New apartment-style homes for seniors have commenced construction at the well-known retirement village, Sugar Valley Lifestyle Estate.  The project, called Sandy Creek, will add a further 60 homes to the already thriving community.  The initial release comprises generously proportioned apartment-style 2-bedroom homes which offer remarkable value for money.

The village has always offered the near-perfect blend of a private, secure, low-maintenance lifestyle combined with a flourishing community atmosphere.  “We are now taking this to the next level, offering even more choice in our homes and services,” says Gerry Kilby, Manager of Sales, “and we believe that, like-for-like, we offer the best value in the region.”  Sandy Creek homes start from $435,000.

The new homes are adjacent to the existing Sugar Valley Golf Course and are amongst the picturesque backdrop of Sugarloaf Mountain.  The estate is on the border of Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, with easy access to the Hunter Valley. It is the last stage in the Sugar Valley development.

Retirement living homes should offer a fit-for-purpose environment for the residents.  What does this mean?  “Well, it is easy to overlook in the design, but residents should be able to enjoy level, step-free access throughout the village and their home.  Whereas so many older (and some new) villages have steps and hazards throughout, Sugar Valley and Sandy Creek pay intimate attention to these important details,” says Michaela Endicott, Project Architect at AEH.

The estate currently is home to over 230 residents, so when you move to Sandy Creek, you’ll be moving to an established and vibrant community.  Best of all, Sandy Creek will see the construction of a new Welcome Centre that triples the existing community building and facilities.  “Over the past few years, the Centre has really taken on a life of its own,” says Warren Bradshaw, the Village Manager. “We have exercises, craft, snooker, cards, movie nights, BBQ’s, lunches, morning teas, bus trips – you name it.”  The existing Community Centre also houses a library, the hairdressing salon and a podiatrist.  The new Welcome Centre will add a café, dining room, pool, gym, concierge, more consulting rooms, new club facilities and more.

Sandy Creek at Sugar Valley is having an Open Day on Thursday 20th February from 11am to 1pm.  To find out more, RSVP to the Open Day or arrange a visit, phone Gerry Kilby on 02 4953 3322, or email him at  The Village can be found adjacent to the Sugar Valley Golf Club at 30 Teralba Road West Wallsend.  You can also visit

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