Townsville Still Affordable

It might be tough times in the Townsville property market at present but affordable retirement living with all the benefits is still within reach for seniors!

Those looking  to downsize and retire to an easier way of life should not be deterred by diving property prices but  look on the brighter side of life and consider the cost savings and convenience of retirement living with Oak Tree.

Priced at the affordable end of the market from just $255,000 for a two bedroom villa, the homes at Oak Tree Retirement Village Riverway are realistically priced and affordable to seniors who can realise any equity in the sale of their homes, or access a portion of their superannuation to upgrade to a brand new villa which is move-in ready and requires minimal upkeep.

Family homes often require extensive repair and expense but buying into a retirement village presents as a viable financial option in that seniors have the opportunity to avoid such costs.

Fully turn-key ready, villas have brand new carpets, tiles, lighting, kitchen appliances, air conditioning systems and window furnishings which will not need to be replaced for some years and all external maintenance including painting, roof/gutter restoration, and landscaping is the responsibility of the Village Management.

OakTree-11 400Maintenance on a home is not only ongoing but costly particularly in this harsh climate where paint work fades and peels, timber deteriorates, tin rusts, and yards quickly become over grown, but once living at Oak Tree, residents can relax and let Management take care of the lot.


There is no need to get multiple quotes to repair your house, slave in the back yard every weekend to mow the lawns, or climb unsteady ladders to clear out the gutters or change light bulbs – maintenance-free living is one of the main benefits of an Oak Tree lifestyle.

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Other benefits to enjoy are community facilities in your own back yard including a purpose-built community centre with hair salon, computer access, library, kitchen and function areas and a swimming pool and lawn bowls green, again all maintained by Village Management and ready for residents to use at their leisure.

Companionship and new social activities are encouraged with a ready supply of new friends and neighbours who share the village, and resident security is addressed by way of a gated community where public access is limited.

Costs to run the village are combined into one weekly fee inclusive of council and water rates and are equally shared amongst residents.  “This helps the costs down to the individual resident.

Unfortunately we cannot control the highs and lows of the property market, but we can all have some say in how comfortable we are in retirement; if seniors are looking for an easier way of life which is still affordable, we encourage them to enjoy it now rather than later when it might be too late.

Ian Hill Head shot_72dpiCome by and meet our Village Manager Ian, and take a tour of our display homes. Oak Tree Riverway welcomes you!