A retirement village is a community of homes and amenities designed for people over the age of 65 who are active and able to live independently in their own home.

ECH is one of South Australia’s largest provider of independent retirement living with almost 2,000 retirement living properties across 109 villages.

We’ve been helping older South Australians since 1964 and have been trusted by generations. With award-winning properties, you can be assured ECH meets the highest standards in retirement living.

Discover the benefits of living in an ECH Independent Retirement Village

When you choose to move into an ECH retirement village, you’re choosing to live independently in your own private home, but with no more chores like home or garden maintenance or paying bills like council and water rates – giving you more time to spend enjoying the things you love!

Depending on your financial circumstances, making the move could also release the equity in your home for fun or travel.

ECH retirement villages offer purpose-built communities, so you can surround yourself with other like-minded people and enjoy the security and friendship this brings. Most ECH villages are close to transport, recreation and medical facilities.

To find out more about the ECH lifestyle, see our independent living page.

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No home or garden maintenance

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More time to do the things you love

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Security and friendships

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Home equity

Types of ECH independent retirement living properties

ECH offers independent retirement living homes across many Adelaide suburbs including beachside and city properties, as well as homes in Victor Harbor and Ardrossan.

Most ECH properties are refurbished to a high standard and feature contemporary décor, blinds, reverse cycle air conditioning, modern kitchens and bathrooms and fully-maintained fridges and washing machines.

Our main property types include:

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1 or 2 bedroom ground floor homes



2 or 3 bedroom ground floor homes often with a private yard



1 or 2 bedroom homes in multi-level buildings

How much does living in an ECH retirement village cost?

ECH is proud to offer clear, transparent fees and contracts – see our Retirement Village Costs page for more information. As a resident of an ECH retirement village, you will always have peace of mind that you are protected by the Retirement Villages Act (2016).

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Cost of Home

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Weekly maintenance fee

Want to know more?

If you would like to find out more about ECH retirement living please call 8407 5115 or contact us.

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