Benefits of Living in a Retirement Community
Sports, history, and retail therapy – these are what Woolloongabba is best known for. Located just two kilometres from the CBD, its athletic and go-getter atmosphere is alive in everything and everyone. If a relocation to an exciting Aussie destination is what you want, Woolloongabba might be the place for you.
Local and International Sports
When talking about Woolloongabba, it is imperative to first discuss its sporting connections. Home to the Brisbane Cricket Ground – ‘The Gabba’ – established in 1895, it plays host to national and international cricket, AFL, Olympic soccer, baseball, rugby league, rugby union, and even musical performances, recently two sellout Adele concerts. With retirement bringing with it the pleasure of spare time, you’ll be in the perfect location to see as many games as you want.
Woolloongabba has seen a lot of changes since its humble beginnings. In recent years, this inner-city suburb has experienced significant urban regeneration. It is home to a number of heritage-listed sites; this old charm adds to the character of this highly desired suburb where old meets new.
Shopping and Attractions
Woolloongabba is best known for its vibrant dining scene, antique shopping and The Gabba stadium. South City Square embraces Woolloongabba’s dynamic identity and is recognised as a residential and community destination unlike anywhere else in Brisbane and has put Woolloongabba on the map. The master plan includes the delivery of Hyatt Place Brisbane Hotel, Woolworths supermarket, health & wellness precinct, childcare centre, Reading cinema complex, restaurants and boutique cafes. As well as the local amenity, Woolloongabba is located just minutes from the CBD and popular galleries, museums and cultural attractions of West End and South Brisbane.
Different Dining Options
There are cafes and restaurants aplenty in Woolloongabba. Enjoy a light breakfast, brunch, or lunch as part of a day out; or have a romantic dinner for two at one of the many restaurants. Each has its own theme or ethnic cuisine, letting you experience cultures from all over the world without having to travel. Residents of South City Square Woolloongabba enjoy the convenience of meeting friends and family at one of the boutique cafes located right on their doorstep without having to travel.
Close to Amenities
While Woolloongabba residents have a more laid back and relaxed atmosphere, they do still benefit from their close proximity to the Brisbane CBD and soon with access to Brisbane’s new underground rail. Woolloongabba is surrounded by some of Brisbane’s largest health precincts, including the Princess Alexander and Mater Hospital, as well as leading universities, and of course, is very well connected with transport options providing easy access into the city or out to the Gold Coast.
A Prime Location
With such amazing connectivity to all Brisbane has to offer, it’s no surprise that new residential developments are springing up in this prime location. Apartment buildings – or vertical living communities as they are now called – are small enough to be constructed in areas usually financially off-limits to retirees, first-home buyers, and beginner investors. Don’t let their limited space fool you, these apartments are filled to the brim with luxury inclusions, from entertaining spaces, gardens, pools, cinemas, and more!
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