The new over 50s community at Pimpama — Halcyon Greens.“We are really looking forward to 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!” Mr Whitley said.“We enjoy travelling, whether that is internationally, locally or simply taking the campervan down to New South Wales for a week. Now we’ll be able to lock and leave our home, which will take the hassle out of travelling,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours ago“I can’t see us moving from Halcyon — I see no reason for moving at our age.”Living in an over 50s community, the Whitley’s also took into consideration the importance of health and wellbeing. “Halcyon has introduced Arcare, a high care specialist who are conveniently located within the community — if need be, my wife and I will only be short walk away from each other,” he said. The Whitley’s were introduced to Halcyon through friends of theirs who are living at Halcyon Glades in Caboolture. “Halcyon really differentiated themselves from other lifestyle communities in a way that is most important to us — there was no pressure whatsoever to make a decision. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff at Halcyon made the entire process stress-free,” Mr Whitley said.The $250 million Halcyon Greens community has recorded more than 40 sales in the first stage with buyers predominantly from Halcyon’s primary catchment area of South East Queensland with a smattering of purchasers from interstate.The development is Australia’s first over 50s golf and residential community, is set on 34ha of natural habitat overlooking the Gainsborough Greens golf course.It is made up of five residential precincts of approximately 100 homes each, surrounded by conservation zones and natural wetlands.Halcyon joint managing director Dr Bevan Geissmann said buyers had flocked to the first stage knowing that the public launch was coming soon.“Halcyon Greens is a project with enormous appeal to our target market, from the idyllic setting to the extensive on-site facilities available through the golf club and new clubhouse,” said Dr Geissmann.“We’re seeing buyers jumping early into the first stage as property values inevitably rise in later stages for projects of this calibre.”Dr Geissmann said Halcyon Greens has all the hallmarks of a gated and safe community but with a key centrepiece being free access for homeowners to the 18-hole golf course and new clubhouse. Lloyd and Di Whitley are looking forward to their new life at the new over 50s community at Pimpama — Halcyon Greens.LOCATION and facilities have sold Lloyd and Di Whitley on locking in their forever home in an over 50s lifestyle community.The Whitley’s have recently bought into Halcyon’s newest development at Gainsborough Greens, Pimpama, which features an 18 hole golf course.Mr Whitley, a former banker and Arundel resident for 25 years, said he and his wife Di had been searching for a community in the area to be closer to family and friends and Halcyon Greens provided the perfect location.“The location is ideal — we are 20 minutes closer to Brisbane where our daughter and grandchildren live, and only a short drive away from the Gold Coast, where we can visit our friends and take a dip in the ocean,” he said. “This is a developing area with future potential, while being secluded, quiet, convenient and central to all of our worlds.” The Whitley’s have purchased a two-bedroom plus multipurpose room home, set to begin construction in May with completion in time for Christmas.