Retiring in Tweed Heads

Retiring in Tweed HeadsThe Tweed Heads area at the southern end of the Gold Coast has been a favourite location for retirees for years. In Tweed Heads alone there are 14 retirement villages, and that’s not taking into account the modern retirement apartment and lifestyle resorts.

Find out why so many Australians make the sea change to Tweed Heads to make the most of their retirement.

Convenient Location

Distanced from the noise and commotion of the Surfer’s Paradise glitter strip, Tweed Heads enjoys all the beaches and warm weather of the Gold Coast, with a much more laid-back lifestyle. The coastal town sits on the New South Wales border with Queensland, easily accessible by the neighbouring airport and Pacific Highway.

Many retirees find Tweed Heads to be a great holiday location that’s driving distance from both Queensland and New South Wales. So they can enjoy a quiet lifestyle that’s still close enough for their families to visit.


The Tweed HospitalResidents of Tweed Heads aren’t limited for important medical facilities, with the Tweed Heads Hospital the base for several specialists and important procedures. You can also find many friendly private practices throughout the town.

There are shopping centres with plenty of local leisure and entertainment options, including classic and modern film showings and dining. If the local shops and 90 plus specialty stores in Centro aren’t enough, the Gold Coast has plenty of large shopping centres just a short drive north.

Tweed Heads is also home to marinas, plenty of boat access, golf courses, tours and day trips, whale watching, affordable dining, live bands, dancing and the Tweed Heads Bowls Club.


CommunityTweed Heads enjoys a relaxed, peaceful community atmosphere. Residents can choose from a number of community groups, clubs and associations to become involved in where you’ll find fellow retirees like yourself.

In fact, the average age of Tweed Heads is 54, 17 years above the national average, due to the high population of retirees who call this wonderful area home.

Natural Environment

Ideally situated on the coast, you’d expect Tweed Heads and Coolangatta to boast the world-class Australian beaches and ocean views that it does. You may be surprised though to hear the area is also one of the richest in Australia for flora and fauna. Situated in the middle of Australia’s Green Cauldron National Landscape, there are 14 National Parks to explore just a short drive from the township.

Tweed Valley from the Border Ranges National Park

If you’re ready to start getting more out of your retirement, contact us at Serene Living today. We can talk to you about what you want, and organise a personal tour of our self-contained retirement apartments, rooftop garden and luxury resort facilities.

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