Central Coast residents have been quick to snap up a new home at Active Lifestyle Estates Ettalong Beach and take advantage of experiencing the best of both worlds – all the joy of a peaceful coastal location with its beautiful surrounds and nearby beach, shops and restaurants, while only being a 90-minute drive from the Sydney CBD.
With stage one now sold out, residents are savouring the independent and active lifestyle on offer, while living in resort-style surrounds, kicking back in the new community centre and enjoying the community feeling and security that accompanies community living.
Dianne, 66, and her friend Margot moved into their Ettalong Beach home in January 2015. ” We were both renting separately, so we decided to pool our resources and move somewhere warmer, and closer to our families,” Dianne said.
“Since we’ve moved in we’ve been very impressed with the on-site management – the grounds are beautifully maintained, the staff always follow up queries and requests, and they’re very proactive and personable.”
We were looking to move into a place with less maintenance, where we could also get a bit of a helping hand from time-to-time.
Jan, 70, and her husband Graham, 71, fell in love with the local areas years ago, and would regularly holiday at Ettalong Beach when their children were young.
“About three months ago we wer out driving on a Sunday and on the spur of the moment we de
cided to look at the holiday park. We were surprised to see it had changed to an Active Lifestyle Estate with new permanent houses,” Jan said.
“We’re at a stage of our lives where we want to be surrounded by a few more people, and have the sense of safety that a gated community provides.”
“The greatest bonus has been the social aspect of living here – we see our neighbours all the time and often go to the theatre and lunch together.”
Active Lifestyle Estates residents purchase a new manufactured home and lease, rather than own the land, which eliminates the need to pay stamp duty and entry fees.
They are also set to benefit from the new launched free Ingenia Care Assist program which connects residents with vital health, social and domestic service providers.