Downsize to the regions (part 2) Northern Rivers

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With the recent government incentives offered to Australian pension holders and retirees, there’s never been a better time to downsize and discover a new place to live as you start your next exciting chapter.

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin when researching a place to retire to, so we’ll be uncovering some of the great retirement spots of Australia in our blog. This article will look at the Northern Rivers region of NSW.

About the Northern Rivers

The Northern Rivers is the most north-easterly region of NSW and boasts breathtaking natural scenery and towns full of history and culture. The region extends from the Queensland border at Tweed Heads, south to the Clarence River catchment area. There are so many towns to choose from, each with their own vibe including Grafton, Ballina and Lismore.

Locals refer to this part of NSW as ‘where the country meets the ocean’. So if you’re looking for the relaxed country life yet still want to enjoy the coast, look no further!

In amongst this area you’ll find Casino, although commonly known as ‘the beef capital’ you’ll soon discover that it offers much more than an abundance of cows and a tasty steak. The town is located on the banks of the beautiful Richmond River and beside the Richmond Range National Park. As a result, the area is brimming with things to see and do. The town itself is steeped in history, with art deco buildings and heritage listed sites. Casino offers all the local amenities you might need, hospitals, medical centres, supermarkets, leisure facilities and variety of cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Where to live when downsizing to the Northern Rivers?

For those looking to downsize and embark on their next chapter, lifestyle communities are a fantastic option. Not only are the homes low maintenance, modern and designed with seniors in mind but village living offers a sense of security combined with a supportive, close-knit community. Lifestyle Villages enable you to move into a more manageable home and garden while still enabling you to maintain your independence. 

Casino Lifestyle Village has a range of brand new homes that are ready to move in to and the village offers fantastic facilities for residents including a swimming pool, golf course and community hall. The craft room is enjoyed by many residents and then men’s shed is well-loved. There’s always something to do and you can get involved in village life as much or as little as you like!

There are some great financial benefits when you purchase a home in the lifestyle village as there are no council rates or stamp duty to pay plus you’ll retain your capitals gains if you decide to relocate one day.

Plus, for a limited time when you purchase a new home you’ll receive a $10,000 voucher^ to spend at Betta Home Living – so you can update your appliances and furniture along with your home.

The friendly staff and residents of Casino Lifestyle Village look forward to welcoming you into the community and will make you feel at home in no time.

^This offer is valid on the purchase of new homes only with settlement taking place between April 1 2023 and 31 December 2023. The offer is not valid on homes purchased using shared equity or in conjunction with other offers. Voucher is valid for use in Betta Home Living Casino and Lismore stores only.

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