Retirement Village Sydney | Over 55 Living Near North Shore Sydney

Discover Over 55 Living Near Sydney’s North Shore

Nestled between the blue azure of Lake Macquarie and the lush Watagan Mountains just one hour from Sydney’s North Shore sits the award-winning Catalina Lake Macquarie. One of the best and newest retirement villages in the area, it provides an exceptional lifestyle for over 55 retirees wanting affordable luxury in an idyllic location.

Discover an abundance of nature and unspoilt coastlines all within easy reach of Sydney. It really is the perfect lifestyle destination for over 55s seeking a sea or tree change. Why choose when you can have it all?

Just an hour’s drive on the M1 from the North Shore of Sydney, you’ll never be far away from the familiar delights of city living. You’ll get the best of both worlds, free to dip in and out as you please, with the beauty and serenity of Catalina Lake Macquarie beckoning you back when you’ve had your fill of the bustling Sydney metropolis.

Retirement Living Just Outside of Sydney Without Compromise

Are you a senior currently living in Sydney and considering a downsizing move, but you wish to remain in close proximity of family and friends? You can still achieve this while escaping the hustle and bustle, not to mention price tag, of city living. Catalina ticks all the boxes as a retirement living option for Sydneysiders who long for that holiday lifestyle.

With resort-style facilities and luxury retirement homes in an award-winning over 55s community, Catalina provides incredible value for money and is a much more affordable alternative to other Sydney retirement villages.

Where once the Central Coast was a preferred retirement destination for downsizers and over 50s, the influx of Sydneysiders seeking retirement homes within easy commute of the city has seen property prices and traffic rise in recent years.

Just above the North Shore of Sydney now lies Catalina near  the picturesque Lake Macquarie, which offers all the aquatic wonders and over 50s living benefits of its neighbours without the traffic congestion and high cost of living.

Award-winning designer homes

Winner of the HIA Hunter Region Specialised Housing Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian Housing Awards, Catalina has been recognised as a leading retirement village near Sydney.

A Luxury Retirement Village Without the Sydney Price Tag

Catalina is an architecturally designed, master-planned over 55s retirement village that’s built with seniors’ future needs top of mind. Our range of brand-new, independent and supported living retirement homes are for sale not far from Sydney and start from the mid $700,000s.[SB1] [SM2] 

Recognised as a leader in its field, Catalina is the winner of the prestigious 2019 HIA’s Hunter Region Specialised Housing Award and a finalist in the 2020 Australian Housing Awards. This is a testament to our vision to build an affordable but luxurious over 55s retirement village in the Hunter region for idyllic senior living.

Indulge in a luxury retirement village with impressive features, including a state-of-the art community centre that holds an all-weather 8 rink bowling green, billiards room, gymnasium, residents lounge with cosy fireplaces and outdoor BBQ terrace, 60-seat cinema, plus a heated indoor pool, hydrotherapy spa, café and bistro.

For those who love to travel or spend time on the water, there’s an abundance of onsite storage for boats and caravans. Each Catalina retirement home is situated on its own block of land and comes with plenty of excellent features. These include a generous garage, private driveway and secure back yard, perfect for entertaining, pets or a veggie garden.

We’re committed to ensuring our retirement homes are as accessible as possible for everyone. That’s why we’ve purpose-built our community facilities to comply with the most up-to-date Australian Building Standards for Aged and Disability Access, so that anyone over 55 can enjoy all there is on offer at Catalina.

Live your best life in retirement with so much on your doorstep

Catalina Lake Macquarie is the smart choice for over 55s in Sydney looking for a luxury retirement village in a convenient location near the North Shore.

Retirement Living Meets Convenience Near Sydney

Surrounded by nature, yet close to transport, shops and medical facilities, Catalina has everything you need or nearby for the best senior living in a retirement village close to Sydney:

  • Sydney’s North Shore only around an hour’s drive away via the M1 freeway
  • Boating, fishing and paddling available on the lake just 10 minutes down the road
  • Opportunities to pedal or stroll around your favourite stretch of Lake Macquarie’s 174-kilometre foreshore, taking in spectacular lake views from boardwalks, reserves, jetties and viewing platforms
  • Coffees at a rustic country café, salty sea shack or modern espresso bar
  • The ability to watch the sky turn every shade of pink as the sun sets over majestic Lake Macquarie
  • Deserted beaches to find hidden treasures and surfing spots
  • Quaint jetties to feast on fish and chips with the grandkids
  • Trains at Morisset for a day of indulgence in Sydney or Newcastle
  • Local walking and hiking trails in the nearby Watagans National Park
  • Fresh produce at a nearby farmer’s gate and local garden markets
  • The chance to enjoy picnics with the famed melodies of bellbirds in the lush and scenic countryside
  • The M1 Motorway for cruising up to and exploring Hunter vineyards in just over 30 minutes
  • Reassurance knowing you can simply lock up and leave as your house and garden will be taken care of, so you’re free to do whatever and go wherever you want for however long you please

So much, for so little, so close to Sydney

Discover senior living at a retirement village with a relaxed atmosphere and nature at every corner. Moreover, enjoy the chance to escape the fast pace of Sydney life yet be close enough for city convenience, without the expensive price tag. It’s little wonder this region near the North Shore is one of the fastest-growing areas for over 50s in the Central Coast and Hunter.

Add on contemporary retirement homes, a caring and compassionate community and luxury facilities that make you feel like you’re on holiday every single day. You can see why Catalina is one of the best retirement villages for Sydney retirees looking to downsize in a convenient and desirable location – with money to spare for living the life you want over 55.

Enquire Today for Luxury Retirement Living near Sydney

To find out more about our retirement homes for sale near Sydney, their floor plans or prices, contact us here or call (02) 4977 3327. We can also arrange a private inspection by appointment — we’d love to show you around our luxury retirement village above the North Shore!

Rediscover life at Catalina Lake Macquarie.

Catalina Lake Macquarie

  • 68 Deaves Road, Cooranbong NSW

Natural Points of Interest

  1. Lake Macquarie (10 mins)
  2. Watagans National Park (15 mins)
  3. Walking Trails
  4. Vineyards (49 mins)
  5. Catherine Hill Bay Beach (30 mins)
  6. Red Bluff Boardwalk


  1. Westfield Tuggerah (20 mins)
  2. Local Farmers Markets
  3. Cooranbong shops (2 mins)
  4. Morisset shopping (6 mins)


  1. GP Super Clinic Morriset (6 mins)
  2. Toronto Private Hospital (20 mins)
  3. Wyong Hospital (23 mins)
  4. John Hunter (35 mins)


M1 Motorway (5 mins)
Train Station (7 mins)
Sydney North (60 mins)
Central Coast (20 mins)
Newcastle (40 mins)


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