New home buyers in Melbourne’s West have a vast range of choice in communities to live in. Looking for the ideal suburb for the next chapter of your family’s life is exciting and full of potential – new friendships, community activities and social adventures. But how do you pick the right community for you?

To help you make a decision, we’ve put together the top 5 things to look for when searching for the right community for you and your family.

1. Parks and open spaces

Greenery is important for our wellbeing, and in order to enjoy a healthy, happy lifestyle, you need easy access to ample parks and open spaces. Ideally, your home should be within walking distance to at least one active space (a sporting field, playground or running/walking track) and one passive space (wetlands, landscaped reserve). This will ensure your family can enjoy a range of leisure activities such as walking the dog, jogging and other sporting activities. All within an easy stroll from home.

In Melbourne’s West at the new Olivia community, home buyers will benefit from almost one fifth (6.5 hectares) of the masterplan set aside for multiple playing fields, parks and open space, offering the perfect mix of leisure and lifestyle activities.

2. Accessibility to amenities and services

New communities in Melbourne’s West are located in key growth suburbs where there is a substantial commitment to planned amenities, to meet the growing needs of home buyers relocating there. While these blueprints will play an important role in shaping new suburbs as they grow and establish, residents still need their everyday needs serviced by existing amenities nearby.

Home buyers in Melbourne’s West should ideally look for a community within a 10 minute drive of services such as a supermarket, petrol station, medical facilities and appropriate schools or childcare services.

3. Unique features for lifestyle and capital growth

Unique features will enhance your lifestyle and add to the capital growth and desirability of the community you choose. Look for features such as a wetlands precinct, a sporting facility, creative play spaces and well equipped playgrounds. At Olivia, the developer Marantali has focused on an incredible adventure playground as its centrepiece, complete with innovative play zones for all ages. These include fun activity-based areas, stunning landscaping and barbeque facilities for family get-togethers and birthdays.

The developer has also chosen to preserve the natural character of the land by retaining a significant number of olive trees in order to repurpose them throughout the community’s streetscapes and open space for the next generation to enjoy.

4. The developer’s commitment to quality

Behind every good community is a developer who’s committed to quality and innovation. Creating a community with homes for hundreds of people is a big responsibility as millions of dollars is poured into a development that will last for generations. Is the developer thinking ahead? Do they go the extra mile to create a lasting lifestyle for residents? What are their previous projects like?

It always pays to research the developer and find out more about their values and previous projects.

At Olivia, developer Marantali is committed to ensuring the streetscapes and surroundings are landscaped to the highest quality, by offering free front landscaping for every home. This will ensure the community retains its beauty, preserving and adding value for years to come.

5. Connectivity to the CBD

Melbourne West’s growing suburbs offer a fantastic opportunity for home buyers to access affordable land on which to build their dream home or invest. While many growth suburbs will provide land options under $200,000, not all areas are created equal. Due to sustained growth in Melbourne’s south-east and the number of existing suburbs already populating the north, new estates in these regions are typically 40–50km from the CBD. However Melbourne’s West is relatively close to the CBD, with new developments located as close as 30km from the CBD, or a half hour train ride, offering an excellent location for those who commute into the city daily for work.

If you’re thinking of buying a home in Melbourne’s West – register your interest with Olivia

Olivia in Truganina is offering potential home buyers in Melbourne’s West house and land packages that are exceptional value for money. Truganina is an ideal place to raise your family in a vibrant community, upsize to your dream home, or invest for the future.

Call the Olivia Sales Manager on 0422 871 939 or email [email protected] to discuss the packages available, or register your interest to find out about exclusive new releases.

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