Palmerston North City & Manawatu


Palmerston North City and the Manawatu Region is an idyllic and convenient location to live in and enjoy retired life. Our Region offers a secure and safe environment to enjoy the freedom of retirement, and is ideal for those looking for a combination of active living, leisure and relaxation. The central location and great transport links means its easy to visit relatives and have them visit you. The Region also has some of the best health and support services in New Zealand.

Retirement Villages

There are a variety of retirement villages located around within various suburbs of Palmerston North City and within some of the smaller towns of the Manawatu Region.

As well as affordable and attractive housing, many of these retirement villages also provide a range of recreational and leisurely activities for their residents.

Retirement Villages in Palmerston North:

Metlifecare Retirement Village

Julia Wallace Retirement Village

Palmerston Manor Rest Home

Summerset on Summerhill

Chiswick Park Palmerston North

Willard Home

Brightwater Home

MilIfe Kelvin Grove


Retirement Villages within Wider Manawatu:

Coombrae Rest Home & Retirement Villas, Feilding

Woodlands Resort, Feilding


The majority of these retirement villages offer healthcare services to their residence. In addition a number of excellent healthcare facilities are easily accessible in the City and Region.


Palmerston North City and the Manawatu Region has excellent public transport systems, and are able to cater to those who are physically disabled.


The Manawatu community is friendly, welcoming and active, with a range of clubs and associations that cater to each individual’s interests. Regardless of age or gender, there is a club for you and an activity to be part of.