Move-Ins Begin for the Garden Village Expansion at Watercrest at Kingwood

KINGWOOD, TX–Watercrest at Kingwood, a premier retirement community, is pleased to announce the opening of its more than 145,000-square-foot “Garden Village” expansion. The new neighborhood includes 101 residences, with 73 independent living and 28 assisted living residences. The independent living offerings include 27 signature lifestyle residences and four villas.

The expansion also features several common areas and amenities such as multiple outdoor sitting areas, a walking trail, wellness center, libraries, pet park and two new dining venues. The expansion solidifies Watercrest as the perfect setting for active retirees who want the benefits of a maintenance-free lifestyle.

“We’re thrilled to open the doors and begin welcoming new residents,” said Debra Burton, executive director of Watercrest at Kingwood. “After months of planning and construction, it’s exciting to see residents moving in. We know that today’s seniors want to live life on their own terms and continue enjoying their way of life prior to joining our community. They’re seeking options and don’t want to fit into a generalized mold of what retirement means. The Garden Village makes those desires a reality for residents by offering activities and lifestyle options designed to meet their values and interests.”

New residents like Norman and Phyllis G., both 67, are settling into their new home and exploring everything the community has to offer. The couple is currently taking advantage of the tai chi classes and movie nights, and looks forward to testing out other exercise and wellness classes, which will continue to make the community feel more like home. The pair was initially drawn to the community two years ago when Phyllis began looking into retirement options.

“From the very beginning I knew it would be the place for us,” said Phyllis. “At first, I thought the community was just an average apartment complex, but after learning more I was intrigued by the potential benefits living there could provide us. After the wait and excitement of moving, it seems surreal to be here and settled. Since we moved in everything has been perfect, and we couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful place to call home.”

After many discussions and changes in health, the couple made the decision to move in and signed their lease in February of 2018 before selling their home in June. When they first moved to the community, they initially stayed in an apartment in the main building as construction on Garden Village was finishing up. This transition helped them to settle into life at Watercrest, introducing them to a new pace of life and plenty of new friends and activities.

“Since we moved into our apartment here in Garden Village, we have been nothing but pleased with how peaceful and at home we feel,” said Norman. “Through the entire process, the team here at Watercrest has been phenomenal and worked with us every step of the way. Their hard work and dedication made it easy for us and allowed us to enjoy the community and everything that it has to offer like the tai chi classes and movie nights. One such simple joy has been sitting out on the patio and admiring the nature right outside our door. An eagle has recently claimed a spot in one of the trees, and we are relishing the opportunity to see something so wonderful. If the first few weeks here in Garden Village are any indication, we have plenty to look forward to in the years to come.”