Halcyon launches two new developments for over 50s market

Halcyon launches two new developments for over 50s market
Halcyon launches two new developments for over 50s market

Over the next 40 years, Australians aged over 65 will make up over 25% of the population, according to the Treasury’s 2010 Intergenerational Report.

With baby boomers set to drive demand for retirement housing, specialist property developer Halcyon has launched two new Queensland developments aimed at the over 50s market.

Halcyon engaged Brisbane based design firm DC8Studio to help tailor Halcyon Glades at Caboolture and Vision by Halcyon at Hope Island to the needs of the retirees.

Halcyon launches two new developments for over 50s market

According to DC8Studio director Riccardo Rizzalli (pictured above), Halcyon’s target market are retirees who are looking to maintain an active lifestyle.

 “The people who come to live in Halcyon communities are forward thinking in their approach to retirement living,” he said.

“That is to say, they are very active people, who are looking forward to a happy and healthy life post working.

“There is a term that is used often, that these baby boomers aren't retiring they are ‘retreading’.

“This is really a beginning of a new journey for home owners and this was strongly reflected in our design brief.”

A report released in April by housing company Lifestyle Communities showed that although half of those surveyed were reliant on the sale of their family home to sustain their current lifestyle, there was a lack of suitable stock to facilitate post-retirement downsizing.

Halcyon joint managing director Bevan Geissmann said that maintaining a high quality of life post retirement was an important focus for the company.

“The downsizing process involves freeing up capital for retirees to spend on recreational pursuits or general living expenses,” said Geissmann.

“But today’s baby boomers have high expectations of their retirement lifestyle, so location and design of the home are both vitally important.

“As a developer of over 50s communities our focus weighs heavily on these aspects.

“It’s why we invest a lot of time into researching market trends, finding the right sites, developing masterplans and creating homes that respond to the needs of modern seniors.”

Glades at Caboolture (pictured below) is the company’s most affordable development to date. The 178 home community will include a variety of recreational facilities, including a swimming pool and gymnasium, a cinema, library, bowling green, tennis court and recreation centre. Prices range from $335,000 to $467,500.

Halcyon launches two new developments for over 50s market

At the opposite end of the price spectrum, Vision by Halcyon (pictured below) is being marketed as a luxury development, with 88 homes, a 52 berth marina and a lifestyle and aquatic precinct. Homes at Vision are priced from $559,000 with the most expensive property available at $1.25 million.

Halcyon launches two new developments for over 50s market

More on Halcyon:

Gold Coast's $60 million Vision by Halcyon targeting over-50 downsizers

 

 

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