Access to health facilities, affordability and weather are all important factors to consider when choosing the best places to live in your retirement years.
Luckily, from Hobart to the Sunshine Coast, there are many amazing spots around Australia for you to choose from.
Regardless of where you are on the retirement spectrum – whether you’re still young, fit and independent or maybe require a little extra care and support with day-to-day chores, there’s no reason to miss out on living somewhere beautiful.
The best thing is that you don’t necessarily have to stay in one spot, even if you require access to aged care down the track.
Here are five great options to consider if you’re looking for a tree or sea change in your retirement.
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Queensland has always been popular with retirees thanks to its all-year round sunshine.
An hour’s drive north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast boasts beautiful beaches and a relaxed community feel that’s a little bit quieter than its southern counterpart, the Gold Coast.
It’s so popular the area has actually seen a 21 per cent growth in senior residents over the past five years.
Peregian Springs, for example, is a booming spot for retirees that is less than 10 minutes by car to some of the region’s best beaches.
Click below to view retirement villages on the Sunshine Coast.