The Long Road To Finding Paradise
Mike and Pam Harman
For two years, Mike and Pam Harman searched for the dream home that would suit all their retirement needs. And, as these dedicated grandparents will tell you, they almost gave up hope — until they stumbled upon Nature’s Edge at Forest Glen.
“After deciding that we would like to consider community living in our retirement we commenced comprehensive research on the options available. Because we found the concept of entry and exit fees somewhat predatory we quickly decided the Over 50s Resort option was the structure we were most comfortable with,” Mike says.
Having lived in Brisbane and Melbourne for their entire working lives, Mike and Pam had had enough of city living and while they did not want to move far from Brisbane for family reasons, they did want to escape the traffic, pollution and general demands of city living.
“We had always enjoyed visiting the Sunshine Coast, both the coastal strip and the Hinterland; so this area was our preferred option,” Mike says.
“However the challenge to find an over 50s resort in the area we liked, with the residence and facilities that met our needs, proved a formidable challenge.”
Their search continued for almost two years and they had almost given up when they discovered Nature’s Edge at Forest Glen earlier this year.
“From the moment we met Lyn and inspected the display homes and suburb location on the edge of the rainforest, we instantly fell in love with the development. We had found what we were looking for; it ticked all the boxes and more,” Mike says.
“The finish and quality of the homes, the wonderful location, which a part from the magnificent rainforest, was close to all facilities and less than an hour from Brisbane was perfect.”
Within an hour of seeing the Nature’s Edge development, Mike and Lyn had chosen a site and paid their deposit.
“We were always comfortable with our dealings with Nature’s Edge and never felt any pressure and always felt the people at Nature’s Edge were working with us to make the transition a reality,” Mike says.
“Now that we have moved in we are delighted with our home. The privacy, peace and tranquility of living in a well-designed beautiful home on the edge of a rainforest but close to all facilities provides us with a wonderful lifestyle.
“Although the development is very much in the early stages, a wonderful community atmosphere is already evident and will only develop as more like-minded people move into Nature’s Edge.”
TIDBIT: About Forest Glen
Nestled at the base of Buderim Mountain, Forest Glen is a secluded suburb filled with smaller acreage allotments and a growing number of exclusive homes.
It’s a diverse area, which stretches in a triangular formation from the Bruce Highway in the west, north to Eudlo Flats Road, just beyond Maroochydore Road.
Forest Glen is home to many tourist attractions, such as Bellingham Maze, the Big 4 Caravan Park, The Sanctuary venue, and a popular shopping strip that runs adjacent to the Bruce Highway.
Here you’ll find the organic food store, organic butcher, bakery, fruit shop, supermarket, newsagent, real estate agency, pharmacy, bottle shop, patch working store and more.