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Location & Retirement … why it MATTERS

“Location. Location. Location.” It’s something we’re used to hearing when it comes to property, but when it comes to the retirement space, it’s even more vital than you might think.

A prime location is more than just a desirable street address. It’s about the surroundings that keep you in harmony with nature, near to the facilities you need and, of course, bringing you closer to the ones you simply cannot live without. The team from Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village (MERV) share four reasons why you should prioritise location when you begin your search for that dream property.

Stay part of the family. Staying close to the ones you love is the key to remaining active in any family unit. You want to be close, but not too close, because there’s a fine line between closeness and dependency. Settle somewhere that allows you to visit those dearest to you and be visited in return. This ultimately makes for fantastic occasions and festive seasons spent with loved ones, which is exactly how it should be.

Close to everything you need. You’ve worked hard and now it’s time you get the amenities you need to enjoy life. However, make sure you’re not so focused on the facilities within a retirement village that you neglect to consider its proximity to things you might need beyond its gates. Choose a place that’s centrally located so you can access beaches, golf courses, airports, top medical care, entertainment and excellent eateries. When you’ve got an ideal balance of facilities both on and beyond your doorstep, you’ll get to enjoy the conveniences that truly make life a joy.

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A solid investment. A sought-after location means a guaranteed investment that allows you to safeguard your future. By selecting a home in an already established gated estate or retirement village, you’re sure to see your investment grow in value as the years pass. This means you’ll never have to worry about struggling to sell your home or what you might get for it later on. Should this fall on your children one day, you’ll enjoy peace of mind that your property will provide for them too.

Nothing has to change. Who says things have to change when you retire? The best retirement is one that enables you to keep your friends, pets, hobbies and lifestyle and enjoy a safety net for your future. If you choose a central location, you’ll be able to maintain everything you’ve come to know and love, making happiness during those golden years a greater possibility.


Mount Edgecombe Retirement Village residents enjoy a perfect location that allows them to live as they’ve always wanted. The launch of their final phase sees them giving even more discerning buyers a place for their story to continue. From R2.95 million, buyers could soon be maintaining friends, hobbies, pets and lifestyle in the heart of the Mount Edgecombe area.

Details: Call Debbie on: 083 776 8297, www.Merv.co.za



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