The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Durham, NC

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Durham is in the research triangle of North Carolina, where three research universities are located: Duke, North Carolina State and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. This makes the city a national leader in health care and medical research. Approximately 317,000 people live in Durham, with 13% aged 65 and older. Durham Central Park, Bennett Place and Sarah P. Duke Gardens are outdoor places for individuals of all ages to explore. Seniors will also find groups like the Super Seniors, which provides regular gatherings and events for those 60 and older.

According to Genworth's Cost of Care survey in 2019, an assisted living facility costs around $5,563 in Durham, which is approximately $1,500 more per month than the national average. Homemaker services cost $4,290 per month for both Durham and the nation, while adult day care costs $1,896 per month in Durham as compared to the national average of $1,625. A home health aide in Durham costs $4,481 per month, just slightly higher than the national average of $4,385. In spite of these numbers, the overall cost of living index in Durham is 95, which is lower than the national cost-of-living average of 100. This may make Durham an affordable city to retire in when compared with other large U.S. cities.

Check out our top 10 list of assisted living facilities in Durham to help you decide which one works best for your needs. 

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Durham

Brookdale Chapel Hill

Address: 2230 Farmington Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone Number: (919) 346-3751

Brookdale Chapel Hill is located on the southwest side of Durham and is convenient to Interstate 40 and multiple eateries. A quiet residential community, Brookdale offers a beautifully landscaped garden and courtyard, 24-hour security and an expansive library for those who enjoy reading. All common areas are fully enclosed, so that residents may explore safely on their own. We've included this facility on our list due to its excellent dining experience and special attention for those who require memory care. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio Apartments, Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 3.5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 57

Brookdale Meadowmont

Address: 100 Lanark Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Phone Number: (919) 335-6346

Brookdale Meadowmont residents who enjoy the outdoors will appreciate the easy access to the North Carolina Botanical Gardens, the Mason Farm Biological Reserve and the UNC Finley Gold Club. The facility itself provides a host of activities, including game nights, fitness classes, line dancing, movie matinees and off-site excursions to the surrounding area. Brookdale Meadowmont also has a therapy room, WiFi access throughout the facility, a community room and a fireside living room for reading and entertaining on cold days. We've included this facility on our top 10 due to the community atmosphere and abundant social activities. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 4.5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 45

Brookdale Durham

Address: 4434 Ben Franklin Boulevard, Durham, NC 27704
Phone Number: (919) 335-6579

Located north of downtown Durham, Brookdale Durham is minutes from Duke Regional Hospital and many eating and shopping venues. The facility is dedicated to seniors who wish to maintain their independence while still receiving assistance for daily tasks. Levels of care can be adjusted easily over time as needed, so that residents can transition from independent care to memory care in familiar surroundings with friends close by. The community is pet-friendly and boasts a large library, a beauty and barbershop and an expansive garden and courtyard for those who enjoy being outdoors. Brookdale Durham is a top 10 facility in Durham due to its luxurious rooms and excellent care. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: 119

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 55

Atria Southpoint Walk

Address: 5705 Fayetteville Road, Durham, NC 27713 
Phone Number: (919) 666-2624

Atria Southpoint Walk is one of our top 10 facilities in Durham due to its attention to detail and excellent amenities. Situated just seconds from Woodlakes's lake, the community's location makes it easy for seniors to enjoy the outdoors. It's also conveniently located across the street from Duke Urgent Care South for those who need emergency medical care. Its busy event calendar, landscaped courtyard, on-site woodworking shop, fitness center and library make Atria Southpoint Walk an excellent place for seniors to live. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $5596 per month
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Detached Homes 
Number of Beds: 95

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 95

Croasdaile Village

Address: 2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway, Durham, NC 27705
Phone Number: (919) 384-2000

