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The retirement village lifestyle.

The right village, one that truly fulfils your needs and expectations, can help enrich your quality of life and enable you to pursue your later years in the way you want to.

You can continue to live life independently, with the reassurance of the support and amenities our villages each provide. It doesn’t matter whether you are 55 or 90 years of age; it’s a lifestyle that can be enjoyed by all. All our villages are located in prime areas, close to their communities and within easy reach to public amenities.

Across our villages we offer options different sized units with a variety of bedroom and living configurations. Some villages have an emphasis on 'lifestyle' facilities, while others provide a full range of care options so our residents can enjoy the best of the village for as long as they want.

The types of accommodation we offer will vary from stand-alone villas to townhouses to apartments, as well as serviced apartments. All our villages offer a range of recreation facilities, based on a hub around a community centre.

Six good reasons to buy into a Real Living village.

Enjoy the privacy of your own home.

Keep your independence in a supportive environment.

Peace of mind from 24 hour 'on call' assistance.

Enjoy access to a variety of services and recreation facilities

No need to worry about home maintenance.

Feel secure at all times.


What we stand for.


Being of service, having a big heart, showing compassion and behaving respectfully are attitudes that matter.


We’re grateful we can make a positive difference for our people, both residents and employees.


Every action and decision is made ethically and upholds our principles.


We design, build and manage thriving communities, creating places where everyone truly belongs.

Lani Poetzscher

Nurse at Pakuranga Park

Aged care is a real passion for me”

Lani Poetzscher is a new addition to the nursing team and has quickly found her feet - enjoying her new job, with both staff and residents being super friendly and helpful.

An Aucklander of Polynesian heritage, family looms large in her life, and she’s travelled in the USA and Europe visiting relatives. Lani studied at AUT and Auckland University, gaining her Bachelor’s degree and completing post-graduate studies.

Aged care has always been her passion and she has been in the industry for “quite a long time”.

“It is true that aged care is hard, and you have to have a passion for it because it is like a family and it is long term. I try to ensure that my patients maintain their independence as far as possible and have a good life. I have a good sense of humour and I use it to connect with the residents.”

Jan and Ross Coltman

Residents at Remuera Gardens

It has given us a sense of a new future beyond expectations”

We have been in the village two years. We chose to move to Remuera gardens because of its uniqueness, location, the gardens and the appealing design of the villas.

We were thrilled with the assistance provided with our move as we navigated the sale of our home. We were delighted to be able to have input into the villa décor and garden make-over.

Since moving in we have participated in the many activities and particularly enjoyed the companionship of other residents. There have been new friendships established and old connections renewed, while maintaining our friends and activities in the local community.

The support of staff, without question has been personal, appropriate, and professional when needed.

Elva Leaming

Resident at Warkworth Oaks

Its an interesting place to explore. From beach to forest.”

My partner, Patrick, and I have lived in the Oaks for two years, having relocated from Auckland, after a life-time career in librarianship in public and academic roles.

We love the fact that we are self-contained and have everything we need right on our doorstep. The apartment being lock-up and leave is a bonus because we like to travel.

We can interact with the other residents and also engage in outside interests as much as we like. It’s a great lifestyle!

Peter Melling

Maintenance at Warkworth Oaks

I really like working as part of a friendly team”

I am the Warkworth Oaks groundsman and general maintenance man. I enjoy being part of the team in the village atmosphere. It makes a great change after having spent most of my working life on my own in jobs such as commercial fishing and tree/hedge trimming.

I’m a keen multi-sport athlete and have taken part in the Iron Man Coast to Coast challenge several times. In fact, I was the oldest person to have completed the one-day race at the age of 65!


Meet some of our key people.

Real Living is lead by a dedicated and talented team. They have a wealth of experience gained from working in a variety of different fields and the retirement industry.