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20 March 2024

Three Reasons to Consider Downsizing to Toowoomba

Set in the beautiful countryside in Queensland you will find the charming city of Toowoomba. If you’re considering downsizing and are looking for the perfect balance of urban convenience and the great outdoors, Toowoomba is definitely a city to consider. Here are three reasons why downsizers are loving Toowoomba. 

 

1. The Best of Both Worlds

Toowoomba offers the best of both worlds – Feel connected to city living with public transport making it convenient to explore the city and enjoy the slower pace of life. Conveniently located near local shops and essentials services Toowoomba strikes the prefect balance of country living with access to modern amenities. Known for its colourful façade all year round, it is hard to believe Toowoomba is only a 90-minute drive from Brisbane. Recognised as Queensland’s Garden City, Toowoomba is home to over 150 gardens and the annual Carnival of Flowers. Surrounded by National parks and lakes, staying active and enjoying the outdoors is easy with never ending options of how to spend your days. Pack a lunch to enjoy at Picnic Point Parklands, hike to the top of Table Top Mountain for breathtaking views of Lockyer Valley, or simply spend the day on the lake.

2. A Thriving Culture

Toowoomba is steeped in rich historical architecture with the city centre home to many beautiful art deco buildings, interactive museums and an art scene that showcases Toowoomba’s heart and soul across the walls adorning the streets. The city is also a thriving food region with fresh produce and markets at the locals’ fingertips! With a well-established food culture, the city has a plethora of cafes, bakeries, and restaurants to choose from.

3. Affordable Living

Compared to larger cities in Queensland, Toowoomba offers affordable housing in a vibrant city with beautiful surroundings. In 2023, ABC.net.news reported that the median house price in Toowoomba is $522,000 compared to the nearby Brisbane market where the median house price is around $975,000. It is no wonder many downsizes are drawn to the charm of Toowoomba and with Hometown Australia offering affordable homes below the ABC.net.news reported median house price, starting the next chapter in life is made easier. Hometown Australia offers two communities in Toowoomba, Bridge Street and Kingfisher Gardens, that are designed to elevate the over 50s living experience.

Discover the Hometown Australia communities in Toowoomba

Bridge Street

Bridge Street is a well-established community where residents can enjoy a peaceful lifestyle whilst keeping socially and physically active within the community. The community offers amenities such as a swimming pool, bowling green, croquet court and clubhouse. There is always something to do at Bridge Street! Start your day with a quick dip in the pool before meeting up with neighbours for a round of lawn bowls. Join in one of the many activities held in the clubhouse such as darts, crafts, billiards, line dancing, or cards. Meet like-minded people at the monthly ladies and men’s coffee group catch ups. Learn more about Bridge Street and discover homes for sale on the website here.

Kingfisher Gardens

Nestled within the extensive parklands is Kingfisher Gardens, a community that offers a serene lifestyle with the ease of convenience without the hustle and bustle. Meet like-minded people in a similar cohort at the many activities and events hosted in the clubhouse and enjoy the amenities such as the indoor heated pool, bowling green and gym and wellness centre. Nature lovers will enjoy the location of the community which is set along extensive parklands with many walking and biking trails to choose from. Explore Kingfisher Gardens and homes for sale on the website here.

To learn more about Hometown Australia and the benefits of choosing Land Lease Living visit our website here. 

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