The champagne flowed and glasses clinked as Nature’s Edge welcomed the occupants to their spectacular new homes in Forest Glen this month.
Hosted inside one of the breathtaking display homes built as part of the first release “The Dawn”, the gathering was the first official get together of new residents since the opening of Nature’s Edge earlier this year.
Nature’s Edge Sales Manager Lyn Morrison said the afternoon was filled with fun and laughter as the residents got to know their neighbours.
“Already the community spirit is evolving with social and sports events planned for the near future and neighbours helping each other out,” Lyn said.
“The positive vibe in the community is catching to prospective buyers who also attended the welcoming drinks and are very excited about living here as soon as they can.”
Two of the new occupants celebrating were retired couple, Lyn and Stephen Lamble, who have happily taken up residency in The Dawn.
The Sunshine Coast couple travelled Australia looking for potential retirement options, but returned to the spot where they had spent the best part of 30 years, finding their perfect oasis was at Nature’s Edge.
“After I retired from my position as foundation head of the School of Communication at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Lyn and I hit the road for nearly two years with our off-road caravan and four-wheel-drive,” Stephen said.
“As we travelled we look at each area we visited in terms of its potential as a retirement base.
“On balance, and contrary to our expectation when we first set out, it became pretty clear that the Sunshine Coast was one of the very best places to live in retirement.”
Lyn said it was the Sunshine Coast’s rare blend of excellent health and medical facilities, a strong education base, good shopping, top-class restaurants and some of the best beaches in the world that made Nature’s Edge the perfect choice.
“We looked at retirement villages and over-50s communities in every state and territory and specifically here on the Coast,” Lyn said. “Nature’s Edge is a stand out. The location is almost perfect. There are no exit fees, the recreation centre and storage area for our motorhome are to be constructed soon, the NBN is fast and helps us keep in touch with family online, and we love having rainforest and its birdlife literally at our backdoor.”
Lyn said in the short time they have lived at Nature’s Edge, they have already made friend who are generous and welcoming — yet not intrusive.
“Our home is modern, comfortable, well insulated and quiet. We have our own veggie garden, have focused on bird-attracting native species in our yard and there is even free dam water to keep our plants well-watered.”
Lyn and Stephen said one of the big plusses of living at Nature’s Edge was being able to shut the door and head off in their motorhome without having to worry about mowing the lawns and knowing their home was secure.
“We looked at every other similar complex in the region and Nature’s Edge clearly has more advantages than any other we inspected,” Lyn said. “We could not be happier with our choice.”