50 per cent sold – without a brick laid: new retirement villages in demand
Careful planning is being rewarded for village developers. Aura Holdings’ The Avenue Maroochydore on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is just about to start construction – but is already expected to sell out before it’s completed.
Previously the site of the Maroochydore Swans Bowls Club, the village will eventually be home to 117 two- and three-bedroom apartments selling from $420,000.
It’s easy to see why. Close to the Sunshine Plaza, residents will have access to facilities including a heated pool, outdoor BBQ area, gym and café as well as on demand in-home care services through Aura’s home care partner Five.Good.Friends.
The development is also across the road from the new St Vincent’s aged care facility – ensuring residents won’t have to look far for more care options.
In South Australia, Living Choice recently purchased Woodcroft Village, and then built a $7.5 million leisure centre to add to the community spirit in the village. It is complete with a health and wellness centre, indoor heated pool, auditorium with dance floor, surround sound cinema and library and computer room.
It just goes to show – tailoring developments around what retirees want, now and in the future, pays off for both residents and operators.