After looking for over six months to purchase an apartment off the plan on the Sunshine Coast, Terri Cooke wanted to be sure that she would be in a secure, central location with easy access to all the enviable lifestyle attractions the Coast has to offer.
Following extensive research Ms Cooke chose a new apartment in Plaza Central Maroochydore - a new boutique development by Pindan - directly north of the Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre and just minutes from the ocean.
Ms Cooke said Plaza Central ticked all the boxes in terms of lifestyle, location and design.
"Plaza Central is only ten minutes by public transport to the Sunshine Coast Airport along with the future International Airport, which is due for completion in late 2020, and I can easily walk to restaurants, cafes, the cinema and the Maroochy River from my apartment”, she said.
"I currently live in Hervey Bay and decided to shift to apartment living in the Sunshine Coast where there are world class health facilities, premium shopping outlets and an abundance of lifestyle attractions.
"I am already imagining spending my time relaxing on one of the beautiful pristine Sunshine Coast beaches or riding my bike to the river or along the coastal pathways. I am also looking forward to enjoying swimming or doing an exercise class at the Cotton Tree Aquatic centre, making new friends at the local bowling club or teeing off at the golf club if I have time! And visiting family who live on the Coast.
"In choosing an apartment to live in, I was attracted to Plaza Central as there are only four levels of apartments with secure basement parking. Importantly, the low strata fees really appealed and I like the fact I will be part of a small community with a limited number of retail outlets on the ground floor adding vitality.
“Of course, with the Sunshine Plaza conveniently located right next door I won’t have a problem in shopping local,” she said.
With Stage 1 now over 50% sold, Pindans Sales Manager Cathie Price says Plaza Central buyers are realising the Sunshine Coast is fast becoming one of the most desirable locations in the sunshine state for investment and lifestyle.
The Sunshine Coast property market is currently the strongest in Queensland and recent data supports strong prospects for ongoing capital growth.
“Plaza Central Maroochydore is a popular purchase for those looking to invest in low maintenance, affordable living in a growing region, which is forcast to expect a cumulative increase of 9% over the next 3 years”, said Cathie.
Appealing to owner occupiers due to its affordability and convenience, Plaza Central is also attracting investors with projected rental yields of around 5.5 per cent.
Once completed, Plaza Central will consist of 85 contemporary apartments across two buildings with a mix of one, two and three bedroom configurations. Designed by local Sunshine Coast firm Sprout Architects, Plaza Central showcases thoughtfully designed living spaces whilst capturing natural light and harnessing a seamless flow between indoors and out.