Lifestyle Bellarine
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The Best Retirement Village on the Bellarine Peninsula

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Lifestyle Bellarine is emerging as the Bellarine Peninsula's best retirement village and downsizing option for Over 50s. It's location is second to none and with a range of local features of the Bellarine Peninsula, it's easy to see why.

Location Location! Waterfront at the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula

Located on Portarlington Road in Leopold, Lifestyle Bellarine places the peninsula’s many picture-perfect destinations on your doorstep. This incredible waterfront development is Lifestyle Communities fifth retirement community in the Geelong and Bellarine region, and this connected and coastal neighbourhood is the perfect place to let your waterfront living dreams set sail. Positioned moments from the beach and surrounded by the perfect combination of natural beauty and essential connectivity, Lifestyle Bellarine promises a retirement lifestyle that’s cool, calm and connected. Surrounded by all of the essentials, Lifestyle Bellarine is a short three-minute drive from the Gateway Plaza shopping precinct, where you’ll find all your everyday essentials. From retail stores to restaurants, bakehouses to banks, supermarkets to hair salons, pharmacies, medical centres and so much more, you’ll find it all – just moments from home.

What’s on in Geelong

For the times you want to enjoy a lively city atmosphere, Geelong CBD is just a 10-minute drive away. Showcasing a beautiful waterfront precinct, lush Botanical Gardens and a whole range of retail, dining and entertainment offerings, including a large Westfield shopping centre, Geelong is the perfect destination for a day (or night) about the town.

Surrounded by nature.

Nature lovers will truly delight, not only in the lushness of the community, but also its green and grassy surroundings, with a range of scenic walks and panoramic lookout points close by. The famed Bellarine Rail Trail passes right by the community, presenting a wonderful opportunity to walk or cycle to your heart’s content. The 35km trail links South Geelong to Queenscliff following the historical railway line, providing steppers and peddlers an inspiring passage to the many attractions across the Bellarine. A four-minute drive from home you’ll find Gateway Sanctuary with its walking loop, rotunda, picnic and barbecue facilities – the perfect place to walk and talk with friends. A 15-minute drive from Lifestyle Bellarine, Gurnang Walk at Griggs Creek Reserve presents boundless opportunities to admire the local natural flora and fauna. 143 species of native fauna have been identified in the creek area, including mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs. Listen and you will hear them!

Wine time

The Bellarine Peninsula is renowned for its array of award-winning wineries and gastronomic destinations and homeowners of Lifestyle Bellarine will be well-positioned to enjoy them all! Just a six-minute drive from home, you’ll find Oneday and Leura Park Estates, where you can enjoy the refreshing sea breeze, a glass of your favourite vino and live music every Sunday. Curlewis Winery is a short nine-minute drive away and delights with local charm. The cosy cellar door and quaint outdoor gardens with vineyard views are the perfect place to take a seat and a sip. 15 minutes from Lifestyle Bellarine, Terindah Estate, Jack Rabbit and Bennetts on Bellarine boast incredible vino accompanied by breathtaking views. Whether you’re celebrating something big or simply enjoying a laid back weekend, there’s no better place to sit back and raise your glass.

A day on the green.

If your idea of a tee-rrific day out involves hitting the local golf club, you’ll be well catered for, with Curlewis Golf Club and Barwon Valley Golf Club both less than 10 minutes’ drive away. A little further afield, Barwon Heads Golf Club and 13th Beach Golf Links are 30 minutes from your door.

Catch a wave on the Bellarine.

If you love to make a splash, Lifestyle Bellarine is surrounded by beaches where you can enjoy a refreshing swim, an exhilarating surf, a fin-tastic fishing trip or a sea-nic afternoon aboard the community boat. Arrive at Geelong’s Eastern Beach or Harley’s Beach in Clifton Springs within just 15 minutes. A 20-minute drive from home, the calm shores of Portarlington Beach offer a safe spot for a beach day with the grandchildren. The beautiful shores of Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove are just 30 minutes away.