Over 55s living in Victoria

Ingenia Lifestyle is the leading owner, operator and developer of affordable, high-quality lifestyle communities in Australia, with a growing number of locations along the Eastern Seaboard, including Victoria. With our emphasis on you, the resident, we’re committed to providing a range of stylish, low-maintenance homes and like-minded communities to suit the lifestyle and financial retirement goals of independent over 55s.

Our over 55 lifestyle communities, not to be confused with retirement villages, are located in high-growth areas an easy drive to Melbourne and Geelong and Ballarat, and provide convenient access to all the amenities independent downsizers need in retirement. If you’re looking for comfort, convenience and high-quality seniors housing that promotes active retirement living, the Ingenia Lifestyle is for you!

So much to love...

Greater Geelong and Ballarat

Victoria’s second largest city, the City of Greater Geelong, has plenty to offer downsizers who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city without moving to a remote location. Greater Geelong is 75 km from Melbourne and while a large and populous city, it’s home to many quiet, rural localities, perfect for a relaxed retirement in a friendly community.  

Ingenia Lifestyle currently has a thriving lifestyle community in the Greater Geelong area, Ingenia Lifestyle Lakeside Lara, situated in the peaceful rural town with shops and amenities nearby. Our residents enjoy all the benefits of living in a safe and secure community environment just 20 minutes from Geelong and 40 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.

The Ballarat region of Victoria continues to prosper with the new suburb of Lucas just 7km from the CBD. Our Ingenia Lifestyle Parkside Lucas community is located close to the central park precinct of the Lucas masterplanned suburb.

Time for travel...

Holidays and adventures in Victoria

Thanks to the feeling of security our communities provide, the many financial benefits to downsizing, and the Ingenia Gold Card which provides exclusive holiday discounts, many of our residents say they’re travelling and holidaying more than ever before! Victoria, like all of Australia, is home to a wealth of amazing destinations and you too could be loading up the caravan or packing your suitcases and taking off to exciting destinations near and far.

Many of our over 55 communities feature boat and caravan storage, so if you’re an active type who likes to get away regularly, our Victorian community’s in Lara (near Melbourne in Greater Geelong) and Lucas (close to Ballarat) could deliver the lifestyle you’ve always longed for.  

Living in style...

What's it like living an Ingenia Lifestyle in Victoria?

When you join an Ingenia Lifestyle over 55s community in Victoria, you’re joining like-minded friends who, like you, understand the importance of setting your own pace and living retirement life on own terms. You’ll enjoy:

  • Professional on-site management
  • Access to exclusive resort-style facilities
  • A range of stylish, age-appropriate home designs to choose from
  • A growing community in Lara, just 20 minutes from Geelong
  • A new community only 20 minutes from Ballarat at Lucas

The Ingenia Lifestyle is whatever you choose for yourself. Whether that involves taking advantage of the secure nature of our communities to lock up and leave on holiday or relaxing in your modern, easy-to-manage home and benefiting from our programs and events designed to keep you active, we’re sure you’ll love the Ingenia Lifestyle.

It’s your turn…

The smart choice...

Downsize and enjoy greater financial confidence

As a senior Australian, feeling financially confident is likely something that’s very important to you. By downsizing to an Ingenia Lifestyle community for over 55s in Victoria over the retirement villages in Melbourne or Geelong or Ballaratyou’ll enjoy greater financial confidence as you own your age-appropriate home and lease, rather than buy, the land. This means you won’t pay any:

  • Stamp duty or council rates
  • Deferred management or exit fees
  • Strata or community levies or charges

What’s more, unlike retirement villages where exiting is often a financially devastating experience, you won’t have to return your unit to its original condition or split your capital gains with the operator — 100% of any capital growth made on your home is yours. When you’re ready to downsize and set retirement life at your own pace and on your terms, arrange a tour of an Ingenia Lifestyle community in Victoria.

Make your move...

Downsize to a higher quality of lifestyle!