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5 ways you’ll live BIGGER in a downsizing community

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It’s less of a question about what you’ll pay when you downsize to a land lease community, and more about what you’ll gain!

We’re a little biased, but downsizing to a land lease community home not only means you can spend less time worrying about cleaning, gardening and maintenance, but also means lower insurance premiums (thank you, gated community!), no council rates, no water rates, and no stamp duty.

Plus, if you choose to downsize to a Lifestyle Communities® home, you can also say goodbye to walking around the house turning off every light and grumbling about the electricity bill, because with sustainable features and energy-efficient appliances in all our homes, your bills will be as low as they can go.

Here are 5 benefits you’ll embrace when you call a downsizing community home:


Making the move to a secure, gated community means you can lock up and leave with peace of mind. Many neighbourhoods no longer have that sense of community that made us feel connected and safe in the past, but luckily downsizing communities provide all the benefits of living in a secure environment.

Lifestyle Communities® feature gated entries, live-in managers and community-minded homeowners who will keep an eye on things when you’re away. This is especially reassuring if you’ve caught the travel bug and enjoy jet-setting or road- tripping throughout the year.

Studies have shown that gated communities have 33% fewer burglaries and that the presence of security cameras can reduce crime by at least 50%. The peace of mind that comes from living in a gated community is priceless.


Downsizing in general means less cleaning and maintenance, but at a Lifestyle Community, it goes one step further – with our Gardening team maintaining front lawns (goodbye weeding!) and our Community Managers taking care of all the additional facilities. You won’t even have to think about it, while getting the benefits of living in a perfectly maintained space.


When you downsize to a land lease community, you can forget paying for your weekly gym membership, cinema tickets, bowls membership and so much more, because you will have best-in-class, award-winning facilities right on your doorstep.

Every Lifestyle Community features a whole range of world-class amenities maintained by our Community Managers. Take a dip in the pool or spa, watch a classic at the cinema, or get active in communal sporting areas; there’s something for everyone, with none of the upkeep required from you. Heaven!


Downsizing communities are friendly, peaceful and people-focused places to call home. As a result, the sense of community is palpable – and you never feel lonely. Moving to a land lease community means you can erase the fear of accidentally moving next door to a university share house, because you’ll be living next to people in the same stage of life as you, with similar values and goals for their future. You’ll enjoy the very best bits of neighbourhood living, along with like-minded people.

We find that one of the biggest reasons people make the decision to downsize to a Lifestyle Community is the supportive and well-connected community they become a part of.

If you love the idea of belonging to a community that values safety, security, connectedness and fun, then downsizing could be the perfect move for you.


Downsizing to a land lease community can also be a step in the right direction for shifting your focus back to your own sense of self. It gives you the ability to figure out what you really want to do in the later years of your life.

Land lease communities feature low- maintenance homes and incredible amenities, and so it makes sense to move in while you’re young enough to enjoy all the benefits. You don’t have to wait until you’re retired to move into a downsizing community – you can remain working full- or part-time while making the most of the world-class amenities on your doorstep. In other words, you can have your cake and eat it too!

If you’re getting ready to downsize and are looking to level up your retirement, we’d love to have a chat about what you’re looking for and what life in a Lifestyle Communities® is like. Peace of mind starts the moment you decide to downsize your home. Give us a call under 1300 358 210 if you want to talk more about how you can unlock your savings for the future or send us an enquiry with your message.