When Adam Atherton and his family walk the streets of Brookwater he likes that neighbours stop to say hello.
“It’s a bit like the old TV show Cheers … where everybody knows your name, and a bit how the good old days used to be,’’ Adam said.
“People do actually wave. They actually give right of way on the roads. People look out for each other.
“Brookwater really does have a village feel. It’s relaxed community living where people are genuinely warm and friendly.’’
Adam and Emma Atherton, and their five children aged from three to 16-year-old twins, moved to Brookwater four-and-a-half years ago.
Adam started his business, Orion Family Physiotherapy, in Springfield Central in 2007 and he loves the sense of community that exists in the area.
“We bought here because it offers new ideas, new opportunities in a new city,’’ Adam said.
“When I started the business, it was just me as the only Physio. I now have 35 staff and we have been able to build a world-class allied health care centre that genuinely puts people first.
“Greater Springfield is a great family-orientated area, and it is an honour to serve this community.’’
Adam says that real beauty of Brookwater is that everything is close. You don’t waste hours fighting traffic.
“My commute to work takes five minutes. It takes seven minutes to get the kids to school.
“There’s lots of opportunities for the kids to play sports at a good level and there’s some amazing sporting facilities.’’
Thirty minutes from the centre of Brisbane, Brookwater combines the best of urban experiences (shopping, schools and entertainment) with a rare combination of outdoor activities.
At the heart of Brookwater’s green space is the Greg Norman designed golf course, Queensland’s number one public access course.
“I’m a very bad golfer,’’ says Adam. “I play a couple of charity events every year but living near the course, with those lush and well-maintained greens and fairways, is quite soothing.
“We are high on the hill and look down to the 16th green. On a misty morning, with the sun peeking through, it’s magical. It is just so serene.
“You can walk in bushland every day – as we do most days with the kids. And every day you can see koalas, kangaroos and even a goanna. And yet everything you need, is so close.’’
Brookwater brings together a community of like-minded individuals who take full advantage of the wondrous green spaces.
Families can spend their weekends tackling walking trails, or joining outdoor yoga classes, or coming together for live music and community events.
The Brookwater Body Corporate keeps families informed of what’s happening in the community as well as making sure all the green spaces, and mature vegetation, are perfectly pruned.
“The Body Corporate fees are very reasonable when you look at how well everything is maintained here. The common areas are impeccably kept,’’ Adam said.
All Brookwater residents also get access to exclusive offers, events and first release opportunities through The Residents Benefit & Experiences card. The card gives residents priority access and use of facilities around Brookwater for themselves and friends; partner offers; and entry to lifestyle and wellness events.