Retirement Villages Adelaide Hills

Why consider retirement living in Adelaide Hills

The green slopes, rolling vineyards and village atmosphere of the Adelaide Hills are so mesmerising, it’s hard to believe you could be barely half an hour from the city centre. Nestled to the east of Adelaide, localities like Lobethal, Woodside, Hahndorf and Mount Barker provide a tranquil yet well-supported setting for retirement, with a range of retirement villages in the region. Adelaide Hills’ clear skies and cool climate are ideal for walks and outdoor activities, though warmer clothing is recommended for the winter months.

  • Population (as at 2022): 82000
  • 92% Australian citizens and 19% aged 65 or older
  • Summer average temps 12°C min to 26°C max
  • Winter average temps 6°C min to 13°C max
  • Southlink and LinkSA public bus services plus a community bus network. All major roads are sealed with a half hour drive to Adelaide via the S Eastern Fwy/Princes Hwy (M1).
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Bene St Pauls

Hahndorf, SA Ref:PL21977

  • Rental Community
  • Over 55s Development
  • Retirement Village
  • Serviced Apartments
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Carport
  • Direct Garage Access
  • Home care services



  • Rental Community
  • Over 55s Development
  • Retirement Village
  • Serviced Apartments
  • 1 Car Garage
  • Carport
  • Direct Garage Access
  • Home care services
ECH Kardella

Rosslyn Park, SA Ref:PL5717

ECH Marchant Court

Athelstone, SA Ref:PL5730

Sevenoaks Of Stirling

Stirling, SA Ref:PL6531

Eldercare Sash Ferguson

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL5779

Magill - Moir Court

Magill, SA Ref:PL23470

Willunga - High Street

Willunga, SA Ref:PL23528

The Laurels Retirement Village

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL7497

Mt Barker Lifestyle Community

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL6134

Eldercare Collett Barker

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL5774

Eldercare Elmwood Grove

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL5777

Eldercare Exhibition Court

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL5778

Eldercare Jubilee Cottages

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL24160

ECH Heysen Village

Hahndorf, SA Ref:PL24413

Magill - Third Street

Magill, SA Ref:PL24872

Magill - James Evans Court

Magill, SA Ref:PL24859

Rostrevor - Pullin Court

Rostrevor, SA Ref:PL5218

Magill - St George's Court

Magill, SA Ref:PL24869

Oakfield Rise Retirement Estate

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL13876

Kalyra Woodside Village

Woodside, SA Ref:PL25408

Living Choice Mount Barker

Mount Barker, SA Ref:PL28236

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DCM Media, agedcare101

Caroline has a wealth of experience writing within the retirement and aged care sector and is a contributing journalist for the and agedcare101 blog and accompanying newsletters.

Ian Horswill


Ian is a journalist, writer and sub-editor for the aged care sector, working at The DCM Group. He writes for The Weekly Source, agedcare101, and the DCM Institute fortnightly newsletter Friday. Ian is in daily contact with CEOs of retirement living, land lease and the aged care operations and makes a new contact every week. He investigates media releases, LinkedIn and Facebook for a good source for ideas for stories.

Lauren Broomham

Retirement and Aged Care Journalist

Lauren is a journalist for, agedcare101 and The Donaldson Sisters. Growing up in a big family in small town communities, she has always had a love for the written word, joining her local library at the age of six months. With over eight years' experience in writing and editing, she is a keen follower of news and current affairs with a nose for a good story.

Jill Donaldson


Jill has been practicing as a clinical physiotherapist for 30 years. For the last 13 years she has worked solely in the Aged Care sector in more than 50 metropolitan and regional facilities. Jill has also toured care facilities in the US and Africa and is a passionate advocate for both the residents in aged care and the staff who care for them. She researches and writes for DCM Media.

Chris Baynes

DCM Media, agedcare101

Chris has been a journalist and publisher in the retirement village and aged care sectors for 11 years. He has visited over 250 retirement villages and 50 aged care facilities both within Australia and internationally. Chris is a regular speaker at industry conferences plus is a frequent radio commentator.

Annie Donaldson

Nurse and Carer

Annie has a long career in both nursing and the media. She has planned and co-ordinated the medical support from both international TV productions and major stadium events. In recent years she has been a primary family carer plus involved in structured carer support.