455 Lower Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson
A marvellous life by design
Independent living Villas & townhouses
All the latest thinking about retirement living has been channeled into Waimea Plains, an Arvida Living Well Community that has raised the benchmark for retirement villages in the Nelson region.
Many homes in this remarkable retirement community in Richmond are complete and Stage 5 is selling now. The ultimate vision is a living environment that effortlessly builds connections between residents, the environment and the broader neighbourhood.
Waimea Plains is about living the good life and proving that age is just a number
The theme for Waimea Plains is living well. You’ll see it expressed in the architecturally-designed villas and townhouses, as well as the newly-completed clubhouse, which includes a kitchen, bar, TV lounge, piano and library. Outside there’s a big deck for alfresco dining and a full-size bowling green.
The clubhouse complements the bike trails and shared gardens that make this over-65 community stand out from the crowd. When Waimea Plains is fully complete, it will include a vibrant community centre (complete with café, retail precinct, gym, indoor pool, spa and wellness facilities) and a specialised care centre for rest home and hospital-level care.
Located in Richmond, just 20 minutes’ drive from Nelson and within easy reach of Mapua and Motueka, Waimea Plains embraces new thinking about how independent living should be spaced within a retirement community. Villas are built in small groups, to encourage the formation of vibrant micro-communities. Groups of homes are linked by pathways for cycling and walking, which extend beyond the community’s borders to the surrounding recreational landscape.
Rather than a gated community, Waimea Plains is an open one. Friends and family are always welcome to visit and enjoy the pathways, park areas and clubhouse. They can also join the Arvida Living Well Centre to use the gym, indoor pool and spa.
Village manager Jason, and Sales and wellness manager Kerryn are both passionate about helping people live a fulfilling life as they age. Both Jason and Kerryn are experienced nurses, so you can be sure you’re in good hands. Jason has worked in other Arvida communities before moving to Richmond with Kerryn and their two children.
Arvida. Living a life with soul.
Sun-filled villasTwo and three bedroom
We have a range of two and three-bedroom villas that are light and bright with open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas opening to outdoor patios and lawns. All homes have an ensuite bathroom and separate toilet or second full bathroom, built-in wardrobes, laundry and internal access garage. Villas in Stage One have the Lifemark 5 Star standard these homes are designed with usability and accessibility in mind.
One-bedroom townhouse65 sqm + patio
Perfect for singles and couples, our one-bedroom plus study townhouse design is beautifully put together. The kitchen is light and bright with a great breakfast bar, and the open-plan living space is drenched in afternoon sun and opens directly onto the patio. The master bedroom is a generous size with views to the hills and the study fits a single bed for visiting grandkids. A modern bathroom and laundry rounds out this little gem.
Facilities & activities
Our community is still being built, so some facilities are on their way. We have a beautiful clubhouse where residents meet for activities and social occasions. The community vegetable garden is established, and everyone is getting involved in the growing! Our close proximity to local cycle trails makes biking a very popular activity. We have even designed a custom 12 bike trailer to haul the eBikes for day and multi day cycle adventures.
Person-centred care options
Residents have priority access to local Arvida care centres - Oakwoods and The Wood until the Waimea Plains care centre is built (subject to availablility). If you require a little extra help and support in your villa, there are options available. Please talk to our sales team for more information.
Connect with Waimea Plains
Are you searching for ‘retirement villages Richmond’ or ‘retirement villages Nelson’? We’d love to show you around our Arvida Living Well Community. Call or text Kerryn on 021 351 934 for an info pack or to arrange a tour.
455 Lower Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson 7020