There’s no need to feel like you’ve downsized when you move into one of our Taylor Street Village villas. Whether you choose a two bedroom villa or three bedroom residence you’ll find that our villas have been cleverly designed to meet your every need. Much thought has gone into providing you a home where you can age comfortably with features like step free living, spacious bathrooms with walk-in shower and quality electrical appliances which are included in the full-service structure to reduce the burden of home maintenance.
Each residence has been purposely designed with large north-facing windows that catch plenty of light and help provide you with warmth all year round - ideal for those crisp winter days. Our villas also come with ducted air conditioning to ensure your comfort all year round.
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 Lynn Bain, and I am delighted to be the Village Manager at Oak Tree Retirement Village, Taylor Street, Armidale.
I was born in Gunnedah and after many years of living in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne and a few locations in Queensland, I have finally returned to this beautiful part of Australia.
My background has largely been within the major events industry, having worked on some of Australia’s iconic events including the world-renowned Sydney New Year’s Eve Fireworks. I have also had the honor (and possibly a little good karma) of running six visits to Australia for the Dalai Lama.
I feel privileged to be able to work with older (but young at heart) Australians. I started firstly working with private clients in their own homes but saw one of the biggest issues facing older people was loneliness.
I am now thrilled to be working for the Oak Tree Group who provide people with one of the best options to help beat loneliness and live long and happy lives in a safe, friendly and engaging community.
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.