As the baby boomers start to retire, they are looking to destinations at home and abroad.
No longer are they content to stay in the same state where they lived
working and raising children. With more disposable income than
generations before, many soon-to-be retirees are seeking a warm
climate and a lower cost-of-living, mixed with a little
adventure. For many, Australia fits the bill, with its excellent
bargains, top-notch health care and breathtaking scenery. Ever
thought about retiring in the Land Down Under?
It may seem far away, but with the
internet today, a computer and a modem connects you to the rest of the
world. All of Australia's major cities are within an hour or two
by plane. The infrastructure is sound, and the government
is stable. There
are plenty of bank and loan services in Australia so you will never
be lost in that department. There is shopping, cable TV and plentiful
recreation. You'll also find an abundance of space, lots
of social clubs to join if you choose and a "livability" not
found in other places. The Australian people
are warm and generous, and a nice perk is that they adore North
Americans! The Gold Coast in particular, located on the
southeast coast of Queensland, attracts thousands of retirees as it
offers warm temperatures and plenty to do and see.
If you haven't considered Australia for
retirement, now is the time to give it some thought!
Clean, fresh, green, uncrowded and reminiscent of a
time when things cost less, the pace of life was slower, and people
seemed friendlier to one another. A New Zealand or Australia lifestyle is more
possible than you may think.