Lifestyle villages offer an affordable alternative to retirement villages.
Living in a lifestyle village has many benefits, in fact, we often hear from residents that they wish they’d made the move into our village earlier! If your considering moving into a lifestyle village, here are just some of the benefits.
Lifestyle villages are full of like-minded, similar-aged people who often share the same interests or hobbies.
The activities and events that take place within the village enable friendships and informal care networks to develop. Neighbours look out for each other and help each other out. If you plan on travelling during your retirement, it’s nice to know that someone will collect your mail or water your plants.
Low maintenance living
Maintaining a large family home is constant work which becomes even more demanding as we get older.
Homes within Lifestyle Villages are more low maintenance and have been designed with seniors in mind. Furthermore, there aren’t huge gardens or lawns that need tending too. Village grounds, common areas and facilities are maintained by management, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!
Lifestyle villages offer a very safe and secure environment for residents.
Not only are the facilities secured with gated entries and staff available after hours, but your neighbours look out for you. There’s plenty to be said for the peace of mind you feel as you close your eyes at night knowing you are in a safe living environment.
There are many financial advantages to living in a lifestyle village.
Because you do not own the land, your home is much more affordable. If you are downsizing from your family home this may free up capital that you can then invest or spend as you choose. Other benefits include no stamp duty, no taxes or council rates, and government-funded rent assistance is available for eligible pensioners.
The first and most obvious benefit of village living is community. Being part of a community of like-minded over 50s people and enjoying the social contact, interaction, companionship and physical and emotional security that it provides are priceless.
The moment you step foot inside Willow Grove Village, you’ll notice a real sense of community and we know that within no time at all you will feel at home.
✓ Develop new friendships and informal care networks
✓ Feel safe in a secure living environment
✓ Get involved in a variety of social activities and groups
Your retirement at Willow Grove Village will be one of tranquillity and friendship. The Village offers residents a secure and friendly environment where everyone has a smile and time for a chat.
Village facilities include:
- Resort style pool
- Outdoor BBQ facilities
- Beautiful landscaped grounds
- Community hall for home owner’s activities
- Bore water for plants and gardens
The community hall and BBQ area are great places to meet and catch up with the opportunity to socialise with other residents, or just relax.
Once your family has grown up and moved away, managing a traditional home block can become onerous or difficult. If you love to garden, you can still enjoy our extensive and beautifully maintained outdoor areas without having to maintain a large block.