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Buyers flock to Woolgoolga over 55s community

Demand for lifestyle living continues to grow in the Coffs Coast region after Woolgoolga’s newest community, Plantations by Ingenia Lifestyle.

Since welcoming its first residents in June this year there has been an influx of interest locally and interstate from over 55s looking to downsize and take advantage of the lifestyle offered in the resort community.

Margaret and Rodney Bamford relocated to Woolgoolga in search of the perfect community to enjoy their golden years together.

“Before moving into Plantations, we had been living on the Gold Coast.

“We had been looking for a land lease community on the Gold Coast, but they weren’t quite right, they were either too far away, too expensive or too noisy.

“My brother, who lives in Grafton, told us about the Ingenia community being built in Woolgoolga.

“Plantations was perfect for us because it meant we could be closer to family.

“Because it was already under construction we knew could move in sooner and start living the lifestyle we had always wanted,” Margaret said.

Population projects by the NSW Government report by 2026, the number of Coffs Harbour locals over the age of 55 is set to increase by more than 22 percent to 31,750 – up from 26,000 in 2016 – with the demand for affordable housing for this age group set to soar over the next seven years.

Plantations by Ingenia Lifestyle has become a popular housing choice for downsizers as the land lease ownership model allows purchasers to own a brand-new home and lease the land without unnecessary stamp duty fees and no exit or deferred management fees.

Project Sales Manager, Terry Ronan, said an overwhelming response was recorded from VIP buyers who wasted no time in snapping up all available homes in stages one to three.

“An additional 15 homes have now been released in stage four at Plantations – a direct response to the demand we have seen for homes in our previous stages.

“We’re excited to welcome downsizers and interested guests to our next open day, coming up on Saturday 16th November for a Spring themed event from 10am to 2pm.

“On the day guests can tour our community and view the six display homes, enjoy some lovely catering and beverages, live entertainment along with meeting the team who are creating this wonderful lifestyle,” Terry said.

Brand new homes are selling from just $409,000. For more information about the Open Day or Plantations visit