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  • Pinecrest

    Pinecrest

    915 29th Avenue, Hickory, NC 28601
    (39)
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    Pinecrest provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. You'll be instantly charmed by our peaceful, rural setting that's just a short drive from Charlotte, Asheville, Blowing Rock and Boone. Residents enjoy the convenience of being close to all the entertainment, dining...

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  • Atria Lake Norman

    Atria Lake Norman

    140 Carriage Club Drive, Mooresville, NC 28117
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    Located just west of downtown Mooresville, Atria Lake Norman is a vibrant community designed to help older people enjoy the benefits of an active lifestyle – and experience greater well-being. This inviting residence offers a selection of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, most with a full...

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  • Shads Landing

    Shads Landing

    9131 Benfield Road, Charlotte, NC 28269
    (18)
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    Shads Landing provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built upon ten-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a large pond at the center, Shads Landing offers you all the convenience of Charlotte with a lovely park-like setting to call their own. Yet we're...

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  • Oak Park Retirement

    Oak Park Retirement

    548 White Oaks Drive, Salisbury, NC 28147
    (16)
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    We believe that Oak Park Retirement is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Oak Park Retirement, our management teams live on-site, and are...

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  • MerryWood on Park

    MerryWood on Park

    3600 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
    (40)
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    Located in the heart of Charlotte, Myers Park and Dilworth neighborhoods.

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  • Crescent Heights

    Crescent Heights

    240 Branchview Drive Northeast, Concord, NC 28025
    (22)
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    Crescent Heights provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. You'll be delighted with the rich history of downtown Concord, a charming little area just to the northeast of Charlotte. With mild winters and warm summers, you'll be free to enjoy all the sites and...

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  • Brookdale Charlotte East

    Brookdale Charlotte East

    6053 Wilora Lake Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
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    Aging well can mean living well, especially with the resort-style amenities available at our community. Start your days strolling through expansive courtyards and along flower-lined walking paths, perhaps stop at the wellness center and then enjoy a stage play at the on-site theater. Or maybe you’d...

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  • Overture Cotswold 55+ Apartment Homes (NOW OPEN)

    Overture Cotswold 55+ Apartment Homes (NOW OPEN)

    4830 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
    (2)
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    Upscale Living Meets Charlotte's Charm - Carefree, Maintenance-free, 55+ Apartment Homes Welcome to an entirely new world of luxury, style, and new found freedom. Overture Cotswold is the perfect place to find a 55+ apartment for rent in Charlotte, NC. Live the carefree lifestyle you’ve always...

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  • LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

    LaurelHurst & LaurelWoods

    1064 West Mills St., Columbus, NC 28722
    (8)
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    Experience lodge-like living while soaking up gorgeous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at LaurelHurst. From thoughtfully designed one- and two-bedroom floor plans to the world-class services and myriad recreational and social opportunities, residents may just find that we have thought of...

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  • Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

    Brookdale Carriage Club Providence

    5800 Old Providence Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
    (59)
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    Care Today, Care Tomorrow If you’re ready to exchange the burden of things like cooking, cleaning and laundry for a community that offers exciting activities and events, custom care that meets your specific needs and amenities and services that resemble life at a destination resort rather than a...

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  • Carmel Place

    Carmel Place

    5512 Carmel Road, Charlotte, NC 28226
    (49)
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    Carmel Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Conveniently located in South Charlotte near some of the city's best shopping, dining and healthcare, you'll enjoy living in our beautiful and peaceful community. You'll wish you called us home sooner. Our...

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  • The Manor

    The Manor

    12940 Dorman Rd, Pineville, NC 28134
    (4)
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    The Manor is our newest community on our campus. We are a family owned company that opened our first senior living community in 1995. Our resident satisfaction surveys consistently rate resident satisfaction above 9 (out of 10). We have over 300 residents and know them by name, we strive every day...

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  • The Dorchester South

    The Dorchester South

    12930 Dorman Rd, Pineville, NC 28134
    (20)
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    The Dorchester is an affordable independent senior living community located in Charlotte, NC. We are a family owned company that opened our first senior living community in 1995. The Dorchester offers 1- and 2-bedroom apartments that are spacious, bright and welcoming. All floorplans are single...

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  • Willow Grove

    Willow Grove

    10043 Idlewild Road, Matthews, NC 28105
    (35)
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    Willow Grove provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Our hometown of Matthews is a largely residential community that is warm, friendly and safe. Between our quaint downtown and network of charming parks, there's plenty to see and do right here in town. Our...

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  • Summit Hills Retirement Community

    Summit Hills Retirement Community

    100 Summit Hills Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (12)
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    Welcome to Summit Hills - a residential retirement community surrounded by the southern charm of upstate South Carolina. It’s everything you’ve dreamed of for your later years and enjoying the ultimate retirement lifestyle. You will find our community is designed for your needs today as well as the...

