We caught up with one of our newest community members – Greenhills purchaser Sarah – to find out a little bit about why she and her partner Jake decided that Greenhills was the right place for them.
Hi Sarah, congratulations on your purchase! Firstly, tell us a little bit about yourselves.
Jake and I have been together for 6 years this year. I’ve lived in Victor Harbor for basically all my life while Jake has lived here for about 7 Years. Jake is an apprentice chef at the Anchorage Hotel and enjoys playing golf on his days off. I work as a legal secretary as well as a local tour guide and play clarinet in the Granite Community Band.
What made you decide that Greenhills was the place for you?
When we were looking around for land to purchase, we were looking for somewhere close to town, but peaceful. We wanted somewhere surrounded by trees and nature, but still close to the beach. When we realised that there were blocks available at Greenhills we contacted Richard and very quickly discovered that Greenhills could offer us everything we were looking for.
Which block did you buy and why?
We chose a 600sqm, regular shaped allotment on Greenfield Street. We wanted to find a block which was big enough for the house plan we had already chosen, which would also be big enough for a backyard and outdoor entertaining area.
Is this your first home? Who are you building with?
Yes, this is the first home for both of us, we are building with Simmonds – we chose their Cleland 233 design.
Do you have any advice for other people like you who might be looking to buy in the area?
Victor Harbor is an amazing place to live. It has a lot to offer – and so do the surrounding suburbs. If you are looking to buy in this area – contact Richard and ask to see the available blocks. It’s the best decision we could have made!
What are you most excited about in regards to the home you’re building?
We spent a lot of time looking for a house plan and eventually found the one that ticked all our boxes. We have a beautiful open plan living area – but we’re most excited about our outdoor entertaining area and backyard. We’re hoping to entertain our friends and family as often as we can.
Our favourite thing about this location is the beautiful surrounding area and endless adventures just around the corner. What are you most looking forward to about living here?
We both love living in Victor Harbor and we are excited to start our lives together living somewhere that feels so tucked away, surrounded by the river and the trees but still so near the beach. It’s also kind of nostalgic being in that area – remembering all the times we visited Greenhills as kids.
If you had to summarise Greenhills in three words, what would they be?
Exciting. Peaceful. Home.