The Hillsford Retirement Resort sold all 281 units on first day of preview

The Hillsford
Hundreds of prospective buyers crowded the Hillford showflat hoping to secure a unit due to utmost demand not only from senior citizens, but also from investors. The Hillford was the first of its kind and published as a retirement resort with the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) posing that the land was to be used to promote a private retirement housing product.

The 281-unit project of The Hillford, developed by World Class Land offers special features such as 24-hour attendant service, full-time manager of resort and quick access to restaurants and clinics, on top of distinctive condo facilities such as a gym and swimming pool. The units also features with emergency alarms, huge corridors for handicap access and non-slip floors to give them great appealing to senior buyers.

Among anything else, the “anti-shoebox rule” was raised and there were no limitations on the utmost number of units that could be developed. The Hillford prices ranged from S$388,000 for a 398 sq ft one bedroom unit to S$648,000 for a 657 sq feet two bedroom.

The theme of "inexpensive" was respond by one buyer who picked up a one bedroom unit, emphasizing it was the price quantum, and not so much the facilities offered by The Hillford, that led him to the project. A combine of elderly, middle-aged and younger buyers were found yesterday morning viewing The Hillford showflat.