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

  • Sorted through 27 communities using our unique methodology
  • Spent over 19 hours researching assisted living communities in Durham
  • Read more than 210 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 13 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 Durham is $4,050, which is higher than the state average of $3,800 and lower than the national average of $4,300.

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Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina Drumm-Boyd
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)

Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Durham, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 27 communities in the Durham area. Trusted Communities’s team of researchers spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Durham 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.

Abbotswood at Stonehenge
1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments
Assisted Living, Independent Living, Respite
Assisted Living: $3,950, Independent Living: $3,950
Residents feel truly at home in this senior community. One reviewer claims, "Abbotswood at Stonehenge has been my residence since August 2019 … The staff and other residents act like family. The employees have a record of longevity and their attitude is so friendly and helpful from the top down. Many activities are offered for a variety of interests."
What Residents are Saying:
The inclusive environment of Abbotswood at Stonehenge fosters social engagement among independent and assisted living residents. This pet-friendly Kisco Senior Living community is conveniently situated on North Carolina Highway 50 in North Raleigh, close to Brennan Station Shopping Mall and minutes away from multiple health care facilities. Its 10-acre campus features two park-like courtyards. The two-level apartment complex houses a multipurpose room for exercise classes, Wii games, lectures, religious services and other engaging activities that promote The Art of Living Well. Residents are welcome to use the fitness center, club room, library, bistro and salon/barbershop. Multiple assisted living service options support different lifestyle choices, and on-site rehabilitation therapy services may be arranged. Housekeeping services may be provided weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. AL residents also benefit from wellness assessments, balance and mobility programs and flexible dining plans.
4.59 out of 5 stars
(33) Reviews
7900 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh, NC 27613
Atria Southpoint Walk
Brighton Gardens of Raleigh
Brookdale Durham
Brookdale Meadowmont
Calyx Living of Durham
Carillon Assisted Living of Durham
Carolina Reserve of Durham
Croasdaile Village
Durham Regent
Eno Pointe Assisted Living
LiveWell at Hope Valley
The Addison

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.

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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