How Corrimal tapped into the housing needs of Baby Boomers

Baby Boomers represent more than 5.5 million Australians and are transforming the housing landscape. Unfortunately, the housing market is struggling to keep up with the demands for older Australians who have very specific requirements.

With a combination of coastal location, on-the-doorstep amenities and future-friendly design, Corrimal struck upon a winning combination that saw more than 82% of sales to the over 55 market.

Here’s why:


Corrimal has been designed to accommodate changing needs over a lifetime, so that residents can maintain their independent routine for as long as possible. The inclusion of lifts, wider doorways and railings readily appealed to prospective buyers who saw the advantage of living somewhere that could easily adapt to their changing situations without the need for costly alternatives. Spacious design was also crucial to allow for residents to easily entertain and accommodate guests, family and visits from grandchildren.

Walking distance to everything

Aside from the obvious lifestyle benefits of being close to idyllic beaches, stunning hinterland, golf courses and Wollongong’s city centre, the major appeal to buyers was the fact that Corrimal was in walking distance to everything they needed. Having public transport, shopping centres, chemists, medical centres and libraries literally on their doorstep was a major selling appeal.

Corrimal’s location to both lifestyle opportunities and daily essentials was a major selling point

A manageable outdoor space

Whilst older generations want to leave the tediousness of chores behind them, the importance of being connected to the outdoors is still vitally important. Corrimal’s oversized balconies or courtyards provide residents with all the pleasure of outdoor living, without the timely maintenance - whether it’s hosting a BBQ lunch for friends of family, reclining on a sun lounger reading a book or tending to their veggie garden. These spaces are also perfectly suited for those bitten by the travel bug, looking for a lock and leave home.

Large balconies give residents all the benefits of outdoor living without the maintenance

Safety and security

One of the key benefits of Corrimal is the safety and security it affords. Features such as secure underground parking and secure lift access give residents and their families peace of mind.

A sense of community

Loneliness is one of the biggest issues facing an ageing generation. With this in mind, Corrimal incorporated facilities such as communal BBQ’s, gardens and spaces that encourage social connection and interaction with other residents.

Corrimal features communal spaces for social connection


There are an abundance of housing developments aimed at the retiree lifestyle including the stunning coastal apartments of The Village at Corrimal.