Raleigh Durham (NC) Senior Living Communities

The area known as Raleigh-Durham (along with Chapel Hill) is called the Research Triangle, though each city operates independently. This area enjoys an abundance of cultural attractions, world-class health care and a relatively low cost of living. Before searching for Raleigh-Durham senior living options, see what else this area has to offer.

The Raleigh area is often called the “Smithsonian of the South” because it offers 30 free attractions including the Gregg Museum of Art, the African-American Cultural Complex, Raulston Arboretum, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, North Carolina Museum of Art and the Raleigh City Museum among others.

Outdoor activities in Durham abound. The Duke Forest is a 7,060-acre with hiking, biking, horseback riding, and fishing. Walk or bike on the 22-mile American Tobacco Trail that starts in downtown Durham. The 391-acre Little River Park sits on historic land with remnants of the past including old barns and houses. You’ll also find historic landmarks accompanying, 15 miles of trails for hiking and biking and plenty of bird watching.

Durham cultural attractions include the Museum of Life and Science, Carolina Theater, Nasher Museum of Art at Duke, American Tobacco Amphitheater, and the Durham Performing Arts Center among others.

Both cities enjoy a relatively low cost of living—5% below the national average. Raleigh-Durham senior living options need to be divided as they are different. A one-bedroom in a Raleigh assisted living facility averages $4,463 a month, while the same for Durham averages just $3,100 a month. A private room in a Raleigh nursing home averages $201 a day versus $212 a day in Durham.

Because of the area’s universities, there is an abundance of quality healthcare facilities including Duke University Health System, UNC Health Care, WakeMed, plus a number of private hospitals and medical centers.


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