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  • 1 February 2018

New Homes in Hervey Bay

Ideally situated along Queensland’s spectacular coastline, Hervey Bay is one of the state’s most iconic destinations. Boasting pristine beaches, fantastic recreational opportunities, and its famous sub-tropical climate, the area is a destination not only for holidaymakers, but for those wishing to buy a new home in a unique corner of Queensland.

Located on the Fraser Coast, within the North and Central Burnett region, Hervey Bay lies just over an hour from the popular Sunshine Coast, and 3.5 hours from Brisbane. Perhaps best known as a holiday destination, the town is renowned for its beautiful beaches and laid-back atmosphere. As the gateway to world heritage-listed Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, Hervey Bay attracts day trippers and holidaymakers wishing to visit this natural wonder.

Often referred to as the jewel in Queensland’s crown, it’s little wonder that many a sea-changer considers Hervey Bay for their retirement, or as a great place to raise a family. As the whale-watching capital of the world, Hervey Bay entices visitors from all around the globe, and the area’s country-town aesthetic and friendly atmosphere means that tourists return year after year. For those lucky enough to call Hervey Bay home, however, the holiday lifestyle is lived all year round.

Both Queenslanders and relocators from interstate will find that Hervey Bay offers a unique lifestyle, unlike that of Brisbane City or even the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. And best of all, housing prices in the area are more affordable than many other major Queensland towns. Housing in Hervey Bay is around 25% cheaper than in Brisbane, and the cost of living sits at 6.8% more affordable than the state’s capital city. With three and four-bedroom homes available from $350,000 to $450,000, Hervey Bay represents a great opportunity for first home buyers, retirees and young families alike. The region also offers young professionals an idyllic lifestyle, with nearby Hervey Bay Hospital and the bustling CBD to complement its beaches and recreational hotspots. Positioned alongside the Bruce Highway, Hervey Bay is easily accessible by car, and a number of public bus services make the region easy to commute to and from. Furthermore, the town is serviced by its own airport, with flights departing to Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Cairns and each of Australia’s capital cities daily.

Although offering a relaxed living environment the likes of which are unheard of in Australia’s capital cities, Hervey Bay is not short on local attractions and facilities. The town is home to major supermarkets and stores, as well as the quirky and one-of-a-kind retail outlets that you’d expect from a quiet coastal town. The nightlife and entertainment offerings include a multi-screen cinema, fantastic restaurants and plenty of cafés, as well as world-class sporting facilities, a public library and even an art gallery.

Located at the heart of Hervey Bay is Villa World’s Augustus estate. Just 1km from the local shopping precinct and medical amenities, Augustus is also within reach of several state and private schools. The master-planned community and its homes feature all the modern amenities you’ve come to expect from Villa World, including fully landscaped gardens, double lock-up garages, stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances. The neighbourhood is lucky enough to have been connected to the NBN network, and all Augustus homes are NBN ready; making the location ideal for working families, and school-aged children. The three and four-bedroom homes feature truly contemporary designs for the modern household, which means all that’s left to do once you receive the keys is move in.

The Augustus estate has been developed with family in mind, and every last detail has been taken care of. A truly community-focused lifestyle, with an emphasis on healthy living, is promoted by the central community parklands which feature a playground, enclosed dog park and ample green space. Just minutes from Hervey Bay’s beautiful beaches and busy CBD, the Augustus estate offers the ideal environment for young couples, families and those wishing to retire to their dream destination.

Whether you’re a local who is familiar with the area and looking to build a new home, or are from interstate, Hervey Bay is an excellent location to construct not only a new home, but a new lifestyle. For a relaxed and laid-back coastal existence, with access to all the modern conveniences you could need, the jewel in Queensland’s crown could be the sea-change you’ve been looking for. To find out more about Villa World’s Augustus estate, get in touch with us today.