A RETIRED couple are the first residents to move into the Jindee estate in Jindalee.
Claude and Marie-Caroline Duthill made a sea change from Melbourne to move into their new home in early January.
“We first came out to Perth to visit my cousin and loved the weather, then after a drive along Marmion Avenue we thought ‘maybe we should move here?’,” Mr Duthill said.
“Knowing that one day I may rely on public transport, with some research I came across Jindee, which is located close to the train station in Butler.
“I see the potential here and believe it will be worth money in the future – especially with design standards in place across the estate – and for us it was much better value than the small cottage houses we looked into in Melbourne.”
Estate Development Company manages the coastal estate, which has been more than a decade in the planning, and more residents are expected to move in early this year.
Chairwoman Fiona Roche said there had been enquiries from potential buyers from the eastern states interested in an opportunity to live along the coast.
“As the first Jindee homes are being completed, you can now really see the characteristics that set the estate apart – it is exciting to see the coastal community we have envisioned for so long coming to fruition,” Ms Roche said.
“From the very beginning we have focused on encouraging the connection between the community and the coastline and we have been committed to our design standards.
“These are key factors that we believe make Jindee special and can contribute to long-term property values for buyers.”