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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...

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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Atria Southpoint Walk

5705 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713

4.6
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Carolina Reserve of Durham

4523 Hope Valley Rd, Durham, NC 27707

4.5
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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,...

The Addison

4713 Garrett Rd, Durham, NC 27707

3.5
(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Veranda at Whitted School

200 East Umstead Street, Durham, NC 27707

3.1
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Sunrise at North Hills

615 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609

3.7
(56 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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Jordan Oaks

10820 Penny Rd, Cary, NC 27518

4.1
(39 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...

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Cost of Independent Living in Durham, 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
  • $3,250
    National
  • $3,218
    State
  • $3,485
    Durham, NC
  • $1,624
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • $4,047
    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
Complete guide to independent living

 

Learn More About Independent Living in Durham, NC

 

Part of central North Carolina’s “Research Triangle,” Durham is more than a college town — the city’s diverse history reverberates throughout its many museums, parks, and revitalized shopping districts.

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

Cost of Independent Living in Durham, NC

The median monthly cost of independent living in Durham is about $2,400 in the city proper and $2,600 within the metropolitan area. The median monthly cost for independent living in the state of North Carolina is around $2,600 as well.

 

Learn More About Durham, NC

 

Cost of Living

 

The total household expenses associated with living in Durham are rated 12 points below the national average. Grocery and other essential costs are also rated below 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 Grocery Clothing
88 84 91 87 89 94

 

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
$65,493 per year $45,584 per year $54,390 per year $31,352 per year $46,035 per year $2,973 per year $834 per month

 

 

Local Hospitals

 

The top hospitals that service Durham include:

Duke Regional Hospital

  • Facility type: governmental, short-term acute care
  • Bed count: 350+
  • Specialties: emergency department, ICU, joint replacement

Duke University Hospital

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

 

 

Weather and Climate

 

Durham has a humid subtropical climate, meaning the city has four distinct seasons. Summers tend to be hot and humid, and thunderstorms are common. During winter, temperatures are usually cool but not extremely cold, and abundant snowfall is rare. Durham’s average humidity level is 67%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at about 73%.

 

Seasonal Temperatures

January Average January Maximum January Minimum
39°F 49°F 28°F

 

July Average July Maximum July Minimum
79°F 89°F 70°F

 

Air Quality

  • Relative Air Quality Index: 81

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 age Percent of population over 65 Population Population Density Average Household Size
35.4 11.3% 265,200 2,384.1 per square mile 2.4

 

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)
0.3% 5.3% 39.3% 14.1% <0.1% 2.9% 38.9%

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

 

LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

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

  • Non-discrimination laws in Durham: 0/30
  • Overall inclusivity: 69/100

 

2016 Presidential Election Results for Durham County

Democratic Republican Other
78.9% 18.5% 2.6%

 

 

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

 

Part of central North Carolina’s “Research Triangle,” Durham stays vibrant thanks to the two major universities that influence much of the city’s modern culture and economy. But this is more than a college town — Durham’s role in the early civil rights movement, along with its roots in the tobacco industry, are reflected throughout the city’s museums, parks, and sports teams.

The American Tobacco Historic, a former tobacco factory complex converted into restaurants and event venues, helps anchor the city’s revitalized downtown area, along with the Durham Performing Arts Center and Durham Bulls Athletic Park for baseball. Only a few blocks away, the dining spots and boutique shops in the repurposed tobacco warehouses of Brightleaf Square are a go-to destination for both locals and tourists. Other downtown highlights are the Museum of Durham History — where you can learn about the Hayti neighborhood and other examples of African American prosperity in Durham — and the Carolina Theatre, which hosts concerts and film festivals throughout the year. The area around the campus of Duke University, a couple miles west of downtown, includes the Nasher Museum of Art and the gorgeous Sarah P. Duke Gardens, a 55-acre park with walking paths weaving throughout manicured lawns, pristine flower beds, wooded areas, and a large koi pond.

If you’re looking for outdoor excursions and activities, you’ll have plenty of options around Durham. Eno River State Park features hiking trails, campgrounds, and opportunities for fishing and canoeing. West Point on the Eno is a riverside park with trails and an amphitheater, as well as a historical center with well-preserved structures like an 1800s mill and farm house now open to the public. Running more than 20 miles along an abandoned railroad track through the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area, the American Tobacco Trail provides a paved trail open to walkers, cyclists, rollerbladers, and wheelchair users. The Museum of Life and Science, with interactive exhibits both inside and outside, attracts curious visitors of all ages.

 

Transportation

Transportation in Durham is available via the city’s public transit system GoDurham, which provides bus routes with stops throughout the city. GoDurham offers free service for seniors along with ACCESS, a paratransit program for accessible, door-to-door transportation. GoTriangle is the public transportation service for the Research Triangle region encompassing Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Cary. Operated by Amtrak, the Carolinean is a commuter train running between Charlotte and New York with a stop in downtown Durham.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in North Carolina

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