Retire to the Simple Life in the Village by the Arboretum

Karen KesselAdvice, Around Guelph, For Buyers, Planet Realty, Retirement

Have you been searching for a place to finally retire and enjoy a simple life? Well, that place may be closer than you think.

The Village by the Arboretum (“VBA”) in Guelph is widely recognized as one of Ontario’s finest adult lifestyle communities. It offers picturesque water features, manicured lawns and immaculate landscaping. From the moment you drive through its inviting entry gates, the Village portrays a tranquil elegance you’ll be proud to call home.

For new retirees, the VBA offers diverse lifestyle options that include semi-detached townhomes, fully detached bungalows on 40’ and 50’ lots, as well as luxury condominiums. There is a quality of life in the community where neighbours know each other and are greeted with a warm and friendly hello. Residents enjoy the 42,000 sq. ft. Village Center that features endless indoor and outdoor facilities. The community centre includes an indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub, billiards room, and a 600-seat auditorium where various groups present drama, dance and music performances. Outside the center residents enjoy playing tennis and pickle ball, shuffleboard, horseshoes, bocce ball, or practice their golf on the putting green. There are BBQ areas, park benches, gazebos and ponds that provide many places to relax with friends and neighbours. Retirement is about new opportunities to enjoy your day-to-day life and indulge in a simple lifestyle.

Here you will also find modern facilities to meet your everyday needs without the hassle and traffic typical of bigger cities. There is a convenient medical center within the community that offers doctors, a Life Lab office and full-service pharmacy! Other public services such as healthcare centres and hospitals to prosperous and dynamic restaurants and shopping are just a short drive away. Life in the Village is happy and healthy.

Planet Realty Inc. holds the only real estate office at the Village by the Arboretum, allowing us to provide full-access tours and orientations of the community. We share insights and anecdotes about the community culture and the wide array of activities that shape the lifestyle for those who live here. Educating you on the community is the first step, as we guide you in your search to find the right home that meets your needs and lifestyle. We assist in each step of the process for a hassle-free and simple buying experience.

For over 12 years it has been a privilege to work with retiring couples as they transition to a simple life in the Village by the Arboretum, and we are very proud to place our personal knowledge and experience at your service. Allow us to introduce you to the Village by the Arboretum and start to make your retirement dreams come true!

To schedule a private appointment, you can connect with Tyson Hinschberger or Karen Kessel at 519-837-0900. Or email or