Accommodating Senior Residential Community


The Henton is a senior community adjacent to the campus of Elon University. It is home to more than 55 residents and widely known for being one of the first retirement communities in the United States.

The Henton was created and developed by the owners of Blakey Hall and The Hamlet. The residents of The Henton are from Elon, NC and a number of different states. Some are retirees while others are seniors who have a job.


Excellent Opportunities for Delightful Activities


What sets The Henton apart is that it is situated within walking distance of Elon University. Because of this, the residents can take advantage of the academic, athletic, and cultural activities available at the institution.

Owners also have access to the fine arts center, where they can enjoy all types of musical plays, talks, and other art-centric activities.

In addition to that, the safety and security of a small, college town is preferred by older people. Residents genuinely enjoy this beautiful neighborhood and its quiet and peaceful surroundings.


A Living Environment That Grows With You

The Henton is comprised of 40 single-family homes that are designed to “work” for people as they age. Residents, mostly working retirees and empty nesters, own their homes and have free access to common areas. On top of that, maintenance of the grounds is managed by a homeowners’ association. Residents pay a reasonable monthly fee for this convenient service.

The Henton is governed by its own bylaws, declaration of covenants, conditions, and restrictions. These documents are available by request.



If you’re interested in purchasing a home in The Henton Community, we recommend you contact a local real estate broker.

Let us know if you have any general inquiries regarding The Henton Community and the wide array of senior care services we offer.

Call us today at 336-506-2300 or submit a contact form.

Want to Know More?

Get in touch with our Admissions Director, Linda Vaughn, with any questions: (336) 506-2301.

You can also email us at

Volunteer at Blakey

Studies show that volunteering helps us enjoy longer lives. Likewise, taking part in worthwhile causes helps add meaning to our lives and improve our quality of living.

Childcare at Blakey

Intergenerational involvement is truly wonderful and is the reason we opened Blakey Hall After School & Summer Camp next to our senior accommodations. Learn more.