It is often said that nothing is more precious than time. As children, we wish it to pass quickly, forever dreaming of the day independence as an adult is achieved. Once adulthood arrives, we quickly learn that, as kids, we truly had it made. Fast-forward a handful of decades and the impatience with time resurfaces, this time … retirement.

Done right, retirement can be the happiest time of a person’s life. With responsibilities of work and raising children behind them, seniors find more time to travel, learn, and experience than ever before.

The Cardinal at North Hills, Raleigh’s newest seniors-only apartment community, is designed specifically with this in mind and catered to fit any lifestyle that a retiree may choose to lead.

For starters, the brand-new community features top-of-the-line amenities, five-star hospitality, and the latest in-home technology. It’s also located in the heart of Midtown, one of the city’s most trendy, urban areas.

As such, seniors from across the Triangle – and even the nation – have aimed to call The Cardinal home. Of the 200+ soon-to-be residents, 10 percent are moving from outside of North Carolina. Many have waited years to get off the waiting list and in the door (literally) of the innovative community.

In addition to the shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues in the North Hills location, The Cardinal offers a plethora of desirable conveniences, from outdoor yoga classes in the garden and an indoor heated swimming pool, to a full-service salon & spa and a bar with a personal sommelier.

It is also the Triangle’s only full-service Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)! This allows residents access to a full spectrum of senior lifestyle options, from independent and assisted living to memory care and skilled nursing—all under one roof.

To top it all off, residents and their families will enjoy a connected, social community, outfitted with the latest tablet technology that tracks everything from sleeping patterns to virtual medical records.

Come April, The Cardinal will be fully functioning and plans to celebrate its official grand opening. In the meantime, its evolution can be followed here or via the North Hills website here.