There are many questions to ask before buying a block of land. Where do you want to live? How much space will you need? What facilities are important to you? These are only some of the points to consider when deciding on a piece of land. If you are looking to build your new home in Highton, or in the greater Geelong area, we are here to help. Highton Ridge Estate has been working with us to bring you a short list of what to consider when it comes to land in the area.
Location, location, location
It's true, location is important. The location of the land you purchase will determine your lifestyle. What will the drive to work be like? Will you need to be close to public transport? Will your street be quiet? Is a school within walking distance? All important questions to help you think of the lifestyle you want to help you decide on your future location.
If you are searching within Geelong, there is no doubt you will be asking whether you need to be close to Geelong CBD. Fortunately, many suburbs in Geelong now connect easily to the CBD so you can enjoy the iconic Geelong waterfront, shopping, entertainment and delicious dining options with ease. This is particularly true with Highton where you can escape the bustle of the city but still be only a 15 minute drive away.
One of the fantastic attractions of Geelong is its proximity to the surf coast. If you jump in your car from Highton, less than an hour later you can lounge away the day in small beach towns like Torquay, Barwon Heads or St Leonards. The great news is by taking advantage of the Geelong Bypass, you can easily get to Melbourne from Highton as well. If you choose your location wisely, you can set yourself up for the ideal lifestyle.
Gardens, Parks and the Barwon River
Highton is home to the gorgeous Queens Park and Buckley Falls. If you love walking tracks in peaceful surrounds or relaxing with a family picnic this is the place for you. The beautiful Barwon River gently wraps along the edge of Highton providing so many opportunities to immerse yourself in natural beauty. Enjoy these beautiful surrounds on your doorstep with many land options closeby.
Shopping and Dining
Barrabool Hills Plaza is one of the major shopping centres for Highton with modern facilities. Shop locally with all your needs catered for from eateries to banks, a gym and all your essentials. If convenience is a priority for you, take note of the the Plaza's location on the corner of Stoneleigh Crescent & Province Boulevard. Travelling a few more minutes down Barrabool Rd you will come across the The Highton Shopping Centre in Bellevue Avenue, a charming district of stores including cafes, pharmacies and more.
The fantastic part of living in Highton is beyond the local shopping, it is so easy to reach the immense Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre just minutes away. You are bound to find what you are looking for at the bustling shopping hub with vast dining options, stores and a cinema.
Education and Sport
Highton has several primary and secondary schools with additional schooling options in neighbouring Belmont. You may also wish to consider the close proximity Highton is to some of Geelong's private schools and only a short drive from Deakin University's Waurn Ponds campus.
Accessible sporting facilities await to meet all your fitness needs with golf clubs, football ovals and parkland. Watch the local footy, cricket or tennis with all these amenities close by. Keep an eye out for the local sports events bringing the community together and providing a great place to meet new people in the area.
With the expansion of Geelong currently underway it is a great time to get into the property market and when it comes to land in Highton there is an array of great choices.
From blocks ranging in size and affordability, you will find the block of land that meets your needs. Land in Highton has potential for wonderful views due to the lovely hills of Highton, has ease of access to outdoor activities with Queens Park and is only a short drive from Geelong CBD.
Whatever your future plans, we wish you the best and hope you find the perfect fit for your dream home in Geelong. We would like to thank Highton Ridge Estate for their wonderful insights into the area!
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