Remember when neighbours had time to stop for a chat, and waved a friendly hello in passing? At Ryman villages, we create the kind of community environment that residents grew up in.
It’s the perfect setting for friendships to flourish and for community spirit to thrive.
Highton Retirement Village will be located in the leafy suburb of Highton, only 8km from the heart of Geelong.
The village will be perfectly positioned on South Valley Road with transport available at the front door. The main Highton shopping precinct is only a 4 minute drive away.
Residents will also enjoy the convenience of a bus service nearby.
Highton Retirement Village will be part of the Ryman Healthcare group, which offers some of the most resident-friendly terms in Australasia.
There’s so much that happens in a Ryman village, making them vibrant places to live. Our residents maintain close connections with the wider community, and are often involved in a range of activities from art exhibitions to bowling tournaments, and everything in between.
Our Highton village will have a café, the perfect spot for residents to entertain family and friends who have popped in for a visit. Residents will love the village environment and can feel connected to their neighbours and friends – whether they love the social life or enjoy a little quiet time.
The tranquil setting for all of this is among beautifully landscaped gardens and leafy shrubs around all of our villages.
At Ryman villages, there’s a lifestyle option to suit everyone, including independent living in villas and apartments, and serviced apartments for those who need a little more help. As your needs change, Ryman care options provide residential aged care (also known as low care and high care) and specialist dementia care – all within the same village community.
We welcome residents from the wider community. However, once you live in a Ryman village, you have priority access to aged care options that best suit your needs.
Ryman provide resident-friendly terms such as our fixed base weekly fee.* There are no hidden costs or refurbishment fees. Our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.
*Some conditions apply
1 Beauty and hairdressing salon
5 Village Manager’s Office
6 Sales Office
8 Dining room
13 All-weather bowling green
We’re always looking at ways to improve the resident experience. The attention to detail in the design and layout of our villas and apartments make a real difference to residents’ everyday lives.
We have refined our kitchen designs to include flat bench tops with waterfall edges, creating a breakfast bar that becomes the social hub of the kitchen.
“The atmosphere in this village is fantastic. It’s something very special.”
Ryman apartment resident
Independent living combines the best of both worlds – the freedom to come and go as you please, with the security and companionship of the village community.
Our two and three-bedroom villas are designed with the over 65s in mind. There is a choice of floor plans that include contemporary kitchens and bathrooms, all complete with air conditioning and heating. You’ll also enjoy lovely patios and decks that provide the perfect setting to admire the surrounding gardens.
Like our villas, apartments provide that same easy lifestyle. They’re light and spacious with well-considered layouts, and have a balcony or patio options. For year-round comfort, all apartments are air conditioned and heated.
You will have more time and energy to do the things you love because we look after all the maintenance work. Exterior maintenance, lawn mowing and window cleaning are all part of the service.
One in five Ryman residents lives in a serviced apartment – and it’s easy to see why. You have the independence of living in your own home with help as you need it.
Many residents say that living in a serviced apartment takes the stress out of daily life.
You can choose a home-cooked main meal every day from our Delicious menu, as well as morning and afternoon tea, in the dining room. Other services are available, too. You might like to have your breakfast delivered to your apartment – it’s your choice. We also oﬀer regular outings in the village van.
3 MIN DRIVE
Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre
Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is a major regional shopping centre. It services the southern suburbs of the city of Geelong and is only a short drive from the village.
4 MIN DRIVE
Highton Shopping Centre Precinct
Only a few minutes drive from the village is the quaint shopping precinct of Highton with lovely cafés and shops.
15 MIN DRIVE
A 15 minute drive from the village will find you in the heart of Geelong CBD and Bayside where you will have everything at your fingertips.
3 MIN WALK
St Augustine’s Water Hole and Parklands
This is a small suburban lake with adjoining parklands. It’s a hidden gem nestled within a residential estate. It’s surprising how tranquil the scenic walk is around the park and lake.
At Ryman we use our experienced in-house development team to find the best sites across Victoria. Our expert architects then design a well thought out village that delivers the perfect home for you. Our construction drawings and sales plans* are created in-house, and we even have our own construction team that ensures everything comes together to an exemplary standard.
*Artist impressions may differ from final designs
Once you purchase an apartment you will receive a one-on-one consultation with an interior designer. They will talk you through curtain and carpet options to suit your individual style.
Feel reassured knowing that our sales advisor is here to guide you through the process. From your very first enquiry, to ensuring you are happily settled into your new lifestyle at the village.
“It’s a family atmosphere in the village.
We say it often: we’re one big family.”
Murray and Margaret Daniels
Ryman apartment residents.