Top 9 Assisted Living Facilities in Chapel Hill, NC

With a population of just under 70,000 residents, Chapel Hill is a college town offering seniors a vibrant, youthful charm combined with a quaint, southern feel. The town’s University of North Carolina campus forms one corner of the state’s highly educated Research Triangle and bestows the area with a highly rated medical center. Additional university-affiliated perks include the world-class exhibits housed at the Auckland Art Museum and the impressive array of lush plant life growing at the North Carolina Botanical Garden.

Along with enjoying easy access to UNC’s many amenities, Chapel Hill seniors live just a few hours driving distance from the Atlantic coast’s pristine beaches and the romantic vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains. With 216 sunny days per year and four distinct seasons, senior outdoor enthusiasts have ample opportunities to enjoy the area’s many beautiful sights. Because we know many seniors considering a move to this pleasant town would prefer the convenience of assisted living, we’ve put together an informative list of our nine favorite Chapel Hill facilities.

LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates

Livewell at Birchwood Lake Estates

6720 Pauline Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 719-9127

Located in northern Chapel Hill near the Johnston Mill Nature Preserve, LiveWell at Birchwood Lake Estates is an intimate, welcoming community of up to six residents and a caring, highly skilled staff. Each day, residents can participate in nurturing lifestyle activities, such as pet therapy, creative writing and gardening. Community drum circles, digital photography sessions and computer classes help residents continue to grow and revel in new experiences as they age. Additionally, the memory care program builds residents’ confidence and sense of purpose by focusing on their talents and strengths. 

Brookdale Meadowmont

Brookdale Meadowmont

100 Lanark Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 918-7600

Along with having convenient access to physical therapy services in the on-site therapy room, assisted living residents at the highly secure Brookdale Meadowmont can seamlessly begin receiving memory care services if the need should ever arise. The facility’s cozy, homelike feel is enhanced by the sunny indoor patio and the shady front porch, where well-cushioned chairs sit under breezy ceiling fans perfect for cooling off residents during warm summer days. When not relaxing outside, residents enjoy playing stimulating poker games, having their hair styled in the beauty salon and cooking in the community kitchen. 

The Stratford

The Stratford

405 Smith Level Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 929-7859

Nestled on three beautiful acres, this assisted living facility offers residents their own quiet campus conveniently close the University of North Carolina and its many amenities. Along with its peaceful setting, we selected The Stratford for our list of Chapel Hill’s top nine for its complimentary shuttle service that takes residents to and from downtown or the nearby hospital and university campus as they please. Because the community is all-inclusive, residents only need to make one payment to receive a host of services, including housekeeping, delicious meals and personal care. 

Atria Southpoint Walk

Atria Southpoint Walk

5705 Fayetteville Rd.
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 666-2624

Atria Southpoint Walk provides seniors with independent and assisted living services and a long list of upscale amenities. Included in our list of Chapel Hill’s top nine facilities for its elegant interiors, the building boasts cozy fireside living areas and a stunning dining hall with high ceilings, hanging light fixtures and large windows. Residents can learn new skills in the woodworking shop, share a drink with friends in the pub or play a game of shuffleboard near the fountain in the beautiful landscaped courtyard. Additionally, the pet-friendly facility has a fitness center, movie theater and well-stocked library.

Carolina Reserve of Durham

Carolina Reserve of Durham

4523 Hope Valley Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
 (919) 709-2924

At Carolina Reserve of Durham, highly trained caregivers help residents connect with each other and their interests. Developed by a company with over 30 years of compassionate senior care experience, the facility provides assisted living and memory care services marked by an abundance of daily activities designed to foster holistic wellness. Staff members in the restaurant-style dining hall entertain residents with exciting themed dinners and serve fresh, seasonal meals prepared by a professional chef.

Carillon Assisted Living of Durham

Carillon Assisted Living of Durham

4713 Garrett Rd.
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 401-1101

The luxurious yet homelike interiors at Carillon Assisted Living of Durham offer residents a boutique feel with a touch of southern charm. Located near the Hope Valley Country Club, the facility provides Alzheimer’s care, which provides a safe, stimulating environment and utilizes up-to-date research in memory care residents. The secure courtyard is filled with greenery and serene outdoor living spaces, resident vegetable gardens and flowers and shady porches are lined with comfortable rocking chairs. Inside, the cozy sunroom provides natural light and nature views during rainy or cold weather days.

LiveWell at Governors Club

Livewell at Governors Club

11472 Club Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 719-9127

LiveWell at Governors Club is an intimate, homelike assisted living facility nestled in an upscale, gated community complete with its own clubhouse and golf course. While the facility offers residents around-the-clock concierge services and complimentary transportation, residents can stay on-site to participate in stimulating, creative activities, such as writing, dance and music therapy. Perhaps its best feature is the facility’s expansive southern-style porch that faces the surrounding woods to provide residents with private, peaceful nature views. 

Chatham Ridge Assisted Living

Chatham Ridge Assisted Living

114 Knox Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 918-7872

At Chatham Ridge Assisted Living, residents enjoy bright, cheerful interiors and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The highly trained staff includes registered nurses, and along with emergency response systems, residents receive ongoing assistance with medication management and activities of daily living. While most meals are served in the restaurant-style dining hall, a private dining room is available for special celebrations. Outside, residents can also relax alongside friends and visitors on the picturesque shady porch’s rocking chairs. Additionally, the facility’s full-service beauty salon provides professional haircuts and stylings for men and women.

Carolina Meadows

Carolina Meadows

100 Whippoorwill Ln.
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
(919) 942-4014

With its luxurious, resort-like feel, we had to include Carolina Meadows in our list of Chapel Hill’s top nine assisted living facilities. The nonprofit facility offers comprehensive continuing care services to over 800 seniors and is able to accommodate residents’ evolving needs. In the Fairways 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.

Is Chapel Hill the Right Choice for You?

With its peaceful, suburban feel elevated by spirited college sporting events, a bustling food and music scene and the historic UNC’s beautiful campus, it’s no surprise that Chapel Hill was named one of the best small cities in the country as well as one of the best places to live. Along with services offered through its many high quality assisted living facilities, senior residents can find low-cost meals, wellness classes and ongoing opportunities for community engagement through the Orange County Department on Aging’s Seymour Senior Center.