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  • Brookdale North Raleigh

    Brookdale North Raleigh

    1200 Carlos Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609
    (36)
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    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 the...

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  • Atria Oakridge

    Atria Oakridge

    10810 Sandy Oak Lane, Raleigh, NC 27614
    (19)
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    Atria Oakridge offers residents a lively social atmosphere while taking care of the housekeeping, cooking, and even transportation. Whether escaping with a good book on our patio or cheering on your favorite team in our sports lounge, your time is truly yours. We offer educational and cultural...

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  • The Aspens at Bedford Falls

    The Aspens at Bedford Falls

    1580 Dunn Rd., Raleigh, NC 27614
    (1)
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    Life at Aspens We believe that the aging process doesn’t mean we should stop enjoying ourselves. That’s why we focus on bringing residents together with activities like group wellness classes, social events and more – all designed to make the move to senior living the beginning of a new chapter, not...

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  • The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation

    The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation

    12800 Spruce Tree Way, Raleigh, NC 27614
    (24)
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    The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. The Gardens at Wakefield Plantation 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...

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  • Whispering Pines

    Whispering Pines

    7501 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615
    (27)
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    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 residents...

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  • Magnolia Glen

    Magnolia Glen

    5301 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
    (28)
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    Scheduled for completion in Fall 2002, Magnolia Glen is a full-service rental senior living community. Nestled on 12 wooded acres, this state-of-the-art retirement community will offer independent and assisted living in a beautiful park-like setting. Choose from patio homes or spacious apartments...

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  • The Lodge at Wake Forest

    The Lodge at Wake Forest

    1151 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
    (13)
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    The Lodge at Wake Forest provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Built among the gently rolling hills of North Carolina, you'll be charmed by Wake Forest — a historic village with a bustling downtown. The area features wooded parks to stroll through, nearby...

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  • Overture Crabtree 55+ Apartment Homes  - (NOW OPEN)

    Overture Crabtree 55+ Apartment Homes - (NOW OPEN)

    4408 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612
    (5)
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    Welcome to Overture Crabtree, a place to rediscover yourself (and your retirement), in the comfort of a community designed with you in mind. We give you the means to live an active and fulfilled life; you create the experience. With access to an abundance of unique and convenient amenities that...

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  • Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

    Independence Village of Olde Raleigh

    3113 Charles B. Root Wynd, Raleigh, NC 27612
    (56)
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    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 of...

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  • Capital Oaks Retirement Resort

    Capital Oaks Retirement Resort

    6498 Ray Road, Raleigh, NC 27613
    (28)
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    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 Freedom...

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  • Abbotswood at Stonehenge

    Abbotswood at Stonehenge

    7900 Creedmoor Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613
    (15)
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    Life at Abbotswood at Stonehenge is comfortable and convenient with all the pleasures of home and none of the responsibilities. Whatever your interests and desire for activity, you are free to enjoy the company of friends at community social events, participate in educational enrichment programs and...

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  • Overture Centennial (Opening Early 2020)

    Overture Centennial (Opening Early 2020)

    600 Bilyeu St, Raleigh, NC 27606
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    Under construction, opening Early 2020- Welcome to Overture Centennial, a place to rediscover yourself (and your retirement), in the comfort of a community designed with you in mind. We give you the means to live an active and fulfilled life; you create the experience. With access to an abundance of...

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  • Jordan Oaks

    Jordan Oaks

    10820 Penny Road, Cary, NC 27518
    (33)
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    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 safest...

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  • Preston Pointe

    Preston Pointe

    1995 NW Cary Pkwy, Morrisville, NC 27560
    (5)
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    Preston Pointe is the perfect mix of upscale senior living and Southern charm. Our philosophy of always making you feel welcomed, valued and at home in a friendly and luxurious space sets us apart from other retirement communities in the research triangle. We offer the best characteristics of owning...

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  • The Reserve at Mills Farm (Now accepting reservations - Opening Early 2020)

    The Reserve at Mills Farm (Now accepting reservations - Opening Early 2020)

    2030 Laura Duncan Rd, Apex, NC 27523
    (1)
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    NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS--OPENING EARLY 2020! Sales Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm Saturday: 10 am - 2 pm Sunday: 1 pm - 3 pm Appointments also available You will need to enter from Pine Plaza instead of Laura Duncan Road. Southern Hospitality—21st Century Style! Our residents...

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  • Cambridge Village of Apex

    Cambridge Village of Apex

    10000 Cambridge Village Loop, Apex, NC 27502
    (63)
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    Holistic Wellness At Cambridge Village. We think seniors are looking for more than bingo and ice cream socials. While safety, security, nutrition and socialization still rank the highest in terms of importance, what really can be said for the quality of life in most senior living settings? Today,...

