Name: Jack White
Which property: Optima, Plot 9
Date moved into property: 29th March
How has your first month in the home been?
My first few weeks in my new home have been a whirlwind – there’s such a lot of practical things to deal with, furniture to place and things to get used to, but the LIFEstyle by ENGIE team at Waterton Green have been very helpful and obliging. My new neighbours have also been incredibly welcoming, and it’s great to already feel like a part of a community.
Why did you choose a LIFEstyle by Engie home? What was the appeal?
Having already lived in an age exclusive, I knew that when I was looking to relocate, I’d want a similar, or even the same, style of living. When my wife passed away, I knew I wasn’t ready to give up my independence, but also wanted to not feel isolated and to be closer to family and friends. To be able to live life how I want to whilst also feeling safe and secure was very important to me.
I’m also returning to my roots and already know the Wakefield area very well, and so the Waterton Green site was ideal – offering the perfect style of living with a great location, close to old friends. I think Wakefield and the surrounding areas are hugely underrated and have a lot to offer, and I love being back.
Favourite thing about the home?
My favourite thing about the home is definitely my ability to live independently in a fantastic area, with great transport connections. I have a bus stop just a five-minute walk from my doorstep, meaning I can very easily get to Wakefield and beyond, whilst also being on the edge of the countryside, meaning I can be out on a walk within minutes too – it’s ideal!
My new home is also so versatile, I’ve been able to have it exactly how I wanted, and by moving from an apartment to a house I’ve now got far more room than I did previously too.
The process – did it run smoothly/ anyone from the team who particularly helped etc.
I actually had a very tricky sales process, falling foul of the property chain, but the LIFEstyle by ENGIE team couldn’t have been more helpful. They were on hand to answer queries at any time of day, and guide me through the process as I went through the assisted buying scheme.
What do you enjoy about the lifestyle here on the Waterton Green site? Any other events or activities you would be keen to see happening?
The Waterton Green site offers some great connections, but I’m definitely looking forward to work on the community hub being completed. Once we have the post office up and running and a space for community events and classes I think it’ll become a real hive of activity.