How to choose the right retirement resort for you

Retirement resorts are increasing in popularity and it’s easy to see why. A range of lifestyle facilities and activities, easy to maintain homes and a vibrant community to join – retirement resorts enable residents to maintain an independent and active retirement with all the hard work done for them.

Retirement resorts are a lifestyle investment. Here are some of the key factors to consider when making your decision.

Match your lifestyle

Choose a retirement resort that offers lifestyle facilities that match your interests. Do you imagine an active retirement of golf, bowls, swimming and walking? Are you looking forward to more time with friends to enjoy craft, movies and community activities? Do you enjoy your own private space? Or are you imagining a retirement of travel and new experiences, with a safe and secure home to return to?

An increasing number of retirement resorts are offering lifestyle activities within their grounds. Residents have easy and exclusive access to prestigious facilities, the opportunity to build friendships within the resort community, and also private residences that offer independent living and options for boat, trailer or RV parking.

Location, location, location

An enviable location has never been more important when choosing a retirement resort with many retirees preferencing views, peaceful surrounds and manicured gardens to stroll.

Easy and safe access to nearby shops, medical facilities, hospitals and GPs is a crucial factor when choosing a retirement resort. As mobility decreases and health needs increase, access to reliable public transport or resort-run transport is essential to maintaining your independence.

Room to share

If keeping up with family and friends is important then you’ll want enough space to share your home with visitors. Before choosing a resort check that short-term visitors are allowed and that friends, family and importantly grandchildren, can safely enjoy the common areas with you.

Many retirement resorts offer small private gardens and large communal outdoor spaces. An outdoors lifestyle and appreciation of beautifully maintained grounds is important to many retirees. However, you may still wish to establish a small garden and what about room for a pet?  Some retirement resorts allow residents to bring their furry friends after an application process but it’s best to check this important consideration.

 Health and safety

Security and safety are front of mind for retirees. Is the resort you are considering gated? What security measures are in place and are there staff members available to care for your property while you are away?

Is the new home you are considering fitted with an emergency call button and does the layout consider your future mobility needs? 

Will there be help available to maintain your property and is in-home health care an option?

Spring Lakes Resort is a thoughtfully designed over 50s community set on 50 acres of stunning riverfront land. With a 29-acre golf course and ample open space, you’ll feel a sense of peace and tranquility as soon as you arrive home. Designed for retirees who are active and independent but want the assurance of a secure community with a lot of the maintenance taken care of, you’ll fall in love with your modern home and well-appointed resort facilities that is also pet friendly. A future aged-care facility is planned for the resort. Find out more at


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