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Live like a local at these Brisbane retirement villages

Live like a local at these Brisbane retirement villages

Downsizers can forget about home maintenance chores and enjoy a friendly community, resort-style facilities and first-class care and support services when they move into Queensland’s Azure Blue retirement villages.

There are two Azure Blue villages. One is located at coastal Redcliffe, some 28km north of the Brisbane CBD, while another is at suburban Carina, around 7km east of the Brisbane CBD.

For years, apartments in these villages have been snapped up by downsizing Brisbane locals keen to spend their retirement years close to their families and friends, favourite shops and health professionals.

But now the secret is out and downsizers from right across Australia have the opportunity to discover the benefits of “living like a local” in an Azure Blue village.

Azure Blue Carina is nestled in a bushland hilltop location in a well-connected inner-city neighbourhood. It has its very own onsite café and is close to major shopping centres, health services and beautiful parklands.

The village contains 98 architecturally designed one, two and three-bedroom apartments, some of which enjoy stunning views of the surrounding bushland.

Azure Blue Redcliffe, meanwhile, is located just a short stroll away from the edge of Moreton Bay, allowing residents to embrace the cleansing sea breeze and the freedom of coastal living. It’s also positioned close to shopping, dining, cinemas and health services as well as having its own onsite café.

The village contains 122 one, two and three bedroom dwellings. These are modern, architecturally designed apartments with plenty of space and quality fittings and finishes.

Every day feels like a holiday at the Azure Blue villages, which both contain swimming pools, BBQ areas, eateries, gyms, beauty salons and media rooms.

Both villages also feature a friendly and supportive community, including well-organised residents’ committees that arrange functions and social activities. This provides residents with the opportunity to be active and connected.

Importantly, the villages offer apartment and property maintenance, which means fewer chores and more time for freedom.

As one resident of Azure Blue Carina said: “Living here is so easy and low maintenance, with no gardens to mow, we have the freedom to do what we want to do.”

Although many residents in both villages live without the need for care and support services, those services are there for you if and when you need them.

For instance, apartments in both Azure Blue villages have a 24-hour emergency response system.

In addition, residents can access a range of Blue Care home care services, including home care support, assistance with housework, transport around town, and allied health services such as podiatry and physiotherapy.

Both villages also have a state-of-the-art residential aged care facility on-site, offering peace of mind that additional care is close by for residents.

For more information about the Azure Blue villages, including to make an enquiry, please visit www.azureblue.com.au

This content has been prepared by Downsizing.com.au on behalf of Blue Care, an agency of UnitingCare which manages more than 30 retirement villages across Queensland.