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Senior housing types near Shelby, NC

  • Summit Hills

    Summit Hills

    100 Summit Hills Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (12)
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    Summit Hills is a luxury continuing care retirement community in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Located on 50 acres and just minutes from downtown Spartanburg, our private gated community offers a lifestyle that is second to none. Members enjoy beautiful accommodations, industry-leading Care Services,...

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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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  • Pinecrest

    Pinecrest

    915 29th Ave NE, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • HarborChase of Riverwalk NOW OPEN

    HarborChase of Riverwalk NOW OPEN

    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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  • Greenway Square Retirement Community (Opening Late 2021)

    Greenway Square Retirement Community (Opening Late 2021)

    2230 Orson Drive, Indian Land, SC 29707
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    Greenway Square, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on Orson Drive in Indian Land. We look forward to opening brand new late 2021! Greenway Square will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your retirement....

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  • MerryWood on Park

    MerryWood on Park

    3600 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
    (41)
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    Located in the heart of Charlotte, Myers Park and Dilworth neighborhoods.

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  • Poplar Grove Apartments

    Poplar Grove Apartments

    421 N Poplar Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
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    Senior 62+, Market and Section 8 Property Some rent is based on income. Floor Plan Studio, 1 Bath | 426 Sq. Ft. 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath | 502 Sq. Ft. 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath | 587 Sq. Ft. Amenities and Features Appliances Included Laundry Facilities Newly Renovated Utilities Included

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  • The Manor

    The Manor

    12940 Dorman Rd, Pineville, NC 28134
    (4)
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    About The Manor Active 55+ Independent Senior Living Community The Manor is an Active 55+ Independent Senior Living Community in Pineville, NC! The Manor is designed for an independent senior who values lifestyle choices, community amenities & plenty of activities to keep you busy! All services &...

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  • The Dorchester South

    The Dorchester South

    12930 Dorman Rd, Pineville, NC 28134
    (20)
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    About The Dorchester Active 55+ Independent Senior Living Community The Dorchester is an Active 55+ Independent Senior Living Community in Pineville, NC! The Dorchester is designed for an independent senior who values lifestyle choices, community amenities & plenty of activities to keep you busy!...

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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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  • Overture Cotswold 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture Cotswold 55+ Apartment Homes

    4830 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
    (2)
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    Description of Overture Cotswold 55+ Apartment Homes - conveniently located in Charlotte, North Carolina At Overture Cotswold 55+ Apartment Homes we have a wide variety of community features. Pets such as dogs and cats are permitted in private quarters. Our community conveniently offers both...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture Providence 55+ Apartment Homes

    6805 Walnut Branch Lane, 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat Company

    Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat Company

    1566 Old Mill Rd, Hendersonville, NC 28792
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    UNDER CONSTRUCTION, AVAILABLE 5/1/2020. These are 12+ month leases, and age restricted at 55 years of age or greater. If you're a very active senior who is... * Just looking for a place for a year, while you explore Western North Carolina while you shop for a house? * Seeking to downsize, simplify...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills

    Pacifica Senior Living Heritage Hills

    3200 Heritage Circle, Hendersonville, NC 28791
    (70)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community (Opening Summer 2020)

    Maple Brook Terrace Retirement Community (Opening Summer 2020)

    150 Verdin Rd, Greenville, SC 29607
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    NOW OPEN August, 2020 Maple Brook Terrace is the NEW Premier All-Inclusive Independent Living Retirement Community in the Upstate of South Carolina. As an all-inclusive community we offer many amenities and activities that you are sure to appreciate and enjoy. Maple Brook Terrace offers 24/7...

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  • Cascades Verdae

    Cascades Verdae

    10 Fountainview Terrace, Greenville, SC 29607
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    Cascades Verdae is a luxury continuing care retirement community in Greenville, South Carolina. Located on 40 acres and just minutes from downtown Greenville, our private gated community offers a lifestyle that is second to none. Members enjoy beautiful accommodations, industry-leading Care Services...

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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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  • 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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  • Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

    Harmony at Reynolds Mountain

    41 Cobblers Way, Asheville, NC 28804
    (12)
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Legacy of Anderson

    The Legacy of Anderson

    3501 North Highway 81, Anderson, SC 29621
    (11)
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    Come visit the 'best kept secret' in retirement living in the greater Greenville area. Affordable retirement living with all the trimmings...you'll find it at The Legacy. Everything about The Legacy is designed to make you feel right at home...the gracious common areas, the friendly service, the...

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  • Summit Place

    Summit Place

    107 Perpetual Square Drive, Anderson, SC 29621
    (20)
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    Live the good life at Summit Place, where desired amenities and world-class services excite our residents and provide a rewarding, enriching lifestyle. Our caring and professional staff provides a helping hand for residents who may appreciate assistance with activities of daily living. You can be...

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  • Brookdale Anderson

    Brookdale Anderson

    311 Simpson Road, Anderson, SC 29621
    (24)
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    Brookdale Anderson is a luxurious senior living community offering a wide range of senior services in Anderson, South Carolina. Our campus sits on 12 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering residents a peaceful and tranquil retirement experience. Just minutes from major...

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  • Lakeview Retirement Community (Opening Winter 2021)

    Lakeview Retirement Community (Opening Winter 2021)

    2134 N Lake Drive, Columbia, SC 29212
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    Lakeview, the luxurious Resort Lifestyle Community, is currently under construction on Lake Drive in Columbia. We look forward to opening brand new during the Winter of 2021! Lakeview will offer all of the comforts and conveniences of modern-day living that allow you to enjoy your retirement....

