Article by Ella McEwan. This article was originally published on iBuildNew.com.au and has been reproduced here with permission.
Situated just 33km south-west of Melbourne’s city centre lies the quiet and idyllic Manor Lakes, a booming residential area in the City of Wyndham. The neighbourhood offers lakeside views and community feel an hour’s drive from the CBD. This established yet growing area is perfect for growing families, or anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, so if you’re looking to be a part of a growing community, Manor Lakes could be the perfect location for you!
Manor Lakes is within the City of Wyndham, primly located between Melbourne and regional Geelong, with a growth rate at 5.9% per year. The median property value has maintained steady at $529,500 for the past year. Manor lakes currently has an estimated population of 27,218, which is comprised of young families with an average age of 33, followed by 0 to 4-year-olds. The suburb has two main areas, the Lollipop Hill and Lakeside, which both offer different lifestyles for anyone looking to move in.
The most popular form of transport in this area is via car, but Wyndham Vale’s Train Station makes it easy to travel, taking 40 minutes to get to the heart of the city. Bus routes are an easy option to get commuters to their connecting train stations, including the 166 and 190, which both take roughly 10 minutes to Wyndham Vale and pass directly through the suburb.
For a newer locality, Manor Lakes has easy access to multiple schools in the area, with more to be built in the coming years. In the Manor Lakes, community learning centre sits the local kindergarten for the littlest members of the family, with the state-run P-12 College close by providing Prep to VCE schooling for students of all ages. Primary schools further out include Wyndham Vale Primary School, a ten-minute drive from the centre of the suburb, or the catholic Our Lady of the Southern Cross, just a six-minute drive. For university-aged students, Victoria University and the University of Melbourne’s Werribee campuses are both 21 minutes away.
For retail-minded residents, you don’t need to travel far for your shopping needs. Manor Lakes Central hosts Coles, Liquorland and includes a medical centre and cafes, with plenty of new stores to come. If you’re looking for more, the short drive to Pacific Werribee shopping centre has it all. Village Cinemas, Myer, Kmart, JB HiFi and more all call this centre home, but if you’re still not satisfied, Watton Street Werribee is home to 372 retailers and a monthly Twilight market.
The annual Australia Day celebrations are much loved by locals, as are their Halloween festivities. For residents looking for adventure, a quick trip to Werribee is sure to hit the mark, with the Open Range Zoo that kids can visit free on weekends and school holidays, and the historic Werribee Park and Mansion. The Great Ocean Road isn’t too far for those looking to explore the coast, making the location perfect for any spontaneous family outings!
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