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Home owners have their say

A recent survey saw home owners across five established communities, provide vital and constructive feedback to help improve the Halcyon lifestyle. According to the home owners, the three things they enjoy most about living in a Halcyon community are:

  • The friendly environment and great neighbours
  • The safety and security
  • The facilities and activities
     

Thank you to all of our home owners who participated in the survey. Action plans for each community will be presented in the coming months after consultation with each Home Owner Group.

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Whitley’s bank on exciting new lifestyle

Sold on the location and superior facilities, former banker Lloyd Whitley and wife Di are amongst the first to lock in on their new, ‘forever home’ at Halcyon Greens. Arundel residents for 25 years, the Whitley’s had been searching for a community that was closer to family and friends and Halcyon Greens ticked all the boxes.

“The location is ideal, it’s 20 minutes closer to Brisbane where our daughter and grandchildren live and a short drive from the Gold Coast, where we can visit friends and take a dip in the ocean,” said Lloyd. “This is a developing area with future potential yet secluded, quiet, convenient and central to all of our worlds.”

The excited couple are looking forward to the future with construction on their new home set to begin in May and due for completion around Christmas. Both Lloyd and Di are eager to experience the social side of living within a community. “We’ve already met numerous couples, including our soon-to-be neighbours and have made plans to start a ukulele club,” said Di.

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Silver, gold and platinum for Halcyon home owners

As part of our commitment to remaining at the forefront of over 50’s living and innovation for our home owners, Halcyon is building homes that achieve Silver certification by Livable Housing Australia (LHA). Silver certification includes initiatives such as step free access, minimum one metre wide hallways and generous sized bathrooms. It’s about building homes that promote aging in place and allow for easy access and manoeuvrability.

Halcyon’s architects and design team are also working on plans to construct two new homes of Gold and Platinum level so prospective purchasers can view the choices available. LHA is a partnership between community and consumer groups, government and industry that champions the mainstream adoption of livable housing design principles in all new homes built in Australia.

To find out more about LHA visit: livablehousing.org.au.

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Hitting the road to new adventures

John Thompson always wanted a Harley Davidson, but it wasn’t until he decided upon some life-altering decisions and made the move to Halcyon Glades that he realised a life long dream.

Now settling in to his new Halcyon home in Caboolture, John, a motorcyclist and enthusiast since he was 17, purchased his dream bike to complement a newfound free and easy lifestyle.

“I’ve never owned a Harley before and have always wanted one, so this was the perfect time to do something about it,” said John.

“I have this new lifestyle with extra time on my hands so I thought, go ahead spoil yourself, you deserve it.”

What followed was a four-month search before finally finding his treasured 1700cc Harley Davidson Fat Boy Lo, a magnificently engineered bike built for cruising.

The story begins a few months before when John aged 63, a long-term Caltex employee, made his life-altering decision!

First and foremost he would officially retire from the workforce. Then, he would sell his home of 24 years in Ormiston to be closer to his daughter and family who recently moved from Sydney.

Initially, John considered purchasing a home in a suburb near his daughters before taking a look at a few over 50’s communities, despite his negative preconception of them being traditional ‘retirement villages’.

“I looked at all of them and found Halcyon to be the best, at the top end of the market in terms of quality homes, facilities and offering you a lot more for your money. It changed my mind about community living completely and fit the bill for me perfectly, allowing me the freedom to lock up and hit the road,” said John.

So, while many of his new neighbours take their RV’s out of the community storage facility to lock and go travelling, John simply packs his tent and rolls out to adventure on two wheels and he wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Now I live here at Caboolture, I’m at the gateway to some of the best rides in the State. I also ride over to Bribie regularly for a swim, up to Maleny for lunch and down to Brisbane to meet with friends, so the location is absolutely perfect for me.”

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Home owners have their say

Home owners have their say

A recent survey saw home owners across five established communities, provide vital and constructive feedback...

read more
Whitley’s bank on exciting new lifestyle

Whitley’s bank on exciting new lifestyle

Sold on the location and superior facilities, former banker Lloyd Whitley and wife Di are amongst the first to lock in on their new...

read more
Silver, gold and platinum for Halcyon home owners

Silver, gold and platinum for Halcyon home owners

As part of our commitment to remaining at the forefront of over 50’s living and innovation for our home owners...

read more
Hitting the road to new adventures

Hitting the road to new adventures

John Thompson always wanted a Harley Davidson, but it wasn’t until he decided upon some life-altering decisions...

read more

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