shopping, restaurants, universities and parks, combined with a robust...

Elmcroft of Hillsborough

1911 Orange Grove, Hillsborough, NC 27278

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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...

Bartlett Reserve

300 Meredith Drive, Durham, NC 27713

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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...

Adorable Senior Living

401 W Queen St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

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Adorable Senior Living is a 17 bed Assisted Living facility located in Hillsborough NC. We have been at location for more than 50 years with new ownership in the last 4 years. Our staff members have over 25 years combined in senior care.We are located near historic district in downtown...

Veranda at Whitted School

200 East Umstead Street, Durham, NC 27707

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Cambridge Hills Assisted Living

140 Brookstone Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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A beautiful privately and locally owned community located within the city limits of historical Pittsboro, North Carolina. We offer a comprehensive approach to senior care by meeting all the needs of individuals who require a full range of assistance from Independent, Assisted, and Hospice...

Twin Rivers Senior Independent Living

25 Rectory Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312

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Twin Rivers is a warm and inviting, affordable living option for Independent Seniors who seek the convenience of service enhanced housing. We are located in historic, Pittsboro, NC. This is just 15 minutes from Apex and about 30 minutes from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. Our one bedroom...

Brookdale Durham

4434 Ben Franklin Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704

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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...

Mebane Ridge Assisted Living

1999 South NC Highway 119, Mebane, NC 27302

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Mebane Ridge Assisted Living is located in the city of Mebane, North Carolina, a part of Orange and Alamance Counties. This community offers seniors a caring place to live, giving them the support that they need on a regular basis. Mebane provides residents and guests with attractions and things...

Brier Pointe Retirement Community (Opening Summer 2022)

5911 McCrimmon Parkway, Morrisville, NC 27560

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Brier Pointe, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on McCrimmon Parkway in Morrisville. We look forward to opening brand new during the Summer of 2022! Brier Pointe will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy...

Overture Cary -Now Open!

1055 Hatches Pond Lake, Morrisville, NC 27560

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Opening in Spring 2021, Overture Cary, a Greystar Community, is an active adult community complex beautifully located in the heart of the Research Triangle. Overture Cary has a variety of floor plans to choose from that perfectly fit each lifestyle with modern, spacious features that add to the...

Brookdale MacArthur Park

111 Macarthur Drive, Cary, NC 27513

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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...

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Learn More About Independent Living in Chapel Hill, NC

Home of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill offers residents all the resources and services of a modern city, like shopping centers, restaurants, health care facilities, and public transportation — plus all the vibrancy of a college town. The city features its own unique attractions like botanical gardens, museums, nature areas, and Kenan Memorial Stadium, home of the Tar Heels. Local businesses in downtown Chapel Hill and annual festivals, like the Festifall Arts Festival, celebrate the town’s local culture and community.

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


Cost of Independent Living in Chapel Hill, NC

The median monthly cost of independent living in 2019 was about $2,600 in the Chapel Hill area and $2,600 in the state of North Carolina.


Learn More About Chapel Hill, NC

Cost of Living

The total household expenses associated with living in Chapel Hill are rated six points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are rated around 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 ExpensesHealth CareInsuranceEntertainmentGroceriesClothing94861049796102

Income and Housing

Median Income Age 45-64Median Income Age 65+Median Household IncomeAverage Individual IncomeMedian Employee SalaryAverage Property TaxOne-bedroom Apartment Gross Rent Estimate$107,776 per year$75,286 per year$68,671 per year$43,133 per year$43,031 per year$5,653 per year$834 per month

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals that service Chapel Hill include:

UNC Medical Center

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 930+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, organ transplants

Duke University Hospital

  • Facility type: nonprofit, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 970+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Weather and Climate

Chapel Hill’s climate is classified as humid subtropical, meaning the city experiences four distinct seasons. The average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 73%.

Seasonal Temperatures

January AverageJanuary MaximumJanuary Minimum38°F49°F27°F

July AverageJuly MaximumJuly Minimum78°F89°F66°F

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 80

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: 48″

Demographics and Values

Population Statistics

Median AgePercent of Population Over 65PopulationPopulation DensityAverage Household Size3111.2%93,4501,027 per square mile2.4

Race & Ethnicity

American Indian or Alaskan NativeAsianBlackHispanic or LatinoNative Hawaiian or Pacific IslanderTwo or More RacesWhite (not Hispanic or Latino)0.3%13.0%10.9%6.3%<0.1%2.9%66.9%

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 Chapel Hill: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 86/100

2016 Presidential Election Results for Durham County

DemocraticRepublicanOther78.9%18.5%2.6%

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

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

  • The Ackland Art Museum
  • Chapel Hill Museum
  • Horace Williams House

Outdoor attractions in Chapel Hill:

  • Cedar Falls Park
  • Umstead Park
  • Carolina North Forest
  • North Carolina Botanical Garden

Chapel Hill’s top entertainment destinations and shopping districts are:

  • Festifall Arts Festival
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Meadowmont Village
  • Glen Lennox Shopping Center

Transportation

The City of Chapel Hill offers free bus transportation in Chapel Hill with connections to surrounding cities. Taxis and rideshare services, like Uber and Lyft, are also available in Chapel Hill.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in North Carolina

There are 20 independent living facilities near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. See the full list.

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