Retirement village landscape connects with nature When you think about retirement villages, do you imagine soulless concrete buildings with tiny little patches of grass? You may not relish the thought of being shut off from the natural environment, and fortunately these days, the image of a built-up retirement complex is more or less redundant. More villages are being built to incorporate the features of the environment around them, and encourage more interaction with nature and the surrounding landscape.
At Retirement Communities Australia,homes are built to complement the surrounding landscape, take advantage of natural features, and provide plenty of opportunities for residents to make the most of the beautiful environment that surrounds them. Whether it is waking up to the sound of bird song, or taking long leisurely strolls along scenic village walking tracks, many modern retirement villages allow you to enjoy the best that nature has to offer.
Retire in stunning surrounds
Retirement villages such as Cardinia Waters have the best of both worlds, located in a wonderful natural setting, but within easy reach of Melbourne. Boasting beautiful landscaped gardens, and private wetlands and natural water features, Cardinia Waters incorporates the best nature has to offer into its design. With landscape features such as meandering waterways, large outdoor spaces and bush trails, residents have plenty of opportunities to connect with nature in tranquil relaxing surrounds.
Protecting the local environment
As well as paying more attention to setting and access to nature, an increasing number of retirement homes are being built with eco-friendly principles in mind. Beleura Village is situated on a north south axis to make the most of natural light and cross breezes.The modern retirement village make use of environmentally sustainable principles as part of its design. By maximising the natural landscape features, residents can take advantage of reduced heating costs in winter and cooling costs in summer. In addition, each home comes equipped with solar hot water to help conserve natural resources and as a bonus, reduce energy costs.
Connect with nature
There are plenty of opportunities within many retirement villages to get out into nature. If Point Cook Village residents are so inclined, they can enjoy growing their own fresh produce in communal vegetable gardens, tinker about in the fully-equipped community workshop, and take long walks or have barbecues in and around the beautifully landscaped gardens.
Point Cook Village also features its own private river frontage that meanders through the centre of the village. Bird life abounds and the river is flanked by walking paths and private jetties for residents to enjoy.
Low maintenance and low stress
Joining a retirement village can offer residents a myriad of opportunities to connect with nature. By becoming part of a retirement community, residents can enjoy the benefits of beautifully maintained and landscaped gardens, and nature on their doorstep without having to lift a finger (unless they want to get involved!).