Thriving Lifestyle – Independent Living in Morganton, NC

Maintenance-free Independent Living with More to Enjoy

Independent Living at Grace Ridge Retirement Community opens up a world of possibilities for fun and fulfillment in your retirement years. Leave the hassles of home maintenance behind and spend more time relaxing, pursuing your passions and living each day as you wish.

Whether you prefer a spacious cottage or cozy apartment, you’ll feel at home at Grace Ridge. Our one bedroom and two bedroom senior residences are designed for independent living and customized to your individual style. To help you add your own personal touches, you can choose from a comprehensive list of finish options when you move into your new home.

Complete our contact form or call us at 828-580-8300 to check on availability of our senior apartments and cottages.

Senior Apartments
Our apartments boast up to 1,577 square feet of living space, with optional dens and laundry rooms. Each apartment features walk-in closets, fully equipped kitchens with generous cabinet space, large bathroom(s) and windows with majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Senior Cottages
When you want plenty of space, inside and out, consider our charming cottages. Our well-planned, contemporary layouts provide 1,650 to 2,200 square feet of space on one main level. Each floor plan features a large back deck or patio for outdoor living and an attached carport or garage.

If you ever need it, you can seamlessly transition to assisted living, skilled nursing or memory care. Learn more about the benefits of a Life Plan Community.

Floor Plans That Fit Your Style and Budget

At Grace Ridge, you can select the residence that best matches your ideal retirement lifestyle. Choose from bungalow spaces around 1,000 square feet, or spacious floor plans that include dens, office space, added storage and laundry areas.

Services for Independent Living Residents

We offer a full spectrum of convenient services to make life easier for residents at Grace Ridge.


  • Beauty salon and barbershop
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Laundry facilities
  • Housekeeping services
  • Lawn and home maintenance services
  • Postal services
  • Concierge services


  • 24/7 emergency call and response system
  • Video monitoring of entrances and hallways
  • Onsite security guard
  • Licensed nurse on-site 24/7

Amenities for Independent Living Residents

Here are some of the amenities and features that help residents enjoy life every day.

Amenities to Enjoy

  • Gracious lobby and gathering area with 24/7 coffee bar
  • Spacious formal dining room
  • Private dining room for special occasions
  • State-of-the-art theater
  • In-house exercise spaces with fitness equipment and classes
  • Game and billiards room
  • Chapel with weekly nondenominational services
  • Card rooms
  • Meeting and activity spaces
  • Library and reading rooms
  • Auditorium with 200-person capacity
  • Sewing room
  • Rooftop solarium and lounge with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Outdoor garden with raised flower/vegetable beds

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