Retirement living is booming with more than 10,000 new homes coming onto the market this year alone. Demographic changes, COVID and ever-increasing affordability, especially for metropolitan homeowners, are some of the reasons for its surging popularity.
But, perhaps, the biggest attraction is the incredible diversity of contemporary retirement communities. From laidback lifestyle resorts to ultra-luxurious bespoke developments and everything in between; nowadays, there's a community suited to every preference and price point.
If you want to make your dream retirement lifestyle a reality, don't miss the Melbourne Retirement Village and Resort Expo, Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18, at the Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley.
Or catch the Expo the following week in Sydney, when Hornsby RSL Club hosts the Northern Sydney and Central Coast Retirement Village and Resort Expo, Sunday, March 26, and Monday, March 27.
Here are three reasons you'll be happy you made the trip:
The Expo is a free event - in every sense
It costs nothing to attend and you won't spend much while you're there because there's nothing to buy. This is not a sales event. The purpose of the Expo is to promote the benefits of retirement living to the general public. With no hard sell, visitors can relax and engage deeply with industry representatives to get a real sense of what retirement living is all about.
It's a fun day out
Who doesn't enjoy fantasising about their dream lifestyle? At the Expo, you can do more than daydream though. This is where you can see it come to life.
You'll be amazed by what's on offer - and how affordable retirement living can be. The most recent PwC/Property Council Retirement Census found that, nationally, the average price of a two-bedroom independent living unit is 55 per cent of the median house price in the same postcode. For Melbourne and Sydney homeowners, the differential is even greater, leaving them well-placed to pursue their passions in their ideal retirement community.
Which won't be hard to find with so much variety on offer. While golf course villages remain hugely popular, they are just one of many options. Boating, caravanning, health and wellbeing, sustainable living, city highrise living, beachside bliss, tranquil or intensely sociable; retirement living facilitates an enormous range of interests and lifestyles. There's even a community dedicated to punters, overlooking the home straight of Brisbane's Doomben racecourse.
It's fast for the curious
The Melbourne Retirement Village and Resort Expo is a big event, showcasing a diverse range of established and upcoming developments from Australia's most reputable operators. This is a unique opportunity to discover the full spectrum of retirement living options available now and into the near future - what they cost, what they offer, and, most importantly, why they might be the best choice for you - all In a single outing.
Don't miss the Melbourne Retirement Village and Resort Expo. It could change your life.
*Repeat visitors to our Melbourne events, please note that while the Expo is usually on Sundays and Mondays, this Expo will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 17-18.