Nestled in the up-and-coming suburb of Clyde in Melbourne’s southeast, Halcyon Evergreen is one of Victoria’s newest communities designed for over 55s. With development well underway, it’s creating some well-deserved buzz, adding to the success of Halcyon Berwick, Stockland’s first entry in the Victorian land lease community sector.
Located within a larger masterplanned community with walkable, tree-lined streets, Halcyon Evergreen is set in 120 hectares of open parkland and has the feel of a contemporary country estate, with luxurious amenities and resort-quality facilities that perfectly complement the community’s modern, elegant homes.
A day in the life at Halcyon Evergreen
Life at Halcyon Evergreen is designed for maximum enjoyment, with an enticing mix of individual comforts and community activities right at your doorstep. You'll have countless activities to choose from, with the only question being where to start.
The expansive lifestyle and leisure facilities include The Clubhouse, Health and Wellness Retreat, the Sports Grounds, the Workshop and The Stables precinct. The Stables Precinct will be the first of the facilities to be delivered and is due for completion in 2024, before the first homeowners move in.
You may want to spend your morning on the Sporting Green, a hot-spot for activity-loving homeowners. Host a friendly game of pickleball on one of several courts, or try your hand at bowls on the full-sized green. Or you could head over to the Clubhouse for a workout in the fully equipped gym, some open-air yoga on the lawn, or enjoy a sauna session and quick dip in the heated pool.
For the creatively inclined, the hobby shed is a place to tinker with tools or indulge in a spot of crafty fun in the messy arts studio. Nature lovers and outdoorsy types will appreciate their time relaxing in the sensory garden and around the courtyard and outdoor fireplace, built from bricks repurposed from the site’s original chimney.
Saunter home for a light lunch or fire up the grill in the community’s BBQ spaces before visiting the Stables Precinct for some afternoon fun and relaxation. As an extension of the Clubhouse, the Stables has been built to reflect Evergreen's rural history and as a hub for homeowners to come together over activities and games.
As the day winds down, settle into the social dining and lounge area to chat with neighbours
over a drink, host a dinner with family or friends, or kick back and enjoy a movie in the gold-
class style cinema.
With so much to choose from at Halcyon Evergreen, your day is complete without having to stray far from home. But if the surrounding countryside, or a trip into the city beckon, the area makes the perfect base for exploring and travelling. For homeowners without their own transport, a community Tesla and bus can be reserved to get you out and about.
Anticipation builds for an early 2024 opening
With work in full swing for its official opening in 2024, interest in the community has been strong and homes are selling fast. With Halcyon Evergreen set to become Stockland’s flagship community for over 55s in Victoria’s east, homeowners are eagerly anticipating their new homes and excited for what the future holds.
As Evergreen’s Project Director, Nicole Guirguis says, “For those wanting to escape to the country without the maintenance of acreage living, this community has it all. Halcyon Evergreen will stay true to its roots by retaining its natural charm and paying homage to its surrounds.”
Adding to its attraction is the fact that the region around Clyde has been singled out as a prime investment destination, with infrastructure projects, like shopping centres, rail links and parklands planned to enhance the location’s liveability in coming years.
Paul and Diana Abel were Halcyon Evergreen’s first home buyers, and are looking forward to downsizing from their current home in Frankston, and easing into retirement at Evergreen next year.
“We’d looked around at all the options and weren’t interested in retirement villages.” Diana says. In contrast, they knew that Halcyon Evergreen would have the perfect balance of independence and community they were after.
As with many other relatively younger downsizers these days (the Abels are in their mid-60s), Paul and Diana will continue to work for a while, before transitioning to full retirement later. This lifestyle choice is fully accommodated at Halcyon Evergreen, which has homes equipped with study rooms and exceptional connectivity.
The couple were particularly impressed with Stockland's nearby community, Halcyon Berwick – which was a major factor in helping them make the decision to invest in Halcyon Evergreen.
Diana notes that Paul's professional background in carpentry allowed him to appreciate the exceptional quality reflected in the development.
Paul and Diana are also impressed with the sense of community and camaraderie evident at Halcyon Berwick, and something that will be central to Halcyon Evergreen’s experience. “We’re both quite social, so we’re really looking forward to meeting lots of people and trying new things,” Paul says, “pickleball being just one of them!”
Create your perfect home at Halcyon Evergreen
With a solid 70-year track record in designing, building, and managing housing communities nationwide, Stockland offers residents a reliable source of comfort and security. Backed by 17 successful years in seniors living, our dedicated community managers are committed to making maintenance and well-being a priority, ensuring residents can genuinely enjoy the best that life has to offer.
Stockland has partnered with award-winning team at Buildlab to construct the 295 homes at Evergreen, with prices starting at an affordable $535k. Buildlab has more than 45 years of home building experience and a longstanding working relationship with Stockland.
There will be 11 floorplan designs to choose from, with a range of homes that feature:
● Two bedrooms/2 bathrooms; and
● Two bedrooms/one bathroom/one multi-purpose room.
The design of the community facilities and floorplans has incorporated feedback received from homeowners at Halcyon Berwick, with improvements like additional pickleball courts, community spaces and options for RV sized garages in homes (to support a lock-and-go lifestyle).
All in a secure, gated and low maintenance environment that let you leave mowing, pool cleaning and heavy-duty upkeep behind so you can focus on enjoying life.
The financial benefits that come with the land lease model at Stockland Halcyon communities are another major drawcard for retirees and downsizers. The lease duration is renewed upon selling, helping your investment grow over time, and there’s:
● No stamp duty on purchase.
● No exit fees, deferred management fees or refurbishment costs.
● No body corporate sinking or administrative funds.
● No council rates.
Halcyon Evergreen’s Welcome Centre is anticipated to open in early 2024.
Get in touch now to learn more or book an inspection.