Finding their forever home

With immediate access to lifestyle amenity and an unbeatable riverside locale, the McCallum family is excited to soon call Hamilton Reach ‘ home’.

20 June 2022

When Mark and Claire McCallum began searching for their dream riverfront home, they were immediately drawn to the peacefulness of Hamilton’s riverfront.

The collection of 11 freehold homes within Rivers Reach have been designed by acclaimed architect studio bureau^proberts with construction commencing late last year.

“We always had in our mind that we would live on the Brisbane River,” Mark said.

“It was something we thought we would do later in life when the kids are older, yet when we heard about Rivers Reach, we had to find out more.”

Mark and Claire are no strangers to new home builds, having developed several homes in the past.

“We’ve built our last two homes in the traditional Queenslander style, and each was always intended to be our ‘forever’ home,” he said.

“But maintaining them was a full-time job and we were spending all our spare time on the upkeep of the lawn, gardens and cleaning.

“That’s what we love about Rivers Reach, it’s immediate access to lifestyle. Our home will have plenty of space for our family of four and we’ll be able to devote our weekends to enjoying each other, and our new community.”

It was the strong sense of community at Hamilton Reach that ‘sealed the deal’.

“Hamilton is unlike the other river suburbs, it’s not crowded and there’s no hustle and bustle,” he said.

“We have friends who live here and quite often when we’d visit Hamilton Reach, we’d see families playing in the park and enjoying the community. It cemented it for us.

“Our children are 7 and 9 and we want them to have a great choice of schools and the opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan lifestyle of the city, with a relaxed river feel.

“We’re already dreaming about sunset walks along the river, weekends spent exploring the parks and riverfront cycle networks, and soaking up the relaxed river breezes.

“It’s the closest we can get to feeling on holidays while being at home.”

And with the 2032 Olympic Games already bringing forward a raft of new infrastructure projects, Mark says the timing couldn’t have been better.

“Purchasing in Hamilton has turned out to be an incredible investment for us with the Olympics coming,” he said.

“We were able to get in at the right time and we’re excited to see future growth in the area.”

New infrastructure already underway includes the $67 million Breakfast Creek Green Bridge and the $12.35 million upgrade to MacArthur Avenue to further improve connectivity with new footpaths, dedicated cycle lanes and traffic lights.

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