For many people who commute into and out of the city every day, there would be nothing worse than living around the corner from their office. Being able to live in a leafy suburb surrounded by friendly neighbours – rather than the hustle, bustle and noise of the CBD – is well worth the commute time for many Australians.

But as a medical professional, you have the opportunity to work almost anywhere – from the city to the outskirts of town to remote areas and beyond. Many even open up their own practices and live nearby. The benefits for living close to health facilities are many, but here are some of the best. 


1. Convenience

What if you could cut down your daily hour-long commute to just 5 minutes – both to and from work? It sounds like something only the self-employed are able to do, but it’s actually more common than you think for professionals who live in master-planned communities.

At Waterford, for example, medical professionals can buy a house and land package or purchase land for sale and live just 5 minutes from the Maitland Hospital.

‘Convenience over commute’ is something many Australians will never be able to achieve. But for the lucky few medical professionals who find their dream home in a community close to their hospital, it’s becoming a reality.


2. Saving time and money

Medical professionals work some of the longest and most gruelling hours out of any profession – a fact that is often lost on the wider public. That means time is of the essence, whether it’s reducing wasted time commuting or gaining more time in the day after your shift is over.

Living near your healthcare facility means you can walk or take a short drive to work, allowing you more time to spend with your family – or more time getting some much-needed shut-eye!

Similarly, you won’t have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars every year on public transport fees, parking and regular fuel stops. Over the course of several years spent in your new home, you might be stunned at just how much time and money you end up saving.


3. Getting to know your community

Living in a place like Waterford is all about the community. It’s a family-friendly area filled with like-minded individuals who share common values and goals. When you work at a nearby healthcare facility, you’ll start to see lots of familiar faces both at work and out and about in the neighbourhood.

This can help you build stronger relationships with your colleagues as well as those in your community – and that can only be a good thing when it’s your job to build trust with those you are caring for.


4. More time to spend in and around your new home

When you finish your shift, you don’t want to face the exhausting crowds of people all heading home on public transport, and neither do you want to sit in slow-moving traffic just to get home with little time to yourself.

When you live near health facilities, you get to enjoy an extremely short commute back home so you can spend time however you want: with your family, out in the community spaces, or simply relaxing in your new dream home.

If work-life balance is what appeals most to you as a medical professional, cut out the commute and find yourself a home that’s right near your workplace.


Waterford is an exciting new development set to become one of the most enviable suburbs in Chisholm, East Maitland. Enjoy natural beauty and spacious surrounds with all the convenience of stylish village living.

Enquire today to find out more about land and house and land packages at Waterford.

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