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Fun in the sun: Why you’ll love summer at a Downsizing Community

Date Posted: November 17, 2022

fun in the sun

Relaxing, fun and adventure-filled summers are a quintessential part of Australian life. Morning walks in the fresh air, afternoons at the beach and evenings spent around the barbeque are moments we all excitedly anticipate in the lead up to summer.

With the sunny season fast approaching, here’s how you’ll enjoy every second of summer in a Downsizing Community.

Carefree adventures

Perhaps the best part about the summer months is taking the opportunity to go camping or travelling. When you live in a Downsizing Community, you’ll experience the ultimate freedom to holiday for as long as you please, with peace of mind that your home and belongings are safe and sound in a gated neighbourhood, with community managers and neighbours close by.

Make a splash

Many Downsizing Communities feature a range of luxury, resort-style facilities – like indoor or outdoor swimming pools. This means you won’t have to travel far to enjoy a refreshing dip on a hot summer’s day. Having a pool close by is also great for summers spent with the grandkids, who often love any excuse to make a splash.

Alfresco dining from home

Warm summer evenings present a fantastic opportunity to enjoy an alfresco lunch, dinner or both! Plus, you’ll have the space and comfort to do so in your very own private garden or even on your front porch. 

Balmy barbeque nights

There’s something typically Australian about a summer barbeque. If you love spending sunny afternoons and balmy nights gathering around the barbie with friends and family, then you’ll love summer in a Downsizing Community, where neighbours often enjoy a community barbeque together.

Neighbourhood walks

When the sun is shining, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to take a picturesque stroll or an invigorating jog. Downsizing Communities often feature lush and leafy manicured landscapes and streetscapes that make a beautiful backdrop for your daily step count. And if you decide to downsize to a community located in country or coastal locations, you can bet there’ll be plenty of stunning walking destinations to explore close by.

Beautiful blooms

If you love gardening, or simply being surrounded by beautiful blooms, then you’re sure to adore summer in a Downsizing Community. Featuring beautifully maintained community landscapes, as well as the freedom to grow your own plants or flowers in your private backyard, you can enjoy the budding beauties however you choose to.

Summer sporting events

Whether you’re a tennis pro or bowls champion – or simply a devoted spectator – there’ll be lots of opportunities to get involved in a summer sport at a Downsizing Community. Many villages feature their own tennis courts and bowling greens, so joining in on the sporting fun is easier than ever.

Happy hour

There’s something special about a summertime happy hour. Many Downsizing Communities have a dedicated weekly happy hour in the clubhouse, where homeowners can gather to enjoy a couple of drinks with good company. And the best part – you can walk home!

To discover more information and inspiration as you explore your downsizing options, check out our blog page.

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