The Daily Telegraph
A limited number of two- and three-bedroom luxury apartments for the over-55s were released this week at the award-winning Gracewood development at Kellyville.
The Gracewood won that top prize under the Seniors Living category at the 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia Awards.
Stage 1 has already sold out.
BaptistCare general manager, housing and retirement living, Mike Furner said most older people who downsized wanted to stay in the same area.
“There are more than 184,000 seniors living in retirement villages across Australia. Around half of these residents have chosen a village up to 10km from their previous home, with 17 per cent choosing a village between 11km and 20km away,” he said.
“It makes sense that local retirees would want to stay here in the Hills where they are close to family and friends and services they know and trust — whether it’s a doctor, a hairdresser or the neighbourhood mechanic.”
The Gracewood includes a gym and indoor heated swimming pool, a library and a clubhouse restaurant. It also offers access to BaptistCare’s Home Services.