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  • Harmony at Columbia

    Harmony at Columbia

    2300 Clemson Rd, Columbia, SC 29229
    (9)
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    The Harmony at Columbia located in Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina expanded in July 2018, becoming a continuum of care community offering Independent options to our community, complimenting our Assisted Living for seniors looking to help them with their daily needs. Columbia has much to...

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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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  • 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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  • The Waterford at Columbia

    The Waterford at Columbia

    9370 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223
    (20)
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    Experience the utmost in Southern hospitality at The Waterford at Columbia. Our desired amenities and convenient services welcome residents to live a vibrant lifestyle that encourages independence with innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Independent Living...

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  • Belvedere Commons of Seneca

    Belvedere Commons of Seneca

    515 Benton Street, Seneca, SC 29672
    (12)
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    At Belvedere Commons of Seneca, you can live the life you want to. Enjoy the convenience of restaurant-style dining, a wealth of life enrichment activities and the freedom to explore your interests. Beautiful Lake Keowee, the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beaches and great weather set the...

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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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  • Deepwood Estates

    Deepwood Estates

    203 Old Chapin Road, Lexington, SC 29072
    (34)
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    Deepwood Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Just minutes from the scenic shores of Lake Murray, you'll fall in love with our comfortable facilities, beautiful grounds and stunning views. Residents appreciate the convenience of being so close to the...

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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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  • Jenni-Lynn

    Jenni-Lynn

    915 Hook Ave., West Columbia, SC 29169
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    Jenni Lynn Assisted Living and Independent Living has been serving Seniors for over 30 years. We are located off Hwy 378 in West Columbia, 1 mile from Lexington Medical Hospital. We offer a wide array of services, amenities and activities that keep our resident healthy and safe, while providing...

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  • The Village at Southlake

    The Village at Southlake

    123 Gibson Road, Lexington, SC 29072
    (25)
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    The Village at Southlake is a senior community located in Lexington, South Carolina, in Lexington County, which offers superlative independent living. From the second you first enter the community you'll know there is something special about The Village at Southlake, from the care free atmosphere to...

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  • Forest Pines

    Forest Pines

    1720 Devonshire Drive, Columbia, SC 29204
    (15)
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    Forest Pines provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated just outside of Columbia's downtown, you'll enjoy our beautiful grounds and facilities while enjoying all of the convenience and culture of the state's capitol. We're just minutes away from shopping,...

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  • Merrill Gardens at Columbia (Opening Summer 2020)

    Merrill Gardens at Columbia (Opening Summer 2020)

    2205 Gregg St, Columbia, SC 29201
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    Merrill Gardens at Columbia is a new senior living community offering independent living and memory care. We are located next to Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies, one mile from the State House and downtown. We offer luxury senior living in the heart of revitalized BullStreet District. This...

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Shelby, North Carolina

Independent Living

For those who desire to live primarily without assistance but wish for the benefit of having housekeeping handled by professionalls, an Independent Living Community could be the perfect fit. Residents may continue to use their free time as they wish while their food is cooked by a professionall chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and recreational activities are organized and scheduled. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and interests. Typically comprised of a private living area and a full kitchen, these communities offer residences with many of the amenities of apartment life but without the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and there will be more time to spend with them with the basic maintenance of daily chores out of the way. While policies vary between locations, many residences allow pets as well. If residents decide they would like to enlist the services of independent medical professionalls, they always have the option. There are an assortment of advantages and costs to consider while choosing an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these services are covered in your service plan: internet access, cable TV, laundry, transportation, Waiting list deposit, utilities, parking, and private phone. The luxuries associated with independent living include fitness center & swimming pool, laundry service, game/TV room, private rental hall, transportation, concierge services, security guards, and golf course.

Cost of Living

The location in which a care community is located might have a large influence on the price of care. Cost of living is a major factor in deciding which location is the best fit for you or your loved one's needs. The rent burden for Shelby is about 16.1% of the average monthly income. Monthly, the median price of rent in Shelby is $719 and the median home value in Shelby is around $117,202.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total city population, 45.4% are male and 54.6% are female. The median age of Shelby is 39 years old. In terms of education, 31.9% have a high-school diploma, 21.8% have a college degree, and 8.5% have a graduate degree. In Shelby, 8.7% of the people are veterans. Demographically, Shelby is 56.0% white, 4.9% Hispanic, 2.0% other or not specified, 0.0% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.7% Asian, 1.3% mixed race, and 39.9% black. Out of the total population of Shelby, 28.0% live in poverty, 17.4% have some form of disability, 15.9% do not have health insurance, and 9.2% are widowed. Shelby has a population density of 346 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of North Carolina

North Carolina is ranked 18th in quality of life and 30th in healthcare. In terms of resources, North Carolina has a cost of living index of 94.0, a grocery index rating of 96.6, and a housing index rating of 83.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The natural beauty of North Carolina is ranked 36th in the nation. The state of North Carolina has 123 hospitals and 236 health centers, providing care to a population of 10,497,679. Memorial Mission Hospital And Asheville Surgery Ce, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, and The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.

Social demographics of the state

The median age in the state is 39, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55. In the most recent presidential election, 50% of North Carolina residents voted Republican and 46% voted Democrat. The state of North Carolina ranks 20th in the country for diversity. 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.

State-wide weather information

During the summer, the average temperature in North Carolina is around 76F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in North Carolina drops to around 41F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 62F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 19F during the month of January. On average, the humidity rating for North Carolina is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 77%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 9.06 inches. On average, the state receives 4.20 inches of precipitation a month. On average, North Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 36.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 45.3 AQI. 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 dragon's mouth orchid, bitternut hickory, Atlantic white cedar, and redbud. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the red wolf, the gray bats, the nine-banded armadillo, or the gray and red foxes. The state animal of North Carolina is the the squirrel.