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Highton Retirement Village

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A boutique retirement village in Highton

Our Highton retirement village, located only 15 minutes from the heart of Geelong, is selling now. Nestled between parklands and a quaint shopping village, this leafy suburb is a prestigious location featuring scenic hills and the Barwon River. If you live in the area, you’ll know that it’s the ideal setting to embrace everything retirement living has to offer.

The freedom to live the way you want

Ryman villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Weary Dunlop, Dame Nellie Melba, John Flynn. Our villages embody their pioneering spirit and offer living choices that suit everyone, so residents can live the way they want and blaze their own trails. From independent apartments and villas, and the light touch of a serviced apartment, to residential aged care (also known as low care and high care), and specialist dementia care. That freedom and flexibility is empowering for residents and knowing that care can be dialed up as needed means, quite simply, ‘no worries’.

Enjoy a little certainty

Our pioneering approach to retirement living includes resident-friendly terms designed to protect you and your family. Our base weekly fee is fixed for the entire time you occupy your apartment or villa*, and our deferred management fee is capped at 20 percent – one of the lowest in the retirement sector.

These are just some of the ways Ryman Healthcare villages are pioneering a new way of living for a new retirement generation.

Highton Retirement Village is part of the Ryman Healthcare group.

*Some conditions apply.


Sales advisor:
Jody Keating-Gorton
 Ph 03 5260 8099

Sales Office
157 South Valley Road, Highton, Geelong, VIC 3216

Enquiry form


Perfectly positioned

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.


Our villages are
people's homes

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.

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Experience the
Ryman difference

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



We want to delight our residents


Ground level

1  Beauty and hairdressing salon
2  Cinema
3  Library
4  Reception
5  Village Manager’s Office
6  Sales Office
7  Café
8  Dining room
9  Activities
10 Billiards
11 Bar
12 Lounge
13 All-weather bowling green

Basement level

14  Gym
15  Swimming pool & spa
16  Residents’ workshop
17  Scooter Bay





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Italian inspired design

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.”

Helen Castles
Ryman apartment resident

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A home of tranquility

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.

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Spacious apartment living

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.

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Independence with a little extra help

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.

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Explore our neighbourhood



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.


Highton Shopping Centre Precinct

Only a few minutes drive from the village is the quaint shopping precinct of Highton with lovely cafés and shops.


Geelong CBD

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.


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.


Ryman Design Difference



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.


Contact us


Sales advisor: Jody Keating-Gorton
Sales Office | 03 5260 8099
157 South Valley Road, Highton Geelong, VIC 3216