When you're looking to buy a family home in Melbourne the area has to tick all the right boxes. It should ideally be in a safe and affordable area, with great schools, and a bright future. Additionally, it'll feature plenty of public parks and playgrounds, as well as an easy commute to the city.
Few suburbs fit the bill quite as well as Caroline Springs, and Melburnians are starting to really take notice.
What's it like to live in Caroline Springs?
Chat to a locals about living in Caroline Springs and one thing that'll come up every time is its semi-rural feel. Kororoit Creek runs through the middle of the suburb, fringed by a lush reserve area and path on both sides. The rest of the suburb is surrounded by green public parks and small picturesque lakes. Throughout these nature reserves you'll find scenic walking and biking tracks, which will make you feel like you're miles away from the city.
Residex's data puts the average price of a detached property here at only $566,000.
Alongside parks and recreation centres you've got Caroline Springs Shopping Centre, WestWaters entertainment complex and Centenary Square – all the conveniences of city living with few of the drawbacks.
At only 20 minutes driving from Melbourne's centre, and with a brand new train station allowing for a cheap and easy commute, it's hard to deny the convenience of living in Caroline Springs.
Buying a family home in Caroline Springs
Despite its great schools, Wide open green spaces and proximity to Melbourne, buying a a family home in Caroline Springs is surprisingly affordable. Residex's data puts the average price of a detached property here at only $566,000. Consider Melbourne's average price of $865,712 (according to Domain data) and you can start to truly appreciate the value on offer here.
What makes the area even more attractive are the type of houses available here. While central Melbourne transforms into an apartment-dominated area, Caroline Springs remains charmingly old fashioned – 85 per cent of dwellings here are detached homes. If you purchase in the area you may be more likely to find somewhere with extra rooms for when your family to grow into, or with a yard for your kids to play in.
Caroline Springs offers families and city-dwellers a taste of the quieter, greener and safer side of life without sacrificing the conveniences of city. That's why there's been an increase in demand for property here, which could push prices up soon. Get in before then and enjoy all the benefits this charming suburb has to offer.