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SETTLERS ALBANY: Luxurious Lifestyle Village

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Two years ago Dave and Yvonne Archer were looking at options for their new home on the Shore.  They’d moved from the Midlands in England to be near their daughter and grandchildren in New Zealand and knew the sort of place they wanted.  Quality build, spacious, low maintenance, well-located in an active community, and close to lifestyle and recreational facilities. 

Not too big an ask on the North Shore but for Dave and Yvonne one lifestyle village stood head and shoulders above the rest.  In fact, they’d already signed up for another village when they discovered Settlers Albany, and it was love at first sight.  

Two years later and they’re on the move again.  This time to a three-bedroom apartment in Settlers’ new Lucas building. Why? Well with two grandsons who love visiting them, a third bedroom will provide that bit of extra space and privacy. 

The spacious design of apartments in the Lucas building at Settlers really is exceptional.  So is the location, with fabulous views over adjacent Kell Park and easy access to Albany’s bush walks, nearby Browns Bay beach, Albany Village and Mega Centre with its mall, supermarket, fashion shops, cinemas and restaurants.  Not to mention the amenities at Settlers itself including indoor heated pool, gym, theatre, bowling green, beauty salon, bar and café.

“The best of both worlds,” says Yvonne.  “Nature on one side, shopping on the other.  And our grandsons love the pool!”

Dave and Yvonne are both intrepid travellers.  They’ve visited Nepal twice, once up to Everest base camp, Hawaii earlier this year, tropical North Queensland is also in the diary for this year and Europe for next.

“There’s a great feeling of liberation that comes with living here,” says Dave.  “You just lock up and leave.  No grounds or pool to look after or security to worry about and when we come home, everything is just the way we left it.” 

Spacious living in a vital community really does set Settlers apart.  There are 17 three bedrooms and 16 two bedrooms, all with two bathrooms in the Lucas building. The building will be completed and ready for occupancy in November with many apartments snapped up directly from the plans.

Visit Settlers Albany at 550 Albany Highway any day between 10 and 4 see for yourself how good retirement living can be. Or call Sales Manager Rosalie Pearson on

415 2617 for more information. 

by Channel Magazine