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There are a total of 617 senior housing options in North Carolina. Some people may refer to them as North Carolina senior apartments or North Carolina 55+ apartments while others may think of them as North Carolina senior living communities. Costs for senior housing vary in North Carolina, depending on how luxurious the apartment complex / senior community is, as well as what area the apartments are located in. Senior living complexes in North Carolina may include both independent living apartments without any additional services, as well as assisted living apartments that help North Carolina residents with daily living activities. There are both low-income or income based and other apartments for seniors in North Carolina. Older adult apartments in North Carolina may also be part of larger North Carolina continuing care facilities. Many senior living apartments in North Carolina are pet friendly. If you are wondering, how do I find senior apartments near me in North Carolina, please use our North Carolina senior housing locator above or browse by city / county below.

North Carolina Senior Apartments

While far from the biggest state in the country, North Carolina surprisingly falls within the Top 10 for the most populated states in America and is a popular destination for senior housing. North Carolina is an underrated intellectual community as its Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill produce three fantastic universities and aspiring minds. Senior living in North Carolina connects retirees with the opportunity to challenge their minds once again as well as enjoy spectacular college basketball with Duke University and North Carolina University.

North Carolina has variable elevations. Parts of the state exist at sea level on the coast while other sections reach as high as 6,684 feet. The state is home to Mount Mitchell, the highest point in the United States east of the Mississippi river.

Senior apartments in North Carolina are not only located in the academia hub of the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill hub but also along the more than 300 miles of coastline as well as near Mount Mitchell. The state capital of Charlotte is also renowned for its banking center, the second largest in America only behind New York City. In North Carolina, older adults are able to find senior apartments in more of a coast setting as well as rural, mountainous terrain.

North Carolina Senior Apartment Living on Fixed Income

Senior living facilities in North Carolina are moderately priced. The average senior apartment or condo in North Carolina goes for $2,200 per month, right at the national average. Affordable senior housing in North Carolina can drop to as low as $1,400 per month, which is reasonable, and the most expensive senior housing complexes can reach prices of $4,000 per month.

Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte and Greenville rank among the best cities in North Carolina for senior housing. Meanwhile, the communities of Concord, Wilmington, Cary, Durham and Chapel Hill make the cut for the 5 Most Affordable Places to Live in North Carolina and are great places to find affordable senior apartments.

Features of Senior Apartments for Rent in North Carolina

The Old North State offers four distinct seasons and your classic Southern hospitality. While the climate can get quite humid, there are several benefits to senior living in the south, with North Carolina being one of the prime destinations for seniors in the region.

Senior housing for rent in North Carolina features several different amenities. Even some of the cheaper options will get you quality access to a number of extra features! Your typical senior housing complex in North Carolina provides a community laundry facility, fitness center, pool or spa, events center/activity room and lounge. All of these on-site locations are a terrific place to relax and meet new friends!

Your average North Carolina senior housing complex is also pet-friendly (though check with management for extra costs or restrictions regarding pets) as well as provides high-speed internet. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, as new 55 and over residents quickly get settled in.

Safety and security are two other reasons that seniors often move to independent living communities exclusive to 55+ or 62+ seniors in North Carolina, because the complexes often deliver private parking, gated entrances, security cameras as well as security staff personnel. You and your personal belongings will be safe here! provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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