Blue Hills: A Prime Position for Retirement
October 20, 2021
Despite recent challenges, the growth of Greater Sydney is powering on—in every direction it seems! But Sydney’s south-west is experiencing the fastest growth with the area expected to welcome almost 350,000 new residents by 2027.
The ‘South West Growth Area’ is one of two NSW Government ‘Priority Growth Precincts’, and comprises the release of approximately 17,000ha of greenfield land across the LGA’s of Liverpool, Campbelltown and Camden. Opening this land to development has established 16 new precincts where brand new housing options, services and infrastructure have created communities in a major urban development across Sydney’s south-west corridor. And the prime position to enjoy the associated perks—and more—in retirement? It’s Blue Hills Village.
A postcode with extra perks
Located 37km from Sydney’s CBD in Prestons, Blue Hills Village is perfectly positioned in the heart of the expansion. This peaceful suburban locale belies the convenient access to major road links including the M5 South Western Motorway, Hume Motorway and Westlink M7—all less than 10 minutes way.
Prestons is also adjacent to Edmonson Park, one of the South West Growth Area’s 16 new precincts. The suburb has seen sizeable growth over the past five years with up to 6,000 new homes and the opening of Edmonson Park Railway Station and shopping centre Ed.Square Town Centre. Best of all, it’s yours to enjoy in just a short drive.
Buying into the Blue Hills Village lifestyle ensures you can reap the benefits of key investment and significant growth now, and well into the future.
Future-proofing your investment
Optimising any investment for long-term success is something many of us are familiar with. And there’s no reason to disregard this secure, low-risk strategy when considering your retirement living options.
Many factors will play into this milestone decision and every situation is unique. But you can be confident that retiring in a key growth area will deliver the associated lifestyle and financial benefits. And Blue Hills Village is perfectly positioned to bring you this peace of mind.
The financial benefits are clear from the start. By downsizing into a residential retirement community, you can say goodbye to stamp duty. This financial boost can become the retirement holiday of a lifetime or just put away for a rainy day. Living in an area with strong economic growth can also stimulate the increase of other important measures.
The liveability of your suburb is also fundamental to your wellbeing and happiness in retirement. In its Western City District Plan (2018) the Greater Sydney Commission named the Liverpool Local Government Area as having the largest projected growth in the 65-84 age groups, with 23,750 more people by 2036. By comparison, Wollondilly local government area will see a total growth of 5,650 people in these age groups. The report made several strategic planning recommendations including the need for inclusive design in public spaces to foster a sense of community.
The report also emphasised the need to “focus on accessibility, inclusion and safety when designing and building neighbourhoods”. The goal? “…to encourage a greater cross-section of people to lead physically active and socially connected lives. This is especially important to the health of people ageing in community…” It’s clear this area of Sydney is a place where the needs of older Australians are recognised in policy and planning.
Retirement is a time to enjoy life and live it how you want. But like any investment, a clear strategy and long-term outlook is a must. Position yourself at Blue Hills Village and be part of Sydney’s exciting south-west expansion!
The views and opinions expressed are those of the authors.
Please consult your own legal or financial advisors before making any decisions.