It’s exciting to see the growth of Mt Peter Estate into a thriving community. Anchored by the Early Learning Centre and Mackillop Catholic College, families can be assured they are looked after and supported as we continue to add shops, sporting facilities, and nature trails in the future plans which will only enhance the lifestyle experience. We recently sat down with Linda* who is one of the early residents who moved into Mt Peter Estate four years ago find out what prompted the move and also how life is going no that she has settled into a new rhythm!
How did the decision come about to move to Mt Peter?
Well it was a really quick decision, I had been living in my previous residence located further south for over 20 years. I did not think it was possible for me financially and the thought of moving was overwhelming, but I enquired with some brokers and they worked it out and made it easy.
What are some of the best things about living in the community there?
I go for walks every day, usually around 3km, mainly within the estate but sometimes I go out on Mt Peter road by the cane fields. A lot of people have the same idea. There are a lot of mothers pushing prams but there are also retired couples walking the dog. So you’ll say hello but sometimes stop for a chat, it’s very community minded that way. You see a lot of families use the park space in the afternoons. It’s nice to see people out and about making the most of good weather and facilities. Last I heard there are over 200 households in the area, so that’s quite a few families now from when I moved in.
What is the landscape and views like out that way?
You get the nice skies in the morning over mountains on the east side, and in the evening the sun going down over the mountains to the west is perfect for getting out. Even though it is set amongst cane fields it does not feel like farm living. It is great when the sugarcane flowers and brings in even more bird life than usual.
Does it feel far from Cairns?
I used to live 40km from Cairns so now I am only 16kms to town. People say “oh you live all the way down there” but understandably where I have come from, it doesn’t feel far at all, it’s the right fit for me and 4 years on I can say it’s been the best decision to move but to own my own home makes it even better!
*Name has been changed for anonymity