The next stage of villas at the picturesque Shortland Waters Retirement Living community in the Hunter is being fast-tracked to meet the demand for homes within the sold-out village.
The master-planned community is perched on a tree-fringed ridge on the Shortland Waters Golf Club and is owned and operated by leading retirement living provider Aveo.
Aveo’s regional sales manager Cameron Bayles said Shortland Waters is the most sought-after community in the Hunter Region.
“Development plans have been brought forward, and anyone who missed out on the earlier stages is now invited to register their interest for the collection of 31 new luxury villas overlooking the course’s fairways,’’ Mr Bayles said.
“Shortland Waters has redefined premium retirement living with its low-maintenance lifestyle that’s perfect for independent, active and social retirees.
“In a prime location only 10km from the heart of Newcastle, it’s been a challenge to keep up with the level of demand from both golfing and non-golfing retirees who all want to be part of this secure and close-knit community.’’
The new two-bedroom and two-bathroom villas will provide premium inclusions, full-size kitchens, large courtyards perfect for entertaining family and friends, secure garages and improved golf cart parking facilities.
The villas, now under construction, will be available in mid-2024. Some villas will offer a separate space ideal for a media room or study, and a two-car garage.
Residents enjoy a vibrant social calendar at the resort-style community centre with its café, restaurant, bar, cinema, residents’ lounge, pool, gym, craft room, salon and library. The residents also have unlimited access to the eight-lane heated pool at The Forum University adjacent to the community.
A short stroll from the residences is the 18-hole Shortland Waters Golf Club which recently underwent a multimillion-dollar redevelopment to deliver a modern clubhouse and popular bistro.
Residents Kerrie and Peter Watson, who have lived at Shortland Waters for two years, say they feel lucky to live in the friendly community.
“The feeling of community is hard to describe. All our neighbours came from similar backgrounds of large homes, and we’ve all settled into our maintenance-free lifestyle and quickly become friends,’’ Mrs Watson said.
“The outlook from our villa over the golf course makes every day special.’’
Designed for accessible living without stairs and trip hazards, the villas allow residents to age in place in their homes independently for longer. Pets are welcome, subject to an approval process.
Prices for the new villas are yet to be released. Shortland Waters is located at 33 Shearwater Drive, Shortland. For more information view the Downsizing.com.au listing here: https://www.downsizing.com.au/property/sale/136528/shortland-waters-retirement-living