Downsize to the regions (part 1) – mid-north coast

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The Australian government recently approved a new initiative to provide Australian pension holders more time to sell their homes and find a new place to live, this means the timeframe for the means testing of asset value has been extended. As a result people now have more time to research their next home location and make a considered, rather than rushed decision. 

Whether it’s a country town with plenty of charm or coastal town with stunning scenery, regional Australia offers retirees that relaxed, laidback lifestyle that many crave. In recent times as more city folk have relocated to the regions there has been improvements to local infrastructure which makes regional retirement even more compelling.

Mid North Coast: Forster -Tuncurry

A bustling number of townships are popping up along the mid northern coast of Australia that many retirees are flocking to, two of which are Forster and Tuncurry. Known as the ‘twin towns’ these two coastal towns are often referred to as one but the are in fact separated by a large bridge across Wallis Lake and are located at the north and south ends of Cape Hawke Harbour.

Located approximately 300 km north of Sydney, Forster/Tuncurry is fast becoming a retiree favourite. With stunning beaches and surrounded by national parks, Forster/Tuncurry boasts that year round holiday vibe while still catering for needs and requirements of seniors. 

Local attractions

There’s no shortage of things to do in Forster/Tuncurry, the beaches are world class especially Nine Mile Beach, Forster Beach, the Tanks and One Mile Beach, each of which have their own charm. Spend your days strolling along the sand, swimming, boating or fishing. 

If bush rambling is more your style, the area boast a variety of national parks which offer everything from mountains, rainforests, lakes and waterfalls to rich birdlife and native flora.

Lifestyle living

If you’re considering a move to this stunning area Hampshire Villages has two wonderful lifestyle communities to choose from.

Crystal Waters Estate is a warm and inviting lifestyle village that provides residents with a tranquil setting to begin the next chapter of their life. This village is located in Tuncurry and offers a range of low maintenance homes within a secure living environment. What better way to enjoy your new lifestyle than in a vibrant community where you can play tennis, join the bowls team and swim laps in the onsite swimming pool.

If you’re searching for an affordable answer to retiring by the water, Lakeside Forster will tick all your boxes. Located in Forster, this peaceful village rests on the banks of the great Wallis Lake and boasts great facilities close to the centre of town. Just imagine starting your day with a stroll along the lake as the sun comes up!

Thinking about downsizing into a lifestyle community? Learn more about the Hampshire Village difference.

Browse our range of homes for sale or explore our communities or get in touch today and speak with our friendly team about how we can help you make the most of your retirement. Opportunity awaits!

Telephone: 1300 730 869 

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