An influx of so-called “Baby Boomers” is largely responsible for the population increase in Fayetteville and in the wider Fayette County area throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s. As the younger cohort of that demographic (born between 1945 and 1964) begins to look after their aging parents, and as the older Baby Boomers reach their 70s, demand for senior housing in the community has risen.
Answering that demand, the much-anticipated Heartis Fayetteville senior living facility opened in late June, offering a variety of independent living units, assisted living apartments and memory care facilities.
Still under construction on the western edge of Downtown Fayetteville, Hearthside Lafayette will offer 125 active-adult rental units when it opens in the spring of 2019. The facility is marketed to seniors aged “62 and better”.
“OneStreet Residential puts careful consideration into the design of all of our communities and HearthSide Lafayette is no exception,” said Marketing Director Kari Fredrick. “Our residents will enjoy all that this beautiful community has to offer as well as what is offered by the nearby and expanding Fayetteville downtown square.”
Situated for decades on the east side of the city, Azalea Esates has also expanded its facilities this year to better accommodate the senior population.