Following years of development, the last block of the first stage at Botanica Estate has been snapped up.
Jennifer Rattray first came to the Whitsundays over four years ago and literally fell in love in the area.
With a baby on the way and dog Cali in tow, Ms Rattray said Botanica Estate was an area that had everything she and her partner Mitchell needed to start a family.
“The blocks are a lot bigger than the normal residential block. There’s a bit more room but it still has that neighbourhood feel,” she said.
“You’re still close to town but you get that semi-rural feel.
“It’s out of town without really being out of town.
“There’s just a little bit more room to grow here.
“We just love it.”
Following years in the works, the estate on Botanica Drive is now in full swing.
Ray White Whitsunday residential and commercial property consultant Adam Webster said the sales were strong on the back of an increased demand for large residential sites in town.
“As this development has been very successful, the developers have made the decision to move forward with the next stage well ahead of schedule.
We originally had a plan to sell these allotments over the next few years but they want to get into it and supply the market with well located rural sized blocks at bargain prices.
We will be offering 2000sq m to over two acre sized blocks in the next stage so we will have something for everyone,” he said.
The next stage of flat and cleared blocks will soon be available with prices starting from $179,000.
Mr Webster says buyers could secure their block now and start building early next year.