Village People – retire to Nelson

Evening Beach Walk Retirement ~ Don’t even mention the word!

The Nelson region has for many years seen people retire here from other parts of the South Island, be it for the sunshine, the lifestyle, family or just a desire to have a city life after years & years spent in a rural areas or on a farm.

A fresh trend has seen the emergence of new build fully independent townhouses contained within a village type atmosphere, while still having access to all the normal facilities.

In recent years there have been two of these multi-million dollar “retirement” villages constructed in Nelson. Rymans have just about completed the “Ernest Rutherford Retirement Village”.

And Auckland project design company Lifecare Solutions is building  “Gracefield“, what they say will be NZ’s first resort-style residential development for older kiwi’s, but point out that it does not want to call it a retirement village.

Alongside these we have plenty of more established and traditional players as well.

For a quick snapshot of the local scene, Tasman District Council publish a great magazine called “Mudcakes & Roses“, a magazine especially for people aged 50 and over, it contains activity programmes from many of the recreational groups in the area and articles on interesting people and events. Mudcakes and Roses is full of great ideas on how to stay active mentally and physically in later years.

With Nelsons wide range of activities, events, places and destinations suitable for over 50’s there isn’t enough space here to do each one justice. If there is any subject you would like more in depth knowledge of just let me know. All the best till next time.