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Jun 05, 2019

Lifestyle and Landscaping Ideas for Older Australians

If you’re an older Australian considering a lifestyle change, the Aston Homes team encourage you to consider a new built home in one of Melbourne’s new communities. Not only can you have the home just how you want it, they’re perfect for low-maintenance living! In today’s blog, we share with you some of the greatest perks when it comes to living, landscaping and enjoying a vibrant lifestyle in your retired years. Read on!


For the greatest mobility and best of low-maintenance living, a single-level home offers the greatest opportunities. For those feeling a little creaky in the knees, ascending and descending stairs can be a struggle and we don’t want that! When you choose a single level home, you can select a floorplan that best suits your lifestyle – even if you’re downsizing. Many single level floorplans encourage simple open-plan functionality, contemporary design and increased flexibility to cater for visiting family, personal lifestyle changes and freedom of movement at any age!


Looking to create a beautiful back garden, without the elbow grease? We have some ideas for you! Creating a raised flower bed or a vegetable garden with distinct borders is a sure-fire way to add a unique, easy-care element to your garden. Laying down some turf or faux grass is also great alternative to constant mowing and watering. Additionally, the use of gravel and stone adds a contemporary, minimalist ambience to any outdoor living area. Not only do they look gorgeous, these landscaping ideas are inexpensive, low maintenance and offer environmental benefits – they don’t require watering. A low maintenance garden requires little input, meaning you can enjoy your sunset spritz on the alfresco without getting your hands dirty!


Mature Australians who choose to build in our city’s outer suburbs will soon discover that there are many wonderful social activities to take part in all year round. The local library is the perfect place to grab the latest bestseller or to try something new. There are also plenty of social clubs, community events and celebrations to attend in your local area. You can always find what’s on in your postcode with the help of your local council’s website. A hit of tennis or golf at your local course is a great way to stay fit, meet new people and enjoy the sun. New-build communities also have wonderful walking tracks, restaurants, cafes and brand new facilities. Having medical facilities close to home is an important consideration later in life too. There’s a range of excellent hospitals, general practitioners, pharmacies and health centres in Melbourne’s north and west. You can find helpful information on local hospitals here, general practitioners here and a variety of support services here.

The Aston Homes team would love to discuss the next step towards achieving your best lifestyle. We also welcome you to visit our display homes and see for yourself. Our doors are open from 11AM to 5PM daily at both of our locations. For more information about visiting our display homes, please contact our sales team.