Kyle & Georgie Hubbard tell us why they love VUE: VIDEO BELOW
Young professional couple, Georgie and Kyle Hubbard, have opted to leave behind the hustle and bustle of inner-city Melbourne to run a national IT recruitment business from their new home at Robina’s masterplanned community, Vue Terrace Homes.
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Joining many others leaving the southern states for the Gold Coast in search of more affordable property and a better work-life balance, the Hubbards decided to put their two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat in the inner south-east Melbourne suburb of Carnegie on the market.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Georgie and Kyle were among almost 35,000 residents who moved to the Gold Coast from elsewhere in Australia in year ended June 2018. Gold Coast City experienced the highest net internal migration of all non-capital cities over that same period.
After selling their apartment, Georgie and Kyle ‘felt like they won the lottery’ when they discovered their budget would buy them a two-storey three-bedroom, three-bathroom terrace home at Vue’s exclusive gated community, with views of neighbouring parklands and the Gold Coast skyline.
While they toyed with the idea of opening a Gold Coast office for their business, Georgie and Kyle decided instead to live and work from their new home at Vue.
“Why do the same old thing and work from an office when we can live the dream and work from our beautiful new terrace home every day,” said Georgie, joint CEO at CH Solutions, a Melbourne-based firm that procures and develops talent for companies around Australia.
“In Melbourne, Kyle and I would commute for two hours every day and spent most of that time stuck in traffic jams – and we’re originally from London, which is even worse.
“We came to the Gold Coast for a lifestyle change and having more time to slow down and do the things we want to do was the most important thing for us – so one way of making this a reality was creating a beautiful office space at home where we could run our business. Vue Terrace Homes have a second upstairs living area which is just perfect for an office.
“I’m a lot more inspired about my work when I’m at home looking out to beautiful parklands and wetlands, instead of sitting in a little box in a busy city.”
Kyle, a Senior Consultant at CH Solutions, said it was great to have time back in their lives after eliminating the daily commute.
“Now we start our day going to the gym and taking a beach walk, then we come back and get our work done during the day – we finish work around 4 or 5 o’clock and end the day with some yoga on our balcony,” he said.
“We love it – it’s everything we wanted from life.”
Georgie said running a national recruitment agency remotely from her terrace home in Robina was ‘very doable’.
“We still enjoy big city life and travel back to Melbourne to our head office – or visit clients in Sydney and Brisbane – but then we get to come home and enjoy the lifestyle and weather on the Gold Coast – so it feels like you get the best of both worlds,” she said.
“Robina is going from strength to strength and is the geographic city centre and a major Gold Coast commercial hub, so moving here was a no-brainer for us as business people.
“Vue is also located so close to the M1 and the Robina train station, which is particularly great for travelling to meet with our clients in Brisbane – and the central location means accessing northern and southern Gold Coast is nice and easy as well.
“We’re also connected to the NBN so internet speeds are fantastic, which is a must for doing day-to-day business remotely.”
Robina Group Sales Manager Azura Griffen said the lifestyle on offer at Vue Terrace Homes – combined with low maintenance living and a modern, architectural design – was hugely appealing for young professionals and families.
“They’re often quite time-poor, so the low maintenance lifestyle and convenient central location at Vue means young professionals and families can make the most of their spare time and not have to worry about commuting great distances, or spending all weekend on home maintenance” she said.
“Vue Terrace Homes are also designed with a modern, open plan and spacious aesthetic in mind, which appeals to many people.
“It’s already established itself as a close-knit gated community where young professionals and families enjoy living amongst other like-minded people. The resort-style pool and recreation area has already played host to a residents barbeque evening, which was a great success.”
Find out more
There are now three furnished display homes open for private tours at Vue Terrace Homes.
The sales and display centre is open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm on the corner of East Lane and Stadium Drive, Robina.
The elevated $170 million Robina Group developed Vue Terrace Homes community is set at the gateway to Robina City Parklands in the heart of Robina, which is currently undergoing a multi-million-dollar transformation into Gold Coast’s ‘Central Park’.
For more information call (07) 5582 1888.