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  • Chandler Place Independent Living

    Chandler Place Independent Living

    745 Dilworth Lane, Rock Hill, SC 29732
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    Welcome to Chandler Place. Our newly constructed apartment homes provide a distinctive combination of service and independence which enables you to make choices and enjoy life. With a choice of one or two bedroom apartments, you may select the option that best meets your needs. Your apartment home...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

    Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn

    1705 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (85)
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    Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Skylyn, an award-winning full-service luxury senior apartment community located in beautiful Spartanburg, SC. Our senior apartments and well-landscaped neighborhood offer luxurious care, peace of mind, and maximum comfort tailored to the needs of each resident. We...

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  • Bella Vista

    Bella Vista

    55 Piney Mountain Drive, Asheville, NC 28805
    (29)
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    We believe that Bella Vista Independent Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Bella Vista Independent Living, our management teams...

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  • Overture Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

    6805 Walnut Branch Lne, Charlotte, NC 28277
    (2)
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    Welcome to Overture Providence, your premiere 55+ active adult living destination. Here, you will discover beautifully designed apartment homes, one-of-a-kind services and over 12,000 square feet of resort-inspired amenities. We offer everything you’ll need to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle;...

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  • Brookdale Hendersonville East

    Brookdale Hendersonville East

    2601 Chimney Rock Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (36)
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    Freedom to Live Your Life Nestled in the culturally-rich city of Asheville, North Carolina, there is a beautiful independent living community just waiting to welcome you home. You can trade in the burdens of things like cooking, cleaning and laundry for a retirement rich in deep friendships and...

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  • HarborChase of Riverwalk (Opening Dec 2019)

    HarborChase of Riverwalk (Opening Dec 2019)

    749 Dunkins Ferry Rd, Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (1)
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    HarborChase of Riverwalk Conveniently located close to the unique dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities of the distinctive Riverwalk community, HarborChase of Riverwalk is a seamless combination of timeless elegance, modern conveniences and Southern hospitality. Here, you'll happily...

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  • Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

    Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

    41 Cobblers Way, Asheville, NC 28804
    (11)
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    Nestled in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, The Crossings at Reynolds Mountain has 172 units, with 90 Independent Living apartments, 58 Assisted Living apartments and 24 Secured Assisted apartments. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well...

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  • Creekside Terrace

    Creekside Terrace

    3895 Old Vineyard Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104
    (24)
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    Creekside Terrace provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located near Winston-Salem, you'll love the elegant grace of our facility and all that the community has to offer. We're conveniently close to shopping, world-class medical facilities, vineyards, golfing and...

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  • Dogwood Retirement

    602 Brookside Camp Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    (6)
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    Dogwood Retirement is an affordable independent living community located in Hendersonville, NC. We provide three meals a day, housekeeping and laundry service. Come by and see us and find out how your retirement can be affordable and comfortable.

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  • Heritage Woods

    Heritage Woods

    3812 Forrestgate Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
    (16)
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    Heritage Woods is a full service rental retirement community in Winston Salem, North Carolina offering monthly rentals for Independent and Assisted Living. Beautifully landscaped on six acres, the community is private and yet accessible to area Hospitals, Hanes Mall, physicians' offices and historic...

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  • Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills

    Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills

    3200 Heritage Circle, Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (69)
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    Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills. Welcome to Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills, the #1 retirement living community in Hendersonville. Our senior living community offers a full spectrum of independent living and memory care services administered by a specifically trained, caring...

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  • Forsyth Court

    Forsyth Court

    2945 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106
    (36)
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    Welcome to Forsyth Court, an independent senior living community with compassionate staff and friendly neighbors. Boasting amenities and services, it's easy to picture what your life will be like here with us. As a resident, you'll enjoy a spacious studio, one-, or two-bedroom apartment suite...

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  • Arbor Ridge at Stanleyville

    Arbor Ridge at Stanleyville

    350 Arbor View Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27105
    (25)
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    Arbor Ridge at Stanleyville, in North Winston-Salem, NC, is the newest option in retirement living — offering an independent lifestyle with the in-house personal home care assistance you or your loved one may need to maintain that independence! Located on 12 beautiful acres, our community is...

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  • Brookdale Bristol

    Brookdale Bristol

    1 Liberty Place, Bristol, VA 24201
    (5)
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    Customized Care Plans Moving into an independent and assisted living community may not be a simple decision, but when you meet our friendly team here in Bristol, Virginia, you may find yourself quickly falling in love with the idea. Nestled on a scenic hill overlooking the city, you can admire...

