The benefits of retiring to a lifestyle village

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Living in a Lifestyle Village has many benefits, in fact we often hear from residents that they wish they’d made the move into our village earlier!

If your considering moving into a Lifestyle Village, here are just some of the benefits.

1. Community atmosphere

Living in a Lifestyle Village enables you to join a community of like-minded individuals, at a similar stage of life. Many residents enjoy the social contact, interaction, companionship and informal care networks that it provides. With a range of activities, events and social groups to take part in, living in a Lifestyle Village offers a real sense of community.

2. Low maintenance living

Maintaining a large family home is constant work which becomes even more demanding as we get older. Homes within Lifestyle Villages are more low maintenance and have been designed with seniors in mind. Furthermore, there aren’t huge gardens or lawns that need tending too. Village grounds, common areas and facilities are maintained by management, so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

3. Facilities & amenities

Lifestyle Villages usually have a range of facilities for the use of residents. Such facilities may include a swimming pool, community centre, BBQ facilities and a bowling green. Use of these facilities is included in the weekly site fee.

4. Security

Lifestyle Villages offer a very safe and secure environment for residents. Not only are the facilities secured with gated entries and staff available after hours, but your neighbours look out for you. There’s plenty to be said for the peace of mind you feel as you close your eyes at night knowing you are in a safe living environment.

5. Financial benefits

Living in a Lifestyle Village is an affordable retirement option which is considerably cheaper then some of the other alternatives. Buying a home in a Lifestyle Village is more affordable as you do not own the land. This enables you to free up capital that would otherwise be tied up in your home, allowing you to spend or invest it as you choose.

There are other financial advantages of buying a home in a Lifestyle Village such as no council rates or taxes, no stamp duty and no strata maintenance. Eligible residents can also take advantage of government funded rent assistance.

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