Have two good Mates who retired to Hua Hin in Thailand. Very beautiful place, nice beaches and lovely cheap houses to lease. Cost of living very low .
That said, Bacchus Marsh is a great place to live, no beach but small enough to feel like your are in the Country and large enough to have 4 pubs, two footy teams and lots of Bomber supporters.
House are still affordable, take me about 45 minsto get to Footy by train or car. Could do with an indoor pool, but I am working on that, and a few good restuarants.
And of course, there is me !