Choosing a retirement village is just like choosing any other place to live, it’s important to do your research into the lifestyle and facilities on offer and base your decision on your personal needs and circumstances. 

Despite the name, people who move to retirement villages aren’t all necessarily retired, some make the move just to enjoy access to a range of activities and to be part of a community of like-minded people. For others, the option to build in at-home care, should you ever need it, is a reason that retirement villages appeal to many.

Choosing a retirement property is a big decision and we encourage you to seek independent advice and discuss your options with your family and your legal advisers in detail.


This guide to choosing a retirement village covers a range of common questions about what life in a retirement village is like as well as budgeting and purchasing options and has been written to help you make a considered decision about your future.

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