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  • Bartlett Reserve

    Bartlett Reserve

    300 Meredith Drive, Durham, NC 27713
    (36)
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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...

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  • Atria Southpoint Walk

    Atria Southpoint Walk

    5705 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713
    (17)
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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...

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  • Durham Regent

    Durham Regent

    3007 Pickett Road, Durham, NC 27705
    (37)
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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 nearby....

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  • Emerald Pond

    Emerald Pond

    205 Emerald Pond Lane, Durham, NC 27705
    (46)
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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 Town...

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  • Landing at Parkwood

    Landing at Parkwood

    1730 Parkwood Boulevard, Wilson, NC 27893
    (2)
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    Parkwood Village and The Landing is where luxury and small town charm meet. It is located in the heart of Wilson, North Carolina. From a caring, dedicated support team to a broad range of services and amenities, Parkwood Village and The Landing provide you with the lifestyle you want and a place you...

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  • Twin Rivers Senior Independent Living

    Twin Rivers Senior Independent Living

    25 Rectory Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
    (4)
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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...

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  • Bayberry Retirement Inn

    Bayberry Retirement Inn

    2002 Woodland Ave, Sanford, NC 27330
    (4)
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    Bayberry Retirement Inn offers a cozy homelike atmosphere. From the moment you enter Bayberry you feel the welcome warmth of home. Friendly and caring staff members, who know your name and needs, are available to assist you 24/7/365. At Bayberry we keep it simple. One low monthly rate includes ALL...

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  • Village Lake Inn

    Village Lake Inn

    219 Village Lake Road, Siler City, NC 27344
    (6)
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    Beautiful new Village Lake Inn is located in pastoral Siler City, close to Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Asheboro, and Sanford. We offer affordable independent senior living, all for one low monthly rate. Our building is brand new, built in 2011, and our current staff has over 30 years combined experience...

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  • Heritage Place

    Heritage Place

    325 N Cool Spring St, Fayetteville, NC 28301
    (15)
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    Southern charm, friendships and a carefree lifestyle abound at Heritage Place. Nestled in the heart of Fayetteville’s Downtown Historic District, you and your fellow residents are just steps from the Cape Fear Botanical Garden, centuries-old cathedrals, and convenient shops and services. Ensuring...

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  • Home Place of Burlington

    Home Place of Burlington

    118 Alamance Road, Burlington, NC 27215
    (1)
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    Homeplace of Burlington is centrally located between Raleigh and Winston-Salem in Burlington, North Carolina. Our community is two miles north of I-85/40 close to downtown, shopping and 3.5 miles from Alamance Regional Medical Center. Upon entering our community our comfortable interior, friendly...

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  • Cedar Ridge

    Cedar Ridge

    2680 S. Mebane St., Burlington, NC 27215
    (15)
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    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...

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  • Autumn Summers | Greenville

    Autumn Summers | Greenville

    2244 Brookville Dr, A, Greenville, NC 27834
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    Autumn Summers is a 55+ leisure living community with a mission to engage, enrich, and nurture the health and spirits of the active seniors in our care. Our essence in précis is to establish private retirement villages providing an integrated network of concierge, security and well-being services...

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  • Bayberry Retirement Inn

    Bayberry Retirement Inn

    111 Wicker Ct, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
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    Bayberry Retirement Inn offers a cozy homelike atmosphere. From the moment you enter Bayberry you feel the welcome warmth of home. Friendly and caring staff members, who know your name and needs, are available to assist you 24/7/365. At Bayberry we keep it simple. One low monthly rate includes ALL...

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  • Southern Pines

    Southern Pines

    205 SE Service Road, Southern Pines, NC 28387
    (11)
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    At Southern Pines Gracious Retirement Living, 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 +pour coffee at mealtime and take time to get to know each of...

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  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House

    Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House

    1111 N Main St, Danville, VA 24541
    (1)
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    Commonwealth Senior Living at Stratford House has long been the area’s premier choice for retirement living and is now even better. Offering the choice of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, our residents live comfortably in the beauty of this historic building. Our community has recently been...

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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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  • 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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  • 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
    (1)
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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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  • Wesley Pines

    Wesley Pines

    1000 Wesley Pines Rd, Lumberton, NC 28358
    866-223-3192 for a local advisor

    Wesley Pines is managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company. Life Care Services ranked highest in customer satisfaction in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Study and achieved the highest score in all seven study factors: resident services and activities; community staff; food and beverage; new...

