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Bespoke villages offer fresh way of living

Fairway Gardens

After a stereotypical cookie cutter retirement village? You’d best steer clear of Metlifecare.

New Zealand’s leading retirement village operator is turning traditional retirement living on its head, with bespoke villages expertly crafted to reflect the land and communities around which they’re built. From coastal masterpieces like Gulf Rise through to Fairway Gardens - New Zealand’s first-ever retirement village to be built adjacent to a golf course - Metlifecare offers unique lifestyles for discerning Kiwis keen to make the most of their golden years.

There are 26 different Metlifecare retirement villages across the North Island. Some of them are older properties and some are brand new - but each one of them is unique,” says Metlifecare General Manager Sales & Marketing David Martin.

While other retirement village operators opt for the same look and feel across their portfolios, each Metlifecare village is specifically designed to embrace its individual location and surroundings – enabling potential residents to find their perfect fit.

Take Fairway Gardens for instance, where as many homes as possible have been positioned for a bird’s eye view of the fairway. Or Pohutukawa Landing, which celebrates its coastal location with a large park, meandering walkways and a dedicated wetland area packed with bird and aquatic life.

Imposing institutional buildings and the tightly gated communities of old have been superseded by wide open spaces, and buildings and landscaping that quite literally brings people together. Socialisation, connection and community are paramount.

Each of our villages is designed to encourage residents to interact with the community and the landscape. Having a village that works with its surroundings enriches residents’ lives and transforms the experience of retirement village living,” says David.

Better still, with the backing of Metlifecare, residents have peace of mind that they’re in the best possible hands.

Every village combines the customised feel of an independent retirement community, with the security and confidence of being owned by Metlifecare. It’s the best of both worlds.”

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