Margaret River : Australia

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What it's Like to Retire in Margaret River

Located in the southwest of Western Australia in the Margaret River valley, this popular retirement town is colloquially referred to as Margs. 


Where to Retire in Margaret River and Home Prices

There are active adult communitites in the area. 


What is special about Margaret River

The coast to the west is a renowned surf area and tourist destination; it was visited for the 1966 documentary The Endless Summer. Additionally, several hundred caves are located in a nearby park, with 3 open to the public, enabling the exploration of fossils dating 35,000 years old. 


What is not special about Margaret River

An estimated half a million visitors come to the area yearly, and the crowds may not be ideal for some. 


Who will like retirement in Margaret River

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Local economy is driven by

agriculture, tourism


Climate and Physical Environment

The climate is humid Mediterranean, with most of the rainfall between May and August.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The surrounding area is famous wine country. with over 138 wineries. The climate is described as similar to that of Bordeaux in a dry vintage. While the area only makes up 3% of Australia's wine production, it accounts for 20% of premium sales. 



Crime rates are relatively average.


Medical facilities

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  • State: AU
  • Environment: Coastal,Boating Community,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 25-44
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 41,001-60,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $300,001-$500,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: NA
  • Total Crime Index: 91-100 (slightly below average)
  • Cost of Living Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • Culture Index: 101-110 (slightly above average)
  • State Sales Tax: Yes
  • State Income Tax: Yes
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