Interstate residents flocking to Gold Coast’s Halcyon Greens

first_img MORE NEWS: Buy a slice of Australia’s celebrity playground Lifestyle and climate are the factors that continue to win buyers 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. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“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. MORE NEWS: Three properties snapped up in rare deal Trish and Peter Addington were moving to the Coast from Sydney.“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. Halcyon Greens is seeing more retirees choosing the sunshine state for both financial and family reasons.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. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img

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