A Sunshine Coast family looking to downsize has found its dream home in a four-bedroom terrace home in one of the region’s most sought-after communities.

Terrace homes in AVID Property Group’s Harmony community on the Sunshine Coast are being snapped up for their design, convenience and affordability.

Lyn O’Neill, partner Richard Earl and their 16-year-old daughter Libby had been living on a large block at Mountain Creek when they decided to downsize their 900-square-metre block to a 244-square metre piece of land at Harmony.

“We found we were spending a lot of our spare time keeping up with yard maintenance and felt like there was more to life,” Ms O’Neill said.

“We have actually upsized our home, we are going from a three-bedroom to a new four-bedroom, two-storey terrace home with a pool – it is perfect for our needs.”

Designed to encourage residents to stay active, the Prosperity neighbourhood – where Lyn and Richard are building their new home, borders the Grand Linear Park and connects to the community’s 60-kilometre network of pedestrian path and cycle ways.

“Building a home at Harmony has given us a lifestyle we had only ever dreamed about – I’ve put in an amazing kitchen and Richard is into cycling so there is plenty of opportunity for him to ride around the community,” Ms O’Neill said.

“It is also the ideal place to have a barbecue at our new home or a picnic with friends across the road in the park.

“We are also at the quieter end of Grand Linear Park so to look out on the green space and to see no other buildings is just amazing – it is going to be the perfect space to take our dog Misha for her daily walks.”

Having relocated from New Zealand’s South Island to the Sunshine Coast 11 years ago, Lyn and Richard are among the wave of people moving to the Coast – with population projected to grow to almost 453,000 by 2036 (from around 311,550 in 2017)1.

AVID Property Group General Manager Bruce Harper said the diverse range of homes available provided buyers with the opportunity to customise their home to suit their lifestyle.

“There’s a lot to love, but the fact that our community has been designed to cater for people and families of all ages is a huge attraction for buyers,” Mr Harper said.

“With a range of contemporary and spacious designs, homebuyers don’t have to worry about maintaining big backyards.

“These terrace homes are designed to take advantage of Harmony’s vast community spaces.”

For more information on Harmony, visit www.harmonyliving.com.au or phone 1800 550 240.

1 Queensland Government, Queensland Regional Profiles – Sunshine Coast Local Government Area, April 2017