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The grass is greener at Halcyon Promenade

July 21, 2022

Of all the five-star inclusions and thoughtful touches planned within Stockland’s Halcyon Promenade, Darrell and Michelle Parker were drawn to a surprising feature.

The option to lay artificial turf in their backyard sealed the deal for the couple who plan to spend their impending retirements hitting the road in their caravan.

“We’ve got a house now and when we go away, we have to look at things like security and who is going to mow the lawn,” Darrell explained.

“At Halcyon Promenade, we can just lock up the house and go – we don’t have to worry about the yard – which leaves us open to do the things we want,” Michelle added.

“Besides, I’m not a gardener so the artificial grass is great for me!”

The couple bought their caravan in March 2020 and while their early travels were restricted to Queensland, they have big plans to see Australia, including an epic trip taking in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia.

“Michelle is working part-time in childcare and I’m still full-time but our loose plan is to retire and take eight or nine months in the caravan while our new home is being built,” Darrell said.

“Halcyon Promenade has a dedicated onsite area for caravans with power, water and a wash bay which was one of the things we loved and one of the features that was high on our wish list.”

The long-time Brisbane North residents say the community’s convenient Burpengary location – only 25 minutes from their current Warner home – kept them close to their family, friends and extended network.

With their seven grandchildren front of mind, the couple say the house styles, common spaces and friendly community feel made Halcyon Promenade feel instantly like home.

“I like the layout of the houses, they feel like they’re big without being too big and they come with a decent backyard for what we need,” Michelle said.

“There are lots of green areas through the community which I thought would be good when the grandkids come to visit, they can go kick a ball or play.

“It feels homely, there’s a real warmth to the place.”

This sentiment extends to the warm welcome Darrell and Michelle received when touring Halcyon Communities throughout South East Queensland.

“The layout – both of the homes and of the community itself – is designed to be social. There’s parking for visitors and entertaining areas but also, the way the houses face opens them up, makes them seem friendly and encourages socialisation with the neighbours,” Darrell said.