Ageing in place is defined as an individual’s functional interdependence within their neighbourhood environment, their cognitive, affective and behavioural functioning in their residence and residential location, and interdependence with formal and non-formal networks contained therein. With mobility and travel becoming more limited with age, studies examining neighbourhood walkability are of increasing importance for the urban development of countries with ageing population demographics. The present study examines the relative contribution of older adults’ navigational strategies and active health in the relationship between walkability of their residential location and ageing in place. Latent variable partial least squares data analyses indicate diversity and accessibility of land use mix, street connectivity, and aesthetics of the walking environment are important for ageing in place while infrastructure and safety for walking, and the presence of traffic hazards and residential density evidenced a negative relationship. Both active health and navigational skills make significant and independent contributors to the relationship between neighbourhood environment walkability and ageing in place. Overall, the results highlight the important mix of the built environment and older adult’s cognitive and physical attributes to ageing in place for active place design.