Getting older doesn’t have to mean scaling down to the bare minimum. If you want to retire without losing the quality of life you’ve grown accustomed to, then you need to find a luxury retirement estate with all the bells and whistles.
As you begin the search for the right estate for you, where you can happily spend these wonderful years of your life, make sure that your future home offers the following amenities that all luxury retirement estates should have, conveniently located within its grounds:
1. Low Maintenance, High-End Apartments and Homes
The last thing you want for your retirement is more work. To ensure that you experience an upgrade not a downgrade in living, you need to find a retirement home that requires little to no maintenance.
When buying an apartment or home in a luxury retirement estate, you are almost certainly guaranteed top-notch finishes that won’t need repairing or replacing any time soon, as well as a practical and stylish interior space that promotes relaxation and comfort.
2. Communal Park or Garden
Retirement often means downsizing on not just your property size, but your responsibilities as well, which could include keeping up a personal garden. However, there are those with ‘green fingers’ who would still love the opportunity to tend to flowers and grow their own food, or just simply enjoy a good book under a shady tree.
So, what is the answer? A luxury retirement estate that offers a communal park or garden. These natural spaces provide fresh air for a gentle stroll, a community feeling in a safe environment, as well as the satisfaction of growing herbs and vegetables without the high level of labour needed to maintain a garden of your own.
3. Fitness Facilities and Activities
Active retirees want more than just a nice walking path, they want a variety of fitness opportunities. Most luxury retirement estates provide their residents with an on-site gym or dedicated fitness space that offers exercise classes tailored to seniors, with some estates also offering access to personal trainers and biokineticists.
But, keeping active doesn’t have to just take place within a fitness studio or pool, it can also take the form of a social activity or club. From hiking to dancing, you can stay fit and healthy by taking part in something you enjoy doing along with your neighbours.
4. Restaurant and Bar
We’re not talking about a canteen, small shop or deli, but a full-service restaurant with comfortable dining facilities. Residents of luxury retirement estates can enjoy good food and a beautiful setting without the hassle of travelling far or out of the grounds. They also have the opportunity to meet and mingle with neighbours, as well as invite family and friends for a delicious meal.
Living within an estate that houses a decadent restaurant and bar also allows residents to host fun events and gatherings, like Christmas parties, high teas or charity dinners.
5. Treatment Rooms and Salon
For retirees with their minds set on a life of longevity, continuing with their usual beauty and hair treatments, as well as being pampered, is a top priority.
Seniors who choose a more high-end estate, can enjoy a luxury retirement with the convenience of masseuses and beauticians on-site, providing revitalising and relaxing treatments.
6. Healthcare Clinic
The unfortunate downside of getting older is that you may require more medical attention and additional checkups. By having an expert care centre or clinic available within your retirement estate, it provides that extra peace of mind if anything should happen, and adds the convenience of not having to go too much out of your way for a routine checkup.
Most luxury retirement estates will also offer 24-hour emergency response, which is not only a nice-to-have but essential if you happen to fall or experience severe health issues out of clinic hours.
If you’re wanting to enjoy the various benefits and amenities of living in a luxury retirement estate, then look no further. De Plattekloof Lifestyle Estate presents 5-star retirement living in the upmarket suburb of Plattekloof in Cape Town.
Contact our sales consultants today at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Sanda Brown, “Top Amenities That Retirees Want in Their New Communities” New Home Source (blog)
- Sarah Mosconi, “5 Essential Lifestyle Amenities for Luxury Retirement Villages” Higgins (blog, 15 August 2016