The Longo family has been involved for decades in the aged care sector in the Geelong area and, 12 years ago, Joe Longo – as director of the family concern – decided to launch a boutique-style retirement village in his home town, Leopold.
The result is Kensington Retirement Village, a thriving gated community right in the heart of beautiful Leopold.
There are just 71 luxury two or three-bedroom homes at the village, some available for sale at the moment, starting from $365,000.
The stylish, distinctive and well-designed homes have wide doorways, spacious rooms, and contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, while front gardens and all communal areas are cared for by staff. Each home comes with either a single or double garage, while on-site caravan and boat storage is also available.
There’s plenty on board to keep residents socially connected, as well as spaces designed for blissful downtime.
The clubhouse is the hub of the village. It offers lounge, dining, meeting and games rooms, but add in an IT hub, a cinema and a happy hours around the bar and the glam clubhouse becomes a mecca for residents and their visitors. And a well-stocked library is perfect for some quiet me-time.
An indoor heated pool, a spa and sauna, as well as a gym are ready for residents to use at any time, providing health and fitness benefits and other places right on the doorstep to meet up with like-minded village friends.
There’s action a-plenty outdoors, too, with a bowling green and croquet and bocce courts set within landscaped gardens. A barbecue pavilion is another popular spot for gatherings, as well as for visiting family and friends.
The village manager takes care of day-to-day business, liaising with contractors, residents and customers, and facilitating maintenance of common areas. An administration assistant, who works two days a week, responds to residents’ requests.
Private inspections are available every day by appointment – call Joe on 0409 857 563.
Kensington Retirement Village, 51 Kensington Road, Leopold. Inquiries: 5250 1675 or www.kensingtonretirementvillage.com.au