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With over 70 retirement villages, Canterbury offers plenty of choice for those looking to downsize. Though most retirement villages are situated in the main centres of Christchurch, Timaru, Ashburton and Rangiora, there are also plenty to be found in rural areas.
The Canterbury region is home to most of the larger retirement village operators, including Ryman Healthcare, Summerset, Arvida, Ultimate Care Group>, Oceania and Bupa, alongside smaller, more boutique options. Some villages cater solely to independent living, whilst others also offer assisted living options and may have an on-site care home.
The cost of purchasing a licence to occupy in Canterbury varies from village to village, based on location, services and facilities, and the kinds of homes on offer. Visit our Home for sale pages in Canterbury for an indication of how much you might be expected to pay.
The contractual terms of a licence to occupy will vary across different villages. For a high-level overview of a retirement village payment structure, check out our article on the costs of living in a retirement village.
With many factors to consider when looking for a retirement village, it’s only natural for questions to arise. Whether you have questions about pricing, contracts, facilities & services or property types, you can find many of the answers in our retirement village FAQs
Many retirement villages offer assisted living options as well as independent living. For those who require full-time residential care, try searching Rest Homes in Canterbury.
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