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The Best Retirement Living Communities in Canberra

Retiring doesn’t mean stopping. It means securing the lifestyle you’ve always wanted to live. And for many, finding a maintenance-free, comfortable, and contemporary property set amongst a vibrant, social community is a huge part of making the most of this incredible time of life.

To help you with your search for a retirement living community in Canberra, we asked the locals to share their experiences with villages in the region. Now, the results are in.

Keep reading to find out which retirement living communities made the cut. Let’s get started right away.

What makes a fantastic retirement living community?

Now’s the time to design the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of. To help you do this, look for a retirement living community that offers the following:

  • Top-quality, welcoming residences. When you join a retirement living community, you create a home for yourself. The best communities offer top-quality properties equipped with all the creature comforts and contemporary features you could want.
  • Gorgeous surroundings. Who doesn’t love spending time outside with friends and family? Remain active and get inspired on long walks, fishing trips, and other social outings at a retirement living community set among stunning natural surroundings.
  • Central location. Proximity to local shopping centres, cafes, and other community hotspots is critical. Whether a short walk, drive, or bus trip away, look for a retirement living village in a central location.
  • Facilities and activities. The best retirement living communities in Canberra offer a whole host of facilities, such as swimming pools, communal spaces, and BBQ areas. They also put on a number of social activities, such as games nights and outings to nearby attractions.

The top retirement living communities in Canberra according to you

RiotACT’s editorial team has combed through 19 years of on-site comments to compile a list of the most recommended businesses according to you.

To be listed in our Best of Canberra series, each business needs to have consistently received positive feedback on RiotACT and Facebook as well as maintaining a minimum average of 4/5 stars on Google.

Canberra’s locals have spoken. Let’s now introduce the top retirement living communities in the region.

Ridgecrest Village

Want premium comfort, absolute convenience, and top-notch security in the heart of Australia’s capital? Explore Ridgecrest Village, an established, pet-friendly, tight-knit retirement community. There, you’ll find all the facilities and services you need to make the most of your years of freedom: an alfresco BBQ area, a village bowling green, quick access to public transport, a busy schedule of village activities, a visiting nurse, and a 24-hour call system, to name a few.

IRT Kangara Waters

Tucked away on the scenic shores of Lake Ginninderra is a modern yet extremely comfortable retirement living community known as Kangara Waters. The vibrant community of like-minded over-55s at Kangara Waters enjoy spacious two- and three-bedroom apartments, private balconies, 24/7 security, an outdoor swimming pool, expansive entertaining areas, and expertly manicured gardens. Living at IRT Kangara Waters is like being on holiday all year round.


Goodwin’s Canberra retirement living community gives you everything you need to live life to the fullest, to remain active, engaged, and social. Offering one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas and apartments – all of which feature award-winning architectural designs – you can rid your life of time- and money-consuming home maintenance. That means you’ll have the freedom to enjoy the resort-style facilities and innovative Lifestyle Club, which offers daily classes just for residents. Goodwin’s retirement living community truly makes living your dream lifestyle possible.

Who did you pick?

Thanks to our commenters who have provided insightful feedback, if you believe we have got it wrong, please let us know.

Have you or a family member had experience with a retirement living community in Canberra or surrounding suburbs? Share your thoughts and feedback in the comments area below for our readers to check out.

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