Croasdaile Village is located on 100 acres of land in northwest Durham on what used to be a dairy farm. The rolling green landscape, beautiful views and small bodies of water make Croasdaile Village feel like a small town rather than an assisted living community. Residents can enjoy plenty of manicured walking paths, a private lake, scheduled activities and fitness classes and easy access to musical performances and productions in downtown Durham. We've included Croasdaile Village on our top 10 because of its wellness center that boasts a large swimming pool, hot tub and spa to help seniors stay fit and active. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Condos; Detached Homes 
Number of Beds: 30

  • Average Stars: 3.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 63

Carillon Assisted Living of Durham

Address: 4713 Garrett Road, Raleigh, NC 27707
Phone Number: (919) 600-7701

Carillon Assisted Living lies between Durham and Chapel Hill with easy access to Durham-Chapel Hill Boulevard. The area has plenty of thrift stores, markets, shops and eateries for those who like to browse and for the family when they come to visit. The home has a beautifully landscaped yard and provides excellent care to those who need assistance with daily living, including meals, housekeeping and medical management. Carillon Assisted Living is in our top 10 because it has an excellent memory care program for all stages of Alzheimer's and other related conditions. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio Apartments 
Number of Beds: Not Listed

  • Average Stars: 2.6
  • Number of Reviews: 350

Carolina Reserve of Durham

Address: 4523 Hope Valley Road, Durham, NC 27707
Phone Number: (919) 709-2924

Carolina Reserve is located in a beautiful residential area in southwest Durham. Its quiet location provides a sense of community and features an on-site barber and hairdresser and an expansive front porch with rocking chairs for those who like to socialize. The facility also coordinates multiple activities each day to keep residents engaged and happy,  including fitness classes, hobby clubs, movie nights and a dining room for shared hot meals cooked fresh daily. The facility is also pet-friendly for those who want to bring their cat or dog.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: 60

  • Average Stars: 4.8
  • Number of Reviews: 18

Eno Point Assisted Living

Address: 5600 North Roxboro Road, Durham, NC 27712
Phone Number: (919) 479-5652

Dedicated to providing quality care to its residents, Eno Pointe Assisted Living offers long-term care, including memory care in a loving and caring environment. The facility is minutes from Duke Hospital, UNC Healthcare and  WakeMed for those who need ongoing care or urgent medical attention. Staff is available 24-hours a day, and there are daily housekeeping and laundry services as well as assistance with dressing and transportation. Scheduled activities are posted on the community calendar and include events such as group trivia, snack bingo, crafts and coffee gatherings.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Not Listed
Number of Beds: 147

  • Average Stars: 2.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 97

Durham Ridge Assisted Living 

Address: 3420 Wake Forrest Highway, Durham, NC 27703
Phone Number: (919) 596-9464

Durham Ridge is located along the Wake Forest Highway, east of downtown Durham in a quiet residential area. The facility specializes in Alzheimer's and dementia care and offers a loving and caring environment for all seniors who need help with daily living at any level. The community has big bedrooms, a comfortable living room complete with a reading nook and a spacious dining room that accommodates residents and their guests. Durham Ridge is on our top 10 list due to its calm and peaceful atmosphere, beautiful scenery and excellent dining. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 142

  • Average Stars: 2.4
  • Number of Reviews: 71

LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates

Address: 6720 Pauline Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Phone Number: (919) 719-9127

Located in a private residential community just minutes north of Chapel Hill, LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates is just minutes from Interstate 40 and has easy access to supermarkets, pharmacies and many other shops and restaurants. Residents at LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates can choose from many different lifestyle activities, including gardening, music, creative writing, photography and pet therapy. We've included this LiveWell community in our top 10 list because it customizes its programs to suit each resident. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $5,500 
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites; Shared Living Housing 
Number of Beds: 6

  • Average Stars: 5 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 24

Learn More About Assisted Living in Durham

Durham offers plenty of beautiful scenery, excellent medical care and convenient access to shopping, dining and cultural events. Seniors who choose to retire in the area have many assisted living options to choose from depending on the level of care and type of facility they are looking for. 

Learn more about paying for assisted living in Durham, North Carolina here.