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Waimea Plains

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.

Private patios
Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the Waimea Plains
Welcoming streets
One bedroom townhouse
Our 12 townhouses are perfectly positioned for the afternoon sun.
Great indoor-outdoor flow
Open plan living
Custom bike trailer
Great for getting out to the local cycle trails
Hospitality & retail
A retail centre with shops, services, cafes & restaurants will be the front door to our community.
Village Green
We have an amazing community garden

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.

Accommodation options

Sun-filled villas

Two 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.

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.

BBQ / entertaining area
BBQ / entertaining area
Bowling green
Bowling green
Cycling Without Age
Cycling Without Age
Dining room
Dining room
Happy hour
Happy hour
Hobby room
Hobby room
Library
Library
Lounge with large screen TV
Lounge with large screen TV
Movie room or cinema
Movie room or cinema
Pool table
Pool table
Resident clubhouse
Resident clubhouse
Residents' bar
Residents' bar
Residents' kitchen
Residents' kitchen
Shared gardens
Shared gardens
Van outings & activities
Van outings & activities
Café
Café
Coming soon…
Gym/exercise equipment
Gym/exercise equipment
Coming soon…
Hair salon
Hair salon
Coming soon…
Living Well Centre
Living Well Centre
Coming soon…
Residents' workshop
Residents' workshop
Coming soon…
Spa pool
Spa pool
Coming soon…
Swimming pool
Swimming pool
Coming soon…

Personalised 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.

Additional Information

Postal address

PO Box 3403, Richmond 7050

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