The lure of a Gold Coast and the Pacific Cove lifestyle is helping to stem the record tide of New Zealanders crossing the ditch and returning home.
New data by Statistics New Zealand reveal three in every five migrant arrivals from Australia are returning New Zealanders.
New Zealand-born and first home buyer Kathryn Arcos said she and her young family wouldn’t be following the flight of Kiwis, and instead have chosen to settle down to sun, surf and a surging property market. Severely – highlighted line contradicts the verse above.
“We recently purchased our first home at QM Properties’ Pacific Cove estate on the Gold Coast,” said Ms Arcos.
“We visited the Gold Coast on a holiday and fell in love with it – the lifestyle, the people and the culture.”
QM Properties general sales manager Damien Ross said Pacific Cove, Pimpama, remains one of the fastest-growing regional suburbs in Australia.
“Our boutique estate of Pacific Cove sits in a pocket of the Australian property market which is tipped to outperform this year as southern market cool and the Commonwealth Games heats up,” stated Mr Ross.
“The owner-occupier focus has also been a major drawcard, particularly for those buyers wanting to make their first home their forever home, with room to grow and start a family in an estate with a real community feel.”
Ms Arcos said finding a house that her young family would still love in years to come was vital.
“There are lots of families here and that was really important to us – especially for my nine-year old daughter,” continued Ms Arcos.
“We’ve been able to get to know our neighbours really well. They are lovely and always take time to talk to you.
“I definitely want to have more children in the future and here all the kids come and play outside on a daily basis making it a nice, community-based environment.”
Pacific Cove will comprise of over 500 NBN-ready homes once complete.