Living Gems

5 Reasons to Choose a Lifestyle Village Over a Retirement Village


retirement villages vs lifestyle villages: what the difference and which one should you choose?

It’s a question we come across all the time: retirement villages vs. lifestyle villages – what’s the difference? The truth is, there’s a lot.

So why would you choose an over-50s lifestyle village like Living Gems over a traditional retirement living option?

Let’s dive in.

5 Reasons to Choose a Lifestyle Resort Over a Retirement Village? 

You’re bound to have a long list of questions before you choose a retirement village option – where do you want to live? what’s the atmosphere like? Is it going to suit your lifestyle? So we’ll get right to the point.

Our list isn’t exhaustive – there are bound to be more reasons than the ones listed here. But they are choices personal to you such as location – being close to family, friends, and other important connections. Here are 5 reasons why a lifestyle village may be the right choice for you:

1. Lifestyle Resorts Cater for Active, Independent Australians 

Over-50s lifestyle resorts like Living Gems communities are designed for active, independent Australians who are looking to upgrade their lifestyles by rightsizing their homes.

They’ve exchanged the ho-hum of home maintenance and gained valuable time to do the things they want to do – like travel, and indulging in favourite sports or hobbies.

Homes at Living Gems have been thoughtfully designed for modern living with quality appliances and plenty of inclusions that come as standard.

2. There are No Complex Contracts

At Living Gems there are no complex contracts, unlike retirement villages. In land lease communities like ours, there are two things you need to know:

  • You own your own home with the right to occupy guaranteed by state government legislation
  • A modest weekly site rental pays for the upkeep of the resort, including facilities and the support of on-site management

3. They Have a Transparent Structure Fee

The chief benefit of a Living Gems lifestyle is our transparent fee structure. Firstly, there are no exit fees or deferred management fees, plus the savings which help make the next stage of your life much easier.

Why pay for the land when you don’t need to? Enjoy a carefree lifestyle by releasing the capital in your family home. With Living Gems, you don’t pay stamp duty which saves even more.

Our site rental fee is comparable to many body corporate/strata fees and may be offset if you hold a Department of Veterans’ Affairs or Australian pension card.

Read more on exit fees and deferred management fees here.

4. Exceptional Facilities & Amenities

If the idea of living at a holiday resort appeals, then we invite you to look at Living Gems. Each resort has an exclusive Country Club with great facilities, including:

  • Heated swimming pool with spa and sauna
  • Residents’ bar and lounge
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Theatre stage
  • Barbecue areas
  • Tennis courts
  • Bowls greens
  • Private cinema
  • Art studio
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Residents’ workshop,
  • And more

In addition, each resort has a resort bus which makes it so convenient to gather a group of friends to head out shopping, enjoy a day at the golf course, or a night at the theatre.

Living Gems over-50s resorts are like being on holiday every day.

5. Great Community

Most of all, the reason many people choose Living Gems resorts is the sense of community they feel right away. People tell us they find it easy to make new friends who enjoy the same activities and share the same values as you do. While there are many types of retirement living options available, you can’t beat sense of community you can get at Living Gems.

Discover the Living Gems Lifestyle  

We’re not a traditional retirement village – far from it. We’d like to show you a simply lifechanging way to enjoy the best years of your life. Experience the best that Living Gems has to offer including desirable locations across South East Queensland,  Toowoomba, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast and many more.

If you would like to know more, contact us for a free information pack or ask for a private tour of our resorts.