Joondalup Weekender - - Opinion -

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.


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