When buying a block of land there are many things to consider like what size land do you need? Are there schools and parks nearby? When will can you start building? To decide on your piece of land you will be looking at all this and more. If you are searching for a home in Yorkdale, or in the greater Ballarat area, we have collected some advice just for you. We have worked together with Yorkdale Estate to bring you the following items you may wish to consider when you are looking for blocks in the region.
Where is Yorkdale located?
Yorkdale is one of the latest land developments in Ballarat. The area is part of Winter Valley, a new suburb located between Delacombe and Lucas. You can find Winter Valley at the south west corner of Ballarat, providing easy access to the Glenelg Highway and the Midland Highway - perfect for trips to both Geelong or South West Victoria.
Living in Yorkdale also means residents are only an approximate 10 minute drive from Ballarat CBD, just a 5 minute drive to the new Delacombe Town Centre, 5 minutes away from the Sebastopol main street and 10 minutes from the modern Lucas Town Centre. With so much choice on their doorstep, residents can always find what they're looking for.
One of the major advantages of Ballarat is the variety in its suburbs, with each having its own personality and facilities. With multiple shopping districts, playgrounds, parks, community events and entertainment happening all over Ballarat, you need only jump in your car for a minute or two before finding something exciting.
Education and Sport
Ballarat is a rapidly growing city with a number of new schools and childcare services available in the area, including the new Lucas Siena Catholic Primary School.
Many established primary and secondary schools are available in surrounding areas such as the Ballarat Christian College, Delacombe Primary School, Sebastopol Child Day Care Centre and along the Midland Highway you will find the Ballarat Steiner School.
Yorkdale is conveniently located within reach of both the Federation University city campuses including Camp Street and SMB. The Mt Helen campus is also within a 20 minute drive from Yorkdale.
Ballarat residents love their sport and there is a rich diversity of sporting clubs and events open to the public. Watch rowing at Lake Wendouree, see the footy at Ballarat's Eureka stadium (including the first AFL game played in ballarat), cheer on the greyhounds at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club, join the local Ballarat Netball Association and much more.
Access exercise and sporting facilities close to Yorkdale with gyms, an impressive soccer field, tennis club, parks and more.
Gardens, Parks and Playgrounds
Yorkdale is home to a state of the art playground especially designed for the space which the kids will love. The playground makes up one part of a beautiful large park in the heart of Yorkdale - lovely for jogging, a leisurely stroll or relaxing with a picnic.
This is an excellent time to get into the property market in Ballarat, with prices much lower than Melbourne and Geelong. With the expansion of Ballarat currently underway the property market is active with many great options to choose from.
Enjoy a chance to design your home by purchasing a block of land. Blocks range in size and affordability, so take a look at what is available and find what is perfect for your lifestyle and meets your requirements.
We wish you all the luck for your future home! A big thank you to Yorkdale Estate for providing helpful insight into the Yorkdale area. We wish you all the best!
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