These days, more and more people are choosing to rightsize to a modern, low-maintenance home in a retirement community—and with like-minded neighbours, first-class facilities and a relaxed lifestyle on offer, it’s easy to see why!
If you’re considering rightsizing, it’s essential to research the communities on your shortlist to find your ideal new home. So, to help you find your best fit, we are putting the spotlight on each of our communities to provide some added insight into what life is like when you live there.
This article focuses on Willow Glen Retirement Community, a friendly community set amongst picturesque parklands, where country charm is alive and well. So, read on to learn more about the location, accommodation and lifestyle at Willow Glen.
Rural location for relaxed country living
Centrally located in the south of the rural city of Toowoomba in Queensland, Willow Glen offers residents the peace of country living with modern convenience within easy reach. A great range of shops, restaurants, services and medical facilities are all close by, so you can always get what you need and enjoy getting out and about. It’s also effortless to get around town and park the car, as you don’t need to battle the crowds or peak hour traffic.
Modern, low-maintenance accommodation at its best
Willow Glen Retirement Community comprises 101 independent living units, with two and three-bedroom homes available. Each unit features a bright, open plan living area with a modern kitchen, a lock-up garage for extra storage and a private garden where you can enjoy the peace and beautiful weather of the region.
‘Barbara and I have lived at Willow Glen for 18 years and wouldn’t live anywhere else.’
A lifestyle tailor-made for you
The community has some wonderful onsite facilities and activities, giving you plenty of options for things to do. Onsite facilities include a heated indoor pool, gym, indoor bowls room, croquet/golf putting court and library, to name a few.
The Willow Glen Homestead is the communal hub, and with its comfortable vibe, it’s a great place to meet friends. The covered alfresco area is also popular and is the perfect spot for a relaxing lunch on a sunny day. There are plenty of opportunities to meet up with your neighbours and have some fun, as the active Resident Social Committee organises a variety of onsite activities where all are welcome, including book club, craft, bingo, card games, darts and happy hour. Of course, if you are in need of some down time or just want to relax, your unit offers privacy and your own space to unwind, both indoors and out.
‘Great friendly neighbours, but also privacy when we need it. It’s an independent living village and no meals are provided. However, we can access any outside support we may require. We have a warm water pool and many activities to attend. So pleased I made the move to live here.’
Extra information that’s good to know
The community is visited by a mobile fruit and veggie service, seafood truck and ice creamery, and supermarket home delivery is available to make stocking up the pantry easy and give you more time to do the things you enjoy. Each home is connected to a 24-hour emergency call system, giving you confidence that help is always available should you need it.
Living in a close-knit community with onsite managers gives you peace of mind that you can lock and leave your home without worrying about security.
Country charm with modern luxuries
If you’re looking for a peaceful place to retire, where you have everything you need on your doorstep, and there’s always plenty to do, Willow Glen Retirement Community could be the ideal fit. With modern homes, fantastic facilities and a friendly community, you’re sure to settle in fast and love it as much as our residents do now.