Life at The Cardinal at North Hills takes senior living to a new level and delights the senses with five-star everything. Opened in June 2023, Cardinal East brings a new dimension to luxury senior living in Raleigh.  As a fully integrated addition to the existing life plan community in the heart of North Hills, our 18-story expansion of architectural excellence gives rise to a host of new service and amenities.  There’s never been a better time to make your move and upgrade your plans for retirement living in a worry-free surrounding.

Enjoy More at The Cardinal 

Now open, our expansion offers a distinctive enhancement to The Cardinal community. Complementing the extensive list of amenities at The Clubhouse, Cardinal East is home to several unique spaces, including a beautiful dining room, bar and lounge area along with casual outdoor seating in the courtyard and green space for alfresco dining. With the inclusion of 151 independent living and 40 assisted living residences, residents have the ability to choose between several one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, including club level and penthouse options.

Elevating the Senior Living Experience

The Cardinal was the first senior living community to partner with Forbes Travel to deliver the best in class five-star hospitality standards. With chef-prepared meals, signature wellness programs and exemplary concierge services, residents enjoy a full array of options designed to enhance and enrich your life. Whether you’re pursuing current interests or following new passions, we offer the latest advancements in wellness, from our programs for emotional wellbeing to our state-of-the-art Fitness Center with certified trainers to our indoor heated saltwater swimming pool. The vast array of modern luxuries and engaging programs make each day at The Cardinal a distinctive experience. We’ve created a warm and friendly environment and offer a myriad of choices and opportunities for you to enjoy with the new friends you’ll be making along the way.

The Cardinal Difference

  • Life plan community with independent living, assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing care all on one continuous campus
  • Maintenance-free residences with a choice of one-, two-, and three-bedroom residences with multiple floorplan options
  • A choice of low-rise, mid-rise, or high-rise independent lifestyle, including club-level and penthouse options
  • Five-star chef-prepared dining in upscale, casual, private, and pub-style settings, with options for take out and room service delivery
  • Five-star hospitality service
  • Customized health and wellness programming
  • Concierge and valet services
  • Within walking distance of restaurants, retail, grocery, and outdoor entertainment in North Hills
  • Emergency response system, emergency generator, and daily check-ins
  • 24-hour front desk support and on call maintenance team

Health & Wellness Amenities

  • Signature Art of Living Well® programs, creatively designed by onsite Wellness team
  • Aquatic Center with indoor, heated saltwater pool
  • 35,000-square-foot Clubhouse with covered verandas overlooking courtyard and gardens
  • Two state-of-the-art Fitness Centers with equipment designed specifically for seniors
  • Two Libraries with computer centers
  • Lecture hall and media, billiard and game rooms
  • Creative arts studio and wood-working shop
  • Signature Red Carpet Speakers series for ongoing cultural and educational entertainment
  • Adjacent to Cardinal Outdoor Park
  • Access to neighborhood outdoor lawn and pavilion
  • First-in-class healthcare on campus with 24/7 licensed care team

View our floor plans.