The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Raleigh, NC

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Raleigh, known as the City of Oaks, has an abundance of recreational and cultural activities for seniors, who make up 11.2% of the population. Nature enthusiasts can explore over 180 miles of greenway trails or take in the natural beauty of two nearby state parks. The Carolina Hurricanes call Raleigh home, and North Carolina State University has collegiate football, soccer and basketball teams for sports fans to follow. There are art, history and natural science museums, and Raleigh prides itself on having the most music in the state where anything from bluegrass to symphonies can be enjoyed.  Raleigh's weather is pleasant throughout the year, with average monthly temperatures ranging from about 50 to 90 degrees, although summers can be hot and humid. 

The monthly cost of homemaker and home health aide services in Raleigh is slightly lower than the national averages at $4,004 and $4,195  respectively, compared to the national averages of $4,290 and $4,385. Assisted living costs an average of $5,325 in the city, which is higher than the U.S. average of $4,051. 

See our list below of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Raleigh. 

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Raleigh

Sunrise at North Hill

Address: 615 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone Number: (888) 434-4648
Website: https://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/care-services/assisted-living.aspx

Sunrise at North Hill is centrally located and offers a few unique amenities, including a physical therapy room and putting green. The community provides monthly wellness visits, and residents are assigned a designated care manager who helps design individualized programs focusing on health for the mind, body and spirit. Activities include discussion groups, gardening opportunities, inspirational readings, walking clubs, Bible study, and outings to restaurants, shops and movie theaters are frequent. Sunrise has community pets, and residents are invited to bring their own furry friends. 

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

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 134 

Cadence North Raleigh

Address: 5219 Old Wake Forest Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone Number: (919) 876-6316
Website: https://cadencenorthcarolina.com/our-locations/cadence-north-raleigh/

Seniors looking for a more intimate environment will find it in the boutique style of the 60 rooms in Cadence North Raleigh, surrounded by serene gardens and outdoor spaces. Though the facility is small, a full spectrum of programs is run by trained staff. Their unique In-Tune Fitness program includes gentle yoga, chair yoga, dance, balance, tai chi, cardio fitness and strength training. There are movie nights in the on-site theater, book clubs, lecture series, arts and crafts workshops, meditation classes and excursions to museums, cultural attractions and travel clubs. 

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Not Listed
Number of Beds: 60
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 23

Waltonwood Lake Boone

Address: 3550 Horton Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone Number: (919-569-5775
Website: https://www.waltonwood.com/senior-living/nc/raleigh/waltonwood-lake-boone/our-community

This modern facility with high ceilings and crown moldings was newly opened in 2019. Located near several museums and with access to House Creek Greenway Trail, the facility offers courtesy transportation to nearby shops, restaurants, places of worship and medical appointments. Amenities include a movie theater, fitness rooms with European health and fitness equipment, a craft room, computer stations and a billiards room. Some of the facilities unique programs include a garden club and a travel club. Waltonwood Lake Boone is pet-friendly. 

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

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 3

Sunrise At Raleigh

Address: 4801 Edwards Mill Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone Number: (919) 787-0777
Website: https://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/communities/sunrise-of-raleigh/overview.aspx

Sunrise at Raleigh ranked in our top 10 facilities list because of their commitment to family involvement in residential care.  Family members are encouraged to participate in the extensive activities program and meetings scheduled regularly between residents, staff and family members. The activities program is so robust that nearby universities send interns to Sunrise to learn about active aging. The philosophy of programming at Sunrise is to live with purpose, and its activities center around artistry, learning, generosity, reflection, melody and action.  A couple of their unique activities include a math club and an anticipation club, and residents can also enjoy holiday celebrations. The facility is located a short walk to Crabtree Valley Mall and is less than 15 minutes from the international airport. 

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

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 104

Magnolia Glen

Address: 5301 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
Phone Number: (919) 841-4747
Website: https://www.kiscoseniorliving.com/senior-living/nc/raleigh/magnolia-glen/

For seniors who enjoy the tranquility of wide-open green spaces, Magnolia Glen provides it. Situated on 12 wooded acres beside the 26-acre Brookhaven Nature Park, the lodge-like surroundings give residents room to breathe. Birdwatching and hikes in the adjoining woods are popular pastimes  for nature lovers. Magnolia Glen is located only a mile from The Crabtree Valley Mall, and five minutes from the North Carolina Museum of Art and the Rex Hospital, a medical park. The facility made our top 10 list for its Art of Living Well program and for it's interactive room planning online. 

