Gold Coast investors have been advised to purchase ‘right-size’ apartments in urban parklands to follow the increasing trend of Gold Coasters wanting the best of both worlds.
According to Knight Frank business development manager Chris Litfin the Gold Coast is experiencing a lifestyle change, with residents wanting more than beaches and metropolitan living.
“Buyers are realising if they secure a home next to urban parklands, they can enjoy all the benefits that come with proximity to open space – usually associated with traditional housing – without having to move outside the city centre,” Mr Litfin said.
He said that while living near the beach will always be appealing, the delivery of residential-focused developments near inner-city parklands was providing a genuine alternative with major lifestyle advantages for those moving from a large home to an apartment or terrace home on the Gold Coast.
"With major parklands being developed in inner-city areas, such as the new Robina City Parklands – set to be the Gold Coast's own Central Park – purchasers can benefit from a peaceful green setting with a range of city-scale amenities right on their doorstep, including major shopping precincts, restaurants, public transport and hospitals," Mr Litfin said.
Local retired resident Julie Love noted that being able to live in open parkland was a major consideration when relocating to Robina.
“When the parklands open around mid-next year, I’m looking forward to spending lots of quality time there with my daughter and her family – I’m sure my little granddaughter, Billie, will just love it there,” Ms Love said.
“We will no doubt spend all our spare time having picnics together, taking walks, riding bikes and maybe even doing some kayaking in the waterways.”