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Posted on Oct 22, 2016

Some of the Best Places to Retire in Australia

Some of the Best Places to Retire in Australia

The retirement part of anyone’s life is supposed to be a relaxing time free of worries and what a better way to enjoy some great places in Australia. You don’t need to be the most travelled person to know that Australia has plenty of awesome places to retire and great food. However, how do you limit the options? Well, that will depend on how you want your retirement life to be like. If you country settings, a Victorian town is perfect for you. If like having fun on the beach, retire in coastal towns. But regardless, there are endless places in Australia to visit when you retire!  Here is a list of some of the perfect places for you:

1. Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley might seem like a very obvious choice – the quaint country environment, the vineyards, the wine – each of these make the place amazing. However, it’s also so close to Newcastle and Sydney (NSW’s main hubs). House prices are gradually rising in Hunter Valley as more and more retirees are realizing it is indeed a very appealing retirement. That said, it’s still meaningfully cheaper than living near or in any capital city.

2. Mornington Peninsula

A view of acrylic blue beaches, coastal villages and Melbourne’s CBD are among the multiple treasures that are in store for you if you choose to retire to Mornington Peninsula. Market gardens, rolling hills and vineyards are some of the other great attractions this great part of Australia has to offer.

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3. Sunshine Coast

With a relaxed community feel, great weather and perfect beaches, how could Sunshine Coast miss a spot on the list? Although a few suburbs like Mooloolaba, Noosa, and Caloundra make up the Sunny Coast, the place is fairly undeveloped meaning that housing is affordable. However, it greatly depends on what you are looking for. The price of houses can range from $400,000 to $2.5 million.

You have a wide range of retirement options to choose from and you do not really have to purchase them. You can even rent an apartment if that’s what you prefer. Sunshine Coast is a 10 km drive from Brisbane, so if you want your family members to visit family, they won’t have a rough time getting to your place.

4. Huon Valley

If you love open places and nature (and don’t really mind the cold weather) then you certainly fall in love with Huon Valley. Despite what you might think, more and more people are moving towards the cold climates for retirement. The fresh, clean air, low cost of living and family locals are among the major factors attracting retirees to cool places such as the Huon Valley.

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The valley has plenty of cheap housing options too. There are 7 main areas that provide affordable housing for retirees in Huon Valley. Port Huon, Cygnet, Franklin, Dover, Glen Huon Geeveston and Huonville offer housing.

5. Kadina

When combined with Tasmania, South Australia has the highest population of older Australians 15%. Those who come to retire enjoy the serenity of Kadina, which is situated on the Copper Coast.

Kadina is popularly known as ‘Australia’s Little Cornwall’ and is roughly a two-hour journey from Adelaide.

Some of the major cities around these retirement areas will have a better medical care which is of great importance.

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