With a surfeit of beaches and bushland, wineries and world-class restaurants, the Hunter region is renowned for its rare blend of cosmopolitan charm and a spectacular natural setting.
Newcastle’s “laid-back sophistication” made it one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 hottest cities in the world for 2011 and the Property Council of Australia’s annual liveability index consistently ranks Newcastle in the country’s top 10 cities.
Jill and Owen Weeks, authors of retirement guide, Where to Retire in Australia, describe the Hunter as “the lifestyle valley of NSW. A paradise for lovers of gourmet food and wine”. The publication nominates it, along with the South Coast, as the best place to retire in the state.
So it’s not surprising that the area boasts a wide array of retirement living accommodation. Whether you’re looking for a serviced apartment, a free-standing villa or a luxury resort development, over-55’s have an abundance of choice in the Hunter.
An exciting addition to the local market is a new development underway at Shortland Waters Golf Club, Aveo Newcastle will feature 300 golf course villas, an upgraded course and club-house, and state-of-the-art facilities. The first stage will be available from mid-2017.
This article appeared in the Newcastle Star on 10 August 2016.