Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ABC Wednesdays - R for Retirement Village

This is the entrance to the Pasadena Village, one of many such retirement complexes that have been built in the Adelaide metropolitan area in recent years.

This complex consists of 47 new two and three bedroom houses with features such as a lock up garage with a door into the house, a security system and access to emergency medical assistance. The houses have ducted airconditioning and modern fittings. The gates into the Village also have a security system installed for residents' peace of mind after hours.

The residents have access to shared facilities like the park shown here; a barbecue are and a bowling green. Also on site is a large community room where residents may choose to socialise.

I know some people who live in such a village and they love the lifestyle. In a village like this neighbours would get to know each other more easily that in general suburbia.

To read more and see more photos, click here for link to the developer's website.

The ABC Wednesday meme was created by Denise Nesbitt. To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions click here

14 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

Adelaide has changed a lot since I was there some years ago.

Marie Reed said...

I'm already looking forward to living in a retirement village! I'm 32 but am saving up to live in Florida when the time comes:)

imajica said...

oh.. it would be lovely to have such villages in here.. :)

Happy ABC Wednesday from Malaysia!

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magiceye said...

seems like a wonderful place to spend ones sunset time!

Greetings from the ABC Team!

Babooshka said...

This is becoming a popular idea worldwide. Interesting choice, but for me France, no complex is my choice.

RuneE said...

I don't think we have reached that point quite yet, but there are apartment houses that are designed with pensioners in mind.

Gordon said...

Babooshka, I could settle on France too, especially in a quiet little rural village.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Gordon! Not a bad idea at all to go and live in a house like that! I wish these houses were here in my country in my village!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Gordon that looks great and Adelaide is such a lovely town at least what I saw of it.
Thank you for sharing/ Tyra

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, it appears to be a wonderful place to retire! Lovely snaps!

Q said...

The older I get the more this looks so good to me!
Sherry

Jacob said...

Looks very nice and tempting...but I'm not sure about "knowing" your neighbors...maybe in Adelaide...not so much in the US...

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Leslie: said...

What a perfect choice for R-day. We have lots of this type of "village" here in the urban areas of Canada - seems like the thing to do is to live in a place like this.