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5 reasons why Perth is the perfect place to retire.

5 Reasons Why Perth is the Perfect Place To Retire

 

While retirement plans may differ from person to person, factors like affordability and access to amenities are somewhat universal. The vibrant city of Perth offers all this and more, from sunny weather to world class entertainment. A centrally located apartment at Far East Consortium’s Perth Hub development ensures you are close to everything the city has to offer.

Need more convincing? Here are 5 reasons why west is best when it comes to
retirement living:

1. Affordability

In recent years, Perth has claimed its title as one of the most livable cities in the nation, offering a high quality of life at an accessible price point.

According to a 2019 report from the Real Estate Institute of Australia (REIA), Western Australia still has the most affordable property market in the nation. The trend has continued throughout the year with the proportion of income required to meet loan repayments having decreased by 1.0 percentage points over the previous year.

Recent Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cuts and Keystart changes, also present prospective buyers with golden opportunities to secure some great deals. And it isn’t just property prices, living in Perth means you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy a night out at the movies or a membership at a centrally located fitness centre. Overall, the cost of living in Perth city is 12% lower than in Melbourne and 22% lower than Sydney.

2. Weather

Arguably the ‘true’ sunshine state of Australia, Western Australia boasts sunshine and blue skies all year round. The city of Perth is the sunniest capital city in the country with the highest average hours of sunshine per day.

Make the most out of Perth’s idyllic weather by taking a walk in one of the many inner city parks. Kings Park and Botanic Gardens are located just a short walk from our Perth Hub apartments and showcases several species of stunning native flora.

3. Connectedness

Perth’s CBD is equipped with a public transport network that outranks public transport in other Australian cities. Explore the city using the vast network of Transperth trains and buses.

Our Perth Hub development is close by the Perth Underground Station, Perth Station and Perth Busport. With access to multiple train lines and over thirty bus routes, you can get to wherever you need to be.

The government has announced further plans to upgrade Perth’s transport, seeking to connect more suburbs with the Perth CBD through the METRONET project. The project will also include an airport link connecting Perth Airport with the Perth CBD and Forrestfield. For future residents of our Perth Hub apartments, this offers a key to the city and beyond. Globe trotters or those who frequently fly interstate to visit friends and family will be able to get to and from the airport with speed and ease.

4. Amenities

In The Economist’s 2019 Global Liveability Index, Perth scored full marks in the areas of healthcare, education and infrastructure, proving the city is well equipped to support a healthy and happy population.

With plenty of general and specialist health practices located within Perth’s CBD you won’t have to look too far to meet your health needs. There are also a number of public and private hospitals in the city centre, offering emergency, inpatient and outpatient services.

The Royal Perth Hospital is located just down the road from our Perth Hub apartments. The hospital is open 24 hours so residents can rest assured they will be attended to in the case of an emergency.

While you might not be thinking of going back to school, it is still good to know that Western Australia’s top universities, The University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University and Murdoch University, are all looking to establish a campus within Perth’s CBD.

University towns are popular neighborhoods for retirees due to the presence of university hospitals, their efficient transport systems, affordability and abundance of cultural and recreational facilities. Apartments in university towns enjoy a resilient rental market, yet another benefit of making Perth your next home.

5. Culture and Entertainment

What you might not know about Perth is that the Government has made huge investments into the areas of entertainment and Tourism. What this means for you is that there are plenty more things to see and do in.

Our Perth Hub development is located right next to RAC Arena, a vibrant venue that has hosted world renowned musical acts and sporting events. Perth is also home to the newly built, 60,000 seat Optus Stadium.

If history and culture is more your cup of tea, The Art Gallery of WA, Museum of Performing Arts and Museum of Perth are all located in the city centre and easily accessible by foot or via a direct train from our Perth Hub apartments. The newly refurbished WA Museum will also be located nearby once completed.

World class amenities, convenient transport, exciting entertainment and a plethora of housing options, all available at a price that won’t leave a hole in your wallet. If this sounds good to you, it’s time to start planning your retirement in the sunny city of Perth.

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