Retiring to Redcliffe
Claiming the title of Queensland’s first European colony back in 1824, Redcliffe has maintained its popularity as a seaside resort for over one hundred years. With more than twenty percent of the population aged 65+, Redcliffe certainly knows how to cater to retirees.
There is so much to see and do in Redcliffe that you won’t be able to stop yourself from venturing out on an adventure every day. Take the sting out of the day with a dip in the water at Suttons Beach; its crystal clear water presenting a postcard-perfect image. Stroll or bike along the shared path that runs along the coastline, with space enough for wheelchairs so no one is left out. Redcliffe Museum’s vibrant display is open six days a week, giving a dedicated insight into the character and identity of the Peninsula. There is also the Redcliffe Botanic Gardens (a must-see for nature-lovers), and Redcliffe Showgrounds, site of the annual Redcliffe Show in June.
Shopping and Dining
Eat, drink, and be merry at Redcliffe Parade. Walking down the street you will find one award-winning restaurant after another, each one making your taste buds water with anticipation. Only want to sample? Jetty Markets takes place every Sunday, giving you just enough food, drink, and entertainment to have you coming back for more.
Events All Year Round
Regardless of whether you are just visiting Redcliffe, or have decided to make the move, there are events throughout the year that will keep you occupied and entertained. The Redcliffe Festival commemorates its founding, taking place in the CBD and Redcliffe Parade. Other events include The Jetty Fiesta, a Mexican-inspired event with Mariachi bands, beach performances and fireworks; KiteFest, a great day out for the grandkids; and the Moreton Bay Food and Wine Fest, great for foodies and wine connoisseurs.
Are you considering a move to a retirement village? Do you imagine yourself relaxing on your patio, taking a walk along the beach, or enjoying a coffee or tea at a nearby cafe? Redcliffe, only a 35-minute drive north of Brisbane and situated on the shores of Moreton Bay, is the ideal location for retirement. You can be as active as you want to be with clubs, restaurants, and coffee shops abound. New developments are springing up, and the owners have been listening to what the over-50s want. With spacious rooms, state of the art appliances and designs, and like-minded neighbours, you won’t want to be anywhere else, although you can, with security so you can feel safe leaving for a holiday.
Lifestyle, location, quality, and affordability. Redcliffe has it all.
Australian Over 50s Living & Lifestyle Guide