Our story

Ocean Gardens is not a “retirement village”. We are a not-for-profit independent living, community owned village as an incorporated association governed by its members and a board of independent directors.

We are nestled upon 6.5 beautiful hectares in City Beach, offering stunning residences and first-class facilities within a private coastal setting. And as a single destination, everything you see at Ocean Gardens is the start and end of where our attention is focused.

In other words, you.

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Our evolution

Established in the mid-1980s, our community has grown over time to include 163 villas and 71 apartments, with 11 located in our beautifully modern Palm Gardens building. Over the last decade, we’ve embarked on a refurbishment journey to enhance your experience, from the swimming pool and gymnasium, to coffee lounge, café, library, function room and apartment common areas, immaculate gardens and new fibre optic cabling.

We’ve also brought our villas and apartments into line with contemporary interior design, with stylish refurbishments designed with your needs in mind focusing on creating space, enhancing useability (such as soft touch drawer closes) and optimising window views to soak in the natural beauty of our unique coastal setting. It’s a truly breathtaking vantage point, with panoramic 180-degree Indian Ocean views, matched by 180-degree views back across Perth and the Darling Ranges.

Change your view and do something for you

At Ocean Gardens, our location is symbolic of our purpose – to change the way you view life’s next stage. Everything in our peaceful community is designed to feel like home, with walkways, nooks, crannies, stairways and winding paths connecting neighbours together. It’s not exclusive, it’s inclusive (we drive everything from Audi A1s, to MG convertibles, Peugeot 407s, Nissan Pulsars and Hyundai i30s). You’ll see people chatting, reading books, laughing over a glass of wine (or three), or simply watching the world go by.

We call it ‘the good life’, a home where you’re surrounded by likeminded people who are here to share and embrace happier, healthier lifestyles. But most importantly, to be themselves.

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We know where you're coming from

When it comes to moving on in life, it’s important to surround yourself with people that understand you. At Ocean Gardens, we really care about the individuals who choose to live with us. The Rays, the Nolas, the Bobs, the Megs, Tonys, Gwens, Johns, Margarets, Fredas and Isabels.

Here’s a quick snapshot of where our residents come from:

  • 50% come from within 10kms of Ocean Gardens
  • 74% come from within 15kms of Ocean Gardens
  • 84% of Perth metropolitan residents come from the western and northern suburbs.

As you can see, many of us have lived or grew up in the area. Which makes sense really - with friendship and family networks already in place, the transition to Ocean Gardens can be quite natural. Yet the lure of our independent living community reaches far and wide.

Some of our residents relocate from metro suburbs, while a small portion are prepared to move more than fifty kilometres to be part of our community, from Mandurah to Mundaring, even interstate or overseas.

That people are willing to give up the familiarity of home to gain a more independent lifestyle in new surroundings just goes to show how much there is to gain by making the most of life’s next stage.

Oh, and the other great thing? Because we know where you’re coming from, both geographically and emotionally, we know our prices make this unique coastal lifestyle well within reach.

With such a diverse community, value and choice is incredibly important to you. That’s why we offer a wide range of accommodation options, from $445,000 apartments to $1.5 million luxury three-bedroom apartments with ocean views.

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"I gave up a little to gain a lot."

The confidence to enjoy life to the full

At Ocean Gardens, change is invigorating. Whether you’re tired of caring for a large home and garden, or are looking to enhance the health of you or your partner, we believe choosing a low-maintenance lifestyle in our peaceful community will change your view on retirement living.

Everything we offer empowers you to live a happier, healthier life.

Run by our dedicated Wellness Coordinator, our Wellness Centre offers weekly activities covering a range of invigorating classes you rarely associate with retirement villages.

  • Fun Fit
  • Stability + Balance
  • Mobilise + Energise
  • Aqua Moves
  • Tai Chi

We also run knowledge sessions regularly to encourage smart diet choices, maintain a healthy heart and support good balance. With enhanced strength and stability, you’ll feel greater confidence in yourself. And if that makes you willing to do more or try new things, we’ll be doing our job right.

That our classes are always full just goes to show our residents aren’t here to fade into the background. In fact, on an average day at Ocean Gardens you’ll likely see friends and neighbours heading out on social group outings, from casual afternoon teas to walking groups, winery tours or special event outings like Sculptures by the Sea. And we’re always finding new ways to bring people together, from getting involved in Movember, to holding a rib-tickling quiz every Thursday at 10, as well as a “Hands-On Shed” where you can hone skills like woodwork – all in good company.

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