Retirees embrace Murray River lifestyle and downsizing trend

RetireAustralia’s Murray Gardens Retirement Village in East Albury has notched up 14 sales in the past three months, with new arrivals mainly relocat-ing from throughout New South Wales and Queensland.

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More than 200 retirees already call the village home after downsizing to more age-friendly living with less maintenance and a better quality of life.

RetireAustralia Chief Executive Officer Dr Brett Robinson said new Murray Gardens residents were attracted by the renowned beauty and laidback lifestyle of Albury.

“The feedback we are getting from some new residents is that they have been spending more time on the internet since the pandemic and have discovered the excellent services and value for money in thriving provincial centres such as Albury,” Dr Robinson said.

“Albury has a lot to offer, and at Murray Gardens we are only a short walk from some of the best natural attractions of the region – including the famous Murray River and its stunning parklands.

“Additionally, Murray Gardens is well known for its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and is perfect for retirees seeking a low maintenance lifestyle.

“Care staff are on site around the clock and residents are still able to socialise with like-minded people in a wide variety of activities under social distancing guidelines.

“This can be an important advantage over feeling isolated or living alone in a large home in the wider community, along with all the demands of regular maintenance.

“For further peace of mind, we also assisted residents with home delivery of groceries and everyday essentials including medical scripts during the general lockdown period.’’

Independent living units are currently priced from $279,000 for a two-bedroom home with a single garage to $375,000 for three bedrooms, an ensuite and double car accommodation.

Murray Gardens is ideally located in a peaceful suburban setting close to shops, cafes and the Albury Hospital as well as many of the district’s attractions including parks, wineries and restaurants. It also features a range of exclusive resident facilities including a community centre, auditorium, bar, lounge, library, hair salon, barbecue and recreational area along with a designated space for arts and crafts.

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