Looking for the very best retirement community in the North Island?

You’ve found the undisputed leaders!

The Aged Advisor award for Best Large Retirement or Lifestyle Village Award – North Island goes to Settlers Lifestyle Village in Albany.

People’s Choice Awards reflect what retirement village residents think about their village. In the end, it’s all about the opinions of the residents, and we’re thrilled they choose us – TWICE!

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But it’s not by chance we won this award.

Settlers Lifestyle Village is built like a luxury resort. In addition to a heated pool and spa, residents can enjoy a gym, movie theatre, a beauty salon, restaurant, and a cafe. There is a bowling green, a croquet lawn and a petanque court on the beautifully landscaped grounds. This is a retirement lifestyle more akin to a country club.

But our beautiful environment isn’t the only thing that sets us apart. Our team puts tremendous effort into ensuring the health and well-being of our residents. We want them to feel supported, connected and engaged. We live by a number of themes, that we believe contribute to an exceptional retirement community. Learn more about each one below.

Our retirement community lives by these themes


Vitality is one of the five key strengths most strongly associated with happiness and wellbeing.


Our supportive community is made up of caring people who are committed to making your retirement living experience enjoyable and safe.

We offer a wide range of wrap-around support services.


Study after study has found that health and psychological well-being improve for seniors when they have friends.

It is for this reason that we have designed our facility in a way that encourages social interaction.

We offer a variety of activities and common spaces that help residents connect.

How community impacts health in seniors

Community engagement and social participation are associated with better health in old age. How significant is this association?

Just as significant as well-established risk factors like smoking, alcohol consumption, exercising and eating well. Learn more about the role of community in supporting healthy ageing.

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