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Why Moving to the Western Suburbs is the Best Choice

The western suburbs of Melbourne already offer welcoming, diverse communities, an under-the-radar food scene, and thriving arts and sports cultures. So when will you be moving in? Here are just a few more reasons why you’ll soon be saying that “West is best!” 

More bang for your buck You’ll find homes in the western suburbs are generally less expensive than those that are located the exact same distance from the city going east or even north. You could seriously save hundreds of thousands of dollars instantly simply by changing direction! The median house price in a suburb like Tarneit North is just $517,550. 

Plenty of options Vacant land and new estates are popping up all the time out west, whereas in other metro areas they are increasingly rare. This means that you could find a home conveniently located within 30 minutes of the CBD, that is less cramped or overdeveloped and closer to health care and schools – probably for far less of a cost than you might find elsewhere. 

Everything feels fresh and new Because the western corridor has been identified as a key area for population growth in Melbourne, there are lots of resources being put into building public spaces and new communities and transforming existing overlooked suburbs into happy, healthy places to live. Developers and governments are now more conscious than ever of incorporating parks, playgrounds, sporting grounds, and even wetlands into residential areas; something you’re unlikely to find in older estates. Public facilities like sporting grounds, health care centres and educational institutions are more likely to be brand new too. 

It’s easy to get around Recent and upcoming public transport and road projects – including the Regional Rail Link, Avalon airport link and the Leakes Road duplication (part of eight main western roads being upgraded) – means that coming home to the western suburbs is getting easier all the time. And, it’s less than half an hour into town from Tarneit station anyway!

You could skip the daily commute Even as the transportation system is getting better and better out west, you could choose to avoid daily travel stress altogether. Find a job much closer to home! The western suburbs are already well known for opportunities in construction, manufacturing, warehousing, industry, and logistics and the planned Hopkins Road Business Precinct, the East Werribee Employment Precinct and a plethora of town centres mean employment prospects are on the rise. You could find your dream job and your dream home here.