The reasons why more people are retiring to Pretoria
Pretoria is often thought of as a place where professionals relocate to grow their careers within the spheres of government or corporate industries. And although this is entirely true, there is another side of the city, away from the fast-pace living, that is attracting a growing number of retirees and has spurred on the development of new retirement villages.
Most people are now retiring at a younger age - no longer is the age of 60 seen as the ideal time to retire, instead more and more people are now choosing to leave their professional lives at the door by the age of 55 or even 50. This change means that the number of people in the retirement pool is increasing, and with this comes a higher demand for retirement villages.
With all these factors in the mind, it is no surprise that more people are on the search for retirement homes. But what makes Pretoria a haven for the "golden years"?
The suburbs in Pretoria are often associated with peace, tranquillity and a village-like feel. For these reasons and more, developers have zoned-in on the city as the ideal place for retirement villages. This is particularly true for Pretoria North and East, which are beaming with new retirement developments on an ongoing basis. Here, you will be immersed in a suburban lifestyle, characterised by leafy streets, well-manicured gardens and large open recreational spaces. The beautiful natural surroundings in these regions are further enhanced by the mountainous and dramatic backdrop of Magaliesberg, a mountain range that stretches 170km in length. For many, this is the pinnacle of retirement living as nature, peace and a picturesque environment is exactly what they're looking for after years of working hard.
Amenities Close By
Living in Pretoria means that everything is a stone's throw away - from shopping malls, hospitals, restaurants and even coffee shops. Retiring here makes every day living for residents a breeze as travelling to various points of interest is a short drive away. What's more, they are also easily connected to the rest of the province and country via major freeways including the N1 and N4.
Take a look at the various amenities in Pretoria:
Attractions and Landmarks
Some say the best part about retirement is that every day feels like a Saturday - this means that you can enjoy beautiful attractions and leisure activities in Pretoria almost every day of the week. You can discover historical attractions and landmarks such as Freedom Park, Voortrekker Monument and the Union Buildings. And if you want to be immersed in Pretoria's natural beauty, there are a plethora of game and nature reserves to choose from such as Dinokeng Game Reserve, Moreleta Kloof Nature Reserve, National Zoological Gardens of South Africa and Rietvlei Nature Reserve.
Beautiful Retirement Homes
Both Pretoria East and Pretoria North have established a sought-after retirement market where properties boast modern facilities, state-of-the-art security and on-site amenities. Many of these retirement homes are complete with recreational facilities, shopping facilities, housekeeping facilities, swimming pools, shuttle services, fully equipped 24-hour frail care centres and medical consulting rooms.
If you're currently looking for a retirement home in Pretoria there are plenty of premium retirement options to consider, these include:
- Bronberg Retirement Estate
- Retreat Retirement Estate
- Wilgers Retirement Village
- Pretoria East Retirement Village
- Bougainvilla Retirement Village
Currently on the Market
A good example of a retirement home that is currently for sale through CSi Property Group is a three-bedroom and two-bathroom home from Retreat Retirement Estate. Residents will have plenty of indoor and outdoor space while also enjoying the unique onsite amenities and facilities such as:
- Ample nature walkways for morning and evening strolls
- Clubhouse with three heated indoor pools
- Well-equipped gym
- Communal dining room
- Entertainment room
- Frail care services
If Pretoria sounds like your ideal place to retire, speak to CSi Property Group today. We are committed to making the best years of your life a happy and fulfilled one in a home that ticks all the right boxes.
Author: CSi Property Group