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Harbour Ridge development a ‘labour of love’

Harbour Ridge development a ‘labour of love’
The Harbour Ridge subdivision in the Western Bay of Pleny will one day include 300 sections.

Traditionally it’s been a sleepy holiday spot in the Western Bay of Plenty. But now population growth in the region is seeing Omokoroa come of age and transform to a thriving lifestyle mecca.

The largest subdivision is Harbour Ridge, which will one day include 300 sections. The land has been owned by the Goldstone family for generations and is now being developed into a premium subdivision.

Harbour Ridge salesperson, Milton Clare, says the subdivision is unique in that special care and attention to detail has been taken to ensure it is a lasting legacy to the family.

In fact family members have been so actively involved in every aspect they have even been on machinery personally digging out the sites making Harbour Ridge a real labour of love.

Situated a short car ride north of Tauranga the location of Harbour Ridge is one of the most soughtafter areas for coastal living in the Western Bay of Plenty, says Milton.

The surrounding community of Omokoroa offers Harbour Ridge an idyllic lifestyle of cafes, beaches, cycleway, walkways and an 18-hole golf course.

The inner harbour provides leisure activities including swimming, boating, fishing or socialising at the local boat club. Services adjacent to Harbour Ridge include two well-respected primary schools, Omokoroa Point School and Omokoroa No.

1 school, sports fields, a newly built medical complex, public library and FreshChoice supermarket.

The weekend farmers market provides locals with fresh produce and there is an upscale skate park and playgrounds. Milton says that other commercial development is springing up in the area in support of the residential growth.

Harbour Ridge will offer a variety of sections all with a level building platform. Sections enjoys views including the Kaimai Ranges, rural and harbour.

There will be a link to adjacent Lynley Park. The esplanade on the edge of the estuary has been acquired by council and will link to the cycleway to Tauranga.

Wider than usual roads, planted roundabout islands and, a first for the Western Bay of Plenty, coloured concrete footpaths and kerbs, make Harbour Ridge stand out, says Milton. A BestStart preschool is nearing completion.

Harbour Ridge will include a street of show homes making it easy for people to build their new home.

The first of these is under construction. Milton says that Omokoroa has been identified by local council as a real growth area with projections of 12,000 residents from the current 3500 by 2060.

He says the residential property market in the Western Bay of Plenty has subdued from previous levels of activity into a steady market providing good opportunities for home buyers.

Harbour Ridge will take around five years to complete. Stage one, divided into three stages and comprising 67 lots, has been completed.

Titles have been issued for stage 1a with titles for the other two stages due by the end of the year. Around a third of the stage 1a sections have already sold.

Earthworks are nearing completion on stage two and it will be released to the market later in 2019 with works starting on stage three this summer.

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