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How to choose the right Lifestyle Resort

Whether you’re looking for yourself or helping your parents make the move, finding a Lifestyle Resort that is the right fit can feel like a big task. There’s plenty of factors to consider but knowing what your priorities are and using that as a basis can narrow down the options. So, where to start? Well, read on. 

Location - where do you see yourself enjoying retirement? 

First and foremost, establish a location that you’d like to live in. Are you looking for something close to where you are now? Are you one for the bay side or do you enjoy being amongst nature in the country? Having an idea of where you want to live will narrow down the options. 

When considering a location, it’s important to look into what the surrounding town offers. For the sake of convenience, check how far away it is from grocery stores and shopping centres. Your weekly shop should be close-by and easily accessible. It’s also good to check for the availability of public transport; are there bus stops or trains nearby? For those who have regular appointments with medical specialists or GPs, it’s good to check how close the Lifestyle Resort is to these facilities, as well as the pharmacy and hospital. Considering your life admin can seem tedious but it’s an important factor when choosing a Lifestyle Resort that’s right for you. 

On the more fun side of things, consider whether the location supports the things you’re passionate about. For example, if you enjoy good food and dining out, then see if the Lifestyle Resort is close to restaurants, cafes or sea-side. Proximity to the things you enjoy is worth considering.

Financial freedom 

You’ve spent years working hard and now it’s time to focus on you and the things that make you happy. Knowing your finances and choosing a home that allows you to feel financially free and secure is essential. Establish your budget for a home that allows you to live within your means and feel happy and comfortable, then look into Lifestyle Resorts that fit this criteria.  

The Anchorage Lifestyle Resort is a land lease community that provides an affordable option for over 50s. This means that you own the home and lease the land, which is covered by a weekly site fee. Better yet, when buying a home at The Anchorage Lifestyle Resort, there are no entry fees or stamp duty payable. Add to that, when it comes time to sell, there are no exit fees and you get to keep 100% of the capital gain on your sale price. All of these factors combined make for a fantastic way to live in a beautiful home and enjoy the peace of financial freedom. 

Facilities to keep you active, social and busy

Lifestyle Resorts are excellent because there’s so many activities available to you. At The Anchorage Lifestyle Resort, fun and a sense of community are of the utmost importance, and the facilities reflect this. Here, you’ll find facilities to keep you active, social and busy including: 

  • Pool & spa
  • Gym
  • Tennis court 
  • Bowls green
  • Pickleball court
  • Arts & crafts studio
  • Library 
  • Private bar
  • Community kitchen
  • Indoor & outdoor dining areas
  • Community workshop
  • Vegetable & herb garden 
  • BBQs

At The Anchorage Lifestyle Resort, every day is a chance to do an activity you love or try something new, all while mingling with a community of like-minded people. To see if our Lifestyle Resort is the right fit for you, book a tour with our team, meet with the homeowners and see what they love about the place.

Choosing a Lifestyle Resort is exciting! It’s a chance to sit back and think about the things you value most and then find a place that fits right in with that. When considering The Anchorage Lifestyle Resort, you can expect modern homes, luxurious facilities and a stunning location that allow you to do the things you love by the bay side. Get in touch with us for any queries. 

See what life is like at

The Anchorage Lifestyle Resort