The first res­i­dents are set­tling in at The Cross­ing, en­joy­ing plenty of room to move on the banks of the Bris­bane River.

The Kar­alee acreage com­mu­nity has sold 60 lots since its re­lease 12 months ago, with stage five just re­leased, of­fer­ing 24 lots av­er­ag­ing 2120sq m, and from $255,000.

De­vel­oped by Kar­alee Land Part­ners, the 72ha site fea­tures 153 res­i­den­tial lots over nine stages, with a to­tal end value of $45.6 mil­lion.

The first res­i­dent to move in and en­joy the seren­ity was Janet Freeman, who bought a 2010sq m lot in the first re­lease.

“Lo­ca­tion was one of the main rea­sons why I pur­chased here, so I can be close to my fam­ily. They al­ready know what a beau­ti­ful place Kar­alee is to live,” Ms Freeman said.

“The Cross­ing of­fers acreage land, which re­ally ap­pealed to me as it is very hard to find blocks of this size so close to ameni­ties ... and with very easy ac­cess to the high­way.

“I can have all of my fam­ily here com­fort­ably and the grand­kids can play and kick a ball in the large back­yard.”

Col­liers In­ter­na­tional as­so­ciate di­rec­tor of res­i­den­tial Daniel Hirst, who was mar­ket­ing the es­tate, said The Cross­ing was the only fully-ser­viced acreage land com­mu­nity in the re­gion, and was at­tract­ing fam­i­lies who en­joyed open space and a close-knit com­mu­nity feel.

Mr Hirst said most buy­ers were lo­cals who wanted to build on larger blocks that were ser­viced and NBN ready.

“There are not many op­por­tu­ni­ties in the area that of­fer ser­viced acreage blocks for sale,” he said. “We in­vite peo­ple to visit to see what The Cross­ing has to of­fer and how close it is to Bris­bane. As an ex­am­ple, The Cross­ing is less than 1km from Kar­alee Shop­ping Cen­tre and the same driv­ing dis­tance to Bris­bane CBD as North Lakes is on the north. How­ever, at The Cross­ing you are get­ting half an acre for the same price as 400sq m at North Lakes.”

Kar­alee is 15 min­utes from the Ip­swich CBD and about 30km south west of Bris­bane.

The first res­i­dent to move in at The Cross­ing in Kar­alee was Janet Freeman, who pur­chased a 2010sq m lot in the first re­lease.

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