DREAM ON THE GREEN
Location and facilities have sold Lloyd and Di Whitley on locking in their forever home in an over 50s lifestyle community.
The Whitleys recently bought into Halcyon Greens at Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama, which has an 18-hole golf course.
Mr Whitley, a former banker and Arundel resident for 25 years, said he and Di had been searching for a community in the area to be closer to family and friends.
“The location is ideal – we are 20 minutes closer to Brisbane where our daughter and grandchildren live, and only a short drive away from the Gold Coast, where we can visit our friends and take a dip in the ocean,” he said.
“This is a developing area with future potential, while being secluded, quiet, convenient and central to all of our worlds.”
The Whitleys have bought a two-bedroom-plus-multi-purpose-room home, set to begin construction in May and finish by Christmas.
“We are really looking forward to the social side of living within a community,” Mr Whitley said. “We’ve already met numerous couples, including our soon-to-be neighbours, and have made plans to start a ukulele club.”
Living in an over 50s community, the couple also considered the importance of health and wellbeing. “Halcyon has introduced Arcare, a high-care specialist who are conveniently located within the community,” he said. “If need be, my wife and I will only be a short walk away from each other.”
The $250 million Halcyon Greens is Australia’s first over 50s golf and residential community, set on 34ha of natural habitat overlooking Gainsborough Greens golf course.
It is made up of five residential precincts of about 100 homes each, surrounded by conservation zones and natural wetlands.
Halcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said it had all the hallmarks of a gated and safe community but with a key centrepiece being free access for homeowners to the 18-hole golf course and new clubhouse.
Lloyd and Di Whitley look forward to embracing the social side of life at Halcyon Greens, from the 18-hole golf course to plans for their own ukulele club.