21 August 2019
Nestled in the heart of Queensland’s Hervey Bay, Fraser Shores is proving increasingly popular among NSW and Victorian residents who want to move to a warmer climate and beautiful coastal environment.
Hervey Bay can be reached through a 3.5 hour drive or 40 minute flight from Brisbane, and also enjoys direct flights to and from Sydney and Melbourne.
The seaside suburb’s sunny skies and calm waters means it is a perfect all-year destination for water-based activities, including fishing and swimming. Hervey Bay’s main esplanade also features cosmopolitan and alfresco cafés, shops and parklands.
Hervey Bay is home to the wonderful wooden Urangan Pier, which stretches almost a kilometre out to sea and provides the perfect aquatic lookout to spot schools of fish, stingrays, pods of dolphins and the best whale watching in Australia in the calm waters of Hervey Bay, sheltered by Fraser Island.
Importantly, Hervey Bay enjoys a warm climate even during winter, with average high temperatures of 23 degrees during August, and average low temperatures of ten degrees.
This compares to average August high temperatures of just 18 degrees in Sydney and a chilly 16 degrees in Melbourne.
Given the above, it’s no surprise that so many pre-retirees and retirees are making the move to Queensland. In 2017-18, the Sunshine State gained 6,960 over 50s from other parts of Australia.
About Fraser Shores
Fraser Shores features two villages which are located within this sub-tropical wonderland.
The villages (Fraser Shores 1 and 2) offer a variety of award-winning, freestanding homes that have designed for retirement living.
You can choose from a wide selection of spacious brick and tile, two and three bedroom homes including an executive model with three bedrooms, two en-suites and a hobby room. Home prices range from $261,375 to $525,000.
Fraser Shore’s homes have won the Queensland Housing Industry Association’s Top Homes of the Year Award for design, character and value for money.
All designs offer high grade insulation, careful orientation and large doors and windows for maximum cross-ventilation which allow you to take advantage of the best coastal breezes anyone can offer.
All homes are also built at ground level for easy access and feature spacious modern kitchens, bedrooms and living areas.
Finally, each home is equipped with an emergency call system, which is monitored on site 24 hours a day by trained staff with first aid certification.
The homes are surrounded by amazing resort style facilities, where residents have unlimited use of the full-sized bowling green, swimming pool, community centre, licensed bar, fitness centre, craft and computer room, outdoor barbecue areas, libraries and so much more.
A well-organised residents’ committee arranges functions and social activities such as outdoor and indoor bowls, pool and billiards, movie nights, tai chi, line dancing, yoga, arts and crafts, exercise and computer classes.
You will have the opportunity to meet new friends and be part of a welcoming, safe and supportive community of like-minded people.
Community lawns and gardens are beautifully maintained, so you can get on with doing what you enjoy most.
Residents at Fraser Shores can also access a range of Blue Care community services, offering individually tailored support and care for peace of mind if and when you need it.
Shops, medical facilities and hospitals close by
Everything you’ll ever need is within easy reach. For instance, Fraser Shores conveniently adjoins a commercial and professional centre, housing medical specialists, a large general medical practice and a wide variety of shops and services. The region’s new state of the art St Stephen’s Hospital is just down the road.
In addition, onsite recreational vehicle, caravan and boat storage gives you the freedom to plan your travels with ease, including when you want to chase fun, sun and adventure with the ‘grey nomad’ brigade.
Fraser Shores Retirement Villages embody quality, five-star living with great value for money, in an attractive coastal environment which is the envy of the rest of Australia.
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