Apart from financial considerations, you’ll have plenty to think about before moving into your new home. Moving can be an exciting experience, but also requires some consideration. You want to be as sure as possible that you’re making the correct choice for you. We encourage you to do your own research. The Retirement Living Council’s Book of Wise Moves is a great place to start, or find out more below.
Retirement villages are communities like any other in the sense that people are simply going about their lives as they choose. The main difference is a retirement village community comprises people at a similar stage in life who are all seeking the kind of lifestyle that a retirement village offers.
The only thing that’s really changed is their address, and perhaps the amount of yard work and home maintenance they need to do. And they’ve gained something as well – a community.
When is the best time?
Not everybody who moves into a retirement village is retired. We’re seeing an increase in the number of residents who are still working. However, retirement is an excellent time to consider a lifestyle change. You’ll probably have more free time than you have enjoyed in many years, and our villages offer facilities and services that can make life as vibrant and active or as restful and relaxing as you choose.
Home sweet home
Size and amenity are important factors when choosing your new home. Downsizing is important and offers the benefit of easier upkeep and maintenance. It is important to consider your needs and requirements. Some of our homes are quite large, allowing plenty of space for family and friends. All homes have been designed to promote easy living, with indoor and outdoor space for entertaining. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to guide you through the available options.
See for yourself
You are very welcome to visit our Carlyle Gardens retirement villages and talk to the residents. You can make a list of questions that are important to you, and our team will be only too happy to answer them. Here are some questions you might like to ask us, or check out our Frequently Asked Questions.
Can you explain more of the process of buying into Carlyle Gardens?
Can you explain the purchase price and any other fees or ongoing costs?
How long does settlement usually take?
What happens if my circumstances change and I need to move out?