30 March 2021   

With location comes lifestyle and Stockland Ridgecrest Retirement Village will keep you living a fulfilling life right into retirement.

Only a hop, skip and a jump away, you have so much to enjoy with family, friends and your local community, from picturesque lakes and bowling greens to shopping and dining.

Here are a few local favourites we know you will enjoy!

Belconnen Senior Citizens Club 
Location: 24 Chandler Street Belconnen
Phone: 02 6251 6354
Website: https://www.belconnenseniors.com.au/


There’s plenty to do at Ridgecrest, but if you’re keen to get out and mingle with the local community, the Belconnen Senior Citizens Club is the place to go - and only 2.3km from the village. Offering a variety of classes and activities, like craft, exercise, dancing and choir among many more, the club is a warm and welcoming space for people at a similar stage of life to get together, meet new people and try new things.

Lake Ginninderra
Location: 2 Emu Bank Belconnen

Located only 15 minutes north of the city and less than 2km from Ridgecrest, Lake Ginninderra is one of just three lakes in Canberra and a much-loved spot for recreation and relaxation.

This scenic spot - especially in the autumn months when the trees are out in all their orange glory - is a great place for exercise, socialising or just enjoying some time in the sunshine. The 7km walk around the lake is reasonably flat, whether you choose to bike, jog or stroll with your furry friend or grandchild, and there are plenty of picnic tables throughout the trail to enjoy a packed lunch or pop open a celebratory bottle of wine. On those warmer days, you could even cool down with a dip!

Canberra Belconnen Probus Inc.
Location: Belconnen Soccer Club, Walkley Place McKellar
Phone: 1300 630 488
Website: https://www.oakhillduralprobus.org.au/


There are many ways to meet like-minded people in your community, but you can’t go past your local probus club. Canberra Belconnen Probus Inc. is conveniently located 6km away and boasts an incredible 34 different special interest activities. One day you could be out enjoying the fresh air during a bush walk, then playing a game of bowls next, or watching a performance on stage or putting your green thumb to use.

And, joining a probus club allows you take advantage of special deals such as tailored travel insurance and subscription discounts to Active Retirees.

Magpies Belconnen Golf Club
Location: Stockhill Drive Holt
Phone: 02 6133 9606
Website: http://belconnenmagpies.com.au/ 


Are you an avid golfer up for a hit? Why not stop in at the Magpies Belconnen Golf Club, one of the most challenging 18-hole public courses in the ACT.

The benefits of getting out on the fairways in the fresh air are countless, and with its picturesque surroundings and exceptional course design, it’s no wonder this club is such a popular spot. Invite a friend along for a round in the sunshine, then afterwards, continue the golfing banter over a casual lunch and a beer at The Brindabella clubhouse.

Westfield Belconnen Shopping Centre
Location: Benjamin Way Belconnen
Phone: 02 6251 4333
Website: https://www.westfield.com.au/belconnen  


Westfield Belconnen Shopping Centre is only 2km down the road and offers everything you need for a fun day out with family or friends.

You could start your day with a coffee catch up, invite your grandchildren for a morning play or stroll the mall for some much-needed retail therapy. Take a pit stop at ‘Quick Eats’ Espresso Warriors and enjoy a freshly baked pastry and latte. Then, take a rest from all that window shopping and pop your feet up in Gold Class to watch the latest movie in style.

After a few odd errands, you might be ready to finish up, so why not grab a takeaway dinner from Grill’d and head home to enjoy the rest of your day in the comfort of your home at Ridgecrest.

 

Find out more about Ridgecrest wonderful community. Call 1800 72 71 70 today to speak to Catherine and arrange a tour of the village.