Retirement Life

Downsize to the pretty coastal town named as having the world’s best climate

Downsize to the pretty coastal town named as having the world’s best climate

The new Uniting Yamba retirement living dwellings will be on the doorstep of Yamba marina

Downsizers have the rare opportunity to move to a NSW coastal town which has been named as having the world’s best climate, thanks to the construction of 84 new retirement living apartments and villas.

Major not-for-profit retirement living provider Uniting is about to commence construction of 34 villas and 50 apartments at the small regional town of Yamba, on the NSW North Coast.

About Yamba

Located around 3.5 hours’ drive south of Brisbane, and with a population of just over 6,000, Yamba is fast turning from a coastal hidden gem to a sea change magnet.

The Yamba area is known for its glorious beaches and stunning climate

The town has summer temperatures ranging from 19 to 30 degrees and winter temperatures ranging from 10 to 20 degrees.

This warm yet comfortable temperature range has resulted in Yamba being named as having the best climate in the world by the CSIRO and Stanford University.

This enviable ‘world’s best’ title is only shared with two other places - San Diego in California and Bunbury in Western Australia.

The good news is that Yamba residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful coastal and inland areas where they can take advantage of these ideal temperatures.

For instance, Yamba’s Main Beach is renowned for its picturesque ocean swimming pool and is also home to one of NSW’s oldest surf lifesaving clubs. A little to the south of Yamba, Angourie is the location of NSW’s first dedicated surf reserve.

Yamba's Main Beach is a great place for a dip

Short road trips will also take you to nearby historic villages and great fishing spots.

About Uniting Yamba

The Uniting Yamba retirement village is located just a four minute walk from the town’s boat harbour and marina, where you’ll be able to hire boats, go fishing, enjoy some fish and chips or have a bite at the marina cafe.

Uniting Yamba is located close to amazing local attractions and the Yamba town centre

Uniting is about to begin construction of a range of one, two and three-bedroom pet-friendly villas and apartments at its Yamba village. Most apartments will look out to the marina on Yamba Rd, while the villas will be located in a quiet area in the village proper on Freeburn Rd.

Importantly, these new dwellings will be specifically built to allow their occupants to live independently and be able to enjoy the best that Yamba has to offer.

All of the homes will be light and airy, with floor-to-ceiling height windows to ensure that living areas are bathed in natural light.

Artist's impression of proposed new apartment at Uniting Yamba

At the same time, the homes will be orientated so that residents can benefit from Yamba’s famous cooling afternoon breezes.

The homes will include all the latest modern comforts and high-quality fittings and finishes, including stone kitchen benchtops and energy and water efficient appliances.

They have also been designed to maximise safety and ageing-in-place, through level flooring, generous corridor widths, zero-threshold showers and the installation of bathroom towel racks which double as a strong grab rail.

Tropical resort-like feel

Uniting’s overall design vision at Yamba is to create resort-type retirement living which is in harmony with its tropical location.  

This will be achieved through the use of light-coloured building materials and paint, along with landscaping with warm weather plants such as palms, frangipanis and lemon-scented myrtles.

Artist's impression of proposed new villas at Uniting Yamba

The on-site amenities at Uniting Yamba include the clubroom with library and BBQ area, which host resident activities such as trivia nights.      

Uniting Yamba is only a five-minute drive to the town centre where residents can access grocery shopping, pharmacies and GP services.

The village is just 2km from the local Bowling Sports and Leisure Centre and Yamba Golf and Country Club, while the Maclean District Hospital is only 20 minutes’ away.

Independent living benefits

Importantly, the new dwellings will be designed as a springboard for good times and fun, for retirees who want to enjoy the best years of their lives.

This is because the new dwellings at Uniting Yamba are specifically designed for independent living, which means that you can come and go from your home as you please and live your life exactly as you wish.

Artist's impressions of proposed new apartments at Uniting Yamba

Importantly, the Uniting team will take care of general maintenance of your home and the village grounds. You’ll also have the benefit of living among a supportive and friendly retirement community, which means you can choose to enjoy communal activities and trips.

By the same token, if the need arises, occupants of the new homes at Uniting Yamba will be able to call on additional home and community care services, including personal care, transport and meal preparation in your own home.

In addition, the Uniting Caroona Yamba aged care facility is located beside the retirement village and offers around-the-clock care.

Uniting retirement living residents are eligible for a 10 per cent discount on the refundable accommodation deposit (RAD) when moving into a Uniting aged care home.

Find out more

At Uniting Yamba, you will be able to downsize your home and upsize your lifestyle in a charming coastal locale.

Click here to find out more about the new homes at Uniting Yamba, including being able to download a brochure or make an enquiry.

You will pay a departure fee when you leave this village.

This is a sponsored article produced in partnership with Uniting Yamba.