Lifestyle Berwick Waters has celebrated a special early milestone – we’ve welcomed our very first homeowner Philip Borg. After enjoying inner-city life in a St Kilda Road apartment for the last 15 years, Philip’s now ready to start afresh and enjoy the next phase of life three and half years into his retirement.
“The main reason I’ve moved is to be closer to my family,” shares Philip. “My daughter’s building a new home in the Berwick Waters estate and my son recently bought a home in Upper Beaconsfield. I look after my daughter’s three children two times a week, so I’ll now be right around the corner only a few minutes’ drive away.”
Philip was happy to find the buying and moving process simple and straightforward, and offered plenty of praise for the Lifestyle Communities team. “The process has been quite simple. I especially loved getting those 3 to 4 progress photos of my home being built, I think that’s excellent service. Dealing with the team has been a pleasure.”
A frequent traveller, the secure community setting was a very appealing factor for Philip. “I go overseas a few times a year, especially to visit family in Europe, so it’s nice to know I have someone looking after the place when I’m gone. I also like the idea of only one entrance to the community, for security reasons now days, that’s comforting.” As an extra bonus, buying a home at Lifestyle Berwick Waters gave him plenty more in the kitty for travelling. “Since I got a lot more for my apartment than my new home, I’ve got a lot more money now to do more travelling.”
Philip’s very happy to leave behind the trams, traffic and noise of the inner city to live a life less hectic doing more of what he loves. “I loved living in an apartment, but I missed not having a backyard,” he says. “It’ll be nice to have a small space to do a bit of gardening, but having the front garden maintained for me was very appealing!”
Fortunately for Philip, Lifestyle Berwick Waters offers the best of both worlds.
*Philip is pictured with Community Manager Paula Newman and his granddaughter.