Bathurst has very limited public transport so where you live would depend on whether you can drive. The more historic houses are in the CBD and you could walk most places. It’s all flat. The better views are in West Bathurst near the hospital but the hills can be a challenge for retired legs. Windradyne and Kelso are mostly young families. Eglinton is nice but you would need to drive to town to shop etc (or hop on a bike and ride the bike track into town). Health care is reasonable but you might still need to make a trip to Sydney for specialists. Generally it is fairly safe, has a growing wine and food scene and the university does has interesting talks from time to time.