This thesis examines the impact of proximity to medical facilities on the price of retirement housing in Australia, where legislation defines a category of residential housing as being exclusively for the use of retired persons. Research in the field of gerontology consistently shows proximity to medical facilities to be a significant driver of choice for residential location decisions of retired persons. It is hypothesised that increased proximity to medical facilities will have a positive effect on the price of retirement housing.

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Health Sciences, Health Care Management (0769)


Older people Housing; Retirement communities Australia Planning; Life care communities Australia Planning; Older people Dwellings Australia Finance; Real property Valuation Australia; Health facilities Planning.

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