Victor Harbor : Australia

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What it's Like to Retire in Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor, a city located about 80 kilometers south of Adelaide on the Fleurieu Peninsula, is one of Australia's most popular coastal spots. With a median resident age of 52, it's particularly popular for retirement. The population swells in the summertime as a well-loved tourist destination. Victor Harbor is an outdoor lover's haven; varieties of water sports, fishing, and hiking are all common activities here. The city is also the center of the South Coast surf zone. From June to September, look out for whales.

Picture of Victor Harbor bluffs courtesy of Ian W. Fieggen and Wikipedia.

 

Where to Retire in Victor Harbor and Home Prices

There are many retirement communities in the area. 

The median price of a home in Victor Harbor was $294,250 in late 2013.

 

What is special about Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor is a fresh-air, beachy escape from the more busy and crowded Adelaide. Granite Island, connected to the mainland by a pedestrian causeway, is home to a large colony of Little Penguins. Greenhills Adventure Park offers archery, mini golf and canoes, among many other attractions. The cockle train runs a steam locomotive into and out of the city. 

 

What is not special about Victor Harbor

The population nearly triples in the summer - the tourist season might not appeal to all.

 

Who will like retirement in Victor Harbor

Outdoorsy people who love the beach are happy retiring in Victor Harbor.

 

Local economy is driven by

agriculture, tourism

 

Climate and Physical Environment

South Australia is warm and mild.

 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The town hosts a variety of festivals throughout the year, including a three day Schoolies festival in the city center, a dry zone, in November, featuring various events and live music. 

 

Crime

While there's petty crime in Victor Harbor, there are no significant crime problems.

 

Medical facilities

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Transportation

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Valuable Links

Victor Harbor on Wikipedia

 

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Facts about VICTOR HARBOR
  • State: AU
  • Environment: Coastal,Boating Community,Outdoor Oriented,
  • City Population: 10,000-25,000
  • Median age of Population: 45-64
  • Avg Jan Temperature: 61 +
  • Avg July Temperature: 81+
  • Median HH Income: 20,001-40,000
  • Average Home Price (MLS): $200,001-$300,000
  • Annual Property Tax on a $200,000 house: Less than 2000
  • 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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