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

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 73 

Bright Horizon Senior Care Home

Address: 1405 Falls Church Road, Raleigh, NC 27609
Phone Number: (919) 852-3918
Website: https://brighthorizoncare.com/

Some seniors may prefer a smaller, more intimate place to live, in which case Bright Horizon Senior Care Home may be a good solution. One staff member for every three people results in personalized care and a homey atmosphere. Staff are highly qualified, and on-site medical visits are arranged for residents. The full-time activity coordinator has organized an exercise program and lots of activities tailored to meet residents' needs. The lush patio in the backyard is a great place to spend quality time with family and friends.

Starting Monthly Costs: Not listed
Room Types: Individual Suites and One Shared Accommodation Suite
Number of Beds: 6
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 25

Brookdale Wake Forest

Address: 611 South Brooks Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone Number: (919) 335-6831
Websitehttps://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-wake-forest.html?cid=yext

Some seniors may not want the bustle of a big city but still want the proximity to the services and attractions. Brookdale Wake Forest, a beautifully landscaped facility with a courtyard, garden and large porch for outdoor enjoyment, is in the smaller community of Wake Forest, just a stone's throw away from Raleigh. Residents will notice the small town feel as they browse the weekly farmers market, play a round at the nearby golf club or enjoy some bluegrass at the Magnolia Roots Music Lounge. The facility has a well-stocked library, a restaurant-style dining room, a community kitchen and a beauty and barbershop. Brookdale Wake Forest is a pet-friendly community. 

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

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 37

Spring Arbor of Raleigh

Address: 1810 New Hope Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
Phone Number: (919) 250-0255
Website: https://www.springarborliving.com/apartments/nc/raleigh/spring-arbor-of-raleigh/index.aspx

A cozy front porch adorned with rocking chairs is the first thing you'll notice at Spring Arbor of Raleigh, and the inviting spaces continue throughout and around the facility.  Walking paths, a gazebo, a sunroom, an aviary and fish tanks contribute to the homey atmosphere. Scheduled transportation is available for appointments, shopping, devotional services and regularly organized outings to community events. Residents can enjoy activities like cookie decorating, board games and Friday nights at the movies with popcorn. The community has a partnership with the North Carolina Food Bank so opportunities to help others are easy to find. Spring Arbor is located close to two major highways making family visits easier. 

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

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 52

Falls River Village

Address: 1110 Falls River Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27614
Phone Number: (919) 805-3113
Website: https://www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/north-carolina/falls-river-village/

The abundance of activities available at Falls River Village landed it a spot on our top 10 list. There's no time for boredom when residents can participate in book, poetry and writing clubs, nightly current events discussions, flower arranging classes, jazzercise, yoga and zumba classes and choir practice. Beautiful spaces in the facility include a sunroom, gallery, library and courtyard. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,365
Room Types: One-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 61 

Morningside of Raleigh

Address: 801 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone Number: (919) 828-5557
Website: https://www.fivestarseniorliving.com/communities/nc/raleigh/morningside-of-raleigh

Morningside of Raleigh is situated in the midst of everything that is amazing in Raleigh. Next to Cameron Village with fine shopping and eateries, North Carolina State University with concerts and educational opportunities, historic government buildings, the Rex Hospital and the State Fair Grounds, residents don't have to go far to find entertainment and educational opportunities. The facility features contemporary decor and a homelike environment in which to participate in a multitude of activities based on the Lifestyle 360 program,  focusing on physical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional and social development. Physical, occupational and speech therapy are also available on-site. 

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,950
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites; Shared Suites 
Number of Beds: Not Listed 
Reviews: 

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 62

Learn More About Assisted Living in Raleigh

Raleigh offers a variety of assisted living options for seniors, each of them with their own unique characteristics. Small, family-like settings may appeal to some, while others will enjoy being in the midst of the busy city. Nature lovers will enjoy the more rustic, country-like settings. If you'd like to know more about assisted living in Raleigh and how to pay for it, check out our guide