CANBERRANS are rediscovering the serenity and beauty of the Southern Highlands.
Just a one and half hour drive to Canberra and one hour to Sydney, Bowral is the Southern Highlands' most coveted lifestyle address.
Designed for ageing, Floria Bowral apartments have large, private front and backyards, double garages and storage space.
''I have been building for 50 years and these are the biggest units I have ever built," George Jabbour of Cuzeno Builders and Developers said.
These double brick apartments with double glazing were built to the highest energy efficiency standards. They afford an independent lifestyle right near all services such as shops, medical centres and public transport. Levies are affordable at an average of $400 a quarter.
The complex will be built and maintained by the operators of Sydney's leading retirement village, the Beauty Point Retirement Resort.
However, there will be no deferred management fees or large levies to pay. You will own your unit as a strata title.
While highly affordable, no compromise has been made on the quality of Floria Bowral Apartments, which comprise a limited selection of two and three-bedroom residences.
The development has a focus on environmentally friendly design, with north-east facing living spaces and master suites for maximum natural light.
Premium appointments have been carefully selected to create an atmosphere of prestige and sophistication. Gourmet kitchens are graced with quality Smeg appliances, stone bench tops and soft-close drawers. The secure complex includes double garaging and a lockable storage cage for each apartment, along with video intercom for added security.
Fibre optic readiness will soon enable residents to enjoy superfast internet.
The mixed residential/ commercial zoning allows for home occupation, so you can still practice in your profession.
Floria Bowral Apartments enjoy a prime location at the gateway to Bong Bong Street, Bowral's vibrant main boulevard. Few developments afford such convenience and proximity to the wonderful attractions that Bowral has to offer.
The apartments are within easy walking distance to a selection of restaurants and cafes, boutiques, specialty retailers and shopping arcades. The township has superb locally produced foods and crafts, an abundance of art galleries and bustling markets.
It's a smart idea to buy now and enjoy country living in the heart of Bowral. The prestigious town offers affordability and a lifestyle upgrade. Great private schools, a diverse range of cafes, hospitals and the close proximity to train stations make it an attractive option for all buyers, from downsizers to young families who desire a country upbringing with an easy commute to Sydney for work.
Contracts have been exchanged for 25 per cent of the units which are expected to be completed in May this year. A display unit will reopen upon completion of the first block in March.
■ For more information, phone 0406 420 940 or visit www.bowralapartments.com.au