Hola and welcome back to our blog! We’re thrilled you’re here, exploring the possibilities of independent living in a retirement community, right here on Spain’s stunning Costa Blanca. As part of the team at Ciudad Patricia, we are proud to be part of a community that champions the perfect blend of independence, care, and camaraderie.
We understand that such a big transition comes with its fair share of queries and concerns. You’ve probably found yourself wondering, “What exactly is independent living at Ciudad Patricia? What amenities can I expect? What types of accommodations are available? And, of course, what’s included in the price?”
Well, we’re here to put your mind at ease. We’ve gathered all your burning questions and answered them right here in this handy FAQ guide. So, sit back, grab a cuppa, and let’s dive into life at Ciudad Patricia – your future home in the heart of Costa Blanca!
1. What is Independent Living at Ciudad Patricia?
At Ciudad Patricia, we believe that your golden years should truly shine. That’s why we’ve designed our community for independent living, a lifestyle tailored to active, self-reliant seniors who may need little to no assistance in their day-to-day lives.
Our residents, come from all walks of life and many nationalities. Some are retired, and their personal lives vary. Despite these differences, they all share a common goal – to enhance their overall quality of life.
So, what does independent living look like at Ciudad Patricia?
Our independent living option is perfect for those who wish to maintain their independence while enjoying a supportive and engaging environment. It’s not about needing care or assistance, but rather about seeking a fulfilling lifestyle during your later years.
In our community, you’ll connect with like-minded individuals and partake in activities that promote personal growth, social interaction, and a sense of belonging.
Services and Amenities
We offer a host of services and amenities designed to take the hassle out of day-to-day tasks:
- Meal services: No need for daily cooking and grocery shopping when you can enjoy meals in our restaurant.
- Home maintenance: Forget about gardening or home repairs – we’ve got it covered.
- Transportation: Whether you need to go for shopping trips, medical appointments, or other excursions, we can arrange transportation services.
Life at Ciudad Patricia is all about community. We offer a variety of activities, from cooking classes and movie nights to exercise classes, art workshops, and special events. These activities are aimed at fostering interaction and cooperation among residents.
Our ultimate goal? To create a dynamic and inclusive atmosphere where residents can thrive, feel connected, and enjoy a sense of belonging.
Encouragement for Active Living
We want our residents to lead an active lifestyle. We offer various facilities like libraries, gyms, swimming pools, and of course, green spaces. Our residences, from single apartments to double luxury apartment, are designed to accommodate your needs, with considerations like stair-free living and wide doorways.
Beyond housing, we provide essential services like transportation, housekeeping, laundry, dining, and security. Additional à la carte services, such as hairdressing, fitness, or physiotherapy, are also available. We’re proud to be a community that prioritizes environmental friendliness and sustainability.
In essence, independent living at Ciudad Patricia means living autonomously within a supportive community, with access to facilities and services that promote physical and social engagement. It’s about thriving in your later years, surrounded by friends and a team that genuinely cares.
2. What Amenities are Available in Our Retirement Community?
At Ciudad Patricia, we believe that a fulfilling retirement lifestyle involves more than just a comfortable place to live—it’s about the amenities and services that make every day a delight. Our community is filled with amenities designed to cater to a wide variety of interests and needs.
Health and Wellness
Your health and wellbeing are our utmost priority. We offer on-call medical assistance 24/7 and have a resident doctor on-site. This healthcare availability gives our residents peace of mind and is a significant reason why many choose to call Ciudad Patricia home.
Fancy a taste of Spain or craving something from your homeland? Look no further than our in-house restaurant, Restaurante LaCena by Nola. Open from 10 in the morning to 10 at night, our restaurant serves a variety of local and international dishes sure to tickle your taste buds.
For those who love shopping, our regular bus service makes it easy to get to nearby Benidorm for a day of retail therapy. Whether it’s groceries, clothing, or gifts you’re after, you’re only a short bus ride away from a wide array of shopping options.
Leisure and Entertainment
Life at Ciudad Patricia is never dull, thanks to our range of leisure and entertainment options. You can cool off in one of our four outdoor pools, engage in some friendly competition at the mini-golf course, or join in the fun at our activity center.
