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The Lodge at Wake Forest

1151 South Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587

4.0
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Lodge at Wake Forest has been voted "Best of the Best" in senior living for 7 years in a row. We are managed by Holiday Retirement, who pioneered Independent Living in 1971. The Lodge offers everything our residents need under one roof: billiard and game room, chapel, beauty salon, library,...

Brookdale Wake Forest

611 Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587

4.0
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

You want to keep living your best life, and our community in the quaint college town of Wake Forest, North Carolina can help you do just that. Our beautifully landscaped campus is located near shopping, restaurants, and physicians’ offices, and we offer assisted living and memory care for our...

Cadence at Wake Forest

3218 Heritage Trade Dr, Wake Forest, NC 27587

1.0
(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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
(31 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...

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...

Whispering Pines

7501 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

4.6
(29 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

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Cost of independent living in Wake Forest, 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
  • $3,575
    Wake Forest, NC
  • $4,047
    Cary, NC
  • $3,304
    Wake Forest, 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
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Wake Forest, North Carolina

Independent Living

If you would benefit from the peace of mind of having housekeeping and chores managed while living life at your own pace, consider an Independent Living Community. Frequent needs such as the scheduling of social activities and meal planning are taken care of, which permits occupants more opportunities to live active lives as they see fit. 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. 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 differ between communities, numerous residences allow pets as well. If residents decide they would like to employ the services of private medical professionalls, they always have the option. There are an assortment of advantages and costs to keep in mind while deciding on an independent living community. It is important to determine if these amenities are covered in your plan: meals, field trips, transportation, Waiting list deposit, wellness program, private phone, housekeeping, and move-in fee. The benefits and amenities that pertain to independent living include transportation, private rental hall, restaurant-style dining hall, beauty salon & barber shop, security guards, golf course, game/TV room, and community activities.

Cost of Living

The location where a senior care community is located will have a major impact on the cost of care. Cost of living can be a major influence in selecting which community is the best fit for you or your loved one. The rent burden for Wake Forest is about 17.6% of the average monthly income. Per month, the median price of rent in Wake Forest is about $1,552 per month and the median price of a house in Wake Forest is around $277,588.

Demographics and Values

Of the population of Wake Forest 16.0% have a high-school diploma, 54.7% have a college degree, and 18.0% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Wake Forest is 4.1% mixed race, 0.9% other or not specified, 78.9% white, 14.5% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.8% Hispanic, 0.1% Native American, and 1.5% Asian. Out of the total population of Wake Forest, 3.8% do not have health insurance, 69.5% participate in the labor force, 7.5% have some form of disability, and 3.7% are widows. Out of the total city population, 47.7% are male and 52.3% are female. The median age of Wake Forest is 36 years old. In Wake Forest, 8.4% of the people are veterans of the United States military. The total population of Wake Forest consists of 42,269 people. Wake Forest has a population density of 995 people per square mile.

State Information

An overview of North Carolina

There are 123 general hospitals and 236 health centers that provide care for 10,497,679 North Carolina residents. 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. In terms of personal well-being, North Carolina ranks 30th in healthcare and 18th in quality of life compared to other states. Residents of North Carolina enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 36th in the United States. 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.

Social demographics of the state

The state has a median age of 39 and 29% of its population being over the age of 55. The state of North Carolina ranks 20th in the country for diversity. In terms of religion, 39% of North Carolina residents attend religious services among the 15,737 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-19%, and Historically Black Protestant-12%. In North Carolina there are 635 masonic lodges. During the latest presidential election, 50% voted for the Republican candidate while 46% voted for the Democratic candidate.

State-wide weather information

The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 9.06 inches of precipitation a month. The average monthly precipitation for the state of North Carolina is around 4.20 inches. The average temperature in the winter falls 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. 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. The average low summer temperature is around 53F in the month of June. 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. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of August. 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 Atlantic white cedar, redbud, dragon’s mouth orchid, and yellow poplar. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the amberjack, the gray bats, the gray and red foxes, or the bobcat. The state animal of North Carolina is the the squirrel.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in North Carolina

Waltonwood Lake Boone, Overture Cary -Now Open! and Spring Arbor of Wilson are the top rated independent living facilities near Wake Forest, North Carolina. See full list of communities.

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