APARTMENT A GOOD MOVE
I MADE a move to a beautiful apartment in Joondalup over two years ago and love the lifestyle.
In the past, I have owned houses and even tried a retirement village, which didn’t work out for me.
In regards to size, I have bigger bedrooms than I had in various houses. I have a big spacious lounge and dining area and a beautifully finished kitchen.
I love my balcony; very private and it’s like another room.
I have fully secured basement car parking and hardly use my car now, as being in the centre of a great suburb like Joondalup (more like a modern village than just another suburb) I can walk to everything – the shops, hospital, doctors, restaurants, pubs, cinemas, railway and bus stations. And it is very peaceful. When I owned my last house, I had to get in my car to go anywhere.
When I owned my last house in Edgewater, I had a noise problem with my neighbours, which I don’t have in my beautiful apartment.
Far from being a prison, as Mr Cunningham suggests (Weekender, October 5), it is very safe and secure. I recently went on a cruise and felt much safer leaving my apartment than I ever did leaving a house.
Instead of spending hours looking after a big garden, as was the case in my Edgewater home, I can go on bushwalks from my apartment, or use the gym we have in the complex.
Then again, use the barbecue area or just go down the lift and out the door for coffee or dinner or cinema. Like a 5-star hotel!
So I do really feel that Mr Cunningham doesn’t really get it as far as apartment living is concerned. Not in Joondalup anyway, not in my particular apartment. It’s the best move I have made since losing my dear wife.
JOHN WILKINSON, Joondalup