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.

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Final homes selling at Amber by Living Gems
Amber by Living Gems

Final homes selling at Amber by Living Gems

Amber by Living Gems is nearly sold out, with only four homes remaining Amber by Living Gems Sales Manager Tameeka Manson said after just three and a half years, sales at the resort were about to draw to a close. “For buyers who are ready for a simply lifechanging move, this is the last chance to buy a brand-new home. It’s so exciting to see Amber by Living Gems almost fully sold and to have the privilege of watching this lovely community come together over the past few years,” she said. In addition to two premium single-storey homes, two exclusive double-storey homes remain – the 230.45 sqm Stanley design. The single-storey homes offer options for two and three bedrooms and between 186.69 sqm and 239.66 sqm of living space. Designs include the stunning Noosa – which is on a highly sought-after perimeter corner block with a huge yard and gorgeous garden, and the York, a special RV home with a big yard and no...
Safeguarding the environment
Amber by Living Gems

Safeguarding the environment

Sustainability key to a healthy future for all Sustainability is the ability to maintain or support a process continuously over time, and that is exactly what Amber by Living Gems homeowner Sharon Martin strives to achieve every day within her own environment. The mother of six children and grandmother of six, who is originally from Wollongong, south of Sydney, believes caring for the environment and adopting daily sustainable practices, is the greatest gift anyone can give to future generations. “We need sustainability for our health and the good of the environment, and taking action now is going to be so important for our children, their children, and families in the future,” she said. Sharon, 58, said practicing environmental sustainability helps to preserve our natural resources and uphold the ecological balance, all while safeguarding the welfare of both present and future generations. “Communities like ours that incorporate sustainable practices can benefit from cleaner water and air, and reduced exposure to toxins, which can ultimately lead to...
Building beautiful memories
Living Gems Caboolture

Building beautiful memories

Caboolture residents reflect on seasons of change Over 46 years of marriage Chris and Judy Reilly have only shifted home three times and they say the move to Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront has been the best. “We’ve lived in Brisbane’s western suburbs, then moved to Scarborough, and seven-and-a-half years ago, to here at Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront,” said Judy. “We just love it here and our daughter agrees that it’s been the best move we’ve made.” The Reillys were among the first people to move into Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront. “We were still looking for the right over-50s lifestyle community when we put our home on the market,” said Chris. “That sold very quickly – within a couple of days – so we needed somewhere we could move into straight away.” That led them to Living Gems Caboolture Riverfront which was under construction. At the time, only the entry boulevard and a display home had been completed. “It was mostly muddy paddocks back then! We had to...

Why Living Gems?

What is 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
  • Cinema
  • Library
  • Art and craft studio
  • Music room
  • Gymnasium
  • 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.

Where are Living Gems resorts located?

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.

Can I buy at Living Gems?

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.
Are pets welcome?

Pets are always welcome at Living Gems communities. We make everyone welcome.

Can family and friends stay?

Family and friends are very much welcome as your guests at Living Gems resorts.

Are there site fees?

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.

Can I store by boat or caravan?

Many Living Gems resorts have storage for boats, caravans and motorhomes, subject to availability.

What’s the difference between a retirement village and a Living Gems resort?

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.

Can you rent in a Living Gems resort?

We find our homeowners prefer to buy their homes rather than rent, so we only offer homes for sale.

Do you pay rates in a Living Gems resort?

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.

Are there any exit fees I should know about?

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.

Do you pay stamp duty when moving to a Living Gems resort?

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.

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