Best Start

SUMMERSET WAS FOUNDED ON A DEEP RESPECT for its residents, and this still remains at the heart of everything it does. Having built retirement villages since 1997, Summerset currently has 31 villages – from Whangārei to Dunedin – and over 7,000 residents enjoying resort-style facilities in secure, vibrant and welcoming communities.

Within the villages, Summerset offers a range of independent living options and care, which means that if a person’s circumstances change, support and flexibility is on hand. It also provides state-of-the-art memory care centres, plenty of activities to enhance the residents’ enjoyment of retirement, and is an active supporter of a number of community-based organisations. It runs engagement and feedback surveys annually, and justifiably proud of its care resident satisfaction score of 98% in 2021.

Summerset is also environmentally aware and is dedicated to minimising its impact by focusing on reducing waste, being more sustainable and increasing its energy efficiency. It is the first retirement village operator in New Zealand to be Toitū carbonzeroCertTM certified and is a member of the Climate Leaders Coalition and New Zealand Green Building Council.


"Has a range of modern homes specifically designed for retirement living."


"Has a good reputation for providing services to the older generation."


"The people there seem so happy."