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  • Arbor Ridge at Kernersville

    Arbor Ridge at Kernersville

    1237 Masten Dr, Kernersville, NC 27284
    (11)
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    All the independence you desire, and all the on-site assisted services you need or one day might need. Private studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments in a beautiful modern setting. Our on-site home care agency provides peace of mind that we can accommodate your changing needs as you age in...

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  • Haywood Estates

    Haywood Estates

    1180 Haywood Road, Greenville, SC 29615
    (53)
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    Haywood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built upon the picturesque, rural landscape of the Blue Ridge foothills, you'll enjoy strolling along our paths and appreciate the scenic views that await you at every vista. Residents also love the...

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  • Harmony at Five Forks

    Harmony at Five Forks

    345 Five Forks Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29681
    (6)
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    Situated in Simpsonville, South Carolina, Harmony at Five Forks has 176 units, with 100 Independent Living apartments, 48 Assisted Living apartments and 28 Memory Care apartments. The community provides warm, attractive apartments on a conveniently located, well landscaped campus. The community is...

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  • The Stratford

    The Stratford

    1573 Skeet Club Road, High Point, NC 27265
    (19)
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    The Stratford provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated in a quiet, residential community on beautiful landscaped grounds in North High Point, you'll love coming home to The Stratford. We're close to exciting shops, top-rated healthcare, golfing and a...

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  • Westminster

    Westminster

    11 East Augusta Place, Greenville, SC 29605
    (25)
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    Westminster provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within the Appalachian foothills in the peaceful town of Greenville, you'll love our community's friendly, small-town feel and big-city conveniences. We're just minutes from great restaurants, shopping and...

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  • Quillen Manor Assisted Living and Villas

    Quillen Manor Assisted Living and Villas

    709 Quillen Ave, Fountain Inn, SC 29644
    (9)
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    Located in Fountain Inn, Greenville County, South Carolina, Quillen Manor is an assisted living community for seniors that also provides memory care for residents with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer's disease. The community is nestled in a quiet, rural area, surrounded by trees that help...

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  • Heritage Greens

    Heritage Greens

    801 Meadowood St, Greensboro, NC 27409
    (4)
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    Enjoy carefree retirement living at its best. At Heritage Greens, we offer a full-service solution for Greensboro's mature adults. Our independent living, VerraSpringSM assisted living residence, and The ArboretumSM for Alzheimer's care, feature a wide variety of apartment sizes and floor plans to...

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  • Harmony at Greensboro (Opening Spring 2020)

    Harmony at Greensboro (Opening Spring 2020)

    3420 Whitehurst Rd, Greensboro, NC 27410
    (2)
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    Now Accepting Deposits Welcome to Harmony at Greensboro! Visit our new sales office to select the apartment of your choice that includes beautiful granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Our senior living community is located in the heart of Greensboro, a short drive to downtown,...

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  • Carolina Estates

    Carolina Estates

    4434 Old Battleground Road, Greensboro, NC 27410
    (28)
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    We believe that Carolina Estates is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Carolina Estates, our management teams live on-site, and are...

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  • The Willows of Easley

    The Willows of Easley

    105 Willow Place, Easley, SC 29640
    (15)
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    The Willows of Easley is more than a place to call home—it's a way of life. Find fulfillment and enjoyment in a vibrant, welcoming community with exceptional care and support. Enjoy a book in the lounge, relax on the patio or visit local attractions. Everything you need is right here. If you’re...

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  • Abbotswood At Irving Park

    Abbotswood At Irving Park

    3504 Flint St, Greensboro, NC 27405
    (1)
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    The peaceful atmosphere with exquisite gardens and mature landscaping is ideal to enjoy your favorite pastime, such as reading a book under a shade tree, relaxing in the courtyard or enjoying an outdoor lunch with friends in the picnic area. There are perennial and annual gardens, and a community...

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  • Henderson Care Center

    125 Henderson Circle, Forest City, NC 28043
    (5)
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    Henderson Care Center is an assisted living community located in the quaint little town of Forest City, NC. We like to consider our community to be a bit different from others because we have a full schedule of activities that keep residents vibrant and healthy. Forest City is the ideal location for...

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  • Senior Villages

    1705 Queen City Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208
    (13)
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    Senior Villages has the perfect mix of comfort and affordability, if you are looking for an independent living apartment Senior Villages is conveniently located near shopping, the library, the YMCA, Uptown Charlotte, major interstates, and the airport. Our activities include resident get together...

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  • The Heritage of Cedar Rock

    191 Crestview Drive, Mocksville, NC 27028
    (4)
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    The Heritage of Cedar Rock in Mocksville NC is proud to present a wonderful assisted living community. Our gorgeous floor plans and restaurant styled dining will delight your family members as they enjoy safety and independence in their golden years. Our dedicated staff of professionals will attend...

