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Incredible Development of Pāpāmoa East, Now Becoming Reality

We all know that hindsight is a wonderful thing. How many times have we heard it said - “Who knew this area would take off like that” or “I wish I’d had the foresight to get in early before that area became so popular”? Well, all signs (literally) point to the emerging new town center of Pāpāmoa East being the next big thing in the Bay of Plenty.

Artist Impression of future planned stages of The Sands Town Centre

As coastal living stretches its way further down the  Pāpāmoa coastline, the billion-dollar Sands Town Centre and surrounding urban development are starting to unfold. With construction nearing completion, a brand-new New World Supermarket is set to welcome shoppers in November, while longer-term plans include a $100 million aquatic center. And that’s just the beginning.

Artist Impression of New World Sands Town Centre

Looking ahead, the vision for The Sands Town Centre is an open-air community hub spanning an area four times the size of Bayfair and encompassing an array of dining options, entertainment, retail shopping outlets, health and wellness amenities, commercial, office spaces, and dynamic community spaces, ensuring that convenience and comfort are always close at hand.

Artist Impression of future planned stages of The Sands Town Centre

The imminent completion of key infrastructure projects, such as the Pāpāmoa East Interchange and the extension of Stevenson Drive, will open up accessibility to both Tauranga and the Mount to the north and Te Puke and Rotorua to the south, making this location even more desirable for residents seeking the perfect blend of relaxation and convenience.

Meanwhile, residential development, in the form of a range of housing options, is steadily progressing. Nestled close to the heart of Pāpāmoa East, The Sands Terraces townhouses, designed and constructed by Thorne Group, beckon with an invitation to embrace the quintessential Kiwi lifestyle—a blend of laid-back living and modern comfort. And at $1,045,000, The Sands Terraces represent exceptional value for money.

Perched overlooking a future park reserve and with views towards the Pāpāmoa coastline to one side and the stunning Pāpāmoa Hills to the other, The Sands Terraces epitomize the relaxed, coastal vibe of a holiday destination, with all the comforts of home close at hand.

The meticulously designed townhouses offer a haven of comfort and style, boasting three double bedrooms, separate office, spacious living and dining areas, and a wealth of bespoke features including a light-filled atrium entrance and stairwell, walk-in scullery, abundant storage, and custom laundry cabinetry. On individual titles, designed with privacy in mind and boasting leading-edge noise-control systems, these townhouses have all the benefits of a stand-alone dwelling on a compact, easy-care site.

New World / Fitness Centre opening November this year. (Photo taken in April). Only a few mins walk to The Sands Terraces homes

Within walking distance of The Sands Terraces lies a Medical Centre with plans for round-the-clock emergency care, offering peace of mind to residents and visitors alike. And for those seeking to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the region, the stunning Pāpāmoa Beach is just 1200 meters away, providing endless opportunities for leisure and recreation.

Holidaymakers seeking a low-maintenance retreat will love the proximity to the beach, myriad of walking and cycle ways, and access to a range of other year-round entertainment options to enjoy regardless of the weather. Empty-nesters will appreciate the ability to lock up and leave when it suits, and the semi-independent guest area on the ground floor to accommodate visiting family and friends.

Equally suited to family living, the location offers easy access to a range of schooling options, public transport routes, and opportunity for teenagers to claim their own space downstairs.

"The Sands Terraces offer more than just homes; they represent a unique opportunity for those seeking luxury living at an exceptional price," remarks Aaron Thorne, Managing Director of Thorne Group. "I know a lot of people will regret not investing early in this area, considering what is planned for the next few years."

With key openings slated for November 2024 onwards, The Sands Terraces are poised to redefine luxury living in Pāpāmoa East, offering residents a lifestyle unmatched in convenience, comfort, and opportunity—a place where every day feels like a holiday, and home is where relaxation meets possibility.

Papamoa Beach, approx 1200m from the Sands Terraces



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