The ultimate aspiration of many Australians is to live by the beach. Often fuelled by our memories of halcyon, carefree days as a child, when a day at the beach was pure bliss.
We are the foremost beach-going, coast-hugging nation in the world, and our beaches have become emblematic of who we are in so many ways. Where the land meets the sea continues to delight us, there is evidence of more people choosing to buy and reside in Mermaid Beach, with the latest Census pinpointing Mermaid Beach as the most popular beachside locale in the Gold Coast, with 43.5 per cent of dwellings now owned outright or mortgaged.
According to Colliers International Residential Director Andrew Roubicek, finding a new place to call home in this highly sought-after location is on the rise, with the introduction of a new generation of apartments suited to permanent residents and people looking to downsize in comfort and style.
PLUS there are a number of benefits to beachside living, health and wellness especially for the over 50s.
1. In terms of physical fitness, living in close proximity to the beach is sure to get you out and active. Go for a walk along the sand in the morning, take a dip in the ocean to cool down in the afternoon, or even go for a leisurely sunset bicycle ride in the late evening.
2. Opportunities to socialise in your retirement years can be difficult. Being out of a work environment and possibly moving away from your established community, you can lose a lot of chances to make connections. Coastal-living facilitates a lot of social activities, from fishing, to picnics, and of course walks with your furry friend.
3. Australians are well aware of the calming affects of the coastal wind and waves. Taking you to an almost meditative state, it might be of benefit to your mental health. And honestly, who could wake up with such wonderful views and not instantly feel happier?
Mahala Mermaid Beach is a new breed of affordable, luxury apartments being constructed on Australian coastal properties has hit its stride in Mermaid Beach. Where once only the affluent could afford a beach house, it is now more accessible to downsizers eager to spend their best years in style. With apartments often the size of a single-level house, you get all of the benefits of designer construction, space, outstanding views, and amenities that facilitate social interaction.