Welcome to Living Gems.
Simply lifechanging resorts for active over 50s.
Imagine being on holiday every day. That’s what happens at Living Gems. Own your own home outright in a private, gated community for like-minded over 50s and enjoy terrific award-winning facilities. We are not a traditional retirement village – we create vibrant communities for people just like you.
Discover our new resorts.
Award-winning resort facilities at your doorstep.
Upgrade your lifestyle from ‘so-so’ to superb at Living Gems over-50s lifestyle resorts.
Experience that ‘just started holidays’ feeling every day at our beautiful Country Club with a grand ballroom, bar, cinema and games room or rediscover your active side with facilities including a heated pool, tennis court, bowls green, workshop and more.
Beautiful, high-quality modern homes.
Right-sizing your home isn’t a compromise at Living Gems. Our architect-designed, contemporary homes are designed for the way today’s over 50s want to live.
Explore the range of home designs available at Living Gems. Each one has a generous offering of inclusions that come as standard – not extra.
A reputation built on trust and integrity.
For more than two decades, our family-owned business has built a reputation for creating award-winning lifestyle resorts that are surprisingly affordable for active over 50s.
Land lease communities are innovative solutions for people who are ready to right-size their homes and upgrade their lifestyle. Living Gems resorts are regulated by Queensland State Government legislation that protects your financial and social interests.
Experience community like never before.
Discover a community of like-minded people where life-long friendships are formed and there’s no shortage of things to do. Living Gems is definitely not a retirement village.
There is something happening almost daily with homeowner-organised activities such as exercise classes, walking groups, gardening and workshop groups, and so much more to get social and stay connected.
Why Living Gems?
Living Gems communities are simply lifechanging lifestyle resorts for the active over 50s. Our vibrant community of people may have retired from work, but they haven’t retired from life.
You’ll love owning a quality, designer home that features an impressive level of inclusions that some people consider ‘extras’, such as energy-efficient appliances and solar panels.
Enjoy peace of mind of knowing that there is on-site management on hand.
Another thing which makes Living Gems special is the great facilities at your doorstep, including an exclusive Country Club, with:
- Grand ballroom with theatre stage
- Bar and lounge
- Games room
- Art and craft studio
- Music room
- Heated swimming pool, spa and sauna
- BBQ pavilion, and much more!
Best of all, Living Gems is surprisingly affordable because it is a land lease community where your rights are guaranteed and protected by Queensland Government law.
Living Gems over-50s lifestyle resorts are found across South East Queensland, close to neighbourhood amenities including shopping and medical services. Discover Living Gems communities on the Gold Coast and in Eagleby, Logan Village, Pacific Paradise, Caboolture and Maleny.
Residents at Living Gems are all owner-occupiers, there are no rentals or property investors. This gives our resorts a strong, community feeling that fosters life-long friendships as well as plenty of owner-organised groups and activities.
Living Gems communities are land lease communities which is the reason why they’re surprisingly affordable.
Ownership of the land is separate from the ownership of the home. Your right to live in your home is guaranteed and protected by Queensland State Government law for an indefinite period.
Because you’re buying your own home, there is no stamp duty to pay and should you decide to sell in the future, 100% of the capital gains made are yours. There are no deferred management fees here!
The only ongoing costs are:
- Your usual household bills
- Weekly site management fees which cover maintenance of the gardens and the full range of facilities on site.
Pets are always welcome at Living Gems communities. We make everyone welcome.
Family and friends are very much welcome as your guests at Living Gems resorts.
Our affordable weekly site fees cover the cost of operating and maintaining your Living Gems resort. The fees are billed monthly and increase in line with CPI.
Our residents tell us that these site fees are much lower than many apartments’ body corporate fees while offering far more facilities, including the Country Club, other resort facilities, and on-site management.
If you have a Department of Veterans' Affairs or Australian Pension Card, you may be eligible to receive a Federal Government rebate.
Many Living Gems resorts have storage for boats, caravans and motorhomes, subject to availability.
Living Gems is a lifestyle resort for active over 50s who may have retired from work (although not always), but they most certainly have not retired from life. Our homeowners value their independence and are actively engaged in activities and events within the resort and in the wider community. Many are also avid travelers who value the ‘lock-up and leave’ convenience of knowing their homes are secure.
We find our homeowners prefer to buy their homes rather than rent, so we only offer homes for sale.
There are no council rates to pay at Living Gems, everything is covered in the weekly site fee which covers the costs of running and maintaining the resort.
There are absolutely no exit or deferred management fees to worry about at Living Gems. You own your home and should you decide to sell, all the proceeds, including capital gains, are yours.
Absolutely not. Because you own your Living Gems home, there is no stamp duty to pay when you move into one of our over-50s resort communities.