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  • Maple Oak Apartments

    818 Oak Street, Kingsport, TN 37660
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    The Maple Oak Apartments is a senior housing community located in the center of Kingsport, Tennessee in Sullivan, Hawkins and Washington counties. Sports fans enjoy the close proximity to Hunter Wright Stadium. Enjoy a bright spring or summer day watching the Kingsport Mets play. The beautifully...

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  • Clinton Presbyterian Community

    801 Musgrove Street, Clinton, SC 29325
    (2)
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    Clinton Presbyterian Community is an assisted living community located in Clinton, SC. Clinton, which is located in Laurens County, is a small town with park-like grounds and mature trees, and home to about 8,500 people. Clinton has a few local shops and stores where residents can enjoy going to run...

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  • Burton Plaza Apartments

    122 Burton Rd, Rogersville, TN 37857
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    Burton Plaza Apartments, in Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, is a beautiful two story community for seniors (specifically, disabled or residents 62 years or older). It is seated in an historic area of Tennessee, so is perfect for the avid history buff. Burton Plaza, in Hopkins County, is...

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  • Overture Greenville (Opening Early 2020)

    52 Market Point Dr, Greenville, SC 29607
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  • Dogwood Crossing

    Dogwood Crossing

    520 Deer Run Ln, Tazewell, VA 24651
    (1)
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  • Madison Saints Paradise South

    1821 Bishop Madison Ln, Charlotte, NC 28216
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  • Poplar Grove Apartments

    421 N Poplar Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
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Granite Falls, North Carolina

Independent Living

Independent Living Communities provide seniors with a nice balance between an independent lifestyle and not having to concern themselves with the maintenance of basic tasks and chores. Basic tasks such as meal planning and housekeeping are handled by staff and a calendar of recreational and leisure activities is provided, allowing residents an opportunity to use their time as they see fit, free from daily responsibilities. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and backgrounds. Typically comprised of a private living area and a full kitchen, these communities offer homes with many of the amenities of apartment life but without the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and more time can be spent with them with the basic maintenance of daily chores out of the way. While policies differ between locations, many residences allow pets as well. If medical or nursing support is desired, residents may always utilize the services of private health care professionals. There are an assortment of advantages and expenditures to balance when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are covered in your care plan: cable TV, initial assessment fee, meals, private phone, parking, field trips, wellness program, and laundry. The luxuries that pertain to independent living include laundry service, restaurant-style dining hall, golf course, beauty salon & barber shop, concierge services, healthcare center, fitness center & swimming pool, and security guards.

Cost of Living

The total cost of care for a community is determined by the destination in which it is located. The rent burden for Granite Falls is around 14.7% of the average monthly income. Granite Falls has a median home value of around $140,648 and the median cost of rent is around $833 per month per month.

Demographics and Values

In terms of education, 22.0% have a high-school diploma, 23.8% have a college degree, and 8.9% have a graduate degree. In Granite Falls, 16.0% live in poverty, 8.2% are widowed, 61.7% participate in the labor force, and 14.3% do not have health insurance. Racially, the population of Granite Falls is 4.0% Hispanic, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 2.9% other or not specified, 0.1% Native American, 0.6% mixed race, 2.2% black, 91.1% white, and 3.1% Asian. Based on gender, 49.6% are male and 50.4% are female. The median age of Granite Falls is 39 years old. In Granite Falls, 7.4% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Currently, the population of Granite Falls consists of 4,659 people. Granite Falls has a population density of 343 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of North Carolina

There are 123 hospitals and 236 health centers that service a population of 10,497,679. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Memorial Mission Hospital And Asheville Surgery Ce, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, and The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital. The state of North Carolina has a cost of living index of 94.0 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.6 and a housing index rating of 83.1. Based on natural beauty, North Carolina ranks 36th in the nation. Overall, North Carolina ranks 18th in quality of life and 30th in healthcare compared to other US states.

Social demographics of the state

In North Carolina, 39% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 15,737 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-19%, and Historically Black Protestant-12%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In North Carolina there are 635 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 50% of North Carolina residents voted Republican and 46% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, North Carolina ranks 20th in the nation. The median age in the state is 39, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 9.06 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.20 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the humidity rating for North Carolina is around 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of August. The average air quality index rating in North Carolina is 36.0 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of April with a rating of 45.3 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in North Carolina is around 76°F. The average high summer temperature is around 92°F in the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in North Carolina drops to around 41°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 62°F during the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 19°F in the month of January. While residents of North Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in North Carolina can include hurricanes, floods, and and earthquakes (moderate).

Wildlife to be found in North Carolina

The state of North Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of yellow trout lily, bitternut hickory, winged elm, and yellow passionflower. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the red wolf, the gray and red foxes, the groundhog, or the the american black bear. The state animal of North Carolina is the the squirrel.