Get more out of life in an ECH Independent Retirement Village

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

When you choose to move into an ECH retirement village, you live independently in your own private home, but without the hassle of home and garden maintenance or paying multiple bills like water or council rates.

With a wide range of locations and home styles ECH offers, you can stay close to family, but enjoy the new lifestyle, community and friendship an ECH Retirement Living Villages offers.

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.


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Move to a whole lot less to worry about

  • More choice.
    ECH is one of South Australia’s largest providers of independent retirement living with almost 2,000 retirement living properties across 109 villages with a variety of home styles.
  • More freedom. Less responsibility.
    ECH manages your home and garden maintenance, and there’s no paying bills like council and water rates – meaning more time to spend enjoying the things you love.
  • More connections.
    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.
  • More of what you want. 
    Depending on your financial circumstances, making the move could also release the equity in your home for fun or travel.

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

Downsize your home, and have more time for what’s important to you

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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More information about retirement living

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Frequently Asked Questions

More support

ECH Retirement Villages are designed for independent living, although we do offer limited assisted living village options.

Even living independently, at ECH we understand sometimes you need a little extra support to get more out of your retirement.

We offer home care services like help with chores or transport so you can make more time for the moments that matter. Stay on top of your health with our home nursing, wellness centres and allied health services. Or join a Community Connect program so you can make genuine connections doing the things you love.

Find out about ECH’s other services:

Home Care  |  Wellness  |  Community Connect

Want to learn more? Ask ECH

If you would like to find out more about ECH retirement living please call 1300 275 324 or contact us below.

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