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In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Chapel Hill area, our team of researchers:

  • Sorted through 42 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 14 hours researching assisted living communities in Chapel Hill
  • Read more than 80 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 9 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Chapel Hill is $5,563, which is considerably higher than the state average of $4,000 and the national average of $4,051.

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Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Chapel Hill, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 42 communities in the Chapel Hill area. Trusted Communities spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Chapel Hill area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

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Carolina Meadows
1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Detached Homes
Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing
Not Listed
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Carlolina Meadows is nonprofit facility that offers comprehensive continuing care services to its seniors and is able to accommodate residents' evolving needs in a luxurious, resort-like environment. In the assisted living and memory care wing, residents have their own community library, beauty salon, fitness center and lecture hall. The lively restaurant-style dining hall's delicious food attracts residents from throughout the facility, and snacks and varying meal options are available at five additional dining venues throughout the campus.
What Residents are Saying:
Visitors appreciate the luxurious feel, with one reviewer saying, "It is an elegant and well-developed community with lots of facilities. They have four excellent restaurants, a club bar, a tennis court, and a golf course. It is the best one I have seen. It is as though it is a small country club resort. Everything about it is first class."
4.58 out of 5 stars
(85) Reviews
100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill, NC 53990
LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates
Brookdale Meadowmont
LiveWell at Governors Club
The Stratford
Atria Southpoint Walk
Carolina Reserve of Durham
Carillon Assisted Living of Durham
Chatham Ridge Assisted Living

Our Methodology

It’s not what we research, but the way we research that makes stand out. We start by identifying problems and challenges in the senior care industry by gaining insight from conversations with industry professionals, older adults, and those that care for them. Next, our research team led by industry experts apply our data-driven research techniques to understand the magnitude of the challenge and how to overcome it. Finally, we present our findings in easy-to-understand guides and studies and share our actionable results with influencers and caregivers, as well as the general public.

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Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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