Taylor Street offers a relaxed and independent lifestyle in a low maintenance property where you can enjoy regular social activities, the companionship of new friends (and old friends as pets are welcome) and the security and peace of mind of living in a gated community perfectly positioned close to the centre of Armidale.
Inside the village you will find 44 two and three bedroom fully self-contained villas that are perfectly positioned to catch the northerly light and the warmth it provides. The warmth that comes from a close-knit community is created in the Village Centre and nurtured by the Village Manager. The Village Centre is open to all residents and the facilities include:
We want you to enjoy all that our Taylor Street Village has to offer so we remove the burden of home maintenance by taking care of the gardening, upkeep of each home and all village common areas.
It’s time to sit back, relax and enjoy the lifestyle you have worked so hard for.
My name is Diana Gordon, and I’m the Village Manager at Oak Tree Retirement Village, Taylor Street, Armidale.
Originally from Sydney, I was a boarder at NEGS Armidale then attended Hales Secretarial College in Sydney. I worked in Sydney for a few years in the medical field.
I later married and moved to a rural property outside Armidale, where I resided for approximately 40 years. I made Armidale my home where I brought my children up and spent many years running around taking children to sports, music and school activities. I moved to the outskirts of Armidale just over 5 years ago and now I enjoy being involved in the Choral Society and Armidale Riding Club, where I still compete in Dressage.
Prior to joining the Oak Tree family, I was in medical, as a Practice Manager for a local group of GP’s in Armidale. I first came to Oak Tree as a relief Village Manager and was simply impressed with all that Oak Tree had to offer its residents. Oak Tree provide such a caring and happy environment, with lots of great activities, friendships and stylish private villas that provide all the comforts of home.
I look forward to the journey I will share at Oak Tree Retirement Village Taylor Street and assisting it to thrive, where residents can live in a maintenance-free environment, enjoying their time with wonderful new friends.
The winters may be frosty due to the elevation of Armidale, but the summers give warm relief without the humidity you find near the coast. Residents can enjoy four noticeable seasons here with the colours of Autumn and Spring bringing the countryside, private gardens and parks to life.
Our Taylor Street Village is perfectly located to soak up the natural beauty of Armidale whilst remaining conveniently close to the City Centre. The retirement village is across the road from vast parklands which are home to a thriving Community Garden, off-leash dog park and playing fields.
Within walking distance you’ll find the New England Regional Art Museum, the Conservatorium of Music and a number of cafes for you to try.
Just minutes away by car or bus is the Armidale Golf Club, Armidale City Bowling Club, Armidale Private Hospital and a fortnightly Farmer’s Markets where you can pick up fresh and locally grown produce. Also, if you’re that way inclined, there’s a Bunnings just down the road!
Armidale is known to be a University town as it is home to the University of New England. Close to our village is a University for the Third Age which encourages retirees in their third ‘age’ of life to learn for pleasure and study subjects that take their fancy.
There is a local bus service with a stop across the road and there will also be a village community bus which will take residents to town and on monthly social jaunts.