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It's your time now!

It seems hard to believe that after countless years of working and bringing up the kids a time has come when life can shift and allow a bit more time to focus on you! Now that time has arrived what will life look like? What do you have to do to embrace newfound freedoms and to create the life you've so often dreamed about?

7 reasons to downsize

  • Free up cash for your future
  • Enjoy a brand new home
  • Make a fresh start
  • Feel more safe and sound
  • More time. Less stress
  • Reduce your living costs
  • Enjoy a sea or tree change



Make your move!

When Is It a Good Time to Downsize?


Retirement or the transition to retirement represents a significant life change that is a catalyst for many to seek a change in lifestyle and living environment. Retirement is an ideal time to assess whether your current home is the best suited for your future or whether downsizing presents a better solution for your longer-term lifestyle plans.

Change in Relationship.

Changes to relationships from divorce, illness or death are other significant life changes that turn many people's minds to the idea of downsizing.


What are your Downsizing options?

Downsizing Communities.

A Lifestyle Village or Land Lease Community is a place where independent people aged 50+ can live in a secure and vibrant residential environment.

A Smaller Home.

Moving to a more compact home with fewer bedrooms and a smaller garden might be the right option for you.

A Unit or Apartment.

You could buy off the plan or purchase an existing unit or apartment within your current neighbourhood.


Downsizing Communities + FAQs

What is a Downsizing Community?

A downsizing community is a place where independent people 50+ can live in a secure and vibrant residential environment.

Downsizing Communities are also known as Land Lease Communities, Lifestyle Communities and Lifestyle Villages.

In Australia there are around 900 Land Lease Communities with over 100,0000 homeowners.


Downsizing Communities.
Explore our best

Gannon lifestyle communities

Start a whole new lifestyle in vibrant Ballarat or SA’s spectacular Moonta Bay. Gannon offer brand new affordable homes in supportive, secure, and active communities.

Welcome home to more Happy Days

Discover your new place to call home with Ingenia Lifestyle. We create communities, places where you feel a sense of belonging and independence to unlock more fun and freedom for your future.

Do more of what you love with Serenitas

Offering beautiful homes alongside world-class facilities in some of Australia’s most sought-after locations, our communities offer an enviable lifestyle without the five-star price tag.

Australia’s most awarded over 50s living

Halcyon offers a 5-star over 50s lifestyle in beautiful South East Queensland. Choose from a range of stunning homes designed for those wanting to right-size. It’s downsizing without compromise and e 

Affordable Lifestyle Choice with No Exit Fees

Hillier Park & The Palms are your affordable over 50’s residential villages, providing homes for those who appreciate value without compromising quality. With extensive recreational facilities, our vi 

Downsize to a Bigger Life

At Lifestyle Communities, our mission has always been to enable Australians over 50 to enjoy affordable luxury living in a secure community setting, while feeling empowered enough to take advantage of 

Lifestyle Villages for the young at heart

Hampshire Villages is an Australian owned family company with 20 years’ experience operating land lease communities across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. Whether y 

It’s your time to flourish

Start the next chapter of your life at Stockland Halcyon, the communities designed for over-50s and delivered by Stockland, Australia’s most trusted developer. Homesites are now selling at a number of 

Hometown Australia Communities

Over 10,000 Australians call a Hometown Australia Community home. Our communities are welcoming, active, and come with a variety of amenities to suit your lifestyle – a truly exciting new way of livi 

Community living at its best

Avington gives you the rare chance to downsize your home while upgrading to resort-style living and an independent lifestyle. Here you’ll find yourself staying active and trying new things, all while  

Did you know?

A “Downsizing Community” also known as a Lifestyle Village or Land Lease Community is a place where independent people aged 50+ can live in a secure and vibrant residential environment. There are many downsizing options available to people thinking about moving on from their current home. Before deciding on what is best for you, read the pros and cons of each option.

Find a Downsizing community near you

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