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New Retirement Community Opens in Raleigh

Posted April 17, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Low income elderly residents now have a new place they can call home in Raleigh. Governor Hunt attended Thursday's grand opening of The Magnolias, a 40-unit retirement community.

Apartments will rent for around $360 per month. Developers say the complex provides quality independent living for the elderly, a luxury once reserved for more affluent retirees.

Bessie Alston, a new resident of The Magnolias, says this type of place has been needed for a long time.

The property is modeled after another retirement community that earned a Housing North Carolina award.