For first-home buyers, families and downsizers, life a step away from the pace of the city is desirable. However, you still wish to be connected to convenience and amenities. That’s why Melbourne’s west has seen substantial growth in recent years, to the point of new suburbs and neighbourhoods being established. Here we explore the most popular Western suburbs of Melbourne, and why they continue to attract an increasing number of buyers.
Here are our two favourite suburbs in Melbourne’s west. They each have a strong potential for growth in the coming years, with many already laying down their roots here. They have ready access to amenities, as well as bringing community spirit and peace to the table.
Sunbury has a population of 36,084, according to the 2016 census. It is a part of Greater Melbourne, and is generally known to be a safe and secure suburb where you can bring up a family. It has a small-town ambience where, if you forget to lock your front door or car, everything will be untouched on your return. There is a great selection of schools on offer for young families, catering to those who wish for a private education, as well as many fantastic public schools. Sunbury is a peaceful hub of connectedness and really, it is unsurprising in its recent rapid growth. There are many house and land packages in Sunbury.
Between the city of Melbourne and the goldfields at the height of the Gold Rush, you will find the town of Diggers Rest. The town got its name from its place as a rest spot for travelling gold diggers. Here, diggers would stop for a drink or sleep. The town has many historical buildings and a proud history, though some have burnt down in recent years, only to be rebuilt. This spirit of resilience and growth permeates in Diggers Rest, as it continues to grow in popularity amongst buyers young and old. If you want to be close to the CBD but want that peaceful countryside touch, Diggers Rest is for you. With little passing traffic and safe streets, this charming, quiet suburb lies on Old Calder Highway. It is 30 kilometres north-west from Melbourne city centre, with Diggers Rest house and land packages.
Here are just some of the brilliant suburbs sitting outside of Melbourne, offering buyers convenience at a fraction of the pace. There are many more suburbs worth exploring, if only you expand the bounds of your search for a home that little bit wider. Often, homes in these areas are more affordable and offer the same level of facilities as you would get in the Melbourne CBD.
As more and more people flock to the city, an increasing number of people are moving back to the outskirts as we all realise the potential and possibility that can be found with that extra space (and money in the bank!). Raise your kids, or unwind after children have flown the coop, in a place that suits your way of living. These suburbs represent endless possibilities. Why don’t you explore them today?