Getting ready to downsize for your retirement years? Finding your new home is about more than avoiding high maintenance housework. It’s about making the most of your next chapter in life with a new community and lifestyle amenities.

Karidis specialises in quality, independent retirement villages, with 12 locations across Adelaide. Here, we look at what to consider when looking for an ideal retirement home to purchase.

Finding the Ideal Location

Weighing up different locations is typically the first step when it comes to narrowing down retirement homes for sale in Adelaide. Some of us might want a change in scenery while others prefer to stick to a familiar environment or be closer to kids or grandkids.

It’s also worth looking at what’s nearby in terms of shopping, medical services and public transport. Remember to think long term. While you might be happy to drive 15 minutes for coffee catch ups or grocery shopping now, will that be the case in a decade’s time?

Community Vibe and Social Activities

Retirement living is all about relaxing, kicking back and having fun as part of a like-minded community. Look into the activities, events, clubs and gatherings offered by a retirement village. Think about what you’d like to get out of retirement recreation while also finding the perfect balance of independence and friendly mingling for you.

Visiting and Research

Once you make a shortlist of retirement homes, visit them in person before making a final decision. Spend time in the village, chat with residents and get a feel for the vibe and lifestyle of the place. You’ll quickly get a feeling of whether it’s a good fit for you. Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions. Afterall, this is a big, long-term decision, and you should get all the information you need.

Enquire About Norfolk Estate Retirement Living in Adelaide

Norfolk Estate is an established retirement village by Karidis located in the thriving Adelaide suburb of Marion. With beautiful 2 and 3 bedroom villas along with spacious 1 bedroom apartments, the village caters to everyone.

Enjoy a rich, rewarding and enjoyable lifestyle with a community centre, indoor swimming pool and spa, fully equipped gym, BBQ area, billiard table, on-site hairdressing salon, work shed and beautifully maintained gardens. Contact us today to learn more.