Nicknamed the Gate City for its historic railways connecting it to most major North Carolina cities and other areas of the northeast, Greensboro also offers seniors easy access to the dreamy Blue Ridge Mountains and stunning Atlantic Coast beaches. Within the city itself, seniors can explore an array of exciting cuisine in the redeveloped, walkable downtown and peruse the three-story shopping mall at the bustling Four Seasons Town Centre. Over 100 performing artists visit each year for the city’s famed Eastern Music Festival, and there’s also a local professional opera and symphony. Additionally, history and outdoor enthusiasts alike can appreciate the Guilford Courthouse National Military Park’s battleground, forest, 18th-century farm and reflective space.
With approximately 295,000 residents, 13.3% of whom are aged 65 and older, Greensboro is the third most populous city in the state. Along with its many cultural attractions, seniors benefit from the city’s diverse community, low cost of living and highly skilled medical care available at the nationally ranked Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. For those interested in exploring the many affordable assisted living options within the area, we’ve compiled a list of our top 10 Greensboro facilities.
Brighton Gardens of Greensboro
1208 New Garden Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410
We selected this assisted living and memory care facility for our list of Greensboro’s top 10 for its lush, manicured grounds filled with blooming flowers and plants that do justice to its name. Additionally, Brighton Gardens of Greensboro’s serene outdoor living spaces include a front porch with stately columns and a well-furnished patio. Inside, the pet-friendly facility has an elegant, open lobby with calming, neutral colors and a beautiful fireplace. Residents receive weekly laundry services, monthly wellness visits and delicious daily meals served in the shared fine dining hall and private dining room.
Morningview at Irving Park
3200 N. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27408
Offering assisted living and Montessori-based memory care, Morningview at Irving Park is a pet-friendly facility that keeps residents stimulated and engaged by encouraging them to learn new skills and participate in their favorite hobbies. The holistic Lifestyle360 activities program includes gardening, pet therapy, intergenerational activities and religious services. The restaurant-style dining hall offers all-day, anytime service, and residents can also prepare meals in their own kitchenettes. Transportation services are available as well as a professional on-site beauty salon.
Carriage House Senior Living Community
3896 N. Elm St.
Greensboro, NC 27455
Carriage House Senior Living Community is conveniently located in the Lake Jeanette area, close to Friendly Shopping Center and The Barn Dinner Theater. The facility’s Five Star dining program was designed by professional chef Brad Miller and offers delicious, well-balanced meals with accommodations for special diets. Along with assisted living, the community has a secure Bridge to Rediscovery memory care residence with special programming for seniors with Alzheimer’s and dementia. All residents can enjoy use of the the on-site movie theater, beauty salon and scheduled transportation services.
Brookdale Northwest Greensboro
5801 Old Oak Ridge Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410
We selected Brookdale Northwest Greensboro for our list of Greensboro’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its southern charm and cozy, homelike feel combined with a plethora of amenities. There’s an on-site pharmacy and a beauty salon to assist with residents’ personal needs, and entertainment can be found in the arts and crafts studio, well-stocked library and cozy shared living room with a piano for live music performances. Outside, the manicured grounds are complete with paved walking paths and a quaint front porch lined with rocking chairs. Residents can choose from six spacious apartment floor plans and enjoy meals in the community dining hall or casual bistro.
Brookdale Lawndale Park
4400 Lawndale Dr.
Greensboro, NC 27455
Brookdale Lawndale Park’s stately red brick building with white columns offers residents and guests a high level of eye-pleasing curb appeal. Surrounding the facility, comfortable rocking chairs face the attractive ground’s impressive landscaping that includes a peaceful courtyard and garden. Inside, there’s an elegant living room with a beautiful fireplace and a dining hall with warm, inviting wood floors. Residents can shop in the on-site general store, peruse the books in the well-stocked library, attend to their health in the wellness center and treat themselves in the beauty salon.
801 Meadowood St.
Greensboro, NC 27409
Located just 10 minutes from Starmount Forest Country Club, Heritage Greens has provided high-quality independent and assisted living services to seniors for over 30 years. The large building is surrounded by well-manicured grounds with winding walking paths, and residents enjoy frequent social events, housekeeping and transportation services. Staff members here work hard to give residents an exceptional dining experience with flavorful, healthy meals and varying menus.
Abbotswood at Irving Park
3504 Flint St.
Greensboro, NC 27405
Abbotswood at Irving Park is set in an attractive, Colonial-stye building nestled on a quiet, wooded street minutes from the scenic Buffalo Lake. The friendly, caring staff strives to create a family-like community for the facility’s numerous independent living, assisted living and memory care residents. Three on-site dining options include the restaurant-style fine dining hall serving healthy, chef-prepared meals, the casual bistro and an elegant bar and lounge perfect for relaxing evenings with friends. When not consuming a delicious meal or snack, senior residents can exercise in the facility’s state-of-the-art fitness center.
Spring Arbor of Greensboro
5125 Michaux Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27410
We included Spring Arbor of Greensboro in our list of Greensboro’s top 10 assisted living facilities for its emphasis on improving residents’ sense of well-being, evidenced through its offerings of on-site therapy and special care cottages for residents with dementia and Alzheimer’s. The well-manicured grounds include paved walking paths, a courtyard and a porch with rocking chairs. Inside, residents can freely use amenities such as the full-service beauty salon and spa, library, fitness center and sunroom as they please. Additionally, there’s a self-serve coffee station with beverages available around the clock.
5918 Netfield Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27455
Nestled in a quiet, wooded setting near Calvary Christian Center, Guilford House offers residents an abundance of privacy with serene, well-secured courtyards. Additionally, residents have the option of furnished or unfurnished rooms with private baths and personally controlled thermostats. The facility’s assisted living and memory care residents also experience the convenience of visiting on-call doctors, stress-reducing housekeeping services, an on-site beauty salon and three well-balanced meals plus snacks served each day.
1915 Boulevard St.
Greensboro, NC 27407
Holden Heights provides compassionate assisted living and memory care from a secured environment with a friendly staff available around the clock. Apartments include private baths with walk-in showers and electronic call systems, and residents enjoy daily bed-making and other housekeeping services so they can spend more time doing what they please. The dining hall serves tasty, dietitian-approved meals; there’s an on-site beauty salon where residents can receive fresh haircuts, and the peaceful outdoor courtyards have abundant seating areas for relaxation and socializing.
Is Greensboro the Right Choice for You?
Seniors who enjoy the outdoors and changing seasons will appreciate Greensboro’s warm summers and short, cool winters with approximately five inches of snow per year. The city will soon have two Active Adult Centers offering classes and senior-specific resources, and there’s a vibrant arts community with venues such as the Weatherspoon Art Museum, the Triad Stage theater company and murals painted throughout the city. Additionally, as the city makes up one corner of the Piedmont Triad, senior residents enjoy close proximity to Winston-Salem and High Point.