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For mother and daughter duo Meera and Thangam Nair, moving to Logan Reserve was the beginning of a more peaceful life.
Downsizing from their two-story house in Springwood meant saying goodbye to excess house and pool maintenance and hello to resort-style living at Halcyon Rise, a lifestyle community estate for over 50’s.
Meera said the best thing about living in Logan West was being away from the “hustle and bustle” while remaining reasonably close to amenities including shopping centers and doctors.
“We’re not too far away from the city, and we have a rural feel as well with the farms surrounding us,” she said.
Halcyon Rise provided the Nairs with the perfect forever home in a gated community.
“The house itself is a very comfortable house; it’s on one level which is great,” Meera said.
“The neighbors are friendly and quiet.”
Meera and Thangam moved to the estate on the 14th April 2021 among a foundation group of 25 residents.
“It wasn’t something that I had planned but it was a decision that I made quite quickly, based on circumstances,” Meera said.
“Mum was finding it difficult to go up and down the stairs, and I have an elderly dog as well, so he wasn’t able as much either.”
The estate is expected to reach its maximum population of 600 homeowners once the developments are complete.
Halcyon Rise is working to provide many private facilities for residents over the next 12 months, including a heated swimming pool, gym, library, gold-class cinema, clubhouse, BBQ’s, dog parks, a bar, games rooms, salon, gardens and a bowling green.
“It feels like a resort where you’d go on a holiday,” Meera said.
Unlike a traditional retirement home, Halcyon Rise is a place for people over 50 to go about their usual lives with the added benefits of community, facilities, and security in a gated estate amongst 32 acres of private parklands.
“It doesn’t feel like you are going to a retirement home, and not have the opportunities to do what you want to,” Meera said.
“You feel like you are coming to your own home here.”