Active lifestyle made easier when based by the water
WITH a fresh sea breeze, scenic views and plenty of opportunity to enjoy an afternoon dip, a beachside or riverside lifestyle is tempting.
Although many people opt to live in the city for convenience, there are others who cannot look past living in a home on the waterfront.
Following on from last week's Property Matters story on rural living, this week The Observer looks at riverside and beachside living with PRDNationwide Tannum Sands principal Deardrie Keleher.
Ms Keleher is the seller of 11 Blackwell St, Tannum Sands, an amazing three-bedroom home waiting for a family to occupy it.
The house has been reduced to $499,000 and is on the doorstep of the Boyne River and the Tannum Sands main beach is only a six-minute drive away.
It is also close to the Tannum Sands High School.
"Riverside living is very popular in Gladstone and Tannum Sands/Boyne Island. Many residents prefer to be either riverside or in close proximity to the river for the lifestyle benefits," Ms Keleher said.
The home on Blackwell St is a new listing and has been on the market since February this year. It's one Ms Keleher rates highly.
"The property offers spacious living combined with ample entertainment areas. I believe it delivers good value for money due to its unique features such as an in-ground salt water pool, eight-seater spa, two living areas, solar system and its position," she said.
Purchasing a home on the water also offers freedom for young families who want to provide an active lifestyle for the kids at no cost.
"Compared to city apartment living, the benefits of riverside/beachside living provide close proximity to enjoy various water activities to offer endless hours of fun and memories," Ms Keleher said.
It's not just families who opt for this lifestyle; it's one that's a winner for all buyers.
"It's great being able to have views and be in walking distance to the water - you can't get that living in the city."
Turkey Beach housing prices are currently very attractive.