Downsizing
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Downsize your home, upsize your life at Lifestyle Communities

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We often hear our homeowners say that moving to one of our communities has enhanced their lifestyles in ways they never thought possible. And this is feedback we love to hear! For almost 20 years, our driving purpose has been to create communities that deliver exceptional living experiences for our homeowners (and we think we’ve gotten pretty good at it…if we do say so ourselves)!

Here’s how you’ll live a bigger life when you downsize to a Lifestyle Community:

Less work, more play

Downsizing into one of our beautiful, low-maintenance homes means less time fixing and cleaning up, and more time doing the things you love! You’ll not only experience lower living costs, but you’ll eliminate the time and stress that comes with tending to a larger home and garden. 

Downsizing also encourages you to declutter, reassess the things you need and take with you only the things that bring you joy. With less time spent on cleaning and maintaining your home, you’ll be surprised by how much more time you’ll have to do the things you love. Goodbye home maintenance, hello holiday lifestyle!

Feel safe and secure

Making the move to one of our secure, gated communities 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 our communities provide all the benefits of living in a secure environment. Each of our communities features 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.

Enjoy financial freedom

Downsizing to one of our affordable homes can help you free up a significant amount of cash to fund your retirement plans. This means you can stop dreaming and start living!

An “asset rich” approach to retirement may no longer be sustainable or provide an income stream that is financially viable, and so freeing up equity by downsizing could be the best option for you. The proceeds from your existing home can then be used to pay cash for your new home, pay off debts, supplement your retirement income, boost your super, or more excitingly, make your dream holiday a reality.

Get active with ease

Another reason to fall in love with downsizing to one of our communities, is having access to luxury amenities and facilities on your doorstep. All our communities feature a whole range of resort-style amenities that make active living oh so effortless and make you feel like you’re on holiday every day. What’s not to love?

Some of the facilities you’ll find at our communities include:

Clubhouse
Indoor pool and spa
Gymnasium
Wellness centre
Sauna
Cinema
Tennis court
Pickleball court
Bocce or croquet lawn
Workshop
Bowling green
Craft and art studio
Function spaces
Dog wash
Electric car
Fishing boats at our bayside communities!

Belong to a supportive community

One of the biggest reasons our homeowners fall in love with their downsized lifestyle, is the supportive and well-connected community they become a part of. Because our communities attract like-minded people who respect their neighbourhood and the people in it, the sense of community is palpable.

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

Beautiful homes

Falling in love with our homes is easy! All homes in our luxurious communities are carefully designed to be low-maintenance and affordable — we like to think of them as high-quality homes without the hassle. Spacious, stylish and filled with natural light, our homes feature contemporary designs, quality fixtures and fittings plus the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor spaces. Constructed by the experienced and reputable builder Todd Devine Homes, all new homes come with a 10-year structural warranty and a two-year non-structural warranty. Whether you’re watching your favourite show in the living room, relaxing in the bedroom, cooking up a storm in the kitchen or enjoying the fresh air in your back garden, one thing’s for certain: you’ll be living it up in style.

Great locations

It’s so important to love the location you live in. That’s why our communities are located in convenient and picturesque locations, with effortless access to local shops, facilities, attractions and transport. A lot of thought goes into the placement of our communities, and how this can enhance the lives of our homeowners.

Reduced living costs

Making the move to a Lifestyle Community can help to significantly reduce a range of living costs, including:

No council rates
No water rates
Discounted electricity
Lower power bills because you won’t have to use as much energy to heat and cool your home
Less money going towards repairs and maintenance
Lower household insurance costs because you live in a secure environment

Click here to hear first hand our homeowners’ experience in making the move to a Lifestyle Community.