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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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  • Bayberry Retirement Inn

    Bayberry Retirement Inn

    511 Carolyn Ct, Eden, NC 27288
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    Bayberry Retirement Inn offers a cozy homelike atmosphere. From the moment you enter Bayberry you feel the welcome warmth of home. Friendly and caring staff members, who know your name and needs, are available to assist you 24/7/365. At Bayberry we keep it simple. One low monthly rate includes ALL...

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  • Courtyards at Berne Village

    Courtyards at Berne Village

    2701 Amhurst Drive, New Bern, NC 28562
    (31)
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    Living at Courtyards at Berne Village means being a part of an active, vibrant community. Enjoy delicious all-inclusive dining, a wealth of social activities and the freedom to explore your interests. There are countless opportunities to connect, grow and live up to your full potential. If you’re...

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  • McCarthy Court

    1321 McCarthy Boulevard, New Bern, NC 28562
    (1)
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    When you are ready to relax, come home to McCarthy Court, your retreat from it all. McCarthy Court apartment homes make life easy. From maintenance-free living to a full activities calendar, every day feels like a vacation at McCarthy Court. Our friendly, caring staff brings more than 50 years of...

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  • Hickory Hill Retirement Community

    Hickory Hill Retirement Community

    900 Cary Shop Rd, Burkeville, VA 23922
    (4)
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    Do you have a loved one that needs special care? Are you beside yourself not knowing what to do? Is this a time when you are faced with a decision that you and your family find it hard to make? Hickory Hill living is located on the south side of Virgina and provides for the elderly and gives them a...

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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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  • Autumn Summers Raleigh

    223 S West St, Ste 900, Raleigh, NC 27603
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  • Veranda at Whitted School

    200 East Umstead Street, Durham, NC 27707
    (4)
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  • Autumn Summers Rocky Mount

    285 NE Main St, Rocky Mount, NC 27801
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  • Mt. Gilead Independent Senior Living

    100 Roosevelt St, Mount Gilead, NC 27306
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Knightdale, North Carolina

Independent Living

For those who wish to live primarily without assistance but wish for the advantage of having chores and housekeeping handled by professionals, an Independent Living Community may be the perfect choice. Seniors may continue to live their lives as they wish while their meals are prepared by a professional chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and social activities are scheduled and organized. 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 interests. Residents' quarters consist of a private living space with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering opportunities to socialize with guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies vary between communities, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. If residents decide they would like to enlist the services of independent health care providers, they may always do so. There are a number of expenditures and advantages to balance while deciding on an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are covered in the plan: private phone, transportation, utilities, field trips, move-in fee, parking, initial assessment fee, and laundry. The amenities associated with independent living include concierge services, security guards, laundry service, private rental hall, healthcare center, transportation, beauty salon & barber shop, and community activities.

Cost of Living

The location in which a senior care community is located will have a major effect on the price of care. Cost of living is a big influence in selecting which facility works for you or your loved one's needs. The median home value in Knightdale is about $177,638 and the median price for rent is around $1,291 per month a month. The rent burden for Knightdale is around 18.4% of the average person's monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Knightdale 42.2% have a college degree, 13.1% have a graduate degree, and 17.4% have a high-school diploma. Knightdale has a population density of 892 people per square mile. Currently, the population of Knightdale consists of 15,849 people. In Knightdale, 7.5% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Based on gender, 45.8% are male and 54.2% are female. The median age of Knightdale is 37 years old. Demographically, Knightdale is 6.0% other or not specified, 35.9% black, 0.1% Native American, 49.8% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.1% Asian, 15.4% Hispanic, and 4.1% mixed race. In Knightdale, 5.2% live in poverty, 74.3% participate in the labor force, 4.9% consider themselves widows, and 10.4% do not have health insurance.

State Information

An overview of North Carolina

Residents of North Carolina enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 36th in the United States. Out of a national average of 100, North Carolina has a cost of living index rating of 94, a grocery index rating of 97, and a housing index rating of 83. Overall, North Carolina ranks 18th out of all states in quality of life and 30th in healthcare. There are 123 general hospitals and 236 health centers that provide care for 10,497,679 North Carolina residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in North Carolina are Memorial Mission Hospital And Asheville Surgery Ce, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, and The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital.

Social demographics of the state

Thirty-nine percent of North Carolina residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 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 North Carolina, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. 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.

State-wide weather information

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. North Carolina experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of August. The average temperature in the winter falls 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. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 76°F. The average high summer temperature is around 92°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53°F during the month of June. The average monthly precipitation for the state of North Carolina is around 4.20 inches. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 9.06 inches. 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 passionflower, atlantic white cedar, yellow poplar, and dwarf crested iris. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the gray bats, the the american black bear, the red wolf, or the groundhog. The state animal of North Carolina is the the squirrel.