Admiring: Marg and John McNeil have a look to see what Oak Tree has to offer.
Admiring: Marg and John McNeil have a look to see what Oak Tree has to offer.

Retirement villas impress locals

O’LEARY Street was packed Saturday as Rose City residents came in the hundreds to check out what could be their next step in life as they enter retirement.

When Oak Tree Retirement Village field manager Kylie Bond spoke to the Daily News on Saturday at noon there had already been 80 groups of people through the gate to have a look at the two units on display.

“The response has been fantastic. We have easily had 200 people through,” she said at midday.

Some Rose City residents already couldn’t pass up the offer of the affordable villas as Oak Tree had their first sale on Friday before open day.

There are 62 villas proposed for Warwick along the Condamine River at West Warwick and yesterday there was a positive reaction from visitors.

Marg and John McNeil said they were happy with the financial set up on offer, which was quite reasonable.

“We are getting to that age when we need to have a look at what is here,” Mrs McNeil said. “It seems they have lots of things set in place.”

After seeing pamphlets John and Gloria Reimers also couldn’t resist having a look to see what was on offer.

“We wanted to see what was going on here. We have a big home and it will come to the point that it will be to big for us,” Mr Reimers said.

The affordable villas are on the market for $195,000 for a two-bedroom unit or up to $240,000 for a three-bedroom home. The complex will include a community centre with an indoor pool and bowls green. Edith Quinn said she thought the villas were lovely.



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