Interstate residents flocking to Gold Coast’s Halcyon Greens
THE sunshine and value for money are luring southern residents to the Gold Coast in droves, with 30 per cent of buyers at Halcyon Greens over the past year heralding from New South Wales and Victoria.
The lifestyle community’s joint managing director, Bevan Geissmann, said retirees made up a large portion of the buyers.
While they were choosing the Sunshine State for financial and family reasons, he said the lifestyle and climate were the factors that ultimately won people over.
“Retirees are able to sell their family home down south and buy in Queensland for up to half the price, pocketing the remainder for their lifestyle needs,” Dr Geissmann said.
“A lot of buyers are following the ‘Florida Effect’ and are moving simply to enjoy the extraordinary climate away from the hustle and bustle of dense living, but with everything they need at their doorstep.
“We also have a handful of buyers who are following their children and grandchildren who may be making a career move.”
The warmer climate and better value for money is what attracted long-time Sydney-siders Peter and Trish Addington.
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“We could have downsized here in Sydney, but we really didn’t warm to any of the options within our budget,” Mrs Addington said.
“Queensland was definitely the way to go.”
Halcyon Greens is in Pimpama’s Gainsborough Greens on a 34ha island surrounded by wetlands and the golf course, and will have more than 500 homes.