Alder Springs
Deaf & Blind Community
Morganton, NC

a two-bedroom apartment is now available.

Contact Cindy Ross at Breeden Realtor


Alder Springs simplifies day-to-day living through an ingenious blend of smart architecture, inspired technology, and delightful location.

Alder Springs is a nonprofit community designed for the unique needs of seniors, particularly for the deaf and blind. It is located near the heart of charming downtown Morganton, NC, home of the North Carolina School for the Deaf (NCSD) and adjacent to Interstate 40 which traverses the US from the Atlantic to the Pacific. The community is an independent living facility featuring moderately affordable one- and two-bedroom units with two fully handicap accessible apartments.  Advanced technologies facilitate communication and movement and assure safety and security.

Alder Springs is the nation's first nonprofit 501(c)(3) community designed especially for the deaf and blind. It is developed by and is owned by the North Carolina School for the Deaf at Morganton Foundation and funded entirely by private donations, grants, and loans. (It is not a HUD project; no government funding is involved.) Occupancy revenues from Alder Springs will be used for the community's operating costs, maintenance, repayment of loans, and expansion. All remaining funds will be used to enrich the educational experiences of students at the NC School for the Deaf.

Make Alder Springs your home.

450 College Street

Morganton, North Carolina

Phase 1-A of the community is now leasing, so do not hesitate to inquire today.

Twenty-one Units -  One or Two Bedrooms


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At a Glance

  • Sensory technologies throughout to facilitate barrier-free communication and movement, safety, and security
  • Spacious, level site with a natural area for walking or relaxing
  • Freestanding 7000 square feet Community Center for social, health, and educational activities
  • Safe, quiet neighborhood and constant security ... next door to the Department of Public Safety
  • A new downtown grocery store within 1/2 mile
  • The Public Library, one block away, is a comfortable environment offering print and electronic information
  • Accessible to the Greenway Public Transportation system

  • Many shops and services have employees who sign 
  • There are abundant professional interpreters.
  • Easy five-ten minute walk (sidewalks and controlled street crossings) from downtown retail and services
  • Excellent local hospital - Blue Ridge Healthcare - part of the Carolinas Healthcare System has served the deaf and blind for over 100 years. For a signed tour of the local hospital click Special Edition: The Tour of Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge
  • Unequaled public recreation facilities set amidst the beauty of Western North Carolina including a pleasant three-mile paved Greenway along the Catawba River.
  • Across the street at the City Auditorium performances are interpreted when requested.

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