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5 Signs You’re Ready to Downsize and Relocate to South East Queensland

Two people walking on Gold Coast beach

So, you’re thinking about retirement. The question is, what kind of retirement lifestyle are you looking for? With no need to drive to work every day, maybe it’s time to look outside the heart of the city and focus on achieving a little more peace and quiet. If a quick trip to the beach, a stroll through the hinterland, morning coffee at local cafés and beautiful sunny weather is your kind of lifestyle, then South East Queensland is the place for you. If you are ready to downsize, here’s why you should choose to make the move to SE QLD.

  1. Be Among the Trees

CBD life has all of its many benefits when working in the city, but for retirement it can be a little fast-paced and overwhelming. If you love nature walks and being outdoors, you just can’t beat the Gold Coast’s local parks, gardens, nature reserves and nearby beaches. With over 100,000 hectares of reserves and world heritage sites, the Gold Coast makes connecting with nature as easy as walking out your front door.

  1. It’s Always Sunny on the Gold Coast

OK, so we do get the sporadic storm, but generally the Gold Coast is known for its consistent beautiful weather. If you’re sick of Melbourne’s freezing winter mornings or the ups and downs of Sydney’s ever-changing weather, head on over to Queensland where ‘the Sunshine State’ is our slogan. With predictable sunny weather, you can enjoy walking wherever you need to be and never having to worry about bringing a jacket.

  1. Think About How Much Time You’ll Save

If a daily commute to work was your thing, then you need a new one. No one likes to spend half of their day stuck in traffic. We can tell you all about the stress and tension traffic causes you, but we’d rather tell you about the Gold Coast’s relaxed coastal lifestyle where everything is pretty much within walking distance. So, when you downsize to the Gold Coast, you can ditch that car altogether! With so many public transport options (including our new Gold Coast Light Rail) it’s easier than ever to get where you need to be.

  1. Grandkids Are Great, but So Is a Social Life

Though adorable, your six-year-old grandchild isn’t much of a conversationalist. If you’re looking to socialise with a more relatable crowd, South East Queensland is jam-packed full of great social activities that you can get involved in, including: aqua aerobics, indoor and outdoor bowls clubs, golfing, group beach walks and much more.

  1. Downsizing Is Easier Than Ever on the Gold Coast

With so many apartment and small housing living options all within walking distance to local amenities, it’s easy to see why so many retirees are choosing to make the move to the Gold Coast. With affordable options and convenient ideal locations, downsizing to the Gold Coast is becoming the coveted move for many.

If the beautiful weather, green nature walks, world-renowned beaches, fantastic community groups, nearby entertainment, famous restaurants, local conveniences and surprising affordability aren’t enough of a reason for you to make the downsizing move to the South East Queensland, then make sure to take a look at the plans for Future Gold Coast by the Gold Coast City Council. We promise, it will inspire you to make the move and be a part of the great changes coming to our beautiful sunny beachside city.

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