Ron and Margaret Gibbs are celebrating 10 years of resort style living at Ruby by Living Gems Residential Resort in Eagleby between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. They were the first people to move into the lifestyle resort and they are enjoying it just as much today as they did when they took possession of their first home. Ron says their first home at Ruby by Living Gems suited them at the time. “About three years ago we decided we wanted a change so we sold our original home at Ruby and bought another one,” he says.
“Margaret is keen gardener; part of the appeal of this house was the perimeter bock with a larger garden. We chose a three bedroom, two-bathroom design with alterations that suited our specifications. It worked out very well.”
Ron and Margaret emigrated from England 44 years ago. Ron is a Londoner and Margaret hails from Portsmouth. Ron says both his older brothers had made the move from Britain to the Gold Coast. “We liked the sound of it so we followed the family and settled on the Gold Coast where we raised our children. When the children grew up we eventually decided to downsize and moved to a boutique retirement village on the northern Gold Coast. “It was okay but we had no garden so we moved to a townhouse in Runaway Bay.
On our fortieth wedding anniversary, I asked Margaret if she could see us living in a townhouse for the foreseeable future and she said no so we started looking at other options. “We had friends living at Sapphire by Living Gems, we liked the look of it and planned to buy until we discovered Ruby was being built across the road and decided to buy there. We love the location and the lifestyle. We are near our children and my brothers who all live on the Gold Coast.
“We really enjoy our social life, it’s a big change for me, until we moved here I never had a social life. We now enjoy the benefits of living in a lifestyle resort with great friends and neighbours plus all the resort facilities under the sun,” he says.
Living Gems has eight residential resorts in South East Queensland. New homes are available at Living Gems Pacific Paradise on the Sunshine Coast, Living Gems Toowoomba, Living Gems Caboolture on the north side of Brisbane and Opal by Living Gems in Logan Village. Established homes are occasionally offered for sale at Ruby by Living Gems and Sapphire by Living Gems Eagleby, Living Gems Maleny, and Living Gems Gold Coast.