Fancy a drink and some good company? Our lively bar, complete with a beautiful terrace overlooking the grounds, is the perfect place to unwind and socialize.
And let’s not forget about our full calendar of activities. From dance afternoons and concerts to BBQs, markets, and excursions to local attractions, there’s always something happening at Ciudad Patricia.
3. What Types of Accommodations are Available?
At Ciudad Patricia, we understand that home is where the heart is. That’s why we’ve designed a variety of housing options to suit your individual preferences and needs. Here are the different types of accommodations we offer:
Our standard apartments are perfect for those who value comfort and convenience. We offer three types:
- Type A1: A cozy 85m2 apartment featuring one bedroom.
- Type A2: A spacious 85m2 apartment with two bedrooms for those who need a bit more room or have frequent visitors.
- Type C: These 77m2 apartments offer one or two bedrooms and are always located on the top floor, with a slightly smaller terrace that offers breathtaking views.
For a sneak peek of our standard apartments, feel free to take our virtual tour here.
For those seeking a more luxurious living experience, our premium apartments offer ample space and comfort:
- Type M: These 125m2 apartments feature two bedrooms, perfect for those who love a bit of luxury and extra space.
- Type D: The largest of our offerings, these 170m2 apartments can accommodate two or three bedrooms.
4. What is Included in the Price of Living in Our Retirement Community?
What is the Cost Structure at Ciudad Patricia?
At Ciudad Patricia, we believe in transparency when it comes to the cost of living in our community. We operate on a model known as “usufruct” or “uso vitalicio,” which allows you to purchase a lifelong right to live in the apartment. This model provides several advantages, such as avoiding rent increases and a lower price compared to purchasing the apartment outright. Moreover, you don’t have to pay conveyance tax.
The cost of your apartment depends on your age and the type of apartment you choose. Our pricing is based on the typical profile of a 65-year-old resident.
The monthly service cost includes a wide range of services designed for your comfort and convenience:
- Building maintenance to ensure your living space is always in top condition
- Park maintenance to keep our green spaces beautiful and welcoming
- Technical services for prompt and efficient problem-solving
- Swimming pool maintenance to keep our pools clean and ready for use
- Caretakers to assist with daily needs
- Security to provide a safe and secure environment
- Building insurance for your peace of mind
- Refuse disposal to keep our community clean and hygienic
- Access to TV channels for your entertainment
- Water consumption included in your monthly cost
- Organization of various activities to keep life fun and engaging
- Shuttle service for convenient transportation around the resort
- 24-hour medical emergency
- Use for the main central building
- GP visits during normal hours for your health needs
Please note that the monthly service cost does not include electricity, telephone, internet, and property tax (IBI) for individual apartments.
Our team is always available to discuss your individual circumstances and help you understand the pricing structure in more detail. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!
5. How Do I Join the Ciudad Patricia Community?
If reading about our vibrant retirement community has piqued your interest, then we’d be delighted to show you around! A personal visit is the best way to truly experience the warm and inviting atmosphere of Ciudad Patricia.
Arranging a visit is simple. You can contact us through our website, send us an email, or give us a call to schedule your tour. We’re available to show you around and answer any questions you might have about life in Ciudad Patricia.
You’ll have the chance to view our different types of accommodation, explore our amenities, and even meet some of our friendly residents. You can also sample a meal at our on-site restaurant and enjoy the breathtaking views from our terrace.
Remember, moving into a retirement community is a significant decision, and we want you to have all the information you need to make the best choice. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
We look forward to meeting you and showing you why so many people love calling Ciudad Patricia home!
There you have it! We hope this FAQ post has answered your most pressing questions about living in our retirement community at Ciudad Patricia.
From our beautiful and varied accommodations to our wealth of amenities and activities, we truly believe that we offer an unparalleled living experience. Our community is designed with your needs, happiness, and well-being in mind, and we’re proud to provide a safe and engaging environment for you to enjoy your golden years.
But remember, there’s no substitute for seeing it all firsthand. We warmly invite you to arrange a visit to our wonderful community on the Costa Blanca, and see for yourself what makes Ciudad Patricia so special.
Thank you for considering Ciudad Patricia as your new home. We can’t wait to welcome you!