Mornington Peninsula is one of Australia’s most popular retirement spots—and for a good reason. Known for its white sandy beaches, wineries, and rolling hills, Mornington Peninsula is located just 40 kilometres southeast of Melbourne and is the perfect option for those looking to retire somewhere calm and peaceful, yet close to the Melbourne CBD.
Here are some of the best reasons to move into a retirement home on the Mornington Peninsula:
The Mornington Peninsula has many community events throughout the year (such as fairs, festivals, and markets) that can be enjoyed by those who want to socialise and have a little fun. There are also groups for people for people with different interests! Some clubs include the local Rosebud West Action Group, Mornington Peninsula Friends of Lospalos, and Lions Club.
Close to the CBD
One of the main perks of living on the Peninsula is its proximity to the Melbourne CBD, which is only an hour away. This means trips to visit family or for medical appointments won’t be difficult. Public transportation is also accessible. Everything you need is at your fingertips when you exchange the city life with the relaxed lifestyle the Peninsula offers.
Excellent health facilities
For retirees, one of the most important things in an area is excellent health facilities. The Village Glen has 9 registered nurses available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to respond and assist to our residents’ medical needs. The nurse on duty also runs a daily clinic in the nurse’s office from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM where they can talk to our residents or assist with non-emergency medical issues.
Plenty of shopping opportunities
The Mornington Peninsula offers lots of shopping possibilities with markets scattered along the coastline. Across the Peninsula there are 20 markets every month. Village Glen also hosts its own annual market day which is a favourite with residents! Portsea and Sorrento are only minutes down the road and are famous for the shopping boutiques and cafes.
Local leisure activities
There are also lots of art galleries, museums, wineries, and golf courses here. For those that love a walk, you should have a look at the book guide ‘Walks on the Mornington Peninsula’. You’d be hard pressed to run out of something to do or visit!
The peninsula has a temperate climate, with average highs of 26 degrees Celsius in summer and of about 13 degrees Celsius in the winter, making it perfect to enjoy life indoors or out.
Acclaimed vineyards and restaurants
As mentioned earlier, the Mornington Peninsula is famous for its vineyards but there are also new craft breweries and distilleries to explore. There’s also no shortage of dining options as the Peninsula has plenty of acclaimed restaurants and casual cafes to delight your taste buds.
If you’re looking to move to the Mornington Peninsula, you can’t go wrong with choosing a retirement home at the Village Glen. As one of the most esteemed retirement villages on the Mornington Peninsula. Located in Capel Sound, we have state-of-the-art facilities, including golf course, croquet green, and swimming pool, bringing a whole new meaning to retirement. We also have a Clubhouse Cafe open daily that overlooks our beautiful golf course and a dining room for dinners and functions. For enquiries, please call 1300 VILL GLEN (